Training standards for new CDL drivers have reached a higher concern for the FMCSA in recent years. Social media has played a major role in highlighting the further needs for safer commercial vehicle driver training.
Union or Non-Union, the two major attacks on all truck drivers is the DAC report and the government policies that deliberately oversupply drivers into the industry. Government subsidies and grants provided to training motor carriers are actually driving good drivers out of the industry as fast as they come in.
Training companies can receive tens of thousands of government dollars to provide on-the-job training per student. Once trained, these new drivers are paid as low as .23 to .27 cents per mile: a non-living wage. Furthermore, CDL schools should have a new curriculum regarding who can be taught.
Many schools continue to accept any student that walks through the door; even those with felonies, DUI’s … Read More