What didn't you learn in driving school?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by JustSonny, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. AfterShock

    AfterShock Road Train Member

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    I don't doubt that one bit.
    WoaH thar!
    You're preachin' to the choir. It's been my experience that the smaller companies are the better way to go, and that's the advice I give to others. Not always easy to get on with, but well worth the effort when you do. Just reading your description of the smaller company you're with is just confirming my opinion. I gotta tell you, with every new post of your's that I read I become more and more impressed -- favorably. Maybe because you remind me of myself and the things I did to get where I wanted to be. I too put my all into it and tried to be at least one step ahead.
    I predict a bright future for you in the truckin' industry, ---- or ANYthing you set your mind to do. Your excellent attitude will carry you far, and I think whomever hires you is wise.

    NopE, I don't think your success is a fluke. Not by a long shot.
    AND, I think anyone wanting to enter the truckin' industry would benefit their chances by readin' your posts and following the path you've chosen.

    Here at The Truckers Report, we pride ourselves in providing good, accurate information to those seeking same. The information, suggestions and advice you're providing, I think, should be a must read for such folks as well as those who've been driving awhile and want to move up.
    I can't begin to express how refreshing it is for me to just read your posts. So far, they haven't disappointed me at all, and I see no reason to think any of your posts will ever do that.

    Thanx for taking the time and making the effort to inform and educate others who are seeking what you have to offer. :salute:
    I agree.
    Sorta like someone with internet access sayin' "I don't know" --- with the world at their fingertips to find the answer.
    Those who expect a truckin' school to teach them EVERYthing will surely learn less that a self starter will.

    Great tip, Allow Me. Are you wannaBees and NewBees taking notes?
    You SHOULD be.
    It's y'all's future. Don't trust others to teach you all you need and want to know. Take the initiative to learn things on your own.

    How can you soar like an eagle
    when you have to fly with
    turkeys? :biggrin_25523:
     
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  3. luvtheroad

    luvtheroad Road Train Member

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    Aftershock... The reason I called that guy a fool was because Baack would slap my typing fingers and wash my mouth out if I had typed the real words to describe him.
    In thinking back on the entire situation, the only reason the school got so involved with it was because there were probably too many witnesses to the "event". They were probably worried about sexual harrassment and a possible law suit.
     
  4. AfterShock

    AfterShock Road Train Member

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    OK, now I understand.
    You wanted to avoid a Big Baack Attack. :laughing-guffaw:
    He's a meanie,
    :naka: but well worth keeping.
    After all, Baack found my avitar for me, and even installed it for me.
    How cool is that?
    Ya reckon. :biggrin_25525:
     
  5. JimTheHut

    JimTheHut Road Train Member

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    Who do you consider the bottom feeder companies?:biggrin_2552:
     
  6. JustSonny

    JustSonny Big Dummy

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    I started this thread yesterday with the hope that I would pick up a few ideas. Well, well, well..... not only did I pick up many, many more than a few ideas, I was also entertained by the bantering back and forth of some of our more comedic members.

    Thanks to all who have contributed - don't stop now!
     
  7. AfterShock

    AfterShock Road Train Member

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    SOooooo, you're the one who's responsible for all of this, eah? :smt104 Just look at what you've caused. :cwm21: I hope you're satisfied. :angry3: All you've managed to do is start a thread with a hot topic that keeps growin' like a dad-gummed weed. :smt092 How does it feel to be the one to start a popular thread? :smt091 Are you aware that this thread has the potential to actually help someone? :smt037 This is gonna be a tough act to follow. :tongue8:
    How U do dat?
    :tongue7:
    About all I can say is
    ThyanX OldNewbieGonnabe!
    :salute:
    Who are you callin' "comedic"?:hmph:
    You know, we have rules against name-callin', right? :evil3:
    Well, .......... give me one good reason why I shouldn't squeal on you
    and get'cha in a lotta trouble.
    If I had friends, they'd be in high places with mega authority and they'd do anythang I asked. :smt045 Don't make me wish I had that kind of influence.:help:

    Oh sure, encourage 'em to keep goin' whydoncha?
    Easy for you to ask.
    I'm glad.:smt023
    'Cause I'm kinda to
    o shy :toothy3: to even talk to the posters who post here, and could never muster enough courage to make a request of them. I mean, what if they laugh at me? :laughing-guffaw::laughing-guffaw:
    Worse yet, .........., what if they DON'T laugh?
    Do y'all know what that'd do to my ego?
    :smt073:smt073

    All because of you startin' this thread. :biggrin_25523:
     
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  8. luvtheroad

    luvtheroad Road Train Member

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    This'll be interesting, :sign5:, but not surprising...
     
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  9. jeepskate99

    jeepskate99 Road Train Member

    Just think of everything you need to know to safely operate a truck AND get the loads delivered. I only learned enough to pass the NYS road test. Shift, turn, parallel park.
     
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  10. blackw900

    blackw900 The Grandfather of Flatbed

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    Yes!.........And , No. For a brand new driver that hasn't been properly taught how to do the job....

    He/She/ It ought to just park it.

    For a driver that knows how to handle the conditions....No! Those of us that know how can do what we think the job requires to get it done!



    I sell a service....Sometimes that service requires that I run in whatever weather I encounter to get the freight there on time. I don't call customers to tell them why I won't be on time, I just get the freight there on time...That's the point of what we do.

    I run a lot in the west, Lot's of snow, Lot's of mountains...If I decided to shut down every time a little snow fell, I'd be out of business! In my many years in this business there have been very few times that I've ever had to call a customer and tell them I'd be late for a delivery.





    C.R. England, Werner, Swift, Covenant, JB Hunt, Schneider, Central Refrigerated, TMC To name a few...These are some of the worst though.
     
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  11. midget28

    midget28 Light Load Member

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    When I went to a cdl training school they had fairly small classes about 12 per class with 3 rigs.. one 48 ft flatbed spread axle, 48' van, and a 53' van. I wished they had let us drive with the spread axle down and went over strapping and tarping with the guys interested in flatbedding and they refused to let us back up to some actuall docks rather than the cones setup.
     
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