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  • Location:
    IL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years ago

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Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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My trainer just snapped

The driver trainer ask a month ago to be off. That is well in advance, very sufficient notice to see his brother step foot back on American soil from Iraq. I can definitely understand how important this is to him. The level of professionalism and compassion from the dispatcher is very low! Further more, getting the trainee involved in the squabble suggest to me she herself should consider becoming a trainee again..

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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2nd day of orientation not going well.

The instructor may have been having a ****ty day! Stay focused and do your best, don't sweat the small stuff it will be over before ya know it.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Werner Dollar General

I know a driver well who did this while working for Hogan. His comments most definitely suggested to me this is very labor intense. He said the trailer would be loaded from top to bottom and almost always to the door. I remember him also saying some stores were very hard to get in to and have no docks, said some of them he'd unload from the street. I think those were older stores in a downtown area and would do them like at 5 AM. I could tell from his comments he wasn't very impressed with being inside the trailer when it was 90 plus degrees outside. If you like the labor aspect of this it sounds like there is plenty of it. Best thing to do is talk to some drivers who are on the DG account.. Best of luck to ya!

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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DUI/Misdemeanor Conviction CDL

No, this will definitely not ban you. Each company has different minimum requirements to be considered for employment.

Posted:  3 years, 12 months ago

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Walmart, USF Holland Pros and Cons

Thank you very much for input,very helpful and I really appreciate it. I was offered a driving job by both company's but I think Wal Mart is a better fit for me personally.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Trucking companies??

The scheduling at times may prevent that from happening,you may have to wait on her several hours or vise versa. Good idea though if you can make it work,anything to keep the overhead down always helps..

Posted:  4 years ago

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Trucking companies??

I think it does help with home time, specially if you are willing to park at the terminal and drive your personal vehicle to and from home vs depending on the company and dispatch to get you home. Plus you are responsible for the truck while it's parked away from the terminal while you are off.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Questions/discussion about going Owner/Operator

Do some research in regards to owning a business and the company you're interested in leasing on to. Talk to drivers who are there and ask how long they have been with the company, you will get a feel real quick if this is what's in your best interest. If you like what they have offer and like what you're hearing then go find a truck that you can afford and feel is a good fit for what you will be doing. I'm a company driver,my day job. I'm also part owner operator, although our son is the primary driver of the truck I will drive it on the weekends if need be although his Grandpa does most the weekends. We are local,hauling grain and feed ingredients 6 to mostly 7 days a week with a 12.000 dollar truck and a leased hopper that is gonna end with a yearly gross of almost 200k with a very respectable gross per mile. I'm surprised it's doing as well as it is but I can tell one thing for sure it's how you manage the six figure income that will set you apart from the others because there's a helluva lot each week that jus runs right through you hands very quickly! Best of luck to ya!

Posted:  4 years ago

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CNN MONEY - DRIVER SHORTAGE

There would be no driver shortage or problems retaining drivers if trucking company's would compensate fairly for ALL work related job duties. Stop telling drivers "that's jus part of it". CNN needs to look at the company's who do not have driver shortages or retention issues and report why they don't.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Walmart, USF Holland Pros and Cons

I have interviews with both of them next week. Any opinions or info would be very much appreciated. Thanks!!

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