I highly doubt that since there has not been a new campus manager there in many years.
Whoa!! This statement is not fair at all. We pride ourselves on our maintenance programs. Sure, our trucks are older; that’s why we devote so much more attention to preventative maintenance and general repairs. We deliberately chose this fleet of more or less identically spec’d trucks because they are ideal for training. They are hand polished once a year to help preserve the finish and are equipped with Durabright aluminum rims so they keep on looking great. They do get beat up from training new drivers and that’s why we are constantly repairing damage in addition to our regular wear items. Because of the intended use of our equipment, we need trainers who will help us identify damage and issues that need addressing (replacing). It’s important for students to see how important a conscientious driver is to a quality maintenance program.
The comment of long hours and low pay is mis-leading. Unlike a regular job driving, here you get paid overtime (time + a half) after 44 hours. Also different from a regular driving job is the fact you get paid for your entire shift. During most regular driving jobs you are often expected to put in lots of extra time and not get paid. Its not unusual in the trucking industry to put in a 15 hrs day and only get paid for 10. If you put in a 12 hrs day here you get paid for 12 hrs. Another added benefit is the flexibility to set your own hours (within reason). As an organization we set the training schedule. Some trainers like to start early and finish early while other trainers like to sleep in and start a little later. It’s very rare that you will see one of our trucks out training on the weekends. This allows you to get a balance between work life and family life. BTW – no past employee has ever sued us over monies owed. less