My Own Truck!!!!

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DeJuan J.'s Comment
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I'll be glad when I get my own truck! My trainer doesn't do any of the driving which is good because I want the experience but I can't eat, go to the bathroom, or take a shower unless he wants too. We just pulled up to the receiver which our appointment isn't until 5:00am but he wants to sleep here so there's no where I can walk to use the restroom or get anything to eat because he doesn't want to lose his parking spot. I know this may sound petty but its annoying after driving 11 hours.

C. S.'s Comment
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I'll be glad when I get my own truck! My trainer doesn't do any of the driving which is good because I want the experience but I can't eat, go to the bathroom, or take a shower unless he wants too. We just pulled up to the receiver which our appointment isn't until 5:00am but he wants to sleep here so there's no where I can walk to use the restroom or get anything to eat because he doesn't want to lose his parking spot. I know this may sound petty but its annoying after driving 11 hours.

Personally, I don't think wanting to take care of basic bodily needs is petty. I would be a little upset too. Then again, I'm not out on the road yet, so I don't know if this is par for the course with trainers. Maybe an experienced driver can answer whether this is commonplace?

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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It`s not petty, it is real. Where and when does he eat and use the restroom? Try to match up with him knowing it is only temporary.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

DeJuan J.'s Comment
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He eats everything out of a can and cold but I limited the stuff I brought on to his truck because of the space when there's two drivers so I can only eat out of restaurants for right now which is alright just expensive. He says we're gonna stop at a Wal-Mart everyday to get snacks but that doesn't happen. I rarely sleep after driving all day because its hard adjusting to sleeping with the windows all the way down the whole night for somereason I be thinking a raccoon or hooker is gonna hop through the windows!lol he does that to keep from idling it freaks me out though!lol. I'm not a complainer though so hopefully these weeks go by quick so I can get on my own and stop wherever I please.

Skarbrand's Comment
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Damn, that's not cool...I know it may sound wrong/illegal - but go in the grass or something. Not healthy to just keep everything...in. lol!

LOL@Racoons

Old School's Comment
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Dejuan, hang in there, and when you do go to a Wal-Mart get you some stuff to eat. This is a fairly typical thing that we hear from time to time when people are out with a trainer. Your trainer is simply more interested in you turning some miles for him than he is in actually training you. It's the sad state of things in our industry, but if you can only keep in mind that this is temporary and it's merely a stepping stone to the next level.

I understand completely, I had a terrible trainer while I was in training. But, all the experience you are getting while doing all that driving will really benefit you once you go solo. All I can say is "suck it up, and tough it out", you'll be a better trucker than your selfish, inconsiderate, trainer will ever be. And it will all be because you kept a great attitude through all the difficulties you encountered during your training time. Don't let him break you down, and keep the goal in sight. My trainer told me at the end that he was impressed with how tough I was, he was surprised I endured the whole thing, because most of his trainees started crying and wanting to go home somewhere in their second week. For me it was all a test, just to see if I was made of the right stuff. If you can endure this time and get through it without giving up from frustration , then you will be on the road to success. Don't quit, don't give up, and don't ever let him think he's beating you down. Some of these crazy trainers are half way sadistic, and it was very satisfying for me to never let mine have any of the perverse satisfaction he was trying to achieve.

Hang in there Dejuan, you can do this!

DeJuan J.'s Comment
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Dejuan, hang in there, and when you do go to a Wal-Mart get you some stuff to eat. This is a fairly typical thing that we hear from time to time when people are out with a trainer. Your trainer is simply more interested in you turning some miles for him than he is in actually training you. It's the sad state of things in our industry, but if you can only keep in mind that this is temporary and it's merely a stepping stone to the next level.

I understand completely, I had a terrible trainer while I was in training. But, all the experience you are getting while doing all that driving will really benefit you once you go solo. All I can say is "suck it up, and tough it out", you'll be a better trucker than your selfish, inconsiderate, trainer will ever be. And it will all be because you kept a great attitude through all the difficulties you encountered during your training time. Don't let him break you down, and keep the goal in sight. My trainer told me at the end that he was impressed with how tough I was, he was surprised I endured the whole thing, because most of his trainees started crying and wanting to go home somewhere in their second week. For me it was all a test, just to see if I was made of the right stuff. If you can endure this time and get through it without giving up from frustration , then you will be on the road to success. Don't quit, don't give up, and don't ever let him think he's beating you down. Some of these crazy trainers are half way sadistic, and it was very satisfying for me to never let mine have any of the perverse satisfaction he was trying to achieve.

Hang in there Dejuan, you can do this!

Thanks Rolling Thunder this is exactly what I needed too hear! I'm gonna keep my eye on the prize!!

Matt S.'s Comment
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Keep up the good fight, DeJuan. However, if this relationship becomes too toxic, at some point you may need to politely and firmly stand up for yourself. You're a grown man and you should never feel like you need permission to use the bathroom.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Thanks Rolling Thunder this is exactly what I needed too hear! I'm gonna keep my eye on the prize!!

-- Old School-- smile.gif

AJ D.'s Comment
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I hope when it's my turn to draw a trainer out of the hat I break this trend ! lol smile.gif

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