My first question is staffing do you have the man power so that the engines can run as engines and the truckies can be truckies. Are you a quint, are you expected to use your truck as another line or are you just expected to carry out ventilation and search ops? These are big considerations on how you will function as a truck co. Unfortunately in alot of cases lack of man power doesnt allow for the truck co to operate the way it should until its late into the fire and now you just have an elevated maser stream. I guess with out knowing the answers to the questions listed above I would recommend all the ladder guys take truck co ops as well as an aerial operators class. This will be good ground work for you and your guys so that every one knows the ins and outs of what they are expected to do as well as their limitations. Sorry I couldnt be more help but its hard with out seeing the big picture.