Covenant trainers - I have questions for you

Discussion in 'Covenant' started by MBAngel, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Snakeschasingcars

    Snakeschasingcars Heavy Load Member

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    As long as the trainer does not drive he can be on duty indefiantly...
     
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  2. Omega7777

    Omega7777 Medium Load Member

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    oh, when his 14 is done, he then log off duty ? definitely not sleeper then
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    No... When his 14 is done he stays on duty (to be legal anyway).
    One can work 100 hours straight. They cannot, however, drive after the 14th hour.
     
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  4. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Assuming the trainees are fully licensed (not just CDL permits) the trainer can be anywhere in the truck and even off duty. The truck co may have some rules about how to train new hires, such as , always be awake when trainee behind the wheel etc. But we all know some trainers hit the bunk and let the new guy drive, which he is allowed to do, legally. (he's fully licensed)

    3 drivers in a truck means rotating bodies between the driver seat/sleeper. :biggrin_25512:
     
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  5. LoSt_AgAiN

    LoSt_AgAiN Medium Load Member

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    LoSt_AgAiN Medium Load Member

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    Currently the training program is 180 hrs per student. With 3 people in the truck the trainer will do very minimal driving only when necessary.
     
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  7. MBAngel

    MBAngel Medium Load Member

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    so, if we could drive our 11 each day.. each... Then 16 days would be it. Why do I keep hearing "6 to 8 weeks" of on the job training for so many companies? In 3 weeks a noob could be "trained".
     
  8. Justrucking2

    Justrucking2 Road Train Member

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    More to driving these trucks than what you are going to experience in a few weeks. If it was that easy everyone would do it.
     
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  9. LoSt_AgAiN

    LoSt_AgAiN Medium Load Member

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    It’s roughly 3-4 weeks on the trainer truck. Depending on freight volume. And then another 5 days at headquarters doing the finishing school course and actual upgrade.
     
  10. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    Imagine how much they are underpaying you the rest of your career if they can afford $30,000.
     
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