Difficulty With Prime Trainer. Please Advise.

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Hope L.'s Comment
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So I'm new to trucking and supposed to be getting trained but my trainer is tough to work with. He stays up all hours of the night playing video games and then we roll out after he's had only an hour or two of sleep. He often nods off on the road and I'm scared. He won't let me practice so I can prepare for my test and I don't know what to do. My permit is soon to expire. Please help!! Is there anyone I could call or any advise you can give me?

David's Comment
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So I'm new to trucking and supposed to be getting trained but my trainer is tough to work with. He stays up all hours of the night playing video games and then we roll out after he's had only an hour or two of sleep. He often nods off on the road and I'm scared. He won't let me practice so I can prepare for my test and I don't know what to do. My permit is soon to expire. Please help!! Is there anyone I could call or any advise you can give me?

Call your Safety ASAP!

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.

David's Comment
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So I'm new to trucking and supposed to be getting trained but my trainer is tough to work with. He stays up all hours of the night playing video games and then we roll out after he's had only an hour or two of sleep. He often nods off on the road and I'm scared. He won't let me practice so I can prepare for my test and I don't know what to do. My permit is soon to expire. Please help!! Is there anyone I could call or any advise you can give me?

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Call your Safety ASAP!

This is a serious thing and Safety will pull you from truck and get you with another trainer.

Your trainer apears to have no respect and is just in it for the $$. Call safety, your trainers DM. If your not close to a terminal to get off the truck, Prime may stick you in a hotel and get you a bus ticket back out to a terminal

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.

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.

Dm:

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.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Yeah, send me a private message and I'll send you my number so we can chat. I have the right contacts to get things straightened out but Ill need more information before I start talking. I'm an instructor at Prime also if you're wondering.

David's Comment
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Yeah, send me a private message and I'll send you my number so we can chat. I have the right contacts to get things straightened out but Ill need more information before I start talking. I'm an instructor at Prime also if you're wondering.

dont you mean "were"? lol or are you taking students again lol

Hope L.'s Comment
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So I'm new to trucking and supposed to be getting trained but my trainer is tough to work with. He stays up all hours of the night playing video games and then we roll out after he's had only an hour or two of sleep. He often nods off on the road and I'm scared. He won't let me practice so I can prepare for my test and I don't know what to do. My permit is soon to expire. Please help!! Is there anyone I could call or any advise you can give me?

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Call your Safety ASAP!

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This is a serious thing and Safety will pull you from truck and get you with another trainer.

Your trainer apears to have no respect and is just in it for the $$. Call safety, your trainers DM. If your not close to a terminal to get off the truck, Prime may stick you in a hotel and get you a bus ticket back out to a terminal

Thank you for the info. I'm really hoping I can get with a good trainer. I know there must still be some really good ones out there!

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.

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.

Dm:

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.
David's Comment
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So I'm new to trucking and supposed to be getting trained but my trainer is tough to work with. He stays up all hours of the night playing video games and then we roll out after he's had only an hour or two of sleep. He often nods off on the road and I'm scared. He won't let me practice so I can prepare for my test and I don't know what to do. My permit is soon to expire. Please help!! Is there anyone I could call or any advise you can give me?

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Call your Safety ASAP!

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This is a serious thing and Safety will pull you from truck and get you with another trainer.

Your trainer apears to have no respect and is just in it for the $$. Call safety, your trainers DM. If your not close to a terminal to get off the truck, Prime may stick you in a hotel and get you a bus ticket back out to a terminal

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Thank you for the info. I'm really hoping I can get with a good trainer. I know there must still be some really good ones out there!

Send Daniel B a message and let him help you, he's got the insight in the company. He'll give you the person to call.

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.

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.

Dm:

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.
Hope L.'s Comment
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I sent him a PM but either he's busy or I don't know how to fetch PM's from this site yet. :( Would it send it to my email?

Jopa's Comment
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Yeah, send me a private message and I'll send you my number so we can chat. I have the right contacts to get things straightened out but Ill need more information before I start talking. I'm an instructor at Prime also if you're wondering.

dont you mean "were"? lol or are you taking students again lol

With that status of Instructor in mind, check out my recent post of a common "What If" scenario inspired by one of Daniel's teaching aids . . .

Jopa

Jopa's Comment
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I sent him a PM but either he's busy or I don't know how to fetch PM's from this site yet. :( Would it send it to my email?

Click on the limk under his photo and it will forward him an email . . . give him some time to respond - after all he IS a driver and drivers drive . . . sometimes for hours at a time . . .

Jopa

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But seriously, Prime will allow you to switch trainers no questions asked but - in this case - it's more of a safety issue than mere incompatibility so call the prime number - (417) 866-0001 - and ask for "Safety" and give them all of the facts . . . Prime will not tolerate such irresponsible actions by one of their driver/trainers . . .

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