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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Thought this would be cool for newbies looking for companies

Where do u work and name 3 things you love about your company

Prime: 1. Treated like family

2. Safety first, from equipment to my decisions

3. Love my FM , solves any problems and keeps me rolling

Fm:

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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The last major company I drove for was US Xpress and they were excellent.

1) Top notch equipment and a shop that kept everything in brand new condition

2) Tons of different opportunities including local, regional , dedicated, and OTR fleets and they had no problem moving you around from one fleet to another once you had proven yourself

3) They genuinely cared about their drivers and took the time to listen if you had something you wanted to discuss with management. After proving myself to them they also gave me all kinds of favors like extra home time away from my normal home base and coast to coast runs though they normally didn't run solo drivers to the West Coast.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PJ's Comment
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I recently started actually working for Star Granite, but I have known the folks for a few years and my wife has known them for a couple decades so I feel I can answer this question. 1. Treated like an adult and proffessional 2. No games at all they do what they say they will 3. Equipment isn't always new bu it is well maintained and was originally purchased new. I'm allowed to equip my truck as I wish and they pay for it. Within reason of course

dirtrocker's Comment
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I drive for CRST. Going on 8 months now.

1-they have very new equipment (I drive a 2017 that was given to me with 8 miles)

2-my dm (my FM has done everything he can do to get me home when I've requested and I have not been late yet)

3-miles (I've been averaging about 5800 miles a week. Sometimes less but most the time more)

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.

Fm:

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.
Cwc's Comment
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I drive for CRST. Going on 8 months now.

1-they have very new equipment (I drive a 2017 that was given to me with 8 miles)

2-my dm (my FM has done everything he can do to get me home when I've requested and I have not been late yet)

3-miles (I've been averaging about 5800 miles a week. Sometimes less but most the time more)

Did you go to school with them?

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.

Fm:

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.
dirtrocker's Comment
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Yes I did go to school with them

Susan D. 's Comment
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I'm treated like family.

They pay me very well.

Excellent benefits package.

Very well maintained equipment.

Excellent CSA rating.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

Parrothead66's Comment
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McElroy Truck Lines

Home every Friday

Family & Christian oriented

Decent pay scale

Working outside flatbed - Except when it's cold & wet....don't mind cold or wet necessarily but cold & wet = no good

Cwc's Comment
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Yes I did go to school with them

Couple more months and you get a healthy raise...

Turtle's Comment
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I'm currently in training with Prime.

1- I absolutely feel like I'm part of a family here.

2- The equipment, terminals, and staff are all top notch.

3- I may run into Rainy someday... ;)

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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