Driver Shortage??

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Yeah but then they should get out of trucking if its not for them. Not moan and groan for a decade. Perfect example...a guy at TA told my trainee, "You are just starting out. Trucking will beat you up. Reconsider your choice."

Sorry, but if you make a statement like that, then you have no guts to follow through. if trucking is awful, get out. Dont try to pollute the minds on newcomers that havent decided for themselves yet. While at the same time saying he has been driving 20 years. WTH?

JuiceBox's Comment
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Yeah but then they should get out of trucking if its not for them. Not moan and groan for a decade. Perfect example...a guy at TA told my trainee, "You are just starting out. Trucking will beat you up. Reconsider your choice."

Sorry, but if you make a statement like that, then you have no guts to follow through. if trucking is awful, get out. Dont try to pollute the minds on newcomers that havent decided for themselves yet. While at the same time saying he has been driving 20 years. WTH?

Yea I hear ya but that, to me, is a character flaw and that individual is likely to act that way in whatever career field they decide to work in. Bad apples and just generally negative people are everywhere and in every industry/career field/company but that's just my opinion.

Dave Reid's Comment
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There's no shortage of folks that think they might want to be drivers. But there's always a shortage of GOOD drivrrs.

The parking situation is another matter.

Here’s a question. I hear over and over again, about this driver shortage. But Every truck stop is slam full! Trucks stacked up in there! If we ever get out of this “shortage” where will we park??

Bruce K.'s Comment
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For whatever it's worth in this discussion: In my 3 week Schneider training class, we will complete 2 weeks tomorrow. Third week is out with a training engineer. Our class started out with 12 students, all of which started training with a CDL , and as of today there are 4 of us left. If those wanting to be drivers can't even make it through training, how can they deal with the real world of everyday trucking? No wonder there is a driver shortage and probably even a worse shortage of truly qualified drivers.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
JuiceBox's Comment
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For whatever it's worth in this discussion: In my 3 week Schneider training class, we will complete 2 weeks tomorrow. Third week is out with a training engineer. Our class started out with 12 students, all of which started training with a CDL , and as of today there are 4 of us left. If those wanting to be drivers can't even make it through training, how can they deal with the real world of everyday trucking? No wonder there is a driver shortage and probably even a worse shortage of truly qualified drivers.

Does McDonald's drug test? Lol

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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