Conway TL student orientation

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  1. markperez

    markperez Light Load Member

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    I can understand how that would be very boring for a trainer to just sit there for 3+ weeks
     
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  3. navywill

    navywill Light Load Member

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    Do you train for Conway?
     
  4. 5thgear

    5thgear Bobtail Member

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    I can confirm this, I just started as a trainer. It is probably one of the hardest things I've ever done not to side seat drive constantly. But it gives trainers an awesome opportunity to really get to know and work with students on an individual level. Everyone is different, and a trainers technique can be adjusted accordingly.

    My last student told me his horror story about training with Swift. Can't say they are all bad but he sure had a less than safe experience.
     
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  5. navywill

    navywill Light Load Member

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    How many miles a week does the student typically get during the training phase.
     
  6. 5thgear

    5thgear Bobtail Member

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    New drivers do 7500 miles (this just changed from 10,000) and its estimated to take 3 weeks. But its like all miles, some weeks better some worse. My limited experience so far is closer to 3000 a week. They want to get you trained and into a truck asap. They pay you and the trainer for every mile the truck is dispatched regardless of who drives. If you have some experience but not past their threshold (6 months I think) you only have to run 5000 miles with a trainer.

    As a side note, this information changes frequently so YMMV.
     
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  7. navywill

    navywill Light Load Member

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    Good/bad news Total transportation worked out the issues we had with them and their going to train my wife and I together. Conway seems like a great company but training us together is a huge plus for us.
     
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  8. markperez

    markperez Light Load Member

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    Hopefully it all works out best for you. Best of luck
     
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    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    The lies start already, Of course they record all the time, or can they go backwards to create events... Normal load of crap....
     
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  10. 5thgear

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    It records on a round robin interval system. If it is triggered, it saves 8 seconds before and 5 seconds after. If its not triggered, it just keeps erasing segments of unused recordings. I would be surprised if they couldn't tap into it, but I don't know why they would want too. Don't do anything stupid in your truck.
     
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  11. Roadrealtor

    Roadrealtor Road Train Member

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    some days boring... Some days sheer terror more boring than terror thankfully
     
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