Profile For Bryan E.

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  • Location:
    Lubbock, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Told Werner I woud do Dollar Gen.

.44 a mile and 160 to unload averaging 3 trailers a week,Family Dollar.My freind say he grosses 1100 a week.

And that has to do with questions I have. Is unloading time considered part of your driving time. I hear what they are saying but you don't drive that many miles so how do you get to the paychecks they say you are going to make. I am a little skeptical. I am not afraid to work I just don't like being mislead. If I am going to be away from my wife I am going to work and make money, don't want to sit around. But I am new and not sure how everything is going to work out the way they say.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Told Werner I woud do Dollar Gen.

55,000 a year,2 days off a week.I have four freinds that work at Werner they love it.One going on 5 years doing Dollar Gen,The other one is doing Family Dollar.Lot's of negativity about Werner but i'am going with what my freind's tell me about Werner,My goal is to be O/O after my first year and haul local out of my town.Good luck to you,,

Hey Bryan E. what did they tell you your pay would be. I am starting school in 2 weeks then I am seriously thinking abut going to Werner. Just checking what they told me.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Told Werner I woud do Dollar Gen.

OTR and Dollar Gen,Family Dollar.Recuritor said they going to train me on Dollar Gen and I could get off any time I wanted.

Is that all they offered for your zip code?

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Told Werner I woud do Dollar Gen.

Can I change my mind at orientation,and go OTR ? Worried about my back at 58 years old,not worried about backing up.Iam better at it then going forward.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Passed, Got that CDL

Now Werner or Navajo Express,Off to the wild blue younder,will flip a dime later today to see which way togo..God help me.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Feel like crap,faild my Pre Trip

Thank's I passed today,,Also my Hazmat.Now it's Werner or Navajo Exress,Off I go into the wild blue younder.

B, don't start sounding like the sky is falling, most of fail one or the other when we acquired our CDL and it is disappointing and stressful, but remember your determination is base on how many times you can get up when you feel like your in the ground, soon you will be writing something like this to a future driver that fail one part of his test, ....out

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Passed Air Brake's.The DOT inspector could not tell me why I failed,but told my trainer that I did not tell why I was checking each pc.Told them properly mounted secure,not CBB or leaking,nuts bolt attached both ends.Not good enought,Every hose,wire that i point to and touch I have to explain what it does and why i looking at it.MY CDL School iam attending is being used as a guinea pig for new CDL testing thats start in October,The DOT officers have to test on us so they can be certified.Has to be live testing not classroom. My school agreed to this,But DOT will not tell the school what they or looking for, so we can pass,Good news is on are third try we get to follow under old guide lines so we can pass.I know I did the Pre Trip 100 % followed Daniel B pre trip to the T..All 5 people in my class faild, total Bull,

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Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Feel like crap,faild my Pre Trip

Passed Air Brake's.The DOT inspector could not tell me why I failed,but told my trainer that I did not tell why I was checking each pc.Told them properly mounted secure,not CBB or leaking,nuts bolt attached both ends.Not good enought,Every hose,wire that i point to and touch I have to explain what it does and why i looking at it.MY CDL School iam attending is being used as a guinea pig for new CDL testing thats start in October,The DOT officers have to test on us so they can be certified.Has to be live testing not classroom. My school agreed to this,But DOT will not tell the school what they or looking for, so we can pass,Good news is on are third try we get to follow under old guide lines so we can pass.I know I did the Pre Trip 100 % followed Daniel B pre trip to the T..All 5 people in my class faild, total Bull,

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Nitty gritty on Werner?

Gotta start some where.Werner as good as any.Going to Dallas for my orientation.

Going my self at the end of May,recruiter told me .35 cent mile to start

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I'm in School and I'm thinking about going with Werner. I'm planning on staying with my first Company for at least 2-3 years or more if possible. Is Werner the kind of place where you could be happy for a long time? Does anyone know anything about their SE regional division? The recruiter said it pays a guaranteed $1300/wk. Is that just "snake oil" or what?

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Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Nitty gritty on Werner?

Going my self at the end of May,recruiter told me .35 cent mile to start

I'm in School and I'm thinking about going with Werner. I'm planning on staying with my first Company for at least 2-3 years or more if possible. Is Werner the kind of place where you could be happy for a long time? Does anyone know anything about their SE regional division? The recruiter said it pays a guaranteed $1300/wk. Is that just "snake oil" or what?

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Alaska?

Speaking of Alaska, this is only partly related but does anyone know of any OTR jobs that regularly (at least during certain months) bring freight from the lower 48 to Alaska? I have to imagine there are some flatbed jobs bringing up pipe and equipment for oil fields, but I don't actually know.

Most freight goes by Tote,Horizon,lynden by boat,they can get it to Alaska in 5 day's,cheaper and faster then you can drive it,Most freight goes OTR when they go on strike,Alaska is a union port,so only three listed above can pickup from docks.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Alaska?

I stand corrected. I did find a job available from Schneider up in Alaska. I also put in a terminal search and was able to find a couple more:

Carlile Lynden Transport

Sweet.

Lynden trans is a union company,Carlile is LTL,Most companies are LTL or pickup delivery.Hard to get OTR because its just north to fairbanks and south to Kenai.United also union,They pickup from the docks and transport to warehouses.Lived in Alaska for 50 year and worked for must companies.Cosy of living is 50% higher than Texas.Have fun,good hunting and fishing,,,

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Tuition Reimbursement:

If tuition reimbursement is important, you may want to look at Covenants policy. They call it tuition bonus. It's really a combo tuition/retention plan. Doesn't matter what your school cost, they pay $125 per month for 5 years. That totals $7500. Then on your 5 yr anniversary, a $7500 lump sum is paid. Total amt=$15000.

Will look at thier Web site,,

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Schneider tunker

hi everyone anyone have work in scneider tunker division can anyone give me some feedback on what to expect and what's the averaged salary for new cdl graduates thanks I'm advance

They told me ,33 cent per mile OTR

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Tuition Reimbursement:

Thank's

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Tuition Reimbursement:

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This might help to answer your question: Trucking Company Reviews

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Thank's

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Tuition reimbursement information is near the bottom of each individual campany review.

It's sound's like they will pay me a lump some as long as I drive for them,

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Tuition Reimbursement:

This might help to answer your question: Trucking Company Reviews

Thank's

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Tuition Reimbursement:

See Also: Paid CDL Training Programs

I just got my CDL ( Recent Grad ) and I'm looking at some companies that offer tuition Reimbursement and I'm wondering what's the catch????

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