IS THIS STUPID?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by snidawg1522, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Lumper Humper

    Lumper Humper Medium Load Member

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    Got a link to the thread?
     
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  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    you signed the paper is what i thank
     
  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    pam lets students teach each other.
     
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  5. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    I have never tried to train the initial 6-weeks we all go through. Really I'm too new on the road still to be doing that. But I do train guys after that on things specific to my division. Most of the guys I get are decent.

    The kid that I am currently with, also 22 years old, is very motivated, he works hard, he's impressionable and seems to be keeping is mind open.

    I remember when I first met him in the driver's lounge. He greeted me well with a firm hand shake and he looked right at me. I have still been thinking about that and the impression it left on me.

    Of course he does not have any issues waking up and he has done more than pull his weight so far. I have helped with a few things I noticed he needs to work on, but the important thing is he is listening to me and learning.
     
  6. x1Heavy

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    What we need is to retread old grump drivers to stride into the drivers room and pick the most panic stricken trainee in the place and drag him or her to the rig to be methodically beaten until in perfect compliance with everything expected (Or not expected) by the company.

    //SATIRE.
     
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  7. FoolsErrand

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    Right? One fart cushion in the truck is enough for me.
     
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  8. BUMBACLADWAR

    BUMBACLADWAR Road Train Member

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    I think I "gather" whats going on here.Theyre both "green " (no offense),but one has a "few months " on the other one...acting like a trainer,but Ultimately bringing the team down. Ya,you need a new team driver. Like triple 6 was talking about,Dont let this BS 'er screw your career or reputation. Dont engage in "fisticuffs" but,this guy seems like he needs some coaching more than you. Oh,and who post tripped the trailer with no lights...and a "Teddy Savolas" tire? JMO
     
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  9. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    You are right as usual. But one thing to keep in mind also is that the OP need to think about himself, his health and his safety. If he has to wake up every 3 hours to babysit his partner, do temperature checks, look at the truck, etc, then the OP doesn't deserve to have that. He needs his sleep so he can drive safely when it's his turn again.

    If the OP is hardworking and waking up when he should and doing all of his responsibilities during his shift then I would argue that he deserves a driver that can do the same, so they both can get paid what they deserve without one guy getting run straight into the ground.

    While he is on the truck with this slack though yes, team trucks should never be late because it can always be moving and if they leave as soon as they get their load and not delay then they have ample hours of free time to work with.
     
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  10. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    No, he was posting in the What if it snows thread. Look up his name then look up his posts. The exciting one was Sir-talksalot whom crapped in his drivers seat.
     
  11. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

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    In my opinion if the op makes a habit of babysitting the other team driver he will quickly see a 50/50 partnership turn to 60/40 and then 70/30 and finish with a 90/10.
    The other driver needs to pull his weight or get off the truck period.
     
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