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Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Finishing school on Thursday

Week 7. I am now running with my codriver and on load 3 for the week. Things are looking up.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Finishing school on Thursday

Stone cold you can pm me your number and I can try to help you.... Or I can give you mine

I have only had one solo load and one relay since training ended. Thank you for the advice on hours, I now understand why my trainer instructed me to stop 90 minutes before my daily hours ran out.

I am happy to give you my number, I am now on day 5 of this layover and 1,000 miles in the last 21days is hurting. My savings are nearly gone and I had to have my tag returned from my truck to keep my license. I have every intention of completing my contract, just wish I had saved more money before jumping on this adventure.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Finishing school on Thursday

Something here is very wrong. I'm curious to hear if other drivers you've spoken with are having the same experience.

I don't know what to make of the stories from the other drivers I meet. I waited a total of 13 days for a load delivered on time, was instructed to pick up another load and relay to Cedar Rapids terminal. That was Friday morning... My team driver is waiting for me in a hotel in Okc and I can only hope things improve fast. All but 4 of us that went to school together have quit. I under stand I must ride out my contract, but this is really bad.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Timing gets blurry for me here. Next load goes to Tx. Learn the road from Ut to Tx that runs through Co is scary.... Arrive in Tx and wait 2 days for load to Ks. Deadhead to Ne for load, relay to terminal in Okc and wait 5 days...training complete. Assigned new truck and solol load, arrive at shipper to learn load was taken hours early by different shipper.

Now the learning curve.... Instructed to drive 30+ miles to drop empty, then wait 8 more days for next load. The empty move resets layover pay...where the story goes from here, I don't know yet. Total miles thus far, approx 5,750. Must be more frugal, money is getting low.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Finishing school on Thursday

Training: Day 1-3, sat in trainer's truck waiting for a load. Day 4, get load from Florida to Texas. Day 6-8, wait for load. Day 9, get load from Tx to Az and another " city run " ( 32 miles ). Day 10 - 12, wait for load. ( Overhear trainer express concern about lack of miles with what I assume is the load manager. Day 13, get load to Tx. Days 14/15, wait for load.

Day 16, get load to NJ. Arrive at shipper, must wait 2 days for shipping to be open. Approx day 19, get load to CA, and instructions to stop while in CA for pm service. Arrive 4 hours early for pm service to find 6am appt was a farce. 2 days later, pm service is complete but no sleep at terminal. Have to run load to Ut.

Timing gets blurry for me here. Next load goes to Tx. Learn the road from Ut to Tx that runs through Co is scary.... Arrive in Tx and wait 2 days for load to Ks. Deadhead to Me for load, relay to terminal in Okc & wait 5 days...training complete. Assigned new truck and solol load, arrive at shipper to learn load was taken hours early by different shipper.

Now the learning curve.... Instructed to drive 30+ miles to drop empty, then wait 8 more days for next load. The empty move resets layover pay...where the story goes from here, I don't know yet. Total miles thus far, approx 5,750. Must be more frugal, money is getting low. Message on Qualcomm says freight is currently slow.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Crst pays split miles not split pay.. you should be making .25cpm... as for teaming with a new student you don't have to. you can find someone with experience but that is harder... I'm going to need a co driver in two weeks... hit me up if you need a co driver still... I've been with Crst for 5 months Now...

Crst splitting pay is the same as splitting miles. I ran a load, 611 miles and total earning for that day was $76.37. I am 7 weeks in and am on day 13 sitting at the terminal waiting on a load. 28 days of training = 17 days with miles and 11 without. I am sure it will get better.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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[CRST] 5 month mark!

is he a lease op or company trainer... lease ops can pick and choose thier loads which will hurt your pocket but hang in thier Cuz it will get better as long as you show you can pick up and deliver on time everytime and don't hit anything...

He is a company trainer that doesn't seem to worry about being late.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Finishing school on Thursday

You are correct about the company I picked being Csrt. I am currently training and really wish this guy wanted miles as badly as I do. I lay here having just finished my 11 hours @ 12.5ยข per mile and have to wonder what all the hype was about. I like driving and take safety seriously, always have. I guess I am just too motivated because I am new to the game. The game plan is to keep my mouth shut and pretend I am satisfied with this situation until I have enough experience to leverage more miles and/or more cpm. I don't have a place other than the truck and have lived the nomad lifestyle too long to be hindered by it.

In conclusion, assuming I complete my contract in good standing, is there any path I should gear for? I am in this for the long haul and originally had my sights on becoming an O/O. After reading several threads here.....I get the feeling that's a huge gamble.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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[CRST] 5 month mark!

I have noticed that my trainer doesn't share my sense of urgency. I heard him call to voice concern about " city/short runs" and cringed as I can only assume that went to annoy a person flooded with calls. I can tell I have a lot to learn and maybe witnessing this particular type of character serves to show me that this may be a situation created before I jumped in the truck. There is no way I am gonna give up as I REALLY don't miss roofing.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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[CRST] 5 month mark!

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2 weeks in and a grand total of 4,000 miles for for my team. I have talked with 4 other people I went to school with and am hearing the same from them. I am really hoping that they are simply restricting miles during this 28 day training period because $140 a week is hard to swallow.

Currently in another 2-3 day wait for a load. It has to get better....

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Oh it will! Don't you worry. Heck, we're getting into back to school season which blends into the holidays. You'll be running hard before too long. Remember, these trucking companies can't make truck payments turning those kind of wimpy miles. They've gotta get those wheels turning. And every company goes through peaks and valleys with freight from time to time.

Stay in communication with dispatch and be prepared for whatever freight you get. Don't aggravate them in the offices. Don't threaten anyone. Just be "professionally kind and relentless" in the pursuit of more miles. Nobody is happy when those wheels aren't turning. Things will pick up again. They always do.

You said to communicate with dispatch, my only interaction is putting macros into the QC. I assumed calling for any reason was out of the question as my whole 2 weeks of experience probably means I would only embarrass myself. Thank you for the feedback and advice folks. It really is appreciated.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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[CRST] 5 month mark!

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2 weeks in and a grand total of 4,000 miles for for my team. I have talked with 4 other people I went to school with and am hearing the same from them. I am really hoping that they are simply restricting miles during this 28 day training period because $140 a week is hard to swallow.

Currently in another 2-3 day wait for a load. It has to get better....

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I'm with Crst to and freight is a little slow right now or was and now starting to pick up... last week in 7 or 8 days had 3 34 restarts... one of them couldn't help Cuz a Crst driver hit a traffic control device in Portland and every truck that was in Portland that day got grounded... we been moving since Friday and got two pre loads to Chicago then to New Jersey out of Atlanta

Thank you. What is a pre load and is it available to company drivers?

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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[CRST] 5 month mark!

2 weeks in and a grand total of 4,000 miles for for my team. I have talked with 4 other people I went to school with and am hearing the same from them. I am really hoping that they are simply restricting miles during this 28 day training period because $140 a week is hard to swallow.

Currently in another 2-3 day wait for a load. It has to get better....

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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[CRST] 5 month mark!

I'm finishing school Thursday and heading to Atlanta for Crst. Thank you for sharing your experience with us

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Finishing school on Thursday

As I understand it, wrapping up school = I will be sent to Atlanta to begin an orientation. I am concerned. I have still never spoken with anyone from the company up to this point and I am not exactly thrilled by the prospect of being forced to team drive with another student for my first year on the road. Did choosing to attend school lock me into a debt of thousands of dollars?

Is a year of safe driving a bare minimum before I can consider looking for a company that would allow me to drive solo?

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