Indiana schools – 1 student per truck; Arkansas school – 3 students per truck.
The first week, approximately 40hrs, are spent in the classroom. Additional classroom and home work time will also take place over the remainder of the course.
Both schools, approximately 80 hours.
The length of Carter Express's schooling is about average for most programs, at 3-4 weeks.
Students at Carter Express CDL school will have the benefit of small class sizes with only 1-3 students per truck. This should allow for plenty of practice time, to go with the above-average (80 hours) classroom learning time.
On-the-road training is 6 weeks.
For Week 1 - $350; For Weeks 2 thru Week 6 - $400 per week.
Trainer/trainee runs as a solo truck. The driver trainee drives while the trainer observes from the passenger seat. The trainer never drives.
Yes, but it isn't applicable as nobody is sleeping while the truck is in motion.
The corporate safety department intervenes and resolves any issues.
Yes, non-smoking trainers may be requested.
To become a certified trainer, a driver must have driven with Carter Express for 1 year; he/she must be accident free; must be moving violation free; no Hours of Service violations on electronic logs; recommended by Operations Department and approved by Safety Department.
Carter Express on the road training is about average length at 6 weeks, and the training pay is a little on the low side.
That said, the training is run as a solo operation, which means that nobody sleeps while the truck is moving, and the trainer is always available to assist. Carter Express also appears to have relatively high standards for becoming a trainer, as well.
32.5 cents per mile base pay; two bonus programs average an additional 3 cents per mile.
At the 12 month driving anniversary, the driver will receive a 4 cent per mile increase (a 12.3% increase) to 36.5 cents per mile, plus bonuses.
Yes, Carter Express does offer a fuel bonus, which fluctuates often.
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