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Tastebuds's Comment
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Prime

1. They're training me. 2. They're paying me. 3. They have many career options.

Don's Comment
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That question brings up another idea: there are pros and cons to every industry, every company. The perfect job doesn't exist. So, the goal is to find the best fit, where the low points are tolerable, and the high points are valuable to you.

Young Gun's Comment
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Drive for boyd bros 3 years now 1.Family environment safety over everything. 2.home every weekend 3.great pay great miles great new equipment great lease purchase program

Christopher M.'s Comment
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Werner: 1. Brand new equipment; got a Cascadia with 43 miles on it. Drove it to 60K then changed to a new T680 due to a shop delay on a trans. issue. Basically, if they can't get you back on the road within a few days, they will swap you into a different truck.

2. Serious about home time commitments. Due to breakdown, was going to miss a semi-important personal event (not life or death) that I had asked off for. Werner bought me a plane ticket home and a rental car back.

3. Driver is in complete charge of Route and when to shut down. Werner never pressures you to roll when your judgement is to shut down. Also, we are able to self route, basically disregard Qualcomm if desired, and if weather forces a major reroute (once added 250 miles to a trip going through Vegas instead of over Donner - my decision, not theirs) fleet Mgr will pay you for the extra miles. We have a lot of 1mil, 2mil, and some 3mil mile drivers and I definitely understand why.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Bump I'm self.promoting again lol

But its a cool thread.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Come on. People I'm sure we can come up with more lol

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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1. Smaller company, under 200 trucks. They maintain the vehicles very well and aren't afraid to fix it when it needs it.

2. Family oriented company. Everyone knows everyone by name and they are always willing to help in any way they can. The owner hauled livestock for many years and is adamant that everyone understand that the only way we continue to succeed is by working as a team.

3. Money.

Ferret's Comment
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Quality Carriers - Chicopee MA

1. Management - My Terminal manager is fantastic he does everything for the drivers. 2. Benefits - Many options and reasonably priced with good coverage. 3. Safety oriented - I've been told many times if there is an issue stop until I'm comfortable with everything.

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.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Yes I did go to school with them

Did you go through NADTA or did you go through one of their other schools they contract from?

millionmiler24's Comment
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As yall know by now, I drive for CRST Expedited out of Cedar Rapids, IA.

1. The LEGENDARY great training I got at NADTA (which is owned by CRST).

2. Everyone I work with at the company from my recruiter to my instructors I had at NADTA to both of my FMs and my Ops managers.

3. This super sweet truck I am in with an Automatic.

4. Great miles and easy loads so far.

5. They force you to team which in my opinion is the BEST for rookies so you can truly prepare yourself if you want to go solo.

6. If you need help, they will help you out. They wont complain at all because you are still a greenhorn rookie.

7. Most importantly they are HUGE on SAFETY. If you dont feel safe, you park that truck and as long as you let them know whats goin on, they wont get mad at ya or fire ya.

Sorry Rainy, I know you only said 3 things but I just love CRST too much to stop at 3.

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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.
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