Teammate tells everyone he has autism...

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Truckdrivingtrailerpuller, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Truckdrivingtrailerpuller

    Truckdrivingtrailerpuller Light Load Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Florida asked me if I have ever thought about suicide on more than one occasion in my lifetime.

    I guess once is normal?!

    But yeah the DOT card at least mentions the topic.
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    team him up with me....i'll smack him down. i don;t take that kinda crap form anyone, disability or not. his tantrums amount to him being like that from day one as a child, and getting his own way, what he is basically doing is protesting his duties as a driver, and trying to pass them off onto you, so he will be quite.

    either request a new co-driver, or bail out, not while you're driving of course.

    some of us "old salts" simply will put that person in HIS PLACE real freaking quick, and have no qualms about it.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2018
    Reason for edit: spelling
  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    i think about suicide all the time...who's gonna do it, before i kill them......

    i was never asked, if i wanted to kill i'm nermel.......
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  5. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

    Nov 10, 2015
  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    That started with the previous administation. Reaching all the way to my personal doctor asking 1- owner ship of guns (WTF?) thinking quickly I told him it's almost turkey season by the pile of shotgun hunting mags on his waiting room table. OH. Next question.

    Suicide? HA. There is 9 lives and Ive used 8 so far. Im not going to waste the 9th on myself.

    And anything else? I'll take care of it at home. If this is what kinds of questions I have to answer every time I come here; I might as well break a leg first to get it fixed faster.

    (By the way the hunting magazines vanished from his waiting room)

    And a couple of years later he actually allowed himself to lose his temper a little bit about that Government laptop in his left hand imposing questions on the two of us.

    That was when we decided ok. Medical side is turning Orwellian, we pull back unless it's something obvious like that leg. We have been doing battle ever since.

    I thought I was in battle with DOT vs my hearing aids (Like people wear glasses, but the discrimination is not surprising because deaf people were not allowed anything until the mid 70's and onwards. And you wonder why I am what I am sometimes, when I try to keep things.. family friendly PC here.

    There WAS a time trainers long ago would grab trainee who is out of sorts and spend a few minutes somewhere deep in a box canyon and what comes out will either be a trucker in the future or a sniveling child sent home. It's NOT PC. I myself had that treatment a few times. For example I used Photon Space games (They went bankrupt in 1989) as a form of mental and physical relief of stress. Hunting humans and being hunted in there was really good. But it takes alot out of you when I was 21, show up to work a little late the next morning.

    Older driver said, you going to go to NASA to be a spaceman or are you going to drive this truck today and do not be late again? There are 7 angry people on your route waiting on you right now.

    So things changed. Adjusted would be a better word.
  7. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Yukon, OK
    Come ON now. With this set of qualifications, that could be our president!
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  8. Buster Churry

    Buster Churry Light Load Member

    Apr 13, 2018
    Up The Road
    Not allowed to blindside? How do you do your job?
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  9. Dumdriver

    Dumdriver Road Train Member

    Jul 8, 2014
    East Coast
    I can’t believe this is the actual policy. I’m NOT saying the OP is lying, it just sounds like he’s misinterpreting something. Most companies advise against it, and reccomend you only do it as a last resort. But if they truly say specifically “under no circumstances can you perform a blind side back” I’d love to see that portion of the contract.

    Werner specifically says “no U turns” in their contract. So if C.R. England’s contract really says that, it shouldn’t be too tough to find, and post.

    Like I said, I’m NOT knocking the OP, if you’re not comfortable blindsiding right now, than don’t do it !!! I respect that. But if possible, take the time to get comfortable with it because it’s part of the job. It’s ALWAYS a last resort, but it’s still part of our job
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  10. pmdriver

    pmdriver Road Train Member

    Nov 14, 2017
    Some companies have rules to cover the company in case you damage something blindsiding. You have no choice but to do it correctly which is getting out many times to observe the whole truck. If you can not get it in every hole that is offered somebody else will. Sorry, that is bad
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  11. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

    May 30, 2011
    I generally like troll threads but there's not much if any comedy here.
    I'm very disappointed with you guys.
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