Just a quick question about road tests

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  1. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    any time a driver starts with a new company, that company has to give the driver a road test. Is there any rule that states who in the company must administer the test? Does the person have to be a cdl holder? I am sure I have done at least one road test with a company that was administered by the head of the safety dept., who did not hold a cdl.

    Reason I am asking this is, any time my company hires a new flatbed driver, they stick him with me and expect me to do the road test, train him, etc. this is getting a little frustrating for me. Can the manager do the road test himself? Note: I don’t work for a trucking company per se, I work for a distribution center with our own fleet.
     
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  3. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Light Load Member

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    Most companies rules are don't hit anything and bump the dock within a half hour and your hired.
    If you want to keep your job do what your boss wants.
     
  4. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    I don't know the answer but... there would be some liability for you if the guy that's doing the road test were to have an accident, even if its not his fault. The accident attorney would definitely come after you and the company. Could cost you thousands in attorney fees and much more. I would stop giving road tests now.
     
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  5. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Plenty of trucking jobs out there. I'd tell the boss to take this job and shove it!
     
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  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    That is some of yalls answer to everything
     
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    For what its worth. Every road test i have done was either with someone in the safety dept and this company im with now was with the head of maintenance.
     
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  8. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Only when getting screwed over.
     
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  9. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    You should take it as a compliment. Your company has enough confidence in you to entrust a new hire with you, to train and integrate him/her into the company culture. That is is sign of leadership and responsibility, and you should not shirk from it.
     
  10. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    At the very least he should be getting extra pay for doing road tests in my humble opinion. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    100% agree with that. He should be compensated for the extra duties
     
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