Terrible experience, US Express

Discussion in 'US Xpress' started by Xwingvalet, Dec 7, 2023.

  1. Xwingvalet

    Xwingvalet Bobtail Member

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    Hired by US Xpress for my first trucking job, told I would need to bring 2 weeks worth of clothes and hit the road for training immediately. Instead they sent me back home and linked me up with a trainer that was, among other things, a verbally abusive malignant narcissist. After 4 days, I literally grabbed my things and ran off his truck. Please be cautious working for this company, very misleading. Can't blame them for the trainer necessarily but I was lied to. Oh well, ya live and ya learn
     
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  3. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    Why didn't you ask for another trainer? You can't blame the company if they haven't received complaints about him.
     
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  4. 201

    201 Road Train Member

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    I'm very sorry to hear that, join the long list of abusive trainer stories. Why is that? Trainers are generally not Florence Nightingale. They may be already pixxed off for a variety of reasons, and a trainer is the only job they can get. I couldn't imagine a more stressful job. Don't be dismayed. In todays society, nobody wants any guff, just slide right in, and sometimes it doesn't work that way. Everybody here starting out had to eat some crow, it wasn't fun, but we got through it, and never looked back. I'm not sure how another company may see you leaving so sudden, they don't know or care what happened, it just looks bad on the old screen here. I think you are screwed for US Xpress however. It's your word against their cousin the trainer.
     
  5. XenonOxide

    XenonOxide Light Load Member

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    Too many trainers see the student as an easy cash cow rather than have any kind of consideration for their well-being as a human being. The incentive structure really encourages aholes to treat you like an object
     
  6. Iamoverit

    Iamoverit Medium Load Member

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    That's trucking in general, not a specific trainer thing. The industry as a whole sees the driver as a disposable battery. Use you up as fast as they can, toss you in the trash when you're depleted and replace you with a new fresh one.
     
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  7. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    We hear the same story over and over again. "The trainer was mean to me. The trainer hurt my
    feelings.
    The trainer called me rude names, insulted my intelligence, and implied that my parents weren't married. The trainer demanded too much of me...like staying in my own lane of traffic, staying awake for more than four hours at a time, being able to back up in a straight line, taking less than an hour to eat my supper, fueling the truck and getting my hands all greasy, putting on snow chains when I told him I don't like the cold and a whole lot of other things that proved he hated me, didn't communicate very well, and was mentally inferior to me".
    Are there bad trainers out there? Of course there are. I believe it.
    It's easier for me to believe that there are a lot of easily triggered, self-entitled, non productive whiny babies with totally unrealistic expectations concerning trucking and life itself.
    This isn't Cub Scouts or Little League. There are no participation trophies. You either put in the work to learn what you need to learn...with the help of a good trainer...or quit sniveling about how mean the whole world is to you and find a job in a safe space. Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks might be a better match.
     
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  8. Xwingvalet

    Xwingvalet Bobtail Member

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    I wish it was that easy?
     
  9. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    Curious, why wasn't it that easy?
     
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  10. Xwingvalet

    Xwingvalet Bobtail Member

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    Last edited: Dec 8, 2023
    Reason for edit: spelling errors
  11. Xwingvalet

    Xwingvalet Bobtail Member

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    I dont know who to talk to
     
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