Profile For TruckingVA

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  • Location:
    VA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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    4 years ago

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Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Quick question

I emailed my recruiter and asked to postpone my orientation until 9-5-18 for family reasons and I gave her a reason. Hopefully I can postpone it.

I'm sure they'll work with you. You did the right thing by keeping them in the loop and not just blowing them off. You won't find a better company to start with.

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Update email address

Just send me your new email address: brett@truckingtruth.com

Sent, thank you

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Update email address

Is there a way to update my email address on here? I'd like to get notifications when a thread I'm following has new activity but can't access the old email account

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Trans Am orientation

Did you go to TransAm? How was/is it?

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Recently completed orientation @ Con - Way Truckload

I am a recent CDL graduate. I obtained my CDL from Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. I just finished Con - Way's Orientation on 8/20/2015, in Joplin , MO. I am currently waiting on my finisher to begin my 7,500 miles of training. This is my first trucking company, so I am still brand new. So far Con-way seems like a great company to work for. They are very organized and professional oriented. They have already supplied me with a wealth of knowledge and information to help me with my transition. I will update when I begin my OTR training. If anyone has any questions about the Joplin facility or the orientation process, I will gladly help out. I will help with more information with driving experience as time goes on. I am excited to begin new career with a great company. If you have any questions, please let me know!!!

Thanks, Powder

Mind sharing your experience and details about orientation?

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Dartco and Dart Express, anyone work there and what are your opinions about them?

Did you go to Dartco? If so, how are they? I'm in the same boat you were...really can't find any info on them.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Total Transportation of Mississippi

Http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/2015/04/24/numerous-citations-for-trucking-company-in-deadly-wreck/26284631/

What's the point of sharing this story? It isn't at all relevant to the subject.

At any rate, I also would like information on Total.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Western express lease purchase....thoughts???

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I forgot to mention.....Schneider doesn't have a school anymore. You have to go a private school before going to Schneider. They have tuition reimbursement up to $6,000.00

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Ive already graduated from school.

Must have missed that part, sorry about that. Consider Schneider then, they have a lot of options depending where you live... OTR, Regional, Intermodal, local. http://schneiderjobs.com/

Posted:  4 years ago

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Western express lease purchase....thoughts???

I forgot to mention.....Schneider doesn't have a school anymore. You have to go a private school before going to Schneider. They have tuition reimbursement up to $6,000.00

Posted:  4 years ago

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Western express lease purchase....thoughts???

Hello Old School,

Thanks for pointing out the truth for all the new bees. This forum is awesome. I have been looking everywhere for work and get great job offers but I keep running into the same problem, "No experience doesn't work with our insurance providers." So I have no been looking into companies such as us express and western express. US Express told me they were gonna send me a bus ticket in 2 days!? I ws super excited until I heard the PAY IS 70 A DAY FOR 175 HOURS! thats less then minimum wage! So I called western express and the don't pay for orientation and only pay $2000 a month until your trained then you can go out and make your average of $1200 a week. But They said Iwill be away from my family for 3 weeks. I have kids and a wife I don't want to be gone that long, but since I need experience I was just to do it for now until I get my 3 mos. experience. I contacted a good knowledgable driver who told me how these companies make you sign 9 mo contracts with them and a lot of times they will leave you stranded for 3 months. I noticed you said you worked for western express and that made me think different also when reading davids blogs even thinking of leasing a truck because my goal at the end is haul cars with my own tractor. Car haulers is "apparently" the highest paying of them all. Now I am truly confused on whether to just go with this company and test it out or stay local and find work here to avoid driving intrastate. This is really a big decision for me and want make sure I make the right one, or maybe I am just thinking way to much and just get started because I do need money like NOW. Thanks again.

- Jim

$70 - 100 a day is about average for any company during training. Have you you looked into any companies other than USX & WSXI? Schneider & Millis, I believe, are two of the better training companies. Schneider's training process is unique compared to other carriers. Your first week is spent training at their OC, second week spent over the road with a trainer and finally your third week back at the OC for additional training and testing out. I'm not sure what the pay is during training, but I'm sure it's pretty much the same as most places.

Millis has their own school that they require students to attend. It's $500 up front, but if you work for them for a year, you owe nothing else. After school you're with a road trainer 4-6 weeks.

Trainee Pay for Millis is:(from their website)

Days 1-21: $72 per day Days 22-35: $78 per day Days 36 +: $86 per day

Millis has really pretty trucks, too LOL

Posted:  4 years ago

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Western express lease purchase....thoughts???

Trucking VA, welcome to Trucking Truth!

I doubt you will hear anything, I am constantly asking these guys who get into the lease programs to come back and tell us about their new found riches, but sadly, I have yet to hear from any of them. I would seriously like to be proven wrong, because if there is a good solid way to make more money at this, then I am all over it - I am a capitalist at heart, but I'm a realist in my thought processes.

Thanks Old School. The "idea" of owning a truck in 3 years sounds great, but the devil is in the details.

Posted:  4 years ago

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My training at Millis Transfer in Alvarado, Tx

Still with Millis? How's it been?

Posted:  4 years ago

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Western express lease purchase....thoughts???

I would like to hear any update from the OP.

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