Profile For William K.

William K.'s Info

  • Location:
    tucson, AZ

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 8 months ago

William K.'s Bio

new to driving starting southwest truck driving school. i need alot of help with who to goto for company

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Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New grad out of southwest truck driving school in tucson

Thanks for the info i will check your info out. bill

Hey William. If you haven't already I highly suggest going through our Truck Driver's Career Guide. There's a ton of great information in there, including finding your first truck driving job.

We also have a series of articles on How To Choose A Company.

I wouldn't worry too much about where the companies are located. As long as they hire from your area you're good to go. So don't limit yourself.

Another thing that will help your search is to figure out what type of freight you'd like to haul and how often you'd like to get home. Those are normally the first two considerations. At that point you'll have narrowed your search considerably.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New grad out of southwest truck driving school in tucson

Is mesa valley good company ?i see alot of them on i-10.

Knight is headquartered in Phoenix, Swift is also in Phoenix and Mesilla Valley Transport is in New Mexico. All relatively in the same area you're interested in.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New grad out of southwest truck driving school in tucson

Thanks man i see alot of knight vans going on i-10 .ill check into them. what do you know about westren express ?

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well im ready to goto school. what are the best companys to go for right out of school in the tucson area? im thinking alot of terminals will be in phoenix area. i see all this advertisement for western express paying 36cpm for grad drivers?is that true?any help would be great.

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I believe knight is out of phoenix. I was looking at western express as well before leaving Cr England. Alot of companies have drop yards and terminals in that area. I just did orientation for Werner in phoenix. Good luck 😊

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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List of Questions to ask a Recruiter

Hey im originaly from delco pa. now im in no mans land tucson az now . i printed that out . thanks a bunch. now i have to find a good company to start at. im going to a local truck driving school.

That was me with the list. Brett has a lot of information on the site as well, but I will post my list again for your pleasure. lol

Questions for Trucking Company Recruiters

Company Name:

Recruiter Name:

Phone Number:

Email:

1. Where is your orientation?

2. Is the orientation a controlled curriculum for subject matter and teaching points? Mileage? Time?

3. Do the trainers get graded by the students after completion or is there a feedback loop to make the training better? Team driving during training?

4. What is the pay during orientation and training?

5. What is the pay after training completion? List for each division please: tanker, dry van, reefer, etc. Please list if it is for ALL miles, or is a progressive (“tiered”) pay scale.

6. Any bonuses post completion? 6 months? 1 year?

7. Is there a 401k and how is it structured? Cap limits? How much does the company match?

8. During orientation are lodging and meals paid for by the company?

9. If the trainer takes home time does the newbie keep driving?

10. What electronics does your company furnish to make a more safe and efficient driver?

11. Where are the main hubs?

12. Does the company have any dedicated contracts? Divisions? Is the newbie eligible for them?

13. What medical and dental plans are offered? Details and pricing of each plan to include time with company?

14. Can you switch trainers if it doesn't work between the two of you for whatever reason?

15. Idling policy?

16. Inverter installation policy? APU in trucks?

17. Is per diem built into the pay?

18. Breakdown and layover pay? Detention pay?

19. Are they no touch or is unloading involved? Pay for unloading?

20. How many miles do they usually put on a truck before they pull it from the fleet?

21. How does the pay period work? Do they use TRANSFLO and does it cost you? Do bills have to be sent in by a certain day to get paid during a week?

22. General home-time policy and where they want the truck when you go home?

23. Slip seating or assigned trucks?

24. What speed are trucks governed at?

25. Vacation policy?

26. What miles are paid miles and what miles are not?

27. When am I working and not getting paid?

28. If weather, driver (sick) or road conditions are such that I feel it is unsafe to continue driving, will I be penalized for parking until it is safe?

29. What are the reasons I could be disciplined and or fired for?

30. What can I expect my first year earnings to be? 2nd year?

31. How many miles per week does a newbie average?

32. Is there a tuition reimbursement program? Explain how it works please.

33. How many of their recruits as a percentage remain past 90 days?

34. What is the number 1 reason new recruits quit or their biggest complaint when they're terminated?

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New grad out of southwest truck driving school in tucson

well im ready to goto school. what are the best companys to go for right out of school in the tucson area? im thinking alot of terminals will be in phoenix area. i see all this advertisement for western express paying 36cpm for grad drivers?is that true?any help would be great.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Westren express

they have a add that there paying new grads 36cpm is there any truth to that?also started a flatbed division somewhere out of tucson . hiring like crazy for flatbed. it looks like this company wasent so good a while ago but thats a hi starting pay of 36cpm. iwant to choose a good company even with being a rookie. i want this to be a career and im willing to put all of that otr driving for it.

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