My Training Experience With Prime.

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Even that sounds strange to me. He has videos the FM was sent? Something else is going on. I personally have sent in pictures and videos of wrong doing. It was handled. Our staff has an amazing sense of getting to the real story. And they usually judge the men too harshly in my opinion.

But I digress. The contacts I sent you will get to the bottom of it.

Fm:

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.
G-Town's Comment
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He would literally make me wait 14 hours between restroom breaks & would not pull over when I needed to go. Idk how he did it

I don’t know how he did it either… anyone else see this?

PackRat's Comment
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I'm just reading. The plot usually thickens just before some more truth is revealed.

Still need that popcorn emoji!

Bird-One's Comment
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Good catch G-town. That about sums it up for me.

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He would literally make me wait 14 hours between restroom breaks & would not pull over when I needed to go. Idk how he did it

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I don’t know how he did it either… anyone else see this?

C.A.'s Comment
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I definitely have more to this story especially how he made me sleep on the top bunk while driving & almost fell off a few times. Theres more to this story!

I'm just reading. The plot usually thickens just before some more truth is revealed.

Still need that popcorn emoji!

C.A.'s Comment
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He did have a huge tumbler that I would never see him drink out of. So when the curtain was closed I believe he did his thing in there.

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He would literally make me wait 14 hours between restroom breaks & would not pull over when I needed to go. Idk how he did it

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I don’t know how he did it either… anyone else see this?

PackRat's Comment
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You need to call Hollywood for the next TV drama crap show. I'm not reading anymore.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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He would literally make me wait 14 hours between restroom breaks & would not pull over when I needed to go. Idk how he did it

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I don’t know how he did it either… anyone else see this?

Driving on his clock and hers could make this a possibility. Or, if she goes to sleep while he is driving and he stops without waking her, then resumes driving, it could leave a person to believe that he drove for a a longer period without stopping.

She mentioned having difficulty understanding him, so it seems like there is a definite communication problem here.

C.A.'s Comment
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Only the truth here.

You need to call Hollywood for the next TV drama crap show. I'm not reading anymore.

Davy A.'s Comment
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I have a difficult time believing that companies would blatantly make statements thst appear to be discriminatory about gender, especially ones as woke and large as pepsi.

I find it very plausible that that there may be much more context that is omitted, and in doing so, it paints a narrative. For instance a statement like "employees are required to routinely lift 75 pounds throughout their shift, are you capable of this?" Is not a sexist statement. You might interpret it as "why do you want to work in a man's world" but the reality is that in physically demanding jobs, such as local food service and beverage jobs, irrelevant of gender, one must be able to perform the tasks.

Also, I find it difficult to believe that reputable local companies would be hiring CDL A with no experience unless it was training programs that require physically demanding dock and loading/unloading portions of work at times.

Some questions come to mind

Why didn't you ask to be paired with a female trainer from the start?

Why didn't you escalate complaints with the training through protocol from the onset?

I understand there are bad trainers, but do you have any culpability in any of this?

It seems odd that a company would force you to go teams rather than solo against your will. Especially one the size of Prime, it has a solid reputation as a quality company. Have you asked in writing to go solo?

What can you do to remedy this and take charge of matters in an effective and professional manner?

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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