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Cameron’s column nailed it

Dear Editor: (Re: Getting an A/Z licence has become far too easy, Truck News, July)Bravo to Bill Cameron for coming out and saying what would solve a few problems. I cannot count the number of new drivers who don’t seem to understand...


Dear Editor:

(Re: Getting an A/Z licence has become far too easy, Truck News, July)
Bravo to Bill Cameron for coming out and saying what would solve a few problems. I cannot count the number of new drivers who don’t seem to understand enough about their own jobs.

Being a local shunt driver for a carrier serving GM, every day I run into brand new drivers who are naive, clueless or merely not taught enough to do their job.

After 15 years, I feel safe in saying I know my job and trust my ability, but I still learn things.

The sad reality is the company owners seem to like this driver shortage and the reality that they don’t have to pay for good drivers. The number of unqualified and poorly trained drivers on the road is increasing and the owners don’t seem to want to pay to change it.

This is a trade, but no one respects it and pays accordingly.

Great column, Bill. I am on-board.

What you are advocating would make this a trade.

Mark Little
Courtice, Ont.


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