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Posted:  8 years, 2 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:  8 years, 2 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:  8 years, 4 months ago

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GPS trucking apps

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

Posted:  8 years, 4 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:  8 years, 4 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:  8 years, 4 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:  8 years, 4 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:  8 years, 4 months ago

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My trainer just snapped

Anything new yet?

Posted:  8 years, 4 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:  8 years, 9 months 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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