Buffalo Tractor Trailer Institute Instructer lost his cool today

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  1. Doylee4693

    Doylee4693 Bobtail Member

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    Im over at a school in buffalo, ny called buffalo tractor trailer insitute. After a month of my lazy trainer reinventing the wheel by making the parallel and offset box cones 10 ft, ive had enough. New guys are struggling for up to a half hour for each manuver. The test is 12 foot, and his theory is 10 ft will make you pros! Some things work better in theory then in practice.

    Today I moved the parallel box to 12 feet compared to the 10 to see how good I was doing “knowing the instructer would never allow it”.mind you I’m the top of my class and get in in a 10 foot box in under 2 mins everytime with no encroachments. After my manuver, the students that are testing tommorow followed suit and began messing up there parallels because they were so used to a 10 foot box that they had to readjust their procedure. After a whole day of it the instructer goes to show a student who is testing tomorrow how to do a parallel. He JUST gets it in The box by a hair, and comes out showing off. One of the students made a remark that he “just made it in and its a 12 foot box”.. he began to lose his cool. He starts #####ing to all the students, asking “who moved the cones”. He approached me and I told him I did.. he blew his lid!

    He starts telling me “I outta send you home” and “i’m gonna move your test day up another month because of that”..oh and “if any of the students fail tomorrow it’s because of you”.. mind you this instructer has a petty dislike for the other instructer who wants the cones set at 12 foot (which is how wide they are at the testing site)so he wont give up his power struggle. Eventually it got moved back to 10 feet. And I was left bowing to the king, and asking for forgiveness. Welcome to btti folks!
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Your at his mercy, if you did t swap instructors.
    Wait til you get a trainer who changed clothes once a week & showers once a month if he needs it or not.
     
  4. Chinatown

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    What type trucking are you going to start the career with?
     
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    Bathing too often doesn't let your immune system become strong. People that bathe once every two weeks have very strong immune systems and won't catch Covid-19.
     
  6. Doylee4693

    Doylee4693 Bobtail Member

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    I figure i’ll leave my options open until the day I get my cdl. No plans as of yet!
     
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    Doylee4693 Bobtail Member

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    I plan on bringing gloves and a bottle of lysol if that day comes!
     
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    Let us know and we'll help you find what you want; local/regional/coast to coast.
    CDL schools usually recommend the usual suspects.
     
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    I'll throw this one out there:
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  11. BeHereNow97

    BeHereNow97 Medium Load Member

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    CDL school is to pass the test. Nothing more, nothing less. In due time he will have to park in all kinds of messed up situations. It's probably smart to take it one step at a time and just pass the state test first so time and money isn't wasted by the students possibly failing the test. There is a steep learning curve for learning how to back and that included me several years ago when I was brand new too. There's no need to make it needlessly more harder than it is.

    For OP it sounds like your instructor is on a power trip but if you've already invested time and money into this then just try to stick it out. You won't ever have to see your instructor ever again once you pass the test, don't make things harder on yourself than they need to be (and I say this as someone who agrees with you that it's stupid to make the backing harder than what the state test requires).
     
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