November 10, 2014
A Clear message to the 26 member panel overseeing the new training standards for professional truck drivers. I hope you are listening?
Arrogance tells me not.
If we want to reduce deaths, accidents, incidents and improve our standing in society. 5 things must occur.
1) Address the nations general motorist and the hand they have played in the over-all cost to the American tax payer. With respect to their conduct unbecoming on our interstates and thoroughfare's. Not just an article from Geico or a billboard.
2) Stop Mega Carriers from training hoards of new students per month. Slow down that process. Or watch the destruction continue. Make sure they know their skills before they leave any school. Learning from Face Book and group pages should be a secondary option. Not when they are hot off the press. To add, teams that have little experience combined. Totaling 170 hours. Should be strictly prohibited.
3) Discuss with the individual upon applying at any school. If they have thought about where they would like to be in 25 years. Them and their family. Make certain they are goal setters. If they are there for a stipend of a paycheck. They will be yet another anchor. And an eye sore for our companies, truck stops and insurance companies.
4) Be willing to inspire the person, male or female. To become the best version of themselves that they could ever possibly imagine. Make them feel special. Help them to have a strong sense of value and high self esteem. Teach them to walk, talk and dress accordingly. If they want nothing to do with this.
Have them do a 180 and march right back out the door they came in. There is no room in trucking for slouches', folks who have no expectation of excellence from themselves or the company they work. And finally;
5) Improve trucking by applying what is said in this picture.
And you change it all.
Find the Champions of life. Liberty, and the pursuit of value and principles in them and their fellow drivers.
I believe this is the formula for success. But this will only work. If the people in power are willing to give more of themselves. And quit taking the easy way out.
Nothing great has ever been easy to accomplish. And if those in charge are unwilling to listen to others that care. Than you are wasting all of our time.
All the best to each and every person in American and Canada who care about the state of trucking as we know it.
"They're Unfit, Until they Know It"
November 10, 2014
Thank you for posting this Brian, we appreciate it.
We all need to keep commenting for this to be effective. Richard Wilson, regulatory and compliance adviser for NATA has made it to the the "Working Group" Curriculum Core Group of the ELDTAC committee
He will do everything he can to ensure that things are done right.
Please send all your suggestions to him
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