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The Top Three National Truck Driving Schools“Roadmaster Driver Schools donвЂ™t meet all the criteria for a вЂњGoodвЂќ truck driving school…”? Do they meet ANY of them? Lets see…1. They herd you in, telling you not to worry about the cost assuring you a student loan even though you tell them your credit sucks, then, after 2 weeks tell you “your financing didn’t go through”, offering you financing through their own financing company (Career Path Training owns Roadmaster and Pathfinder) at an insanely high interest rate and requiring an additional down payment. Don’t want that? Ok…go home. You’re done. Oh yeah…and you will be getting an accelerated pro- rated bill for the training you received.
The student to instructor ratio is ridiculously high, often with only one instructor on the “skills pad” with a whole class of 2. On the road, 1 instructor to 4 students that get a total of 5 hours a day for road training. This equates to about 3.
Scheduling (instructor or equipment related) sometimes does not allow students to get road training every day. So a student is lucky to graduate with as much as 8 hours of actual on the road behind the wheel time. The school allows that you get an additional “hour” of BTW time each day while training on the skills pad to make it sound better. At an average of 3.
CDL test. 3. The equipment is horrible and not up- to- date. Often, air conditioners that do not work (enjoy THAT on a hot Florida/Oklahoma/California day).
ABS (too old to require them) on the “skills pad” with brakes disconnected and tires singled out. Road trailers that are never loaded (don’t want the students to hit anything with weight on their unit, plus, it saves on the clutches and drive train maintenance) and with so much rot and rust on them that the tail lights are about ready to hang by the wires and doors about ready to fall off the hinges. Classroom time consists almost entirely of CBT (Computer Based Training) where you are parked in front of an ancient computer that may or may not work without freezing, and required to endure “E- Tread” lessons that, although are quite comprehensive, are usually rushed through with the sole goal being to get them done with little to no retention of the material.
Usually, the “instructor” only proctors the class to make sure everyone stays there. Actual “instruction” by the instructor is discouraged by corporate policy to ensure uniformity between training sites. Tuition is insanely expensive, which is justified to the student by telling them that most trucking companies pay “tuition reimbursement”. What they DON’T tell the student is that only the FIRST company that you go to work for MAY offer this at the rate of $1. If that company (usually Werner Enterprises) doesn’t work out for you and you move on to another company, you get nada from company 2. A $7. 50. 0 student loan financed at 2. Oh yeah… and lets not forget what happens if you “loan application” doesn’t get accepted and you go home after 2 weeks.
You will get a bill for 7. Folks…save your money!
If you really wish to become a truck driver, look into a local community college that has a program. It is about 1/3 to 1/2 the cost. They are usually 6- 8 weeks/3. The classes are much smaller. Equipment is better maintained.
Facilities are more modern and technology current. Sure…it’s 6- 8 weeks of training, but you are learning to operate an 8. Isn’t it a better idea to learn it well, than to simply learn enough to (maybe) pass the basic state requirements to get a CDL?