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    Redding, CA

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    3 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  3 years ago

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Quick question about the 34 hour reset

Honestly, either way you can make good money, as for me and my co-driver, we decided we like to bust our tails for a week and take that 34 reset to recoup, granted its usually a rolling reset with teams so 24 hours off but that feels like vacation when your teaming.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Good News

Congrats man! You guys will do great

Posted:  3 years ago

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Light won't turn green.... Until

Anyone else experience a light that stays red until you get out and press the crosswalk thingy?

I can honestly say I'm impressed! Lol I've never heard of anyone doing this before

Posted:  3 years ago

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The New Generation of Truckers

I'm sure there were "old generation" truckers, that wore the same stuff.

Posted:  3 years ago

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I'm on the road with my trainer tomorrow

- Construction zone driving

I'm pretty sure, there is construction on just about every interstate in America right now, be careful!

Posted:  3 years ago

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Help Help Help me out please.

Hey bobby, if your at Schneider orientation maybe you should keep your distance from negative forums, and negative drivers also, and focus on getting through training and studying, then you won't have to worry about what others say. You can do it!

Posted:  3 years ago

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My Swift Road Test Evaluation is in the Books

And now we wait patiently to hear the good news.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Handicap truck parking spaces???

It was actually a good question to ask in my book, a lot of us viewers of this post learned something new!

Posted:  3 years ago

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Celadon Increases Pay for Team Drivers

Would you recommendt them? I take it you're doing the required120,000 miles team driving?

I'm not under contract because I was a 2 day refresher I was not required to sign a contract. My brother whom I team with is under contract and we are just about half way done with those miles. I love this company and would recommend it to anyone. I would also recommend any trucking company because this industry is specifically performance based, that's what I love about it .

Posted:  3 years ago

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Celadon Increases Pay for Team Drivers

You work for Celadon Nathan?

Yes sir, my hire date says January 13th, but I've been running teams since mid febuary.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Celadon Increases Pay for Team Drivers

As Brian was saying, this could be a huge trend setter!! I can't wait to see my pay on Friday and see that.50cpm on there!

Posted:  3 years ago

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HUGE UPDATE!!!

Congrats!!

Posted:  3 years ago

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PASSED my Pre Trip evaluation this morning

Awesome job tractor man, that was quick!!

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Sometimes, I think i should carry

When your brakes are set and your airbags bleed off it can cause the truck to lurch as a trailer will push forward and when the brakes slip a little it will cause that.

This has scared the living crap out of me more than once.lol

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Clean Bill of Health

Congrats, that's awesome news!

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Well I'm screwed.

Let me get this straight 40 Ton, the reason I became an instructor was so I could take in all that extra dough? Are you serious?

Next week I am going to pick up my first student. So basically I am going to the terminal for almost an entire week and lose my entire revenue for that period. Not only that I still have to make my truck payment which is 855 a week. For a grand total of about 2500 dollars in lost wages. After I pick up my new student they are going to pay me 350.00 a week to train my student to get his CDL. Now because he is only driving on a permit I have to be in the passenger seat the entire time he is driving, so how many hours do you think I'll be driving if I have to train a student? 500 maybe 1000 if I'm lucky. So let's say I average 3500 that only covers the lost revenue I suffered the first week.

Now after my student does his required miles 10000 and not before 15 days I have to go back to the terminal and get my student tested out, but before we test we have to make sure the student is ready for the backing portion so another day or two down the drain. After that sign the student up to test and pray they trifecta the first time. 750 dollar bonus to the trainer of that happens. Guess what that almost covers the truck payment that week I'm not running -score!!!! If the student fails to get his hard copy guess who's the big loser in this hum mm.

So your student passes and now you get 6 to 8 weeks of your student being your TNT student. The pay for student is 750 dollars which comes out of my settlement so really it's me who is paying that student to be on my truck not the company! So what's in it for me, well after all the bills are paid I make the revenue off the truck for six to eight weeks if we average 5000 miles a week I will do okay. But far from a windfall!

Listen I'm sure there are trainers doing it for the wrong reasons out there. Understand though I am risking my life there life and my livelyhood training students. I think students like yourself under appreciate hard working trainers that want to help students be successful in this field.

Brian, I personally want to thank you for taking a HUGE risk in becoming a trainer, and thank you for what you do!!

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Cdl graduate looking to drive without more class room is it possible

C.S. maybe there was a miss understanding yes 36 cpm to the truck with teams but the team thousand with the trainer 18 cpm is the only thing I am trying to avoid. And the way it was explained to me was when I am with the trainer I only get paid for the miles I drive. I have met great people that have worked for celadon for years . Just looking for guidance and information and got a great comment from someone saying that their company pays 750 or more which ever is better . I am looking to try to avoid the trainer if at all possible because I still have bills coming in and I can email the paperwork and contract that every student signs if they (Celadon ) pays for their schooling

Ok I believe I see the misunderstanding here, celadon does pay .18 cpm for students going through training, which is on average 4-6 weeks. After your training, their pay is average and fair. So if you want to switch companies for that extra pay while training, you now have that right since you paid out of pocket

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Cdl graduate looking to drive without more class room is it possible

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most trainers slow walk your ten thousand miles so what should take a 4 weeks at the most is taking up to six months

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James, what kool.aid are you drinking? When did you see this? I believe trainers get paid those miles, too, so why would they want to take their time making less money?

If you're going to go with the attitude that the company and their trainers are out to rip you off somehow, you're in for a really lousy career.

You can read another current post here where a trainer lists what he has to put up with to get a student ready for solo. And he calculates he loses money on the deal.

Other companies have other training schedules. At Swift, I was with a trainer for 400 driving hours (5 weeks, paid by the hour, too!), tested out and went solo.

I agree 100% with mr. Errol, company trainers and most o/o trainers get paid cpm, so why would they take their time training you?

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Cdl graduate looking to drive without more class room is it possible

As for rookie teams, we split .42 cpm. And are making really good money. You should give celadon a try. Would be as good as any.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Cdl graduate looking to drive without more class room is it possible

I drove solo for celadon for 1 week before picking up my teamate and running team. During that week I was paid 31cpm as a rookie. Fyi

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