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  • Location:
    Raleigh, NC

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Don't fall for it!

The companies will constantly try to convince you to lease, here is something you should expect. Pretty convincing, don't fall it everyone!

Hi Daniel,

The pay for O/O is $1.065 PM. And the fuel sur charge is paid on all miles. You ran 10,648 in your last 30 days. Had you been an owner operator you would have made around $4317. That is after all your expenses except taxes. Do you want to make more money? Give me a call so we can answer any questions you have.

$1.065 PM + FSC aint bad, depending what the actual contract looks like. But leasing and owning isn't for everyone.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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A special "Thank You" to StarCar for some Great Advice that helped me significantly!

The way we at Stevens teach going down major mountains is this.

If Not using your Jake Brake slow down to the Highest gear in Low range. (4th on an 8 speed, 5th on a 10 speed) Use light steady pressure (7 to 10 pounds) of applied pressure to hold RPMs around 1500.

If using your Jake Brake slow down to the Lowest gear in High range. (5th on an 8 speed, 6th on a 10 speed) Use light steady pressure (7 to 10 pounds) of applied pressure to hold RPMs around 1500.

Its slow but very easy and safe.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Trucking Companies with APU

Stevens Transport has APUs is the entire fleet, and no plans to do away with them. Like you Im a tech junkie and I wouldnt do without my APU.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Some information on the trucking industry.

How was Stevens schooling and what has been your overall impression of Stevens Transport?

I have been very happy at Stevens. Been here 2.5 years now. Went through the school there, through training, solo company for a very short time. Leased a truck abd then recently became a trainer. Now Im about to buy a truck and stay here a few more years at least.

All in all they are a great training company. Most do their 1 year and move on and thats fine. Its a good plave to get your start.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Some information on the trucking industry.

Thank you for the information Corporal Clegg. I am looking the CSA site over and there is some good here. I live in the D/Fw area and I am thinking of starting with FFE as they are based out of Dallas. I have also been curious about the best way to start in the industry, should I go through the carrier sponsored school and sign the one year contract or would it be better for me to find a reputable school in my area and get my CDL from them?

Nothing wrong with starting at FFE. Stevens (who I am with) is also in the Dallas area and would be a fine choice as well. As for schooling, its really up to you and what works for you. Nothing wrong with going to a company sponsored school or going private.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Some information on the trucking industry.

I dont know any companies that will make you stay out 6 months at a time. Most Over the road companies are in the 4 to 6 weeks out range. That pay is about right the first 6 months up to a year but it goes up.

The points thing is called CSA 2010 and its complicated. There is a whole Federal site about it here.

http://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/default.aspx

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Update from Corporal Clegg

Just curious, why are you opting to purchase a different used truck instead of buying out the one you've been leasing?

Stevens lease is NOT a lease purchase, so that was not an option. One of the nice things about their lease though is that you can swap trucks anytime you want. in this 2 year lease this is my 3rd truck. Its a 2013 Peterbilt 587. And actually, you couldnt run fast enough to give me this thing. I gotta get back in a KW :P

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Update from Corporal Clegg

The Best of Luck to you, in your new adventure. You seem to have what it takes to come out of it on top.

So...are ya gonna train with your new truck ?? Or just go solo....

Thank You Starcar. Im going to continue training, but Im going to take a little more time between students. I like my alone on the road time as well :P

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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On the Road Again!

Cool man. I hope all goes well for you. I noticed your from Nacogdoches and so I have to tell you this story.

This couple stops at a Truck Stop in Nacogdoches, TX and are in line at the Burger King. The young couple are having a little argument about how to pronounce the name of the town so when they get to the counter the girl asks the blond order taker, How do you pronounce the name of this place ... and she answers slowly "Bur" "ger" "King"

HAHAHA

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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MVR Question

I went to http://www.hireright.com/Consumers-Applicants.aspx#RequestForm

Just click "Request Copy of My Background" and you can fill out a form. Just filled mine out so in ~15 days I should have something.

Hey thanks for that !!

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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New Trucker Needs Advice

This is the guide I use. You can find it in most truck stops usually, but seems to be in short supply lately. The new one must be about to come out.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Update from Corporal Clegg

Hi guys, Its been a while. Very different looking forum. `

Anyway I thought I would post an update. I have very much enjoyed being a trainer since I started that. I have met some very interesting people. Mostly all good. All of my trainees so far have been easy to get along with. It is cool watching someone who has struggled and then it finally clicks and they get it.

My lease at Stevens is coming to an end and I have been giving a lot of thought over the last few months as to what I want to do next. Should I lease again? Should I stay at Stevens or move on? Where do i want to be in say ... 5 years? How will I get there?

Leasing at Stevens I really had 2 goals and I reached them both. First I wanted to make more money than I would have had I stayed Company and I have by quite a bit. Second I wanted to learn as much as I could about running a truck as a business and I feel I have accomplished that as well. It has been a challenge at times but overall it has been a rewarding experience.

So we come to the "now" and after doing lots of research and talking it over with my wife I have decided not to lease again, but instead I am going to purchase a truck from Stevens and Im going to stay there for at least the next 2 years.

Im buying a 2010 KW T2000, Cummins ISX 15 / 450HP, 13 speed Eaton Fuller. Its funny to me that Im going back to the very first truck I started out in at Stevens, only it had a Cat Engine. I am very much looking forward to overcoming the challenges ahead and I fully expect to be even more profitable than before. Some will scoff at this idea, and that is fine. I have a very well laid out plan for getting through the next 5 years. Im sure there will be bumps and maybe even a few detours from that path but ultimately I will accomplish what I have set out before me.

Good luck to you all and hello to my old friends on here.

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