Did I Get My Trainer Fired?

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Erik M.'s Comment
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I just got hired in two weeks ago and up untill now have been out on the road with my trainer. He was doing a lot of strange things that I thought were wrong so I called my student driver manager and he said I had to come off the truck now and file a report of what's been going on. I didn't dare mention this to my trainer after we arrived at the terminal. So he was very confused when I told him I was being taken off the truck. I don't want the guy to lose his job but he shouldn't be a trainer with some of the stuff he was pulling.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Driver Manager:

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.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I just got hired in two weeks ago and up untill now have been out on the road with my trainer. He was doing a lot of strange things that I thought were wrong so I called my student driver manager and he said I had to come off the truck now and file a report of what's been going on. I didn't dare mention this to my trainer after we arrived at the terminal. So he was very confused when I told him I was being taken off the truck. I don't want the guy to lose his job but he shouldn't be a trainer with some of the stuff he was pulling.

Does not matter. What matters is YOU did not feel you were safe on the truck and that is what counts. If his actions or inaction was causing safety or security issues then the problem is his. Not yours.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Driver Manager:

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.
HAMMERTIME's Comment
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I just got hired in two weeks ago and up untill now have been out on the road with my trainer. He was doing a lot of strange things that I thought were wrong so I called my student driver manager and he said I had to come off the truck now and file a report of what's been going on. I didn't dare mention this to my trainer after we arrived at the terminal. So he was very confused when I told him I was being taken off the truck. I don't want the guy to lose his job but he shouldn't be a trainer with some of the stuff he was pulling.

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Does not matter. What matters is YOU did not feel you were safe on the truck and that is what counts. If his actions or inaction was causing safety or security issues then the problem is his. Not yours.

True That.... I wouldn't feel bad

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Driver Manager:

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.
Erik M.'s Comment
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Thanks for easing my mind on this issue. I went in yesterday to the safety office and make out my report. Ball's in their court now. It's just sad that things had to turn out like they did. Ya'll be safe out there.

Bob H.'s Comment
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Another thing you need to consider is this. In order to become a driver and trainer, he had to have demonstrated to someone that he knew the correct way of doing things. That being the case, if anything bad happens to him, he fired himself !

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