CCC, CT,CTL.MCT

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Bill P.'s Comment
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Anyone work at any of these companies. They were on the wall at TDI just wanted the lowdown on them.

R0adRa93's Comment
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I drive for MCT for the most part I like it. I get miles, my dispatcher is awesome, breakdown is on top of repairs. Issues are all me pretty much, I am not a people person, I don't like to answer to many people, transitioning from my own business to having to answer to Safety and Dispatch and whomever else is a big change for me. To make things a little easier for myself with the transition I just see my relationship with my dispatcher as a partnership more so than a manager employee relationship. He gives me the miles I run those miles. I submit my paperwork via transflow by 12:00 Central Time on Tuesday I get paid on Friday. I generally average about 2500 miles per week.

This week for instance the shipper rescheduled my pickup and I had to sit for nearly 3 days and was paid detention for those days I sat. My dispatcher alsow orked to get me off that load and get me moving again.

Benefits are pretty good, I have health, vision, dental, AD&D, Life Insurance and a retirement program I barely had time to read through. They want to get you home more often than I requested. I was out 20 weeks straight before I had my first home time (my request) and as luck would have it the truck broke down. I sat at the TA for 3 days waiting for the truck to be repaired but they did everything they could get me home in time for my daughter's baptism. Breakdown worked hard to get the parts delivered over night to the TA as the shop was not getting anywhere with the dealer.

I was set to be home on Wednesday I got home late Friday night. On Saturday I had to meet with a client of mine, shop for the BBQ, setup the VFW, setup the grill and be rested and ready for the Baptism the next day. The rest of the week we visited family and spent time together. The week ended on a Saturday and I am out here until July 4th which is my older daughter's birthday.

Again, they want home time to be much closer but I prefer to make money and support my family. We have accumulated a lot of debt and I need to get it all straightened out. I am always looking to keep my options open but MCT as well as Comcar is a pretty decent company.

I know that MCT has Lease Purchase and Owner Operator options and I am considering one of those options not for money but for my own sanity. I don't have to deal with management as much as I do now and it turns into a more B2B type of relationship which is what I am used to dealing with. I have owned businesses since 2004, 2 IT Companies, a Cleaning Company, an auto shop, a taxi leasing service, a full blow cab company. I have to say, running businesses is what I enjoy. I also enjoy driving, and waking up in the morning knowing I get to drive this beast is the highlight of my day. I wish I could have a pet on board, i wish I didn't have to worry about little things like hard breaking events and if I am in trouble when safety wants to talk to me. I really don't like that stress, I rather have the stress of making a truck and insurance payment every month than the stress of having to be disciplined.

Sorry I got long winded, in the end I would much rather stay with MCT than move because I do like the company and the atmosphere. I also know that I am the one that gets in the way of almost everything in my life. LOL

I forgot, the trainers are awesome, some focus more on the skills than on other parts of the job. Just be sure to do what they tell you to do and don't be afraid to ask questions and be sure to DO everything that the job entails. The ONLY thing i did ONCE was submit the transflow form. As it pertained to my trainer's check I didn't want to screw that up. Everything else I insisted on doing, from route planning to fuel calculations it was all on me. He guided me but he let me do it all, he seemed a bit uncomfortable about me doing EVERYTHING but he got used to it as I wanted to be a professional with my job. Granted he had to handle the EFS checks but I filled them out I put in the requests and I put the items on the shelf. He just had to sign the backs of them.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

USMC AAV's Comment
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Are you still with MCT? after all this time do you still feel the same way. I drive for CT and the freight slows a little in the Winter time so I am curious if going MCT would be what I should do since my DM said they are looking for drivers in the winter since they lose a lot of their newbies cause theyd rather be with family instead of making money.

I drive for MCT for the most part I like it. I get miles, my dispatcher is awesome, breakdown is on top of repairs. Issues are all me pretty much, I am not a people person, I don't like to answer to many people, transitioning from my own business to having to answer to Safety and Dispatch and whomever else is a big change for me. To make things a little easier for myself with the transition I just see my relationship with my dispatcher as a partnership more so than a manager employee relationship. He gives me the miles I run those miles. I submit my paperwork via transflow by 12:00 Central Time on Tuesday I get paid on Friday. I generally average about 2500 miles per week.

This week for instance the shipper rescheduled my pickup and I had to sit for nearly 3 days and was paid detention for those days I sat. My dispatcher alsow orked to get me off that load and get me moving again.

Benefits are pretty good, I have health, vision, dental, AD&D, Life Insurance and a retirement program I barely had time to read through. They want to get you home more often than I requested. I was out 20 weeks straight before I had my first home time (my request) and as luck would have it the truck broke down. I sat at the TA for 3 days waiting for the truck to be repaired but they did everything they could get me home in time for my daughter's baptism. Breakdown worked hard to get the parts delivered over night to the TA as the shop was not getting anywhere with the dealer.

I was set to be home on Wednesday I got home late Friday night. On Saturday I had to meet with a client of mine, shop for the BBQ, setup the VFW, setup the grill and be rested and ready for the Baptism the next day. The rest of the week we visited family and spent time together. The week ended on a Saturday and I am out here until July 4th which is my older daughter's birthday.

Again, they want home time to be much closer but I prefer to make money and support my family. We have accumulated a lot of debt and I need to get it all straightened out. I am always looking to keep my options open but MCT as well as Comcar is a pretty decent company.

I know that MCT has Lease Purchase and Owner Operator options and I am considering one of those options not for money but for my own sanity. I don't have to deal with management as much as I do now and it turns into a more B2B type of relationship which is what I am used to dealing with. I have owned businesses since 2004, 2 IT Companies, a Cleaning Company, an auto shop, a taxi leasing service, a full blow cab company. I have to say, running businesses is what I enjoy. I also enjoy driving, and waking up in the morning knowing I get to drive this beast is the highlight of my day. I wish I could have a pet on board, i wish I didn't have to worry about little things like hard breaking events and if I am in trouble when safety wants to talk to me. I really don't like that stress, I rather have the stress of making a truck and insurance payment every month than the stress of having to be disciplined.

Sorry I got long winded, in the end I would much rather stay with MCT than move because I do like the company and the atmosphere. I also know that I am the one that gets in the way of almost everything in my life. LOL

I forgot, the trainers are awesome, some focus more on the skills than on other parts of the job. Just be sure to do what they tell you to do and don't be afraid to ask questions and be sure to DO everything that the job entails. The ONLY thing i did ONCE was submit the transflow form. As it pertained to my trainer's check I didn't want to screw that up. Everything else I insisted on doing, from route planning to fuel calculations it was all on me. He guided me but he let me do it all, he seemed a bit uncomfortable about me doing EVERYTHING but he got used to it as I wanted to be a professional with my job. Granted he had to handle the EFS checks but I filled them out I put in the requests and I put the items on the shelf. He just had to sign the backs of them.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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