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    IN

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    Considering A Career

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    3 years, 3 months ago

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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CR England and automatics

Hello all,

Just curious...I have heard that all trucking companies will be switching over to automatics. Has this happened at CR England yet? I ask because i may go there for training.

Thanks

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Your Favorite Truck Stop

Are the TA's of America the most "modern" truck stops?

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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What happens if you die on the road?

When did the shooting happen in Kentucky and what were the details? This is my first time hearing about this. I have been away from the forums for a while.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Introverted Truck Driver

would trucking be a good job for an introvert?

I'm an introvert and I am looking forward to giving this profession a try.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Automatic trucks at CR England?

Good info, Brett. So since I have never driven any vehicle that is not automatic, I should just wait until I am in a school to start learning the trucks?

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Automatic trucks at CR England?

So if one were to go to a starter school with a company that ONLY uses automatics, would the CDL have that on it?

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Automatic trucks at CR England?

Thanks Glad.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Automatic trucks at CR England?

Hello all!

I heard a few months back that as of December 2016, CR England would have all automatic trucks or at least be phasing them in. Any truth to this?

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Pensions

Thanks to both of you. The FedEx sounds like something I could look into in the future.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Pensions

Hello all! I'm curious about pensions. Do most trucking companies still offer pensions or just the 401K? Pensions are better since they are with one until death whereas the 401K is only good until the savings runs out. I looked up CR England and it seemed they only offer a 401K but I didn't look too deep so I may have missed something.

And if there are companies that still offer pensions, how long does one work/drive for the company before he/she is qualified for it?

Thanks!

Posted:  3 years ago

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Get Ready for Freeways that Ban Human Drivers

I'm not worried about automated cars getting too popular any time soon. Nothing like what we saw in that move, I, Robot with Will Smith. I saw on the news a few months ago that a driver was killed even though they had a self-driving car. There was a stop sign (or a light, can't remember now) and when the light changed the car pulled out and was hit by a tractor trailer.

The type of self driving car this person had still required the driver to pay attention to the surroundings. He didn't and he died as a result. As for the big 18-wheelers becoming automated...I don't see that for a LONG time.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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What are some hobbies you do?

Why not do some sort of exercise so you don't get out of shape? Buy a jump rope for example. Or the perfect push-up device.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Saying goodbye to OTR

England asks:

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Not to high jack this thread, but you said Walmart pays their drivers 18 an hr in Central Kentucky? Anyone know how much OTR experience one needs before going to work for them?

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Walmart' Private Fleet requires three consecutive years of OTR experience with no reportable accidents as a minimum requirement. First year average pay for a Walmart Private Fleet driver is $82,000.

Suggestion for next time; if you have an off-topic question or point, start a new thread.

Will do G.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Saying goodbye to OTR

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Congratulations and best of luck on your new adventure. Not sure what WM starts out at where you live, but here in Central Kentucky, they start out at about $18/hr which is really good for this area.

I would keep my CDL-A if I were you, just because you can drive anything with it and it's such a pain to get reinstated if you relinquish it.

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Not to high jack this thread, but you said Walmart pays their drivers 18 an hr in Central Kentucky? Anyone know how much OTR experience one needs before going to work for them?

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I believe in this case WM refers to "Waste Management" not wal-mart.

Thanks Steve.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Saying goodbye to OTR

Congratulations and best of luck on your new adventure. Not sure what WM starts out at where you live, but here in Central Kentucky, they start out at about $18/hr which is really good for this area.

I would keep my CDL-A if I were you, just because you can drive anything with it and it's such a pain to get reinstated if you relinquish it.

Not to high jack this thread, but you said Walmart pays their drivers 18 an hr in Central Kentucky? Anyone know how much OTR experience one needs before going to work for them?

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Gross Pay vs. Net pay

That first example is scary. It's amazing how much can vanish after taxes.

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