Drive Time For Student

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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How much drive time should someone in driving with the mentor get? I was told at Orientation that we would do 90% of the driving.

Mik D.'s Comment
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New drivers at my company are required 175 hours behind the wheel with at least 10 hours backing and they log it....and then get tested at the end of training....

Rainy D.'s Comment
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On my truck the first week or two they do 100% driving (2800 to 3000 miles). Once teaming they do all of the driving into customers, dealing with BOL, inserting load locks, drop n hooks, scanning bills, QC,..basically everything. I've had my trainee 16k miles and i drove into 2 customers, he did all the others.

whats up? if you need more drive time then ask

G-Town's Comment
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Until you are teaming, that’s correct.

After you have driven your first 50, it’s teaming.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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He's a lease op. So I don't know how he is working it. It nothing like I was told would happen. He's been driving since this morning and I can't log in to be paid unless I'm driving. And no I have not backed the truck up at a shipper or receiver. Maybe it's just me. I just want this time to be done. 200 hours should not take this long. I don't want to whine but I don't think this the way I can get my hours in. Any Swifties got anything?

Thanks for the responses.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Ok G-town-

I guess I need to be patient.

G-Town's Comment
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Ok G-town-

I guess I need to be patient.

You need to let your driver coordinator know what is going on. You need to be driving.

Robsteeler's Comment
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You definitely need to listen to G-Town. You really need to be driving for the experience. I'm not sure how much Swift drivers get, but at Schneider we didn't have much time as it is and my trainer didn't let me drive enough and I didn't say anything. SAY SOMETHING!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I don't know my driver coordinator is. I'll ride this next day or so and see what happens. If it continues then I'll say something. I don't want to rock the boat. Plus as you know Raptor doesn't have much tact. I'm fine with customers but we don't talk much either, but I know this is not how training goes. I trained a lot in the .military and in civilian life as well. The trainee needs to know the parameters of their training. What is to be expected and how to do the job they are training for. In 2 weeks I delt with one customer. And have never back the trailer into a spot for live loads or at the truck stops.

G-Town's Comment
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Your driver coordinator is the person who introduced you (at least they should have) to your mentor.

At the very least you need to discuss with your mentor.

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