Serious Question On OTR Trainers ....

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Rev's Comment
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That’s what I get for not proof reading 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Thanks so much! I’ve connected with my trainer and we have hit it off well over the fun and via text. Meet in person tomorrow!

I think - being a trainer is in my future. We shall see. 🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Here is a thought. No matter how good the trainer is, there will be students who think they know better. They will question and give advice and try to change the trainer. Some whine and complain, others pout then post "my trainer is horrible". I have had one guy tell me a 34 hour reset didn't count because although we didn't drive,... we were parked at a rest area with clean restrooms due to I 80 being shut for snow. "That wasnt real time off, so I want another reset".

One woman threatened to report me to prime cause I told her that although we would shower every day, I couldn't promise her a time. She wanted 8am everyday. Prime would have laughed at her cause most trainers do every other day.

Realize the negative stuff you read is written by people who don't know what they don't know. They have unrealistic expectations. One woman on her was shocked when she found out there were no sinks or toilets on the truck. Now lie

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Between Kearsey telling you to 'lie' (hahaha!) and you being 'over the fun' already .... think you're all set ~!~ Roflmao!! (j/k....glad it seems good, so far!)

Kudos on getting thus far; hope the meeting goes fabulous for y'all~!!

~ Anne ~

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Actually Isanti "No lie" as in i was truthful the woman wanted a toilet and sick on the truck. It typed "now lie" lol. Sorry

I posted on another thread a woman expected to be able to pull over and poop in a pot during training. She expected the company to comply with her medical issue. Uh...no. I'm not having SpongeGirl ****pants on my truck. Literally told me she once crapped while driving her car and needed to use blankets to wipe herself then wrap herself in another blanket as a toga. Uh NO!

Rev's Comment
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Oh my—- 🙏🏼🤣

Actually Isanti "No lie" as in i was truthful the woman wanted a toilet and sick on the truck. It typed "now lie" lol. Sorry

I posted on another thread a woman expected to be able to pull over and poop in a pot during training. She expected the company to comply with her medical issue. Uh...no. I'm not having SpongeGirl ****pants on my truck. Literally told me she once crapped while driving her car and needed to use blankets to wipe herself then wrap herself in another blanket as a toga. Uh NO!

Mark C.'s Comment
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Even not so great trainers can be good people.... My trainer was a good guy, I still call him, though mostly to ask him questions he didn't answer while training, but we text often enough.

My training was only two weeks, that made it easier too. I think he had one shower in those two weeks, did all the 'paperwork' himself, gave a play-by-play every time I backed, and got grumpy if I disagreed with him. But he was a very good driver and I respected that. I understood him and earned his respect in return. I didn't run and complain that he smelled bad or talked too much. And no matter what he said, I didn't hit every bump on I-10.

I would train very differently than I was trained, but there are far more disgruntled (and bad) students out there than there are bad trainers. A good student will learn from even a poor trainer.

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Mark C wrote:

Even not so great trainers can be good people.... My trainer was a good guy, I still call him, though mostly to ask him questions he didn't answer while training, but we text often enough.

My training was only two weeks, that made it easier too. I think he had one shower in those two weeks, did all the 'paperwork' himself, gave a play-by-play every time I backed, and got grumpy if I disagreed with him. But he was a very good driver and I respected that. I understood him and earned his respect in return. I didn't run and complain that he smelled bad or talked too much. And no matter what he said, I didn't hit every bump on I-10.

I would train very differently than I was trained, but there are far more disgruntled (and bad) students out there than there are bad trainers. A good student will learn from even a poor trainer.

Interesting (in bold) ... not what you pointed out in the “Am I the Problem” thread you took upon yourself to hijack.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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