Does anyone twitter? Well I do, sort of lol. I was reading a conversation this morning among two people I follow. Both I presume are truck drivers, one for sure is. They got into a conversation about “Hauling HazMat”, and who should be allowed to haul it. A question was raised by one, asking how much experience does a truck driver need to be considered an experienced driver?
I for one cannot answer this question. I have only been driving for 14 or something years, and I am still learning. One point was brought up, one said they did not thank student drivers should be allowed to pull hazardous for up to a year. The other said, if that were to happen then how would “new” drivers ever get the experience?
So, I thought I would ask the question. How much experience does a truck driver need to have, before he/she is considered an experienced driver?
I consider myself to be experienced in several aspects of truck driving, but if you were to look at my work record you would see I have many different experiences. Meaning I have pulled all sorts of different type trailers and loads.
I had to agree to one
thing that I read on twitter from that conversation. One said they have seen ��new” drivers out drive veterans. Well, I have seen “new” drivers with lit tle or no experience flat out drive veterans of truck driving also.
So, what do you think? How much experience does a truck driver need to be considered an experienced truck driver?