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28 that training is left up to the counselors at the workforce road are generally limited to classroom lecture, although one development level. school reported the use of guest speakers (former students who share their experiences) and one trucking company indicated that it uses experienced drivers to educate new hires about MANAGEMENT OF WORK SCHEDULE finance management because hearing it from another driver's AND FAMILY TIME perspective is very important. This company also provides Conventional teaching methods received the highest value some ideas for economical survival on the road. One trucking ratings for training in management of work and family time company indicated that it does not cover this topic in its train- (mean = 7.2 out of 10), followed by computer-assisted ing. One community college reported that planning finances instruction (mean = 3.7) and e-learning (mean = 2.8). Both and costs on the road is a large part of trip planning. A career simulation methods were rated as low in effectiveness for center indicated that finance management is discussed on the training in this topic (ratings averaged 1.3 for each method). road, based on instructors' experiences, but it does not have any textbook material or videos to provide instruction in this area. Effectiveness ratings were highest for conventional instruc- MANAGEMENT OF FINANCES tional methods (mean = 5.9 out of 10), followed by computer- assisted instruction and e-learning, which received average Specific techniques used to provide training to beginning ratings of 3.7 and 3.5 respectively. Both simulation methods drivers about planning/managing their finances when on the received low ratings, averaging 1.3.