Everyone loves to bash anyone who went to these 'starter' outfits, but what most veteran drivers forget is that they were once rookies as well. No one was born with a wheel in their hand, so no one knew everything under the sun when they first started driving. What we forget is that it's a steep learning curve that takes years of driving before you start to get the hang of things. Larger companies like Swift, England and the likes have no choice but to lower their standards for trainers, or they are going to have 6+ students per training truck. We forgot what it was like to be a rookie because it was so long ago. We think this job is easy because of that, but did you think it was easy when you first started? I know I didn't. I was practically overwhelmed with everything I had to learn, and I couldn't back a trailer to save my life. If only the instructors at Roadmaster could see me now. I could probably back circles around them.