Profile For Thomas M.

Thomas M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Auxvasse , MO

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 9 months ago

Thomas M.'s Bio

Ready to start a new career as a truck driver..πŸ˜ƒ Any advise from other drivers would be great and Thanks in advance !!

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Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Women Dies helping guide truck into loading dock

Seen this on news http://m.clickondetroit.com/news/woman-run-over-killed-while-working-at-ecorse-steel-plant/32446294 reminded me of the high road guide where it says never lose sight of your spotter

that's sad..

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Trick Drivers Running Nights

Old School,

I am no longer with Celadon. I moved to Crete just after the first of February.

Still having some "growing pains" here. I like the company itself. But things are not what I was promised.

Good money. Good benefits. Home time, not so good. And the big kicker. Miles. They are really down. And it is not so easy to change dispatchers here.

If things keep up, I am going to have one more talk with her about my miles and if that doesn't work, I don't know what I will do.

I have run into two other drivers that have her and they average 3000 miles a week. Both run nights. She wanted me to run nights when I first joined her fleet but I told her no. She didn't like it so I think I am paying the price.

I am averaging just over 2000 miles a week.

But we shall see.

Hope we can meet up. I am in a big red Freightliner now. 34807 is the number. So if you see me, throw a rock at me or something. LOL

Keep it safe out here. The life you save might be your own.

The Blue Angel

Not to butt in.. I am new to the trucker term.. What's restart?

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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PRIME ORIENTATION MAY 4TH

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Wish you all good luck and be safe on the road.. I be watching from the side line waiting for my chance very soon..😊

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My recruiter just call and said she's had a spot in nxt weeks class.. Tempting but I gotta get my last check from my current job first plus I don't feel like retyping my letter resignation lol

I hear ya!! I myself is saving up to cover house payment for couple months so my family don't have to worry while I learn this new careerπŸ‘πŸ‘

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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PRIME ORIENTATION MAY 4TH

Wish you all good luck and be safe on the road.. I be watching from the side line waiting for my chance very soon..😊

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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PRIME ORIENTATION MAY 4TH

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How did you all get on the board with Prime Inc.? I had been looking thru all these trucking company.. My only downfall is no money out of pocket for schooling.. Heard lot of complaint about these starter company as cant making a living,get rip off by the companies,sitting no miles to clear etc... What's everybody input on this TT page bout it.. Thanks everybody for the times.. (I am still learning here)

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Thomas, welcome aboard - I was so glad to see you finished up your statement with I am still learning here... because you have already learned a lot of wrong information!

Keep hanging around here and you will get the truth. We won't sugar coat anything, but you will get to hear from people you can know and trust that are still in the industry because we love what we do, and because we excel at it. Most of the trucking forums are platforms for people who just can't seem to figure out how to make a go of this career to whine and complain with unverifiable reports of how they were cheated by this company or that. Put on your thinking cap for just a minute and think about all the trucks you see out there on the road - there are a lot of drivers out there keeping this economy churning and burning. If you even think for a minute these companies are staying up late trying to figure out the next best way to cheat their drivers out of their pay you are simple indeed. They need their drivers bad, they want to do everything they can to keep good productive drivers on board.

You can make some good solid pay in this business. You are going to have to force yourself to stay away from the nay-saying web sites filled with malcontents. Those are the guys who couldn't keep up their end of the bargain, yet they are too cowardly to face up to the truth and think that if they can insult their former employers well enough that they will somehow apply some mystical balm to their immature egos. Truck driving is a serious job for serious people who don't mind working hard. The great thing about it is that somebody like Prime will give you a shot, and they will even pay all of the cost up front for you to start a new career. I think they are paying about 700 bucks a week now for training, and then they have got all the miles that you can handle once you get to the point of being in your own truck. They won't ever leave you sitting with no miles unless you prove to be unproductive.

Take a leisurely read through our Truck Driver's Career Guide, there's a wealth of great information in there that you will benefit from. Then learn about Company-Sponsored Training by following that link - If you can get an application sent off to someone like Prime, then call and make a follow up inquiry about the status of your application after a couple of days, you could very easily be on the bus on their dime in just a matter of a few short weeks to a promising career. That of course is provided you've got a good clean driving record and criminal record.

Take a look at those links I provided, and then jump back in here with any questions, and I'm sure you will get some good advice from the drivers and students in here.

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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SWIFT in cab cameras

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I heard those cameras have problems working properly. Hint hint wink wink. Just kidding. But if we can get every body art the same time to sing that song. It always feels like somebody's waaaattcchhing meeeeeee it would make a good you tube video

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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PRIME ORIENTATION MAY 4TH

How did you all get on the board with Prime Inc.? I had been looking thru all these trucking company.. My only downfall is no money out of pocket for schooling.. Heard lot of complaint about these starter company as cant making a living,get rip off by the companies,sitting no miles to clear etc... What's everybody input on this TT page bout it.. Thanks everybody for the times.. (I am still learning here)

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Starting a new career

Hey Thomas, the perfect place to start is our Truck Driver's Career Guide. That will cover about every topic imaginable that pertains to getting your trucking career underway. Follow all of the links you come across in that guide.

.. Okay thank you!! I had been learning a lot thru this site.. Only problem I have is that I am a semi deaf with the use of a cochlear implant.. ( like a robotic hearing aids) I seen the list of the dot physical.. Has anybody had a hearing test of a force whisper at 5 ft??

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Starting a new career

Thanks for all the infor.. Been learning a bunch from this site.. Have a safe trip out there.. Hope I meet you all soon once I firgure out which school and time to get it done 😊

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Starting a new career

Sorry, fat fingers as I was scrolling down to type more. The pay scale will be determinate on what type of trucking you plan to do. You can be paid cpm cents per mile, a percentage of the load value or if you're looking for a local route, even by the hour. There are a lot of variables to how your pay will break down once you figure how you want to drive and what. Van, flatbed, reefer, tanker and such all have their perks and all pay differently.

thank you I had been welding for the same factory for 17 yrs due cutback and laying off every year paycheck to paycheck getting smaller.. Always wanted to drive but not sure if its worth walking away from same job all these years.. The $$$ is the deal breaker to do it or not..

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Starting a new career

Question as any newcomer..What's the best way to check out trucking as your next career? And also as income starting out the first yr driving? Thank you..

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