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Posted:  4 months ago

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Job offer!

Just finished my first week of CDL school here in Fort Worth. I’m going through a school. Let me know what you think about this opportunity! It sounds good to me but maybe missing something? It’s a dedicated run that starts Monday and home Thursday evening usually. So 4 days on and 3 days off. Straight $1500 a week salary, $1500 a week to train, $10,000 signing bonus, vacation after six months, paid health insurance for me and my family, and referral bonus. Those are the highlights. I’ve looked at a lot of opportunities and that seems to be a fantastic one. I have another offer straight out of school that might pay more but time off isn’t as good and they don’t pay for insurance.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Starting out companies?

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Out of curiosity, why team?

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Honestly because that’s how they run their company. It’s team only for the most part with Warrior Logistics. It sounds like a very good opportunity as they pay .76 cpm and average 5200 miles a week. It’s a Tuesday Thru Saturday schedule as well. Nice equipment as well.

I have heard that Millis won’t let you idle? How can you sleep in Texas in the truck with out idling? That may be a no go for me with Millis if that’s true?

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That 76 CPM is probably split, so 38 CPM for each driver, just as the 5200 miles per week is for the truck. Forced to team drive on top of that? I would keep looking.

38 CPM for 2600 each week is low numbers these days, unless you're going to be starting at a second chance company.

It would be 5200 miles at .38 cents. Or 5200 miles at .76 split two ways. That would be $1976 a week. That’s why I’m considering it. 100k a year sounds good to me

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Start Training in January

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Haha oh the irony! I was a football coach and teacher all over Texas! Own a construction company now. I have my reasons for wanting to do this! I also start with Millis in January! I look forward to meeting you!

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Joel,

Did you share your decision elsewhere? :( I missed it.

Hope YOU start (and continue, haha!) a DIARY!!

~ Anne ~

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No I didn’t! I have Millis lined up but didn’t know if there may be better opportunities that I’m missing lol

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Seriously, most paid training companies are similar. IMHO, Prime has the LONGEST training, SNI (Schneider) the shortest (less Trans Am.)

Millis is right in the middle; good choice, IMHO! As is, CFI. You could also look into Witte Bros. , a little known 'gem' of mine, haha! Put your location in your profile; would help usn's help YOU! :)

Did ya do this? : Apply For Paid CDL Training

Best wishes!

TxCoach ... WHERE YA GO ?~?

~ Anne ~

I’m from the dfw area in Texas!

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Start Training in January

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Haha oh the irony! I was a football coach and teacher all over Texas! Own a construction company now. I have my reasons for wanting to do this! I also start with Millis in January! I look forward to meeting you!

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Joel,

Did you share your decision elsewhere? :( I missed it.

Hope YOU start (and continue, haha!) a DIARY!!

~ Anne ~

No I didn’t! I have Millis lined up but didn’t know if there may be better opportunities that I’m missing lol

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Start Training in January

Haha oh the irony! I was a football coach and teacher all over Texas! Own a construction company now. I have my reasons for wanting to do this! I also start with Millis in January! I look forward to meeting you!

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Starting out companies?

Thank you gtown and Anne!

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Starting Late in Life

Thanks for the welcome , been lurking a long time but never posted.

I worked for FFE previously and actually have nothing bad at all to say about them....I may go back to FFE , but I've recently been talking with Hirschbach , They have a terminal in the DFW area , nice trucks with a TV , satellite and refrigerators. and a decent sign on bonus

What have you liked about Hirschbach? I’m interested in them as well!

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Have you looked at CFI? We have terminals in Seagoville and Laredo. We have opportunities in OTR, regional and dedicated. We train for free.

I have not! I’m in Arlington, TX though! I guess Seagoville isn’t too far away lol. Why do you recommend CFI? I have heard some good things about them

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Out of curiosity, why team?

Honestly because that’s how they run their company. It’s team only for the most part with Warrior Logistics. It sounds like a very good opportunity as they pay .76 cpm and average 5200 miles a week. It’s a Tuesday Thru Saturday schedule as well. Nice equipment as well.

I have heard that Millis won’t let you idle? How can you sleep in Texas in the truck with out idling? That may be a no go for me with Millis if that’s true?

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Starting out companies?

So I’m considering a career change at the age of 54! I’m leaning towards Millis right now. I’m also considering going to C1 training here in Fort Worth and then driving for Warrior Logistics as a team driver. They are a Fed Ex contractor. I’ve also looked at ACT, Schneider, Steven’s, etc etc. Just looking for some advice as it seems I’ve got paralysis by analysis lol

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Starting Late in Life

First post on here! I’m 54 and am considering a career change as well. I’m so dang confused on who to start with and how to get my CDL! Company or go to a school? I think I’m overthinking it lol

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