How To Kill Your Trucking Career Before You Start.

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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My friend had a student who just failed his upgrade.

Here is what happened. He was going through the obstacle to fast and almost hit the guy who was giving him evaluation.

Then on the driving portion he drove above the speed limit and ran a red light.

The upgrade evaluation is done by someone in our safety department. All of those people drove for years and have been part of our safety department for years.

All three of those things might not have cost him his job except, he was hired knowing they were looking at him extra closely. Why? Less than a year ago he had a speeding ticket, in his own car, for 83 in a 55. In addition to his mistakes on the evaluation he had a bad attitude.

When CFI explained to him why he was being sent home he was not happy. He got more upset when they told him they were getting him a bus ticket home.

He decided he was going to rent a car and CFI told him they would pay for the gas.

This 23 year old father of three is now $5000.00 in debt, and blew a great chance. He also burnt bridges. Prior to trucking he was bringing home $300.00 a week as a manager in a fast food restaurant. Had he dropped his attitude and succeeded, he would have been on track to make about $50,000.00 his first year.

When a company gives you a chance and trains you, don't blow it. In trucking your success is entirely on you. Get in with a company and figure out how to make it through your first year.

Good luck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

tripletdad's Comment
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Seems like common sense, but unfortunately, there are so many entitled people in the world that this is entirety believable. The sad part is that the guy will probably never own up to his part in this.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Seems like common sense, but unfortunately, there are so many entitled people in the world that this is entirety believable. The sad part is that the guy will probably never own up to his part in this.

Yes. He was adamant that he was not taking a bus home. Many companies will just say bye.

Owning your mistakes goes a long way in this business. I sure have made plenty.

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There were a few in my class that had huge attitudes. Our instructors knew immediately that they would not be assets to CFI. Still, these characters were given more chances than they deserved and still blew it. Of course, a couple of them blamed the instructors for their getting sent home.

My friend had a student who just failed his upgrade.

Here is what happened. He was going through the obstacle to fast and almost hit the guy who was giving him evaluation.

Then on the driving portion he drove above the speed limit and ran a red light.

The upgrade evaluation is done by someone in our safety department. All of those people drove for years and have been part of our safety department for years.

All three of those things might not have cost him his job except, he was hired knowing they were looking at him extra closely. Why? Less than a year ago he had a speeding ticket, in his own car, for 83 in a 55. In addition to his mistakes on the evaluation he had a bad attitude.

When CFI explained to him why he was being sent home he was not happy. He got more upset when they told him they were getting him a bus ticket home.

He decided he was going to rent a car and CFI told him they would pay for the gas.

This 23 year old father of three is now $5000.00 in debt, and blew a great chance. He also burnt bridges. Prior to trucking he was bringing home $300.00 a week as a manager in a fast food restaurant. Had he dropped his attitude and succeeded, he would have been on track to make about $50,000.00 his first year.

When a company gives you a chance and trains you, don't blow it. In trucking your success is entirely on you. Get in with a company and figure out how to make it through your first year.

Good luck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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