Husband And Wife Team Training

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Michelle D.'s Comment
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My husband and I have decided to get our CDLs. We do not want to be split up at all during training, certainly not for weeks at a time while on the road with a trainer. We want to research as many as possible before making our decision and so far CR England, CRST and Swift have made our cut because they have seem to be husband/wife team-friendly and have training facilities in our home state of Texas. I'm wondering if you all can direct me to any companies that would allow us to stay together through the entire training period? Thank you for any info you can offer!

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.
AceArcher's Comment
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We recently had a recruiter from covenant come and talk to our class. They indicated that they preferred team drivers and that they would allow the team to stay together during the training period with a trainer on board as a third person.

Hope that helps.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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We recently had a recruiter from covenant come and talk to our class. They indicated that they preferred team drivers and that they would allow the team to stay together during the training period with a trainer on board as a third person.

Hope that helps.

I need this explained to me how this works. No one is supposed to be in the top bunk per EVERY companies regulations. OK I get that part. Also let me say I used to be a trainer and it's.... well let's say blurring the lines that should be black and white.

The bottom bunk is used to sleep in and then you have the driver doing the driving so where is the other person legally supposed to be during this time. With the new rules for teams the passenger, if a driver, can only stay in the passenger seat for a max of two hours before they have to go on-duty not driving. So either that third person is violating company policy by sleeping in the top bunk or is violating HOS unless the trainer is staying on duty the entire time and shuts the truck down so he can sleep.

Husband and wife sleeping at the same time does not work cause if they are both sleeping for 10 hours how will they be rested when it comes time for your shift? I know I can sleep for 20 hours straight and only having a half a wake student would be just plain dumb.

When I was a trainer I only took solo students. So with the new rules for teams it's either you violate company policy and allow students to use the top bunk while the truck is moving or risk violating the HOS when sitting in the passenger seat. It's either or. Can't be both.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RedGator's Comment
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Its been quite some time since she has been on but on the womens board JanaBanana trained with her bf and a trainer. I agree with guyjax. As a trainer it would be way to taxing to pull this off also in my personal opinion would inhibits ones training.

mountain girl's Comment
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I wonder if teams go through training together, but the new drivers just split the amount of driving time that a regular, single student would get all of and then everyone sleeps in the berth at the same time.

Awwwkard. Lol.

"'G'night JohnBoy"

-mountain girl

mountain girl's Comment
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Dang. I spelled awkward wrong.

-mountain girl

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Dang. I spelled awkward wrong.

-mountain girl

Now that's Awkward! smile.gif

mountain girl's Comment
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-mountain girl

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