Profile For WATERBOY

WATERBOY's Info

  • Location:
    PITTSBURGH, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 6 months ago

WATERBOY's Bio

HI EVERYONE.MY NAME IS ANDY AND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT THIS SITE BRETT STARTED IS AWSOME IT HELPS YOU STOP AND THINK ABOUT YOURE THOUGHTS AND DECISIONS IN THE TRUCK LIFE SO HATS OFF TO ALL YOU NEWBEES AND OLD HEADS KEEP THE RUBBER DOWN ..

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Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Some help please

My name is andy. And wanted to ask if any of you guys would be able to help me in the right direction. I have a accident on my record nobody was hurt and that's the only one I got in 15 years but the simple fact is its on there now and I can't do anything about it accept wait 3 years. But I didn't realize how hard is is to find a job my question is. Is this the end of my career for a wile should I find a different line of work if so I'm screwed it's all I know. Any feed back would be great thanks again for reading

Posted:  4 years ago

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Just responding

Hay guys thanks for all the responses.and this time I did put spell checker on but I also got three possible local positions and I promise not to vent no more. I jus was unaware that some over the road driving jobs paid so little off the get. So lesson learned. But thanks guys and have a safe day...

Posted:  4 years ago

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Help me i just wanted a job

lol

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There are a couple threads here about starting salaries. Sounds like you were making about what any first year driver would, sadly your local experience is not OTR experience, and there is a little more to OTR than there is to local. So I'm going to say, no, you wont make more than that your first year.

Phil

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There is nothing more to deal with OTR than there is local until you get into oversized loads. You still need to find the delivery or pickup location in either case.

Please enlighten everyone about how you have to do more OTR than you do local? I still have to run a log book, I still have the same hours of service, I have to deal with traffic, city driving, mountain driving, high winds, snow and ice etc. I can put in 600 miles in a day or I can put in 60. All that means is that on the short mile day I was out of the truck more than in it and I moved more pieces of equipment or preloaded more trailers.

I get directions that are much worse than you get. You at least get an address. My very first load the directions were to go to a small town and drive around and I would find it. Turned out that the site was 14 miles south of town and 2 miles out through a wheat field.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Help me i just wanted a job

Thanks I'll give it a shot

Andy, the biggest mistake you made was thinking you were too good for Prime's training program. As Daniel said, sacrifices have to be made. You should have just sucked it up, swallowed your pride and jumped through their hoops, all while keeping your eye on the prize. If you would have done that, you would probably be in a much better position now.

Now don't make that same mistake again. Find a company and do what they require of you, no questions asked. These companies don't owe you a thing, man. Not a single, solitary thing. If you show even a hint of self-centered entitlement, they'll sniff it out and your situation will rapidly deteriorate. If you humble yourself, you will be exalted. If you exalt yourself, you will be humbled.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Help me i just wanted a job

hi my name is andy and to make it quick becouse i just want to read some answers and please if you have nothing nice to say leave youre comment somwhere els.but to make it quick i worked at a local mill transporting liquid and dry bulk to other plants and to are sister plants but i drove tanker all my life driving truck but anyway this plant shut down and i had to find somthing 1st i tried prime but made it as far as a grayhound bus ride becouse thay wanted me to go out with a trainer for 6 weeks and ill be damed if the guys were going to make money off of my 70 houre clock when i know for a fact i just got out of a trucking company days ago but thay wanted me to train there way but come on guys i just couldnt do it im sorry for that but it was my choise i thought it was stupid..ok 2nd i decided to go with another company witch is called najavo now i really have nothing bad to say about this company all the people i have come in contact with like the yard jockeys and staff and the maintnence guys and other drivers thay all have been pretty cool ,,,but since ive been with them which is this june i have avraged 400 a week that is it,and ive done everything the other drivers told me to do and to be honest guys i cant afford it any longer now i got to pay for insurance which makes my take home even less and it was hard for me to put apps in becouse i stayed out for 3 weeks at a time but i put a few in but nothing yet is trucking over the road that bad or is it just my luck but thats it guys no bullcrap 400 a week is all i have made my bigest check was 778 for the week and thats when i 1st started. im sure ill get a lot of ignort feed back frome this post but this website is my favoret and i made alot of friends hear and i have read a lot of good things some sucessful and some not but thanks for letting me vent and wish me luck if you have any local trucking company in pittsburgh pa drope me a line i need somthing fast but i know right now its going to be a sad holiday for me but evean a job would bring my spirets up right now im not felling to good about myself and if anybody has been there thay know what im talking about be safe people and have a good upcoming holiday....THANKS ANDY

Posted:  4 years ago

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Exact First Year Income. Week by Week!

I thought to myself, what is something that TT doesn't have?

We can tell you that you will make between X and Y amount per year and that the paychecks are inconstant.

But do we have a detailed breakdown of a drivers first year income? Not until now!

I just finished my first year and this entire year I have been writing down the details of every single paycheck.

You can notice many patterns. Take a look!!!

During training, I made 350-450$. I did not write this down but I did include it in my first years total income.

Brett, we have a lot of people looking for the first years pay. And there's no finer example than this thread. Please find a way to use this thread, whether it be an article or whatever else you can do. I worked on this information for a year, don't let it go to waste haha!

Just thought I would add my thought or I'm just venting since my experience with Najavo since August this is my last week I have averaged 400 a week with this company I live in Pittsburgh and I'm sure I can find something els I just didn't have time on the road to fallow threw any interviews but I'm so upset I'm sick over it

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Truck condition

can anyone tell me the condition of the trucks najavo trucking runs if there set up nice how old all that stuff

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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SWIFT TRAINING NOT SO SWIFT

Hi my name is andy and i just wanted to say you cant goby what you hear all the time...allthough swift got a bad rap there are some people that would work no where els thay do have great drivers there you make it what you want out of it..its all about you and what you want after all youre the driver or soon to be..

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Najavo trucking

hi guys i was wondering if there was anybody hear that drove or new anything about najavo trucking i was wondering to see if was a good over the road company i did some reserch on them and there is not a lot so is there anyone who drove for them on hear or know somebody that did or is i would love some feedback let me know..

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Just thanking

thank-you-2.gif I just want to take a moment and thank all new and old school drivers for all there posts. its all helpful. everything on this site you can take with youre own stride. but it does help. somtimes i think of trucking in somway like its own entity. it almost is like a biker gang if thats not offending anyone i thinks its kinda cool. but in all seriousness it is a profession that you got to take with care and be wise.becouse it can be scarry somtimes and some of us do take moments and think of what we sacerfice to make a living then most people .some people that are in foure weelers look up at us with dirty looks but if thay would take a moment and say wow this guy or girle spends weeks and meny houres behind the wheel to deliver things i take for granit.but i guss we all make sacrifices. so i cant judge.SO YHANK YOU BRETT AQUILLA for this great site and to all keep safe ill be here reading.have a good day everyone where ever you are....Andy

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Line haul..i cant wait

dancing.gifthank-you-2.gifrofl-1.gifthank-you.gif i will don't worry it's on the line ill keep you posted thanks all

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Big changes coming soon.......hopefully!

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Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Line haul..i cant wait

Thanks all

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Line haul..i cant wait

hi all after reading 6 string and his log to success.i started my self a wile back i went to prime trucking for there traning allthough i hav nothing bad to say about the way things went it's just not the rout i wanted right now but i had to find out myself.so my next thing was to chase a job my friend works at witch is old dominion.another great company and so far i made it to the call itself.then the long app process.and now soon to come the interview/driving test/drug test/interview.it;s been so long since iv'e been on a interview and it's a little difrent with a job you don't want to slip away but ill keep everyone posted how it went wish me luck guys i need this and be safe everyone and good luck to all that are in school wish you well...

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Big changes coming soon.......hopefully!

I wish you the best of luck and hope to see you down the road some day you and 6 string will all be familly soon and i cant waite im so nervouse about tomorrow a cant even spell but i need this bad i cant wait see ya soon....ANDY

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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It's officially official!

Ill be there soon just hold on for me im right behind you

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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It's officially official!

I start my jurney tomorrow july 9th my interview i want this job so bad i can taste it but got to go threw the rops like everyone els come on old dominion also good luck to ya

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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LTL Trucking - My linehaul job

Im starting with old diminion myself now would you rather line haul or do local or should i say what makes more and wats the differance how does line haul work

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Prime

Dont know how to get my pm on this site sorry can you help

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Prime

After we get off the bus do thay pick you up there **** i worry about to much stuff then i forget

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