Putting higher skilled, better qualified truck drivers behind the wheel, on our highways, is just not going to happen, unless some solid changes are made to the licensing process.
Mega carriers and private trucking companies should not be allowed to train and license drivers. Their goals are self serving. They are not overly concerned with turning out a polished product…a safe well trained new CDL driver. Instead, they are concerned with minimal training to get a new driver behind the wheel and on the road to get their freight delivered, ASAP.
Source: Smart Trucking, January 5, 2018