Profile For Flightmedic

Flightmedic 's Info

  • Location:
    Chattanooga, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years ago

Flightmedic 's Bio

Name is Jason, and I am going to work after a year off due to injuries sustained in an accident (not motor vehicle). I lost my left leg below the knee, but as soon as I get my SPE back, I'm going back on the road with Watkins Shepherd.

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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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I got a pre-hire from West Side Transport

Well the training part you shouldn't care about at all. That's super temporary and you really want to make long term decisions.

Now my first thought when I see the 47 cpm for short haul is that there are probably a lot of short runs, like under 500 miles. Did they say where they draw the line between short haul and long haul?

The numbers seem decent though. You'll want to find out what the average driver makes per week. They should be able to tell you that no problem. Some drivers are looking to be home quite often so they're happy to make less money to do so. Others want to make all the money they possibly can regardless of how often they get home. So the earning potential with a regional gig like that can vary quite a bit. I was in a regional division for US Xpress for a couple of years that got me home every weekend and I had no problem getting 2,500-3,000 miles each week. But that's a big company with a lot of freight and I had an awesome dispatcher that knew I ran like the Energizer Bunny so he'd load the miles on me and let me figure it out. I also had paper logbooks so I could lie like a rug. But I'm confident most of it could have been done on electronic logs.

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My recruiter told me this morning rookies average about 950 per week. Combination of short and long hauls bring the average cpm to 43. Seems like a great company!

Any WST trainers part of our community?

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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West Side Transport

I'm also going to work with them. Orientation is Monday 11-2. As of yesterday the 900 per week minimum is no longer just 9 weeks, but indefinite. Sounds like a fantastic company.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Do you have to take a road sign test to get your cdl permit ?

In Tennessee you have to take a standard vision test (20/20 and able to recognize colors)

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Graduated and passed my tests...Comcar bound

Well I passed my road, yard, and pretrip today. I'm very proud of my self for accomplishing this! 😊

I will be going to orientation with ComCar in Savanah on 11/2.

I just wanted to say thank you for this site as it had been a tremendous help in many decisions and also offering encouragement.

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