Profile For Shane S.

Shane S.'s Info

  • Location:
    Portland, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 3 months ago

Shane S.'s Bio

I am 21, DOB 09/04/1993. I am working with System Transport driving a flatbed. I have been in my own truck since September 29th, 2015.

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Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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System Transport (Good or Bad)

Please reply Shane S. as I'm curious about System Transport also. I'm a recently graduated CDL driver with no flatbed experience. Please describe orientation and training you went through. Thanks!

You'll go through roughly 4 days of learning how the company works and watching safety videos, a physical, and a urinalysis. After that you will be out with a trainer for 3-8 weeks depending on how well you learn everything and based on how your trainer feels about your ability. I can go into more detail tonight when I have more time. They have been very good to me so far. There had been a few issues but nothing too big. Feel free to email me if I don't respond on here Shane.Schroth@gmail.com That good to anyone and if you do decide to go with them list me as your referral please.

Posted:  6 years ago

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How long to stay at your first company.

Depends on the company mostly but usually it can be a significant difference a lot of the good paying companies won't touch you until a year i would also check local oilfield work if you want to do tanker work they usually pay good and if you're from the area they can get you home almost every night and work it like a regular job with 14 hr shifts.

Okay, thank you. I'm from the Corpus Christi area so the oil field is going pretty good down there. If I did change companies I would do lots of research because wherever I went I know I would need to stay plus I want to build up my 401k while I'm young. I'll most likely stay where I am unless I find something super good that will take me with 6 months experience. Also it may help waiting since I'm only 22. I know a lot of tanker companies want aa minimum age of 23. Thank you for the feedback!

Posted:  6 years ago

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How long to stay at your first company.

I would stick it out until the one year mark and then take your time finding the right place but remember as well home every weekend is damn good home time in this industry and if your getting the miles I would think about sticking it out. A lot of these companies lie their butts off so i would be careful what you do as well.

Alright and my miles are decent, I am Texas regional right now making $0.43/mile on a sliding scale. It's not bad at ask and my company is very honest and straightforward with me which I know is hard to find. I guess I'm being stubborn since I habent had to be away from my fiancé for long periods of time in awhile. How big of a difference will it make on my pay if I wait a full year?

Posted:  6 years ago

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How long to stay at your first company.

I'm sorry if I sounded as if I'm trying to argue. Another issue is I thought my fiancé would be able to come with me after 90 days but she now has a good job. It is very difficult being away from each other and bit knowing when I'll be home.

Posted:  6 years ago

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How long to stay at your first company.

I'm getting home pretty regularly, about every weekend. I was surprised how often I've been getting home since I love near Corpus Christi, TX. I know I would have better options but if I have an opportunity to join a good tanker outfit I would like to but I am worried about that looking bad as far as work history. I chose flatbed because it was more physically demanding but I've gotten to love it. I just would love done more money and to be home almost every night or every night.

Posted:  6 years ago

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Best Flatbed companies for a new student

Thank you for all the great information! I'm excited to go into Flatbed for the challenge and physical aspect of it. I have been looking closely into Both Melton and Western. I don't much pay attention to online reviews do to the fact so many are bogus. I sold programs for an online commerce company and learned all about online reviews. Getting information from you all is helping me greatly! I am leaning toward Melton at this time do to the fact it seems thy pay a little better in several areas. Now looking at Jones Brothers almost makes me want to live in Montana, what beautiful setting in Missoula, MT. Melton seems to be the best fit at this point, but I also have a couple more weeks of school which gives me time to decide and research further :)

Thanks again for your input on this!

I am really liking System Transport, I have been with them since the end of August. If you want any info just PM me.

Posted:  6 years ago

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How long to stay at your first company.

I am currently with a flatbed company and have landed a very good regional job but I am getting to where I miss home. I am looking into finding a tanker job getting me home every night. I want to be home partially because I miss my fiancé and partially because she had some health issues. I would be giving notice ahead of time once I had a job lined up. I know the company I'm at now would hire me back. They are very pleased with me. My question is would 6 months be too soon to switch to another company?

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Flatbed company that will hire a newbie

Thanks you Ernie, I decided to go with System Transport, also known at Trans-system.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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System Transport (Good or Bad)

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They seems to be a very good company. I have got a job offer from them and really am considering it. I know no company is perfect, I am just looking to get treated fairly and not get ripped off.

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My instructor at CDL school (a recently retired driver) said that late in his career, he had spent 2 years researching the best companies to work for, and he finally chose to switch to System because they were "the best company out there."

Awesome, I really appreciate you letting me know. They do seem to be a very good company. I will update once I start my orientation. I went for it and accepted their job offer!

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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System Transport (Good or Bad)

They seems to be a very good company. I have got a job offer from them and really am considering it. I know no company is perfect, I am just looking to get treated fairly and not get ripped off.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Flatbed company that will hire a newbie

I am 21, will be 22 September 4th. I am looking for a company that I can run flatbed with because running flatbed send to pay pretty good and I want to stay somewhat active. I am in decent shape. Please give me any and all suggestions. BTW I live near Corpus Christi, TX.

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