To have new drivers with the knowledge they need for entry-level trucking , we need to get truck schools up to a certain criteria. Let’s get rid of all the $500-and-we’ll-get-you-an-A-licence types.
More good, experienced OTR drivers are needed for the ongoing training of new drivers. After all, we all learned from asking questions and being helped by other drivers.
I believe the new driver who asks for help is the one who will become a true professional.
To run a good school costs money, and you have to compete with the $500 special. If companies would not hire from these schools, they wouldn’t exist. Let’s not put all the blame for inadequate training on the rookie.
Have your say
This is a moderated forum. Comments will no longer be published unless they are accompanied by a first and last name and a verifiable email address. (Today's Trucking will not publish or share the email address.) Profane language and content deemed to be libelous, racist, or threatening in nature will not be published under any circumstances.