Some trucking companies really want to take time to train new truck drivers and ensure that they know what they are doing and some throw 2 students together like the company today. I am talking about Covenant Transport although they are not the only company doing this. After new driver complete training with a trainer, they then are required to team for 3.5 months. This time can be with another student who also only has a few weeks of driving. Would you allow a student doctor to perform an operation on you? I doubt it. Driving is life and death decisions all the time. New drivers need to be trained by an experienced driver. I think a trainer should have 5 years of all season driving and no ticket or accidents. I rarely see that kind of requirement in the industry. Check out today's video.
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.