Usa truck questions

Discussion in 'USA Truck' started by Drpparker95, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. WannaGoTrucks2016

    WannaGoTrucks2016 Bobtail Member

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    So I know you need 9000 miles with a trainer if hired right out of school, but is this 9000 miles ran as a team? Or is it the student/new driver driving while the trainer is awake and riding in the passenger seat?

    I really do not want to run as a team during training at any company.
     
  2. JV_620

    JV_620 Light Load Member

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    Wait, you are saying that when you first go out with a trainer at USA Truck, as a student with no experience, that you have to get 9,000 miles in before you can go solo??
     
  3. WannaGoTrucks2016

    WannaGoTrucks2016 Bobtail Member

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    Yes. I was told that I'd run 7,500 (EDITED: originally though it was 9000) miles with a trainer upon hire. I went to CDL school and received my class A a few months back, but have no experience.

    This seems about middle of the pack as far as training is concerned, where some companies will send you out solo after a two week training period (Watkins Shepard) and others will want you to team for 12 weeks before upgrading to solo (cough cough US Xpress :confused: )

    Not sure if USA Truck training period is dispatched as a team or if the trainer sits next to the new driver.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
    Reason for edit: changed mileage
  4. Bossman027

    Bossman027 Light Load Member

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    Right seat only now. We used to start off as solo for 2 weeks then go team but it's only right seat now
     
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  5. danny23tx

    danny23tx Medium Load Member

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    Do your miles solo with trainer as a passenger. Maybe a month if you have a good dispatcher.
     
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