Trainers take on licensing
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