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Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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VA DOT shut our whole company down

Pulled in the scale in Virginia this morning, noticed 2 other trucks in my company parked in the back. The guy on the speaker said, "pull around and go sit with the rest of them until we get some money from your company".

I guess they owed Virginia 700 bucks and they were shutting all of us down in VA until they were paid Lol.

I only had to wait 1.5 hours until it was paid but the other guys were there for almost 3 hours.

First time I've ever experienced that!

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Hate eating out, tips for eating on the road?

Better picture straight on flatbed trucker with equipment bike stepladder strapped to the back of truck

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Flatbed Variety

brand new boom crane loaded on flatbed trailermetal slabs loaded and strapped on flatbed trailerliquid storage bins strapped in rows on flatbed trailer in parking lotbuilding material loaded and strapped vertically on flatbed trailerutility truck bed units strapped on flatbed trailermetal coils loaded on flatbed trailer with eyes horizontal at nightWestern Express loaded flatbed trailermetal coils loaded and strapped with eyes horizontal on flatbed trailer

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Hate eating out, tips for eating on the road?

I have a microwave. I buy all sorts of foods like pre cooked chicken wings, TV dinners, mozzarella sticks, pretty much everything in the frozen appetizers section Lol. I have a generator that I keep on my tarp rack to power it. I'm sure you could put one on the catwalk if you don't have a rack like this. I have the extension cord all coiled up by the passenger door and just run it outside to plug it into the generator.

truck drivers flatbed securement equipment stepladder bicycle strapped to back of truck

Posted:  3 years ago

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First big load with trainer...

Just don't get fuel or eat a big dinner!

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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CPM or Percentage Pay

I guess we were typing at the same time. Figure all those miles out in the bottom half of the above post at the 40 cents and see start you would have made.

If you have time to figure out the miles city to city in the top half of the post, do that too And see if you would have made more on mileage or percentage.

Also keep track of everything when you're with your trainer. And see which makes more.

I think everyone gets an equal shot at the loads in their area, at least it was like that when i worked there. They usually gave me higher paying loads early in the day. That's why I always tried to sleep where I was delivering and get unloaded early. we sent an 'empty' message to our fleet managers back then and they called us back with a choice of 3 loads to pick from.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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CPM or Percentage Pay

OK they did tell us mileage lol. OK here's a bunch of loads that I have written down.

I'll write city to city, how much it paid the truck and how much it would pay you at your 26%

1. Wallingford CT to Charlotte NC paid 757 and would pay you 196.82
2. Chester SC to Winchester MA paid 1564 and would pay you 406.64
3. Willimantic CT to Fredericksburg VA paid 399 And would pay you 103.74
4. Hampton VA to Bloomsburg PA paid 624 and you would make 162.24
5. Wilkes Barre PA to Solon OH paid 525 and you would make 136.50
6. Medina OH to Roanoke rapids NC paid 945 and you would make 245.70
7. Dudley NC to Westfield MA paid 1608 And you would make 418.08
8. Westfield MA to Easton, PA paid 600 and you would make 156
9. Nazareth PA to Potomac MD paid 625 and you would make 162.50

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Here's some I have written with mileage and how much it paid the truck. You can figure out the mileage pay since I don't know how much they pay. I figured out how much 26 percent pays you in each one.

1. 165 miles, $600 . percentage $156
2. 100 miles, $244 . percentage $63.44
3. 113 miles, $243 . Percentage $63.10
4. 429 miles, $639 . Percentage $166.14
5. 340 miles, $650 . Percentage $169
6. 469 miles, $728 . Percentage $189.28
7. 418 miles, $848 . Percentage $220.48
8. 164 miles, $570 . Percentage $148.20
9. 334 miles, $539 . Percentage $140.14
10. 502 miles, $792 . Percentage $205.92
11. 338 miles, $621 . Percentage $161.46

I hope this helps . I always ran percentage on the line haul division.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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CPM or Percentage Pay

Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not sure if they told us how many miles it was or just how much money it pays the truck. (I was on percentage when i worked there) I'll let you know when I look later.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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CPM or Percentage Pay

When I go home later, I'll look at my old tmc records and see if I have it written down how many miles and how much it paid the truck on every load so you can get an idea of what you want to choose.

You'll see when you're with a trainer what will be better for you. When he chooses his load look at the dispatched miles and how much it pays the truck.

How much is starting pay per mile?

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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CDL student looking for advice

Some more stuff I remember after looking at my pay papers. Breakdown pay was 100 dollars and nyc borough pay was 20 dollars when you went into Manhattan, Brooklyn, bronx, queens, Staten Island (I squeezed 20 out of them for long island a few times Iol). They also have stop pay which was I believe 20 dollars per stop if more than one. I have nothing bad to say about that company, they always treated me right and Im probably gonna go back to them one day.

We ran paper logs back then and I always tried to sleep at my consignee, so I had maximum hours the next day to go again. Be prepared to tarp almost everyday, and deliver & pick up everyday on the line haul division.

When you're done with your trainer, contact me and I'll tell you how to set up the fancy 3 door cabinets on the back of the tractor the best way ever (With your flatbedding equipment [chains, coil racks, coil mats, steel/lumber/padding/smoke tarps, straps, edge protectors, bungees, etc] I even carried a small generator in there).

I'll also tell you the best way to raise and haul around a bad tire (you'll have to carry them around with you for awhile until you can get rid of it at an authorized place).

If I remember more stuff I'll let you know.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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CDL student looking for advice

Hey Jose, I use to work for tmc years ago. They treated me pretty well, I got home at noon most Fridays and left out Sunday nights/ Monday mornings most weeks.

My fleet manager was pretty good to me. I live in New Jersey and it was almost like clockwork every Wednesday night to be heading to Massachusetts area to deliver Thursday. That was usually followed by a drop and hook pre loaded trailer at a Lowes distribution in Westfield, Massachusetts to be delivered Friday morning in a Northeastern new Jersey Lowes store. Lowes unloaded us between 6 and 7 am and always got a load of shingles out of Owens Corning in Kearny, nj and was home by noon because i only live an hour away from kearny. That was followed by a Monday delivery anytime before 330, 4pm usually only 4 to seven hours away, so i left Sunday nights, Monday mornings depending on how far it was. This was a number of years ago, so I don't know if they still have those accounts.

I was all over the place east of Mississippi river every week. The only times I was west of the Mississippi river was when I told my fleet manager to keep me out longer because I didn't want to go home.

I made about 700 to 1200 weekly. I think they paid ten dollars to tarp back then. I made about 27,28 percent most of the time ( I liked to idle while not driving when it was hot outside) .

Truck went 65mph Peterbilt 379 13 speed Eaton.

This is all older information, maybe some one that's worked there more recently can help you better.

Any other questions feel free to ask

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