School only does 20 hours

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by SandyEggo518, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    On a side note, I asked my primary Neurologist if I might be able to drive again! This was what he did when I asked that question------

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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Lol
     
  4. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Fair but my point was more not all of us can self educate insofar as getting ahold of a semi to learn on. You can read a hundred books but until you get behind the wheel you know nothing. A trucking school is just a nessesary step some must take for lack of better options to learn how to use the equipment.

    But good school or bad, self taught or not i will agree it boils down to inherient desire, skill and mindset.
     
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Perfect; good insightful, truthful post.
     
  6. danny23tx

    danny23tx Road Train Member

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    I got my license like this , they just mostly show you how to pass the test . You might learn a few things but honestly a lot of places don't accept these places as accredited school .
    I paid a little extra and did get a one on one session driving a 10 speed .
     
  7. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    160 hrs = 4 weeks of training. 40 hrs per week. First 2 weeks is classroom, that leaves 80 hrs behind the wheel. 4 students per truck, 8 hrs in the truck each day. So that's 2 hrs daily behind the wheel per student. Are you following me ? So, each student gets 2 hrs behind the wheel daily which includes "on the yard" driving as well as on the road driving. "On the yard" includes backing, alley docking, pre tripping etc. On the road means driving on city streets and the freeway. So, daily, each student has 1 hr in the yard and 1 hour on the road, which means he/she gets, are you ready, 20 hrs training behind the wheel ! That's what the OP is inquiring about. Coming from a former instructor with lots of students observing waiting their turn to drive. Now you know ! !:director::cya:
     
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  8. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    Yes they only get "20 hours of driving" in your format, but an intelligent individual can also learn while riding. You can see what is going on that you may not have encountered, listen to the teaching and apply it.
     
  9. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    ^^^ absolutely correct.
     
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  10. Tonythetruckerdude

    Tonythetruckerdude Crusty Deer Slayer

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    Exactly , you nailed what it takes to get it done.

    I'm 75 now. In the early 60's I helped out on my uncle's dairy farm daily.

    Once in a while id ride with him to deliver a load of milk. Watching him drive that Mack got me hooked. When I was 16 he began teaching me the basics.

    I retired in 2011 and I was still learning on each and every trip.

    The learning never ends. When you think it has.

    Please get out from under the wheel and make us all a bit safer.

    Just an old farts take
     
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