I prefer not to do any more training.
The last several I trained came out ok. Use the word adequate. But they would require quite some years to season in proper.
I would have to undo bad habits and instill the ones that were passed down to me by my trainers who were quite something in their time and day. (Both Men and Women....) I hate to think I am old enough to remember most all of them who has passed.
We had one Trainer in Lancaster FFE. A big theatrical scary man. Stalks into the drivers room full of orientation inductees huddled in a corner. Points to four of them and says... Get in that big dirty white truck out there. Your road test right now.
You think some of the drivers were headed to a execution instead. I took the opposite attitude, Lets give the big man a good run. And so I did. One tried to be a showboat and he was back on the bust within the hour.
I had one trainer who was fantastic. He had me learn the right way to log hours in those days, then the wrong way to log hours and then the three logbook way. If there was anything that held up most all of my years it was that particular trainer. That and three feet of mountain snow on a GM Dedicated one winter. No matter what winter did in the Appalachians we were on time with that glass to the GM in Baltimore from Kentucky. Always.
The tractor we had that winter in the ways of old iron was about a 425 cat on a rockwell with a Model E Integrated Steel Cab and Sleeper volvo and very huge amber lamps and a few other goodies on her. They started making plastic cabs and so on after that production year.
There were a couple of trainers who were pretty bad. I hopped out. Told Suits forget it. They said you have to, I told them I dont have to :
:. Bye. They had forgotten in those bad old years of hammering home the corporate decorated talk around the words "Professional Drivers" on :
: trainers. What a waste.