Comments By Bel A.

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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Straight Backing

Use any lines on the pavement or cones for perspective reference points.

Little gentle movement of the wheel, or as my mentor put it . . .

"Don't be a jerk" :)

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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How long will it take to complete 240,000 miles for a Team?

We team and average 22,000/ month LTL, so right at 240,000 a year with one month off.

May depend on van/reefer freight, and amount of drop and hook vs. unload.

Also consider seasonal freight volumes and inclement weather.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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MTC Truck Driving School in MO

Http://www.ooida.com/MediaCenter/PressReleases/pressrelease.asp?prid=274

The above is an OOIDA link to the settlement of a class action lawsuit that found CRE was violating truth in leasing rules.

That's about all the facts I have time to pull up. You're right - the rest of my information can be dismissed as hearsay, along with all those who have posted on "rip off report" and consumer complaints websites, and all the other forums.

Old school, I appreciate your detailed reply.

Banks loan money based on financial risk and reward.

Customers ship product on price.

Thousands of drivers mean little when the turnover rate exceeds 100%. That means thousands of unhappy drivers.

I like to help people, but should probably just let people make their own mistakes. There's no reason why I would know any more than the next guy after 10 years in this industry.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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High paying CPM reality?

I have talked to a lot of drivers from different companies and it seems like the ones that offer to pay high CPM are nothing more than a marketing play. What good is it to get paid 50 CPM if you are only gonna run 1000 miles a week? Seems like the ones like my company that pay a little less actually run more and you make more. I have been getting 33 CPM but my runs are all 600-1200 Mile average and have been getting 3000-3500 Miles a week consistently.

Interested to see others experiences. No need to mention specific companies, just want to get the truth.

Agreed with all, those are good numbers.

I started 10 years ago at 32 cpm averaging 2900 for the first 18 months.

If there is room for cpm raises in the future you may do well to stick it out.

Many fail to realise maintaining those sort of miles over time takes dedication, which you apparently have.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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MTC Truck Driving School in MO

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Hello,

Just about ready to start my new career. I am all lined up to begin my training with CR England. However I recently ran across a school based in Missouri called MTC. I have spoken to the representative and seems to have been approved with school at their location and a pre hire letter from a major carrier (ROEHL). Does anyone have any comments about the school or its program? Should I consider going or stick with CR England? Please let me know. Thanks for you help!! Trevor

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IMO, I always recommend attaining your CDL at your own expense and avoiding company sponsored programs.

Roehl has a fairly good reputation - CRE does not.

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How so Bel A.? What does CR England do that gives them a bad rap? Driver accidents? Drivers untrained or under trained? If the answer is yes to any of them then look at the one component that is all the same with all three of those things I named.... the Driver. Or is it you are going by word of mouth and hearsay? So in order to prove that your statement the CR England has any truth to it what so ever you must have worked there and so you can name what the company itself did to give you the opinion that their reputation is not the best.

As for the company itself... Excellent equipment. Lot of freight and miles. I did 2 full leases with them and had absolutely zero issue with them. I paid for my house and two vehicles in cash with the money I earned while working there.

That's a lot of words you put in my mouth there that never crossed my mind.

How is it that "untrained" and "undertrained" driver are not the fault of a company offering driver training?

Glad CRE worked out for you. The OP asked for an opinion, I gave mine.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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LTL Trucking - My linehaul job

Congratulations. You've made it through the training.

Good luck and he safe on your first run!

B.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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High paying CPM reality?

Often missed is LTL - I team at .68cpm, average 3000 a week, and gross over $2000/week.

Our solos run 2500-3000 miles at over .54 cpm.

One user on here that I have met in person hired on straight out of CDL school , trained for 3 weeks and is on his first solo run tonight.

For him, $70k + gross in his first year is great!

Just to show it is possible.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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How old is too old?

58 is around the industry average age. I see no problem entering the industry now - as long as you can pass the physical requirements - you will be fine.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Truckers Road Atlas - we buy? or are they in the trucks?

RM is always a good investment. $38 is a good price. Hard copy maps never malfunction,and double as great place mats.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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MTC Truck Driving School in MO

Hello,

Just about ready to start my new career. I am all lined up to begin my training with CR England. However I recently ran across a school based in Missouri called MTC. I have spoken to the representative and seems to have been approved with school at their location and a pre hire letter from a major carrier (ROEHL). Does anyone have any comments about the school or its program? Should I consider going or stick with CR England? Please let me know. Thanks for you help!! Trevor

IMO, I always recommend attaining your CDL at your own expense and avoiding company sponsored programs.

Roehl has a fairly good reputation - CRE does not.

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