Argument With Trainer. Need Help!

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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If you happen to smoke, Boonville was our fave Love's to fuel up and stock up on carton's too lol Marlboro's my normal, and @ $48 a carton, cheaper than over $90 in Calif.....@ home, I build my own cig tubes lol

Glad to read you 2 talked it out like 2 adults, lol.....And cleared the air, now to ride it out til your time comes to bid him farewell

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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As a trainer of almost 5 years.. I recommend you buy an atlas and learn to read ut and plan your routes. Buy a note pad and pens and write to an your routes...you know why? Cause the GPS LIES!!!! Ask your trainer to teach you the atlas. They stopped teaching maps in school and older people don't realize that. So an atlas can really be intimidating. But necessary to keep you out of trouble.

As for the "its a loaner truck and not his" line. BS. That trainer is responsible to deliver that load. One of the frustrating reasons I have lost patience with students lately is their lack of urgency for the load. They waste so much time. And we drivers built our reputation and get perks based on our on time delivery. I am not risking that for a student, sorry. If you had time to deliver it on your clock.. What is the big deal? You stop and stretch at the customer then you would be out of time anyway.

And was this close to midnight? Would you have gotten hours back on recaps? My students due 10+ hours a day. Training is to build up your stamina. You have 3 weeks to push yourself to be able to get thr job done on your own.

Good luck

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Chris P.'s Comment
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Kearsey,

So you don't use GPS at all? I've never used an atlas in my life. Sometimes my phone's GPS loses tracking, and tells me bogus stuff, but other than that, it seems to work fine? (I'm not a trucker yet. I'm a wannabe, so it's just driving in my car.)

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I didnt even buy a GPS until I was driving for 2 years. GPS will take your down bad routes, even low bridge areas.

The atlas tell you where weight stations are, low bridges, the axle laws for each state, where toll toads are and what kind of road.... It allows you to know where mountains are and other terrain that the GPS will not give you in advance.

They often get exit numbers wrong or misunderstand construction, or service roads. Forget Dallas or Fort Worth. There are too many roads and frontage roads and the GPS get confused. Buy an atlas now. Learn to use it

Stevo Reno's Comment
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You use all 3 , gps (trucker type not cars!!), atlas, and sometimes google maps on your cell. gps isn't the know all of it all lol,, It screws up as well....I use google aerial shots of the recievers, to find the correct entrance to them. Zoom in and look for guard shacks and figure out which entry I /we needed to use. Some places show the address on the wrong street, when entry is around the block. Remember the address is for the office doors/front of buildings....Some newer warehouses or their address won't even come up on the gps.

Fed-Ex in Santa Fe Springs, Calif is 1 good example. It says the address is on Shoemaker Ave, when it's around the corner ,and you have to see their sign, which is on the wall, nearly hidden from view from over grown ivy that covers the whole wall! Night time my first there was hard to see that sign, and almost missed it,....XPO in the Dallas area, is kind of the same as to signage v.s. the actual entry gate, around the block on a tight small street (horseshoe shape)

And you don't need to spend $600-$1000 with all of the fancy bells n whistles gps systems, a $300 1 will work just as well

Kerry L.'s Comment
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I didnt even buy a GPS until I was driving for 2 years. GPS will take your down bad routes, even low bridge areas.

The atlas tell you where weight stations are, low bridges, the axle laws for each state, where toll toads are and what kind of road.... It allows you to know where mountains are and other terrain that the GPS will not give you in advance.

They often get exit numbers wrong or misunderstand construction, or service roads. Forget Dallas or Fort Worth. There are too many roads and frontage roads and the GPS get confused. Buy an atlas now. Learn to use it

DFW is the worst for GPS. (I live in Irving.)

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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People forget they break and they sometimes cant find the satellite either.

One driver shut down for 2 hours and was late delivering because of it.

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