Gaming And Trucking

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Azazel's Comment
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Hey guys, I'm getting ready to start CRE driving school on the 1st of July, I'm definitely taking my ps4 to keep in the hotel during my stay, but my question is after school I'll be doing OTR training and I'm wondering if it would be an annoyance to my trainer if I took ps4 then as well?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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You probably won't have room. I believe they train 2 students and one trainer to a truck. You will also probably be to tired to play.

You need to be more focused on driving and learning your driving skills. There is much to learn.

Good luck.

Old School's Comment
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Azazel, I wouldn't even take it at all.

You need to be focused on school and training while at the hotel, and while on the truck. You will not have much spare time at all. Do what you can to get this new career started. It's no joke getting into this business. You will be challenged far beyond what you think. If you are serious about making this into a career, you would be wise to wait until you have your own truck and about six month experience under your belt before you start worrying about playing games for entertainment.

Greg H.'s Comment
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Go Old School.... when I trained for Swift it was very annoying for a student to be playing on their phones or whatever device. Soooo much to teach, sooo much to learn.

I finally got to where I would make the student leave their phones in the sleeper birth.

And, so many times I would keep telling students, ' you need to study'. Of course, they never listen and after driving they'd be playing on their phones or talking to someone. Annnnd, of course, when it came time for them to do something I would be like, ' you should know this stuff by now '.

Soooo much to learn guys and gals. Don't take this career for granted. You should be paying attention 100% of the time.

I would tell students, "I'm going to repeat myself a few times, I don't mind because, I know it's a lot to take in, but I'm going to get angry if I feel if though you're not paying attention and not doing everything you can to get this stuff."

Moe's Comment
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From one gamer to another, I know how hard it is to not get your fix, but you really won't have time or room for it on the trainer's truck. Especially if they sit three to a truck like some ofbthese places do, thays a recipe for it to get broken or stolen.

Yes stolen! Do you really want to trust your 300 dollar console in the presence of some of the folks running around out here? I am not saying everyone is bad, but some are shady and others are just straight up bulls in the China shop LOL. No man leave the system at home!

Dan67's Comment
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I'm a gamer at heart too, but do yourself a favor leave it home until you have been solo a few months. You have so much to learn in a short amount of time and no space of your own while training.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Im a pc gamer. I asked my trainer if I should bring my laptop with, he said yes, but we brought it for checking maps and things like that. I didnt have time to game at all and dont think I even took it out of the case except for updating my diaries here or downloading videos for fixing the AC on his truck.

When I wasnt driving, and he was, after my hours, I stayed off my phone and watched what my trainer was doing, how he was handling the truck and situations and asked a ton of questions. I would also give him space and time, but in general, your trainer is a wealth of knowledge that is only available to you a short time, so why not use that resource all you can. Also, its a matter of respect for the trade and their time.

Navypoppop's Comment
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What everyone here has stated, just leave it home while training. You have to spend all your waking hours paying attention to your trainer and absorbing a lot of information to become a good driver. If and when you succeed in your training then set up your truck with all the tools and "goodies" that you deem necessary while you are out on the road.

David W.'s Comment
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Want to make your down time as nerve racking as training, play snowrunner

Davy A.'s Comment
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A couple times we had down time, come to think of it I did get the laptop out and game....I used American truck simulator to practice backing. Trainer approved.

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