Meeting new people every week was the Boom.
Transportation Instructor (Former Employee) – Cedar Rapids, IA – September 4, 2015
In a typical day at work, I had the opportunity to help students learn such things as how to do inspections, both Pre&Post, on a tractor trailer. How to back them up in many different ways. How to shift gears and drive in traffic.
My co-workers were very knowledgeable, and very helpful to one another. If you were to take all the experience and it together it would equal more than 200 years.
As for the hardest part of my job it would have to be when all is done some of the students just couldn"t make the cut, for a short time I took this personally, until I realized this is not for everyone. Whereas the most enjoyable part was when the students would have the light come on, I did take this personally, whereas I felt I had done what the Lord put me here to do, and that was to help someone to achieve a goal. Seeing their faces light up was great!
Really the only down side to this job was, I think the management was doing the students and the instructors a disservice in that they tried to manage as if the students were college students, and had the ability to learn as such. I feel as if we were teaching to a test more than for a career as a Truck Driver!