I Got Sent Home By Con-way Freight

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mountain girl's Comment
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"Well?!!! (place sunglasses on here, and don a s**t-eating grin) Looks like University of Illinois!"

Tom Cruise, Risky Business

-mountain girl

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St. Elsewhere's Comment
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Mountain Girl,

Here's one of my favorite quotes that has helped me throughout my life: "Where the mind goes, the body will follow." If your mind is in trucking, and it stays in trucking, you WILL be a trucker. This passage has proven itself to me every time without fail. And especially a stand-up person such as yourself, what with being a veteran and an officer at that, there's no way you're not going to overcome this temporary hurdle.

mountain girl's Comment
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Thanks, St. Elsewhere. I really appreciate it. It's not so much what I do but how I do. When you add up the number of hours actually behind the wheel, compared to say, my classmate, or what was promised, I never had a chance. When I had control over my performance, for example, the pre-trip inspection , which I could practice on my own, my performance was almost impeccable. So, were I to decide the course of my own training, I would have far exceeded the standard but they wasted a lot of time, putting me in the passenger seat with experienced drivers rather than allowing me actual skills practice time.

Eh. A good night's rest, and I'll be fine. Thanks for your support.

-mountain girl

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Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Colleen W.'s Comment
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Mountain Girl sorry this happened to you but thank you for posting. Trying to decide what route to take to get my CDL , I was considering Con-way. I still might be a good company but thank you for posting your experience. Hey if their Colorado training center treats a sister like that then guess who gets crossed off on my list even though I'm on the East Coast.

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.
Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Well, f*** `em!

Mountain Girl, If the company I worked for treated me like that instead of being upstanding, I would probably be black listed from trucking. You are better than that and you will find the right company to drive for. There is not one person in this profession who can say they didn`t hit some bumps along the way.

That company just does not fit you and would probably make you miserable even if you were kept on. Like I said before, a blessing disguised as a disappointment. Shake your head, laugh at their ridiculousness and keep rolling!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Jolie R.'s Comment
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Well, f*** `em!

Mountain Girl, If the company I worked for treated me like that instead of being upstanding, I would probably be black listed from trucking. You are better than that and you will find the right company to drive for. There is not one person in this profession who can say they didn`t hit some bumps along the way.

That company just does not fit you and would probably make you miserable even if you were kept on. Like I said before, a blessing disguised as a disappointment. Shake your head, laugh at their ridiculousness and keep rolling!

I'm with RT on this on MG! It truly sucks but I gotta believe everything happens for a reason. The right position for you is out there!!!! Keep your head held high that you did not stoop to their level.....and you can get those national awards if you put you mind to it!!!!!!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Estben's Comment
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Hang in there Mountain Girl, I went through something similar a couple years ago. Its tough, I'm not sure when honesty, integrity, working hard became less important than workplace politics but it seems to be the world we live in today. Good book for you that explains everything. http://www.mobbing-usa.com/

Regards Steve

Trucktographer's Comment
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That blows MG. Hopefully you bounce back from this quickly. I don't know your service, but Semper Fi, Mountain Girl.

SAMUEL C.'s Comment
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MG, I really hate it for you, but as everyone else has posted, you will succeed. I have also dealt with "those type" of people, who would rather climb a 40ft tree to tell a lie, than stand on the ground and tell the truth. Many places post that they are an EOE, but we also live in reality. A female with skills in a male dominated profession, can make many of them feel inferior. Just remember also, the Karma bus has many seats and makes its rounds daily.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kai's Comment
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You can be exceptional:

Be Exceptional

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