Training Behind The Wheel, How Much is Enough?

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Training Behind The Wheel

Training Time, How Much is Enough?

Other than the implementation of ELD’s, the 2nd most talked about rule is the amount of training behind the wheel a driver must have before operating a commercial vehicle. Many truck drivers believe that 30 hours of training is no where near enough when it comes to operating a vehicle from coast to coast. Some instructors teaching for upwards of 40 years found that drivers had not been considered proficient¬†until they had logged over 50, sometimes upwards of 70 hours behind the wheel. Some believe that drivers should be assessed on quality, not quantity. If a driver is proficient after 25 hours of BTW driving, they feel the driver should be awarded their license then.

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