The next phase of training is Over the Road training. The trainee is teamed with a Training Engineer (TE) and spends up to two weeks training in real life situations. You run loads, trip plan your load, make sure it gets there on time, scale your load as necessary, and find out what it’s really like.
My OTR trainer was assigned to the CSK Account in Phoenix. So, I spent my training time running trailer shuttle back and forth between Phoenix and Commerce, CA. It was all drop/hook trailer swaps.