Should I Keep My CDL?

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Apologized and still in the truck. Maturity and humility are sometimes the best route. Stick with it. You've gotta be almost done with it while all of this has been going on!!!

Zach 's Comment
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Apologized and still in the truck. Maturity and humility are sometimes the best route. Stick with it. You've gotta be almost done with it while all of this has been going on!!!

Yea not gonna lie I'm a bit of a hot head it can be uncomfortable for me to apologize and admit I was wrong lol

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Dan427's Comment
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Narcissism really has no place in trucking. Humility, patience and a strong work ethic goes a long way in being a top performer. Any good experiences yet? All we hear about are the negatives. Keep your cdl , put in some work ( yes, actual work, not just showing up ) and maybe you’ll thrive. Kinda sad and pathetic watching a grown man grovel so much. If my previous employer told me I was so bad at my job that it’d be better if we parted ways would motivate the hell out of me. Doesn’t seem like it had much of an effect on you. Sounds like you have some underlying issues you need to work on.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Zach 's Comment
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Narcissism really has no place in trucking. Humility, patience and a strong work ethic goes a long way in being a top performer. Any good experiences yet? All we hear about are the negatives. Keep your cdl , put in some work ( yes, actual work, not just showing up ) and maybe you’ll thrive. Kinda sad and pathetic watching a grown man grovel so much. If my previous employer told me I was so bad at my job that it’d be better if we parted ways would motivate the hell out of me. Doesn’t seem like it had much of an effect on you. Sounds like you have some underlying issues you need to work on.

Never said I had a bad work ethic. Actually quite the opposite. Lack of planning ahead is what got me in trouble at Western, not a bad work ethic. I was never accused of being lazy just stupid. Stop making assumptions without knowing the whole story, that seems to be a common trend here.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Keith A.'s Comment
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Narcissism really has no place in trucking. Humility, patience and a strong work ethic goes a long way in being a top performer. Any good experiences yet? All we hear about are the negatives. Keep your cdl , put in some work ( yes, actual work, not just showing up ) and maybe you’ll thrive. Kinda sad and pathetic watching a grown man grovel so much. If my previous employer told me I was so bad at my job that it’d be better if we parted ways would motivate the hell out of me. Doesn’t seem like it had much of an effect on you. Sounds like you have some underlying issues you need to work on.

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Never said I had a bad work ethic. Actually quite the opposite. Lack of planning ahead is what got me in trouble at Western, not a bad work ethic. I was never accused of being lazy just stupid. Stop making assumptions without knowing the whole story, that seems to be a common trend here.

Maybe you should tell us the whole story then? Like, being threatened with getting thrown off the trainer's truck is TOTALLY a normal thing every single trainee has to deal with, right, everyone?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Zach 's Comment
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Narcissism really has no place in trucking. Humility, patience and a strong work ethic goes a long way in being a top performer. Any good experiences yet? All we hear about are the negatives. Keep your cdl , put in some work ( yes, actual work, not just showing up ) and maybe you’ll thrive. Kinda sad and pathetic watching a grown man grovel so much. If my previous employer told me I was so bad at my job that it’d be better if we parted ways would motivate the hell out of me. Doesn’t seem like it had much of an effect on you. Sounds like you have some underlying issues you need to work on.

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Never said I had a bad work ethic. Actually quite the opposite. Lack of planning ahead is what got me in trouble at Western, not a bad work ethic. I was never accused of being lazy just stupid. Stop making assumptions without knowing the whole story, that seems to be a common trend here.

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Maybe you should tell us the whole story then? Like, being threatened with getting thrown off the trainer's truck is TOTALLY a normal thing every single trainee has to deal with, right, everyone?

Did I ever say that being threatened to be kicked off of a trainer's truck was completely normal or that everyone goes through it? No I did not so why are you once again throwing words in my mouth I never said. I told you exactly what happened, he thought I misplaced a Bill of lading and was ****ed off hollering and cussing about it, I told him in a ****ed off way that he was the last one to have it and the threatened to kick me off that was that. I don't know what else to tell you.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Keith A.'s Comment
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I told you exactly what happened, he thought I misplaced a Bill of lading and was ****ed off hollering and cussing about it, I told him in a ****ed off way that he was the last one to have it and the threatened to kick me off that was that. I don't know what else to tell you

My apologies, I had forgotten about that.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Zach, seems like you are staying with Swift. Glad to see it. I figure if you can do it with all the troubles you experience, (irrelevant if they are self made or not) anyone can do it. If you make it through all this crap, it will toughen you up and make you one hell of an employee. One thing I can say, you may vent on here a lot, but it seems like you keep coming back for more and one way or another keep going. Its easy for commenters here to criticize you, but at the end of the day, seems like you are still employed, still moving ahead with training and not going away. I respect that.

Zach 's Comment
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Zach, seems like you are staying with Swift. Glad to see it. I figure if you can do it with all the troubles you experience, (irrelevant if they are self made or not) anyone can do it. If you make it through all this crap, it will toughen you up and make you one hell of an employee. One thing I can say, you may vent on here a lot, but it seems like you keep coming back for more and one way or another keep going. Its easy for commenters here to criticize you, but at the end of the day, seems like you are still employed, still moving ahead with training and not going away. I respect that.

I guess it boils down to the fact as crappy of a trucker as I am and as much as certain people would like to see me hang up the keys and find something else I have financial responsibilities and people depending me. Washing out isn't really an option.

Bird-One's Comment
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Wrong Zack. Nobody wants to see you “hang up the keys”. Which is why we’ve been trying to help. And if you feel you’re a crappy truck driver that’s on you. You have to cut down on your dramatics man.

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Zach, seems like you are staying with Swift. Glad to see it. I figure if you can do it with all the troubles you experience, (irrelevant if they are self made or not) anyone can do it. If you make it through all this crap, it will toughen you up and make you one hell of an employee. One thing I can say, you may vent on here a lot, but it seems like you keep coming back for more and one way or another keep going. Its easy for commenters here to criticize you, but at the end of the day, seems like you are still employed, still moving ahead with training and not going away. I respect that.

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I guess it boils down to the fact as crappy of a trucker as I am and as much as certain people would like to see me hang up the keys and find something else I have financial responsibilities and people depending me. Washing out isn't really an option.

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