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    OH

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Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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About showering....lol

I did my first month with a trainer (Carolina Cargo wtf-2.gif ) And we stopped every day, usually on her time because she was "in charge" so I didn't care much. But we made it a point because we switched our bed every day and didn't want stink from the other person.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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About showering....lol

As a female driver, I can assure you that you will always be able to get a shower. The longest I have ever had to wait was 30mins.

Stick to your route plan and get places early so you will have time to shut down and do that's stuff.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Company Paid Training or No?

Are you planning on being out a lot? What reasons are you looking at them for?

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Blue bloodhound

I just sent him this email so I will hopefully have answers tomorrow. Brents@bluebloodhound.com

So I had a few more questions I just thought of and wanted to ask before I forgot them.

1. Do you provide the type of truck we will be using in the run?(model, gears, etc.) 2. What is the average pay out per run? 3. Are those runs taxed? 4. Do we provide the gas or is all of that taken care of by the company needing the load taken? 5. What all is mentioned in the previous load trip paper? 6. How often are your servers updated and how quick is your company with making sure a load isn't double booked?

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Blue bloodhound

I saw a topic the other day but can't find it. So I'm making a new one. I signed up Saturday night so naturally no one replied to me until today.

So you need 1. 10 years employment history 2. Cdl 3. Mvr 4. Proof of a membership to a drug testing consortium. 5. Cdl medical cards.

it says 24hrs to approve your profile that you have to make but the man i spoke with said it can take up to 5-7 days.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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What's this "BlueBloodhound" thing?

They have been advertising that here in Columbus Ohio too. My sister in law sent it to me because I'm looking for work. Maybe I will call them and get info if anyone wants me to ask them something you can post it here

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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New to intermodal

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It's no more then 150 miles from base is most of the drop off locations

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Do you get paid the same CPM for deadheading?

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yes. All miles paid

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I think once get through the initial learning curve, you should be able to hit and possibly surpass their compensation estimate. Your unknown is wait times, especially if dealing with a live load/unload situation. 50k annually is roughly $25.00 hour; so your $65 for a "live" situation is gone in 2.6 hours.

so you think once I get into itand learn the ttimes of the places and get moving faster with getting my cargo I will make more?

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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New to intermodal

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It's no more then 150 miles from base is most of the drop off locations

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Do you get paid the same CPM for deadheading?

yes. All miles paid

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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New to intermodal

It's no more then 150 miles from base is most of the drop off locations

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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New to intermodal

I appreciate the word of caution. He said 3 to 4 stops a day. And after an hour it's 10 an hour I think.

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28 cents per hub mile. $30 per drop/hook. $65 for live load/unload stops. Average $50k/year

is what jb. Hunt. Offered me. Is that any good?

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That CPM rate seems rather low. What is your average mileage per week? How many trips will you average per day? Find out is there is detention pay and how it works.

A word of caution; some of the worst equipment on the planet is rail trailers and containers. Your pre-trip must be thorough. Keep in mind DOT's favorite camping spot is at or near the entrance of an intermodal yard. Not saying it's bad gig, just be aware of "all" that goes with it.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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New to intermodal

Yeah its mostly the experience part that gets me. I have 3 tickets To all 10mph in my car from a while back. The newest one is over a year old. And 2 of them fall off in 2016.

I only have 6 months experience doing van and ref.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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New to intermodal

28 cents per hub mile. $30 per drop/hook. $65 for live load/unload stops. Average $50k/year

is what jb. Hunt. Offered me. Is that any good?

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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GPS trucking apps

Sorry I'm on my phone so it's harder to quote

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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GPS trucking apps

As much as everyone is saying avoid the cell phone routing I actually bought a randy McNally and it put me under a low bridge twice and yes my settings were correct. I took that back and now I use the smart trucker app and it even does hazmat. 20 bucks a month. No issues. I even double check it before I go out like I do every time.

Double checking the route is part of trip planning. Those low bridges you encountered were most likely listed in a truckers road atlas. The gps is merely a tool, just as an atlas is a tool. You can also call the shipper /receiver for local directions off the main highway. Use all the tools available, don't rely on just one alone.

unfortunately most of the time i get loads where I need help it's a broker load and they can't help because they don't live their or the company is closed (usually deliver in the am.) So I was at a loss. And atlas only help you for highway mostly or am I wrong?

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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GPS trucking apps

As much as everyone is saying avoid the cell phone routing I actually bought a randy McNally and it put me under a low bridge twice and yes my settings were correct. I took that back and now I use the smart trucker app and it even does hazmat. 20 bucks a month. No issues. I even double check it before I go out like I do every time.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New job?

I've looked on indeed and went to their website a few times but I usually get interrupted when trying to look through their stuff.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New job?

Okay, so I've been looking at NFI and I haven't found much information about them on here. Has anyone worked with them on here? Also, me and my better half have been talking about moving back to California and wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions on a company that would treat me good and not have an issue with switching terminals, since I currently live near Columbus, Ohio.

I drive for a local company and have 6 months of driving on November the 8. My issue with my local company is they only pay 32cpm.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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My trainer just snapped

Anything new yet?

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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My trainer just snapped

I really want to know how this turns out. I hope he gets to go home that's bs on the dispatchers part. I've been there before with ****ty Carolina cargo, freaking nightmare of a company.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Glourious Carolina Cargo!

So despite the bad reviews and everyone saying they are the worst company, so far they are good. Being new to the trucking industry and the companies and what to believe, I believe the best thing is learn for yourself. So I'm here... sitting in Motel 6 typing this.

6/7/15, I took my first Greyhound from Zanesville, Ohio to Charlotte, North Carolina. It was a total of 13hrs I believe. Now it being my first time on a greyhound, it really sucked... a lot. But I made it, I think I got a total of 4hrs of sleep through the brakes and the rough stopping. I got on at 3:40pm and got to NC at 4:30am. I am very tired and worn out.

So they picked me up at 7:15am at the station and took me to Mcd's to get some breakfast on them. I appreciated it very much. Then we went to Motel 6 to pick everyone that had checked in the night before. Then we went straight to the terminal to fill out 2 big packets of paper and got our orientation fold. They gave us a couple breaks, very laid back. Then we had lunch, they bought us pizza. After that we talked to dispatch and then learned how to elog some. Obviously you don't really catch onto it until you get to play with it but he gave us a basic rundown. We also did our urine test when we got there. Very easy going. I have no complaints so far. They have been very kind to us and supportive.

Well that's it for day one. I'm pooped. I'm going to bed! I shall update as I go!

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