Not Well Known Member, 63 Year Teamster Member
They've come a long way since my time.
We never had a tractor with a pintle hook, never had a jiff with a crank down leg,
never had a handle to slide the 5th wheel.
We did always have access to a phone.
Now my training was a horse of a different color.
I came in off a trip, the safety man said come on out here, we're going to teach you how to hook these things.
I asked if I was to stay on this trip card or hit a new one.
He said you're not going to be on the clock.
I told him the first time I get one, I'll learn on your dime, and went home.
The first time I got one was in Greensboro, they had a city driver and 2 dock guys hook it while I watched on the clock.
That was my training.
Maybe Big Blue will come on and tell about his training.
We made a lot of delay time waiting for someone to come help with those Bastards.
I beat BRG to the punch!