How does the Mentoring Program work?
Our Mentoring Program provides the opportunity for a newly-minted A-Z driver to practice and develop skills with an experienced Driver Mentor. Each new driver will initially move freight between Ontario and Quebec, then progress to moving shipments between Canada and the U.S.A.
The Mentoree will follow an extensive hands-on program under the guidance of their Mentorer. They will safely gain practical experience on the road while learning how to comply with hours-of-service, vehicle inspections, and load securement. The Mentoree will also learn company policy and procedures, best practices, safety and security, as well as many helpful tips to enhance quality of life while on the road.
Mentorees will be evaluated weekly to assess progress and determine the next week's module of training. The length of training will be depend on the skill and experience of the mentoree, how quickly they master each module, and may range in time from 4 weeks to 3 months.
While training, a mentoree will receive a $100/day stipend. Once assigned to their own truck, they will qualify for regular driver pay.
In summary . . .
Do you have what it takes?
"I like being given the opportunity to help others succeed in their journey to fulfill their Trucking Career!" - Chris Sands (Mentor) - May 12, 2017
"I like KBD because they gave me the opportunity to prove myself, even with only having school training. For that, I'm very grateful and thankful for this awesome opportunity and experience!" - Darren Barrington (Trainee) - May 12, 2017
"I . . . commend Aaron Reesor on his leadership and instruction during my first four weeks "on the road' with KBD. His expert guidance and advice on best practices has now provided me with the new skills and confidence to excel in my new career in the trucking industry. The management and staff at KBD have been standing by and supporting me all through the mentoring process, making me feel right at home and a part of the family. I know I made the right choice joining KBD Transportation!" - Andy Zywotko (Trainee) - May 2, 2017