Old Experience = No Experience ?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by VA CDL Holder, May 2, 2022.

  1. Lexuslane

    Lexuslane Medium Load Member

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    You have to do a skillls test for every driver that takes a vacation or maternity leave ?

    What part of the fmcsa is that in ?
     
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  3. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    Yes, under fmcsa 391.31. Our company policy is that anyone off the road for more than 30 days must have a check ride before returning to duty.

    Since this mostly applies to guys coming off workmens comp, it makes sense to ensure they are fully fit. I'd say it's a waste, except for the 10% who fail it.
     
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  4. Lexuslane

    Lexuslane Medium Load Member

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    Gotcha
    The check ride takes all day ?
    Or just half an hour ?
     
  5. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    About 2 hours all together - pretrip, couple, drive, back, post trip
     
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  6. Lexuslane

    Lexuslane Medium Load Member

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    Sounds like the cheapest driver recruiting they will ever do .

    couple of hours and hire a driver that’s worked there before so you know if they are reliable or not .

    I totally understand the check ride for a medical or disability injury claim to restart driving
     
  7. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    In comparison, yes it's cheaper, but it's still a cost.
     
  8. Lexuslane

    Lexuslane Medium Load Member

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    Better than hanging around the fuel island trying to poach drivers .

    seen that happening a lot lately .
     
  9. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Road Train Member

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    What's wrong with that? LOL
     
  10. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    “Unemployed too long to be employable”
    Interpretation.., You can’t stand knight or swift for longer than six months. So they ain’t gonna fool with you.
    I don’t think I could stand them for longer than six months either.
     
  11. VA CDL Holder

    VA CDL Holder Medium Load Member

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    It's their loss, I'm in my third day of orientation with another company that is not as big. Life does go on without Knight and I'm finding that out.
     
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