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NeeklODN's Comment
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Werner has a dollar tree dedicated position in my area. 48k first year sounds tempting. Someone talk me out of it confused.gif

Old School's Comment
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You don't need us to talk you out of it. Just three or four weeks into it and you will have completely convinced yourself of what a bone headed move you made to start your career.

Put Dollar Store in the search bar at the top of this page. You'll find a lot of conversations on why you don't want to do this.

NeeklODN's Comment
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You don't need us to talk you out of it. Just three or four weeks into it and you will have completely convinced yourself of what a bone headed move you made to start your career.

Put Dollar Store in the search bar at the top of this page. You'll find a lot of conversations on why you don't want to do this.

I know old school. Ive already looked at all that. Im doing it anyways.

Just kidding im not touching that account.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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The big question should not be, are we capable of doing it, because most of us are. The question should be, "Do I want to do this every day, several times a day, for 300 days a year, for x amount of years."

If you answered yes, you are a special level of crazy.

Rob's Comment
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The big question should not be, are we capable of doing it, because most of us are. The question should be, "Do I want to do this every day, several times a day, for 300 days a year, for x amount of years."

If you answered yes, you are a special level of crazy.

Aww c'mon, I gotta hand unload my trailer everyday it isn't that bad....well, it isn't that bad when its actually loaded right and not having to handle nearly every case on the pallet just to get to the couple I need for that stop, that or they leave me enough space on the tail to stand. Pallets today are clear to the tail, maaaaybe half a foot for me to stand. 719 cases even!

Patrick C.'s Comment
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48k for a dollar account. Umm, double that figure and I will consider it!!! At the end of this physical year (my 4th -15th months of being solo) I should gross just under 54k. That will be with only 3 months at 37cpm. 3 months at 34 cpm 3 month at 33cpm and 3 months at 32cpm. I made the big mileage bonus 3 of the 4 quarters. I may miss it this quarter because I took extra time off for Thanksgiving, and I am going to take a week for Christmas. Oh well, my choice, lol.

As you can see, not worth the money. I don't touch freight at all. Well, at least not supposed to. Been a few instances, I couldn't help but help. 1 time because there was only 1 guy, no dock and it was furniture load. The other was my Brooklyn load. Watching those individuals attempt to unload the trailer was like watching 2 monkeys fight over a football. Just painful.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Parrothead66's Comment
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48+K first year & your weekends at home sounds better to me

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Stop talking money and home time. talk TIGHT turns, hard backing, small parking lots into the stores and often manuevering small towns with narrow streets and all of the traffic at the same few stop lights with kids and bikes darting in front of you, and cars flying around you in parking lots as if they dont care.

IMHO no newbie should be on store dedicated accounts because of the higher risk for accidents that could jeopardize your CDL career.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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