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Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Looking at other options

So, I've been working for CRST for about 4 months now and really despise some of these idiots. (night and weekend dispatchers) Needless to say, part of that is on me... I should have done better research. Anyway. I've been sitting here for a few days waiting for a load to go and pick up my 3rd co driver. Lost first two to other companies, and Ive been assured it's not my fault. I've been talking with another company (which will remain nameless) and they are offering me 43 cents a mile running solo plus other benefits. In the end I've decided that I will be leaving CRST early and switching to company B.

Before you jump me and say, you have a contract with CRST, note that I'm not just jumping ship, I have plans on making payment arrangements with them. This wasn't the original plan when I started with them. I've been strong up to now and seem to be the only graduate of my class that is still here. I'm greatful that CRST gave me an opportunity for a new career, but they haven't lived upped to my expectations. Home time takes weeks to fulfill, even with a month in advance notice. Then the normal 4 days you should get are slimmed down to 3 as your DM wants you back early. Did I say that you can't save them up for a rainy day. It's use em or lose em.

In doing my research the so called "non compete" agreement you signed, only means you can't take a list of clients with you to your new job. And with the agreement being signed with EXPIDITED (which has no flat beds or car haulers), theoretically you would not be competing with CRST EXPIDITED, if you did reefers, car hauling, or flat beds. You could even go as far as moving trucks... However this is a dry van and could " technically" be competition.

Don't take my word as complains, nor should you look at this as a review to base your career choices. Again most of my unhappiness lies with the fact I didn't do enough research. The trucking industry is very unforgiving, and it's not your typical 9-5 job. However, I feel that if you are not happy about your job, you should find a new company or a new line of work.

Any input? Thanks!

Halo out!

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Trucker Humor: Trucking Company Name Acronyms

CRST= Can't Run Steady Trucks

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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3 Months In and questioning things...

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Crst will pay for it but deduct it out of your check...when its your turn to drive and its over 27000 pounds ask your co driver if he scaled the load.. If not scale it crst pays for it... Better safe then sorry....

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Wow... Yea... Now that I've got the truck, every load is getting weighed... Do I get CSA Points for that Citation?

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YOU got the ticket right??? If so yes I think not really sure if over weight is a CSA thing...

Yep, I got the ticket, which to note is the first ticket of anytype I've ever recieved... I was ****ed. 24 and I've never gotten anything, until now... Uggg... Sometimes I hate this job.

I was really mad!

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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New Job

Indeed CONGRADS!

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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What companies should I seek out or avoid?

LMAO sorry gotta say it... Apparently trans am is bad if you can't follow company policies lol just search for trans am drop out dude lol.... The best company is the right fit for you... Make a pros and cons list for each company and pick one that best suits your needs. Like home time,pay and freight... Check out How To Choose A Company...

I was tempted to say something about that... But wanted to stay out of it... Again... One sided... And he should try contacting drivers.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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What companies should I seek out or avoid?

And as far as companies to avoid, your pickings are slim to start with. Because you lack experience most companies won't hire you.. This forum has alot to offer, including the opinions of other drivers, however, it is always a good idea to call companies and see if they can have a driver contact you for more info. Just my two cents!

Good luck!

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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What companies should I seek out or avoid?

Melton Trucking, seems to be a good company, they are strictly flatbed, but they pay good. I've seen a few of their trucks and asked their drivers how they like it. No bad comments. They don't get called by their ID number, but instead by their name. They hire out of a lot of areas, have a rider/pet program. Oh and they are solo drivers only... Excluding the training you'll need as a new driver.

I know all of this they have offered me a job. By the way, smart choice taking a loan out, these contracts are complete bs... You'll get better pay the route your taking.

Need anything at all and you can feel free to PM me.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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3 Months In and questioning things...

Crst will pay for it but deduct it out of your check...when its your turn to drive and its over 27000 pounds ask your co driver if he scaled the load.. If not scale it crst pays for it... Better safe then sorry....

Wow... Yea... Now that I've got the truck, every load is getting weighed... Do I get CSA Points for that Citation?

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Love's Tirepass

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Yup, I used it a couple of times, first time on the whole rig and the more recent time on just the tractor. I don't know where the free credits come from but I've used 3 free so far and have 1 free left.

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I think it must be something they gave every Love's card holder.

Dave

You get one credit for every time you put 50+ gallons in just like you get a drink refill and a shower.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Got my first ticket. 8 over, 73 in a 65. now what?

That speeding ticket is only $75 and I told my boss and they're not really concerned about it. My main concern is how do I get that ticket erased and what channels do I need to go through to get that done.?

I'm going to be honest with you, from how you made it sound, this ticket may have to go away on its own... Sure you could pay a lawyer a boat load of cash, and it could simply disappear. But the main thing to take note of, and mind me as I'm new to all of this, is that if your truck is not working 100%, it's not safe to drive. There is no need to risk it. I'm going to be even more honest with you, most companies won't mind your ticket, sure it doesn't look good, but it's the 10+ over tickets that disqualify you/ get you fired. Maybe not the answer you wanted but hope it helps.

Drive safe!

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