No Team Driving In Company Sponsored CDL Training?

Topic 23156 | Page 2

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:
G-Town's Comment
member avatar

Errol “gets it”...

Team while training. Here's a big picture of it:

A trucking company is going to trust you with their $200,000 machine, and loads maybe worth another $200k. And you'll be pulling that small fortune through traffic, on roads from high-speed interstate to two-lane winding country roads.

What better way to see if they can trust you than to have you do all that, using one of their trucks assigned to a driver. Said driver is also responsible for his/ her truck and loads. Your trainer has a vested interest in making sure you do all the right things. Hence you will be learning the finer points of the truck driving career.

Additionally, after the first week or two, your trainer should trust you enough to handle the regular (and more boring) part of daily driving on your own for 4-600 miles on roads.

Totally 110% agree with the above.

For anyone unfamiliar with Errol, he is a Swift Academy driving instructor. When he replies to anything having to-do with training; his advice, wisdom and perspective is usually in the “priceless” category.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Errol V.'s Comment
member avatar

Errol “gets it”...

double-quotes-start.png

Team while training. Here's a big picture of it:

A trucking company is going to trust you with their $200,000 machine, and loads maybe worth another $200k. And you'll be pulling that small fortune through traffic, on roads from high-speed interstate to two-lane winding country roads.

What better way to see if they can trust you than to have you do all that, using one of their trucks assigned to a driver. Said driver is also responsible for his/ her truck and loads. Your trainer has a vested interest in making sure you do all the right things. Hence you will be learning the finer points of the truck driving career.

Additionally, after the first week or two, your trainer should trust you enough to handle the regular (and more boring) part of daily driving on your own for 4-600 miles on roads.

double-quotes-end.png

Totally 110% agree with the above.

For anyone unfamiliar with Errol, he is a Swift Academy driving instructor. When he replies to anything having to-do with training; his advice, wisdom and perspective is usually in the “priceless” category.

G-Turn,I guess I owe you lunch, or something.

smile.gif

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More