Probably fired and want more training

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by They Call Me Miss Frizzle, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. Trucking in Tennessee

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    A huge trucking company can afford it a lot better than I can. There are many times we go above and beyond the call of duty and take care of things for them. Tape up a wire, fix a spring, etc, etc. Saves them hundreds. Putting a scrape on a trailer is tame. Nature of the business. When I worked for Volume you had to wait two hours for detention to even start, and then be there the entire 3rd hour for a huge sum of $12. All because they kept their trailers in a state of disprepair and would never put fresh tires on. So don't lecture me about being fair.
     
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  3. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    LOL... so let's rewrite the job description for truckers... 1. Drive, 2,tape a wire, 3, fix a spring 4. tear up other people's property...
    sort of like Mother Theresa... if she burned down a few hospitals in Calcutta.
    No wonder the industry is the way it is.

    As for equipment being in disrepair... just who the hell is using said equipment on a daily basis.. When I got sent to a shipper and the trailer had three flats on it and wasn't washed out.. I didn't blame the company.. The industry is full of low quality, low character, entitled and selfish ########... its the worst part of the industry...low quality drivers
     
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  4. They Call Me Miss Frizzle

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    Realistically my problem is that I see other people doing it, hear them say that they backed from the womb, and don’t even know where to begin. It’s not that I’m not willing to work hard. I assume I can’t even if I GOAL. I guess truthfully it takes me longer to learn this than others. It doesn’t click. I worry because I can’t finish my runs in my clock and take an hour each run. But I will have to because it’s my license. I can’t be self defeatist.
     
  5. They Call Me Miss Frizzle

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    What do you call someone who tells you a harsh truth, a true friend. I get a lot of advice about how I just need better training, I’ll never get it, at least I’m pretty, maybe try accounting. This sounds like an actual plan that relies on getting off my butt and working hard. It sounds like something that would succeed because it’s detail oriented. I’m saving it to my wallpaper. Thank you.
     
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  6. They Call Me Miss Frizzle

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    There are days that being a female driver sucks. The majority of male drivers are awesome. There are just some hurdles for females in this field that eat at your soul a bit before you ever get to backing. It’s not learning to back. It’s believing in yourself that is the Biggest hurdle. “Those who believe they can and those who believe they cannot are both usually right.”
     
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  7. FozzyNOK

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    The VAST majority can.. they just need to try and try until the lights come on.. until the lights come on.. you will be lost or very close to it. Things that people suck at, they put off and do anything and everything they can to avoid it. Once it "clicks", you can back anywhere that the truck will fit.. you will even welcome some of the more challenging places. I used to love going to a place that was deemed impossible to far too many drivers. It makes the job at least somewhat entertaining. You just have to become "spatially aware". Best of luck to you!
     
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    I am truly looking forward to that day. Thank you.
     
  9. FozzyNOK

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    It is truly the only real pay off for an instructor and or trainer... when you are working with someone who is struggling and that one day when they get it.. its just awesome for them... and us.
     
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    This is why people practice until it becomes second nature to you. That said, I believe most on here will tell you that there are days their backing isn't perfect. The two things to remember above everything else is that 1. Your setup will make backing SO much easier if you are in the proper position, and 2. Just don't get in a hurry. The slower you go the less you have to chase the trailer. Small corrections work well. Be patient. A 53' trailer doesn't respond like putting a boat in the water. Don't be afraid to pull up and get straight before you get yourself in a real mess. Relax. While you may think people are staring at you and you are embarrassed, it's really not true. No one was born knowing how to back up. If you are attractive I would assume that has more to do with the attention.
     
  11. They Call Me Miss Frizzle

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    I look like a tiny female Samuel L Jackson. I am currently pitching a bite sized trucking based Marvel movie...
     
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