Back On The Horse

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Kyle B.'s Comment
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I officially jumped back onto my truckers horse and it's name is Western Express wish me luck

PackRat's Comment
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Pete B.'s Comment
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Sounds like you might be OTR again... good luck Kyle! If you have any questions about time management, don’t hesitate to ask them, you know there are lots of people here willing to help!

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.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Good luck, Kyle. Don't be a stranger.

Kyle B.'s Comment
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I have a major issue and it's quite concerning, base pay is 30 cpm though you're guaranteed base pay after 1800 or five loads delivered.(which won't happen at this time.) however western doesn't pay for empty miles ran at all

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Pete B.'s Comment
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It sounds like you’re going to want to stay in constant contact with your dispatcher; making sure always that you have a backhaul readily available, and close by.

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.
Patrick C.'s Comment
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Huh, Wolding pays practical miles on all dispatched miles.

Here is there pay scale that is effective 1 Jan. It continues going up to 8 years btw. 0689905001513308592.jpg

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I figured I would go ahead and post their solo pay.

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Old School's Comment
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I have a major issue and it's quite concerning

Kyle, I need you to help us out here.

You've been all over the place (figuratively and literally) while trying to become a truck driver. You got let go from Prime, you went to Schneider, then quit that job. You then went to a local job telling us you were not cut out for "over the road," and you were tired of "crappy paychecks."

Now you're back in here telling us you're going to get "back on the horse," but before you're even in the saddle your worried about how little you're going to get paid! It's no wonder you're having such a hard time making a successful career of this. You've completely misunderstood how this whole thing works.

I started at Western Express making .27cpm, and ended my rookie year at nearly $50,000 for my gross pay. I never concern myself with how little I'm going to make. I focus my efforts on how much I'm going to make. This job is all about performance. You just dont quit at trucking and blame the company or the pay scale for your "crappy paychecks."

Think about this: There are a lot of successful drivers at Schneider and Prime. When one of their drivers is doing really poorly we have to figure out why they aren't successful. We know it's not due to the pay scale or the company. They wouldn't have all these successful drivers out there on the road if that was the issue.

You've already set yourself up with something to blame for the difficulties you're planning on having! You've got to change the way you approach this career.

Everyday I wake up and make a plan on how I'm going to outperform everyone else out here that I'm competing with. Then I get out there and execute that plan. I may be at it early. I may be at it late. I may park my truck at a locked gate so no other driver can get in there before me. I may even have the loaders load my truck in a way that gives me an advantage on a multi-stop load. I never stop thinking about how to put myself in a position that gives me the edge needed for success.

Do you see how completely differently you and I approach this career? Can you change the way you think? I say you can. I say you have to. If you don't, you're going to be right back in here telling us why this job didn't work out and what you're planning on doing next.

Here's the top three priorities you need to focus on to make a go of this...

My Performance

My Performance

My Performance

Over The Road:

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

PackRat's Comment
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Great advice as always!smile.gif

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