The ability to operate safely and succeed depends on quality training, so Florida Rock & Tank Lines drivers participate in a comprehensive field training program for the products you will be transporting. Field training is a hands-on education conducted by a certified driver trainer for two to four weeks. During this time, drivers learn the various procedures involving loading, unloading and equipment operation of the tank trailer. The driver trainer also assesses trainees’ skills as a professional driver during this time.
In addition to the field training, drivers attend our Driver Training School within the first 90 days of employment. This classroom-style training is led by our Safety Department and covers HM232 (security), defensive driving, hours of service, loading and unloading procedures, rollover prevention and other relevant subjects. Regardless of experience level in the trucking industry, all drivers find this class both useful and comprehensive.
If applicable, drivers will complete their hazardous materials training online through our online training provider during their paid training period.
Drivers receive ongoing training on various subjects during each terminal’s standard safety meetings. These safety meetings are held at varying times throughout the day to allow drivers on all shifts to be able to attend.