Train­ers take on li­cens­ing

Big Rigs - - READER CORNER -

I’M A a trainer/as­ses­sor and frankly the an­swer (to the ques­tion of is it too easy to get a truck li­cence?) is yes.

The ex­pec­ta­tion is to show the ba­sics, very, very ba­sic.

I stepped out of train­ing as I dis­agreed with how a b-dou­ble driver was not re­quired to re­verse a b-dou­ble in the fi­nal exam, or the per­son was given a pass be­cause of their gen­der to show­case that per­son on Face­book.

Train­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions are run by many fraud­u­lent peo­ple, stat­ing they have ex­pe­ri­ence when they clearly have not.

The fact you have a man­ual li­cence but can drive a b-dou­ble in auto for the exam is wrong.

Or to go from HR to MC in two days is pa­thetic.

There should be greater em­pha­sis on com­pa­nies that train, and to en­sure the con­tent is ex­act.

Even though cam­eras are used in New South Wales, it doesn’t en­sure that com­pany own­ers aren’t rort­ing the sys­tem to en­sure a pass.

If a stu­dent fails, that’s one fewer stu­dent the next day... and $1800-plus a stu­dent... most com­pa­nies want a min­i­mum of five stu­dents per trainer, per week. B-dou­ble is $2k plus so work that out, and you start to see why so many get passed even though they are use­less.

The RMS specif­i­cally has gone to great lengths to make greater qual­ity con­trols for train­ing, but it is fight­ing a bat­tle with some own­ers who find ways to profit at the com­mu­nity’s ex­pense. — Ross Covon

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