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.