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    Atlanta, GA

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    5 years, 5 months ago

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Home time for rookies!

Yo Dylan. I left maverick 2 years ago but when I was there I had no issues getting home. My wife was due within a few months of me going solo a few years ago. I simply let them know months in advance and when it was close to that time they gave me plenty of time to be home with the family. Keep in mind though that if the truck has to sit longer than I believe 3 weeks or so you have to turn it back in. Also I was lucky in my wife was having a scheduled Csection. If your wife is having a natural birth it will be more difficult to time it so that you're home for the birth. But they will definitely work with you if you communicate and don't wait till the last minute.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Should I keep my CDL?

Jammer stop yelling lol

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Moving soon, which state should I get cdl in?

I second what banks said, probably best to keep family and work separate. You'll also want some good solid training which lots of companies provide. What you could do is find company sponsored training somewhere in Texas. That way you won't have to worry about all the hassles of transferring your license. But of you need the income right now as times are tough for a lot of people, I say go for it if it's best for your and your family.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Huge Announcement: Road Pro & NBC Today Show

This is crazy, they grow up so fast lol. Congratulations

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Fired from CR England for two accidents

Welp missed all the fun on this thread. OP aint even involved at this point lol

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Kurt, we all work for Fedex freight which is the company side. Fedex ground is all contractors. Its not necessarily difficult to get on as a driver if youve got a clean record and experience. Without experience though you would have to go through the apprenticeship program and work for the company for a year to pay the bill I believe. If you start as a road driver you'll be working nights for a while and working the dock using a forklift. If you go into the city there may be some dock work but probably not as much, depends on the center. We so have a terminal in Vegas but I dont know much about it. Best thing you can do is give their terminal manager a call and see what they have to say. Best of luck.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

I shortest run is about 170 miles one way with dock work in the middle.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

It would be much more than 50k. Our shortest run pays over 80 k.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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UPS Freight Sold

Woah this is big news. I wasn't even aware that they were in that kind of trouble. I'm still amazed that YRC and Holland havent gone belly up. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Perhaps I worded it wrong when I said I want the big run. I don't want to do the 600 mile run everyday for 30 years, I want to be able to run them when I want. The best bid in my opinion is being high on the xtra board. I managed to get into the xtra board for a few months and fell in love with it. They call you based on seniority and you can choose how you want to run. So id take a big run on Monday and Tuesday, maybe a mid range run Wednesday and Thursday then Friday comes around and its something short and sweet to cruise into the weekend. Running 600 miles every single day would be exhausting. If I were looking to make a big purchase or something maybe id stick with it for a little while, but every day for 30 years? Hell no. If I'm not mistaken our number 1 guy runs something short and wants nothing to do with those 600milers. But anyway Banks, I hope you decide to stay with the company and find something that suits you within. Again, I recommend working toward the xtra board to give you some variety or stick with being a city driver ( I think you're a city driver?) until things settle down and its back to regular P&D.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Well as Banks said, its not about the money for him so he wouldn't want a run like that. At the end of the day, you gotta do what's best for you and your family. Hopefully he'll stick with FXF but if not I wish him and his family the best. We do have some shorter runs that are about 350-400 miles or so that only run during the day however. I'm very interested in those as well.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Yea it definitely will be. What terminal do you run out of again? I havent been on here in quite a while. We have to rescue our meet drivers all the time because they run out of time. We have over 100 runs so I'm sure theres one ill settle down with at some point.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Yea we've got those too, I plan on trying them all out via the xtra board before settling on one I like. But obviously, its not for everyone.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Not sure why youre so angry man. Hope all is well. We don't see eye to eye and that's fine. I'm not mocking your goals and theres no reason to mock mine. Its not going to take 10 years to get a day run btw. Anyway, maybe you'd like the xtra board? You can choose where to run based on seniority and make some damn good money. Look, as I said before, I didnt mean to offend you man. The way I see it, driving is boring in general. Listening to satellite radio definitely helps but it is what it is. So ill ask this, what would make a driving job more enjoyable since you do want to drive?

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

No need to attack man. We clearly have vastly different goals in the industry and that's ok. I want a nice long, easy run that provides for my family and then some. You say drive to the same building like its a bad thing lol, I'm fine with that. Anyway, best of luck.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

I guess ive offended you? I apologize if so. No need to lash out. Ive been on this site since I got my Cdl 5 years ago, the guys and gals here helped me greatly and I always appreciated any advice or words of wisdom they gave me. Im simply suggesting that this job may not offer anything that's super exciting, at least not in ltl. I'm not concerned with what you do with your life my brother, as I'm sure you're not concerned with mine. Driving a truck is just that, driving a truck. Even if you get into lets say Flatbedding or food service or any other form of trucking, you may get bored at some point. I can't tell you what would be fun or exciting because everyone is different. You could try your hand at OTR but that may not go over well with the family.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Like I said, to each their own. Ive done otr, I've done challenging work as a flatbedder and I've seen the country. That 600 mile run is easy money which what I want. Honestly to me, sounds like you just dont want to drive a truck. At the end of the day that's all this job is, driving from point a to point b. Only so much excitement you can get out of it. Maybe you should consider switching careers entirely.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I Think It's Time to Move On

Ill emerge from the shadows temporarily to add to this thread even though I'm late lol. Everyone has different goals and taste here at FXF but at the end of the day its a great company. As for me, I'm at a hub still trying to become a road driver so I can get that sweet day time 600+ mile run everyday. You seem to want something different and that's totally understandable. You can always transfer to another terminal as a city driver to do regular P&D, the problem though is that some terminals may be short staffed somehwere and the bottom guys have to fill in which is what youre doing now sounds like. I recommend you wait it out at least until youve topped out on pay and see if things get better for you. You can make good and easy money while you wait.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Wilson Logistics vs Maverick for New Driver

Sorry for late reply didnt see your question. The agility test was fairly straight forward. If you can move around decently you shouldn't have a problem. And yes you'll have to climb up on a dummy lumber load in front of the examiners and other classmates. Its not too bad. When I was there we had a really big guy get up there. He was easily 400lbs or more but he got it done. You'll also have to lift a folded tarp onto the deck of the trailer. This was about 4 years ago so things may have changed.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Wilson Logistics vs Maverick for New Driver

Ill temporarily emerge from the shadows and recommend maverick 100%. Never worked for Wilson so nothing against them. I did however work for maverick for almost 3 years before I left. Only reason I left is so I could be home daily where I am now. They have top notch training, facilities and equipment. I'm not just saying that, they really do. Also not to mention they pay very well even for new drivers. I was making over 60 com when I left, not too shabby. Youre close to the home base in NLR so you could drive your personal car and park there when youre on the road, not to mention drive yourself to class every morning, a huge plus. Definitely give them a good look, you wont regret it. Also I was a brand new driver and did just fine with flatbed. Its crazy at first but you'll get more confidence the more you do it. Best of luck

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