Profile For Stephen H.

Stephen H.'s Info

  • Location:
    FL

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 2 months ago

Stephen H.'s Bio

I got my CDL back when I was 21, I worked OTR for MS carriers, now swift! I am much older now and want to get back into trucking and current;y going thorough a driving school. Looking for honest feedback on what company to work for.

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Posted:  7 years ago

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Is Per Diem good or bad?

I'm not familiar with Per Diem and I have mixed feelings because I hear people say that its good and I hear people say that its bad. Id like to hear from others who have gone before what they feel about Per Diem so I can make a decision whether or not its for me. So if anyone can help me understand whats best , Per Diem or NON- Per Diem , that would be awesome! I greatly appreciate anyone's feedback! Thanks in advanced!!! :)

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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What are the best Companies to Drive for??? - student driver out of Tampa Fl

With Werner, you get 1 day off for every 6 days out if over the road. They have a 3M account that gets you home evry other weekend but I believe you are to far south for that. You should be able to get on with a reefer company with all that citrus down there. Regional runs will get you home every weekend for your reset. Usually you will get home Friday evenings and then pull back out Sunday nights.

That sounds good to me, any company, I should be looking at.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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What are the best Companies to Drive for??? - student driver out of Tampa Fl

Hey Stephen, it is tough being in Florida as you are finding out. I think that Knight has some regional work down in that area. The kind of time off you are wanting is going to be tough to find. You may have to settle for less time off for at least a year until you get yourself established. Regional opportunities are going to be more likely to have more time off than OTR.

I'm okay with that, I know I need to establish some drive time before I can be picky, what's the best case see rid home time you think? How many days home is regional?

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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What are the best Companies to Drive for??? - student driver out of Tampa Fl

The best companies to drive for are the one you just left and the one you want to go to.

Seriously, one day off for seven days on the road is about the norm. Flat bedders can get five days out and weekends off in some cases.

Yes your right and I'm okay with that to start earning my strips.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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What are the best Companies to Drive for??? - student driver out of Tampa Fl

The best companies to drive for are the one you just left and the one you want to go to.

Seriously, one day off for seven days on the road is about the norm. Flat bedders can get five days out and weekends off in some cases.

Thanks for the post, I'm okay with 7 to 10 days out, so you think knight is okay..

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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What are the best Companies to Drive for??? - student driver out of Tampa Fl

Werner has a dedicated route in Florida with Home Depot.. Train over the road with them and you will be done in about 4 weeks. While training call driver placement and tell them you want to be on dedicated account. They usually have a waiting list but not more than 6 months.

Thanks for the post, werner told me that my chances of me getting a dedicated route are slim to none.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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What are the best Companies to Drive for??? - student driver out of Tampa Fl

Hey Stephen, it is tough being in Florida as you are finding out. I think that Knight has some regional work down in that area. The kind of time off you are wanting is going to be tough to find. You may have to settle for less time off for at least a year until you get yourself established. Regional opportunities are going to be more likely to have more time off than OTR.

Thanks, so much, what are regional home times, I'm okay with earning my wings and sacraficing, you think knight is better than weren't. We're net keeps you out for 14 days, I'm sure I can find something better than that right? They also told me that the dedicated routes are driver unload with a huge waiting list. I've been seriously looking at knight, however i don't like that i have to return the equipment, however it's not too bad i just live about 45 mind away. What's your take on weren't verses knight, as long as I'm t aken care of I'm good all around.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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What are the best Companies to Drive for??? - student driver out of Tampa Fl

I live in the Tampa Florida I have my CDL class A and I am taking a refresher course because I have no recent experience. So I'm looking for some of the bets companies to work for that will get me home 7 to 10 days at least and pay good, that will allow me to also take home the equipment. The school im going to is recruiting for Werner... but they are only offering OTR 14 days+ home for 2 and the pay sucks. I also need reimbursement for school and better pay for training too with little turnaround, as they will keep me with a trainer for up to 6 weeks. If anyone has any ideas please let me know what companies I should start looking at because the school im going to is not helpful at all, they are keeping me in a limited box of a few selected companies telling me I wont find anyone else. Please help!!! I'm also looking at knight as well, just look for some good honest direction.

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