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    FL

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Why can't we message people directly

I want to talk to certain people directly but can't why? JD

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Werner Vs CRST

JD Good luck on your new gig. I've been doing race car transport for the past 12 years and it is still fun most days. If it was me I would give my old company at least 2 weeks, but different strokes.... Like all the other segments of trucking, there is a real shortage of drivers if Werner doesn't take you back. Let me know if I answer any questions. JM

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I am just learning how this business works today. I don't do anything without learning how the game is played first. I don't ask for raises I let my work ethic do that for me most new Werner drivers start at .36 cents a mile for the 1st year I live in Florida so they told me .36 cpm was starting pay, some states it's .38 cpm but I've earned an increase of .05 cents the 1st year without asking so werner is a good company in my opinion they take care of drivers who make the effort. I will drive those trans am cars to mid Ohio for the August 11 race if it cost me my job with Werner so be it there are other companies that I can drive for as well as one of the guys that will have a car in the hauler. But he is a local company in south Florida and I like running all over this nation but he will advocate for me if I lose my job with Werner. Like one of my clients once told me who was a very successful lawyer in palm beach he said " John! A good lawyer knows the law a great lawyer knows the judge!"

I really was asking if it was ethical to you guys to do this I guess.

JD

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What is best for you is not for others to decide.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do.

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Thanks my dispatcher says he'll cover for me but to call him an keep him informed so I'm going for it. I like running for werner they have good equipment and loads all over the country. I couldn't have chosen a better company to drive for, if the beat this lawsuit I have a business proposal I'm going to propose to them now that my knees are fixed I can race again and want to put a national championship roadrace car in there museum in Omaha. That's the main reason I chose to go with Werner although I get daily text from "Ivannia" from knight wanting me to "join their team" but I'm sure most of you do also. I'm just out here having fun an seeing the country....

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Werner Vs CRST

All I'm saying Stella if you choose Werner you made a good choice but any of the top companies are good they need drivers that are willing to make the effort that is what there looking for. If you make your company money then you'll make money.

I'll be in mid Ohio for the trans am race if anyone wants to come by a see me....

Especially you mods, would love to old school you on how it was when I frist went otr

JD

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Werner Vs CRST

Dac not fav dam spell check.....

JD

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Werner Vs CRST

Lol I haul a tanker now and make more than .48cpm.

Maybe I should apply to your company after werner lets me go my fav is clean. Who do you drive for if you don't mind me asking.

The mods are ignoring me I guess

JD

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Werner Vs CRST

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I am just learning how this business works today. I don't do anything without learning how the game is played first. I don't ask for raises I let my work ethic do that for me most new Werner drivers start at .36 cents a mile for the 1st year I live in Florida so they told me .36 cpm was starting pay, some states it's .38 cpm but I've earned an increase of .05 cents the 1st year without asking so werner is a good company in my opinion they take care of drivers who make the effort. I will drive those trans am cars to mid Ohio for the August 11 race if it cost me my job with Werner so be it there are other companies that I can drive for as well as one of the guys that will have a car in the hauler. But he is a local company in south Florida and I like running all over this nation but he will advocate for me if I lose my job with Werner. Like one of my clients once told me who was a very successful lawyer in palm beach he said " John! A good lawyer knows the law a great lawyer knows the judge!"

I really was asking if it was ethical to you guys to do this I guess.

JD

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So to answer you more throughly. When my contract was up with CRST my wife called the day after. She had been planning this trip with her mom for months. She was going to drive an RV from NC to WA. She's never driven anything that big. She called and asked me to if I could watch our "kids" cause she just couldn't drive it. She was going to buy plane tickets for herself and her mom.

I quit CRST to stay at home and watch our three Parrots for a week. I could've went back but I wasn't a "team driver" and the next job I went to started at .48cpm. My first check was 1400 and unless I was going home most of the rest of them were the same.

Wow you're doing great I guess I should ask Werner for a raise, but having owned a business for 35 years the employee that makes the most money I expected the most from so that's a double edge sword besides I like upping the bar if I'm doing this at low wage and the top money makers aren't then werner will stick with those like me. I'm sitting on a load that's going from Wisconsin to south Florida because my dispatcher knows I'll get it there. It's a jit load so she trust me an I won't let her or werner down, if you want to be the the best you can't worry about the pay.

I've won races many times running on tires my competitors took off because I don't run new tires they use to think I was cheating until they got to know me then they said that dam country boy can drive!

Anyway you knew drivers take notice you put forth the effort and you'll do well. I was a instructor at a school in Florida for a year while I was getting my knee fixed and I kept it simple with my students. Simply told them if their front bumper was going to the left so was their dot trailer bumper if front bumper is going right so was dot trailer bumper driving these things is easy because there so big an long try backing an 8' foot trailer with a pickup that's way harder than these

JD

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Werner Vs CRST

I am just learning how this business works today. I don't do anything without learning how the game is played first. I don't ask for raises I let my work ethic do that for me most new Werner drivers start at .36 cents a mile for the 1st year I live in Florida so they told me .36 cpm was starting pay, some states it's .38 cpm but I've earned an increase of .05 cents the 1st year without asking so werner is a good company in my opinion they take care of drivers who make the effort. I will drive those trans am cars to mid Ohio for the August 11 race if it cost me my job with Werner so be it there are other companies that I can drive for as well as one of the guys that will have a car in the hauler. But he is a local company in south Florida and I like running all over this nation but he will advocate for me if I lose my job with Werner. Like one of my clients once told me who was a very successful lawyer in palm beach he said " John! A good lawyer knows the law a great lawyer knows the judge!"

I really was asking if it was ethical to you guys to do this I guess.

JD

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Werner Vs CRST

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I drive for Werner I can tell you this if you manage you clock efficiently you can run 4,000 plus miles a week because I do it almost weekly. I'll admit my average is 3,800 miles. But I like Werner very much took them awhile to learn to trust me but my dispatcher now knows he can trust me safety on the other hand is always on me but I understand that. It takes awhile for them to believe I can handle their truck without getting them into a lawsuit. If you choose to go with Werner you won't be sorry their a good company with top equipment and always have loaded trailers anywhere in the country.

Now I have a question for the mods and the rest of you experienced drivers. I have been ask by some friends that I have road raced with for over 20 years to drive their hauler to mid Ohio early next month they have always helped me race honestly I couldn't have done it without them. Their normal driver has had his Cdl suspended for medical reasons so their in a jam that I could help resolve but I need to take 11 days off to do it and could cost me my job. What you you guys do?

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I don't mean to pry but what do you make a mile? I ask because you seem proud of the 4k miles a week? And that is ok but do you "need" to run that a week? And is it sustainable?

I used to run pretty hard when I started then I found more cpm and less stress.

Aside from that you pretty much made it sound like your risking your job for a bro favor. Asking advice is kinda pointless. So you either stay out 11weeks to drag someone's toy temporarily and risk your job or they find someone else?

I've been with them for a year. I make 41 cents a mile only, but that's my nature to go full bore in anything I do. I have earned their bounty bonus almost every week. The money I make doesn't matter to me I've made money enough to play with race cars and take care of my responsibilities as a father to 3 children and 3 beautiful granddaughters I'm out here just having fun and seeing what I can do driving a truck again after a long time achieving goals in other endeavors. I sold my contacts from my former business because of medical reasons and wanted to drive trucks again I loved doing it when I was 16 and I love it now except for the e-logs. But that is part of it and I work them down to the minute most days I like the challenge they present. I've won 6 championships in road racing in Florida and as with most everything I couldn't have done it without these guys that are asking me to now help them now. Maybe I shouldn't have posted this maybe I'm just asking for justification of what I'm going to do anyway

JD

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Werner Vs CRST

I drive for Werner I can tell you this if you manage you clock efficiently you can run 4,000 plus miles a week because I do it almost weekly. I'll admit my average is 3,800 miles. But I like Werner very much took them awhile to learn to trust me but my dispatcher now knows he can trust me safety on the other hand is always on me but I understand that. It takes awhile for them to believe I can handle their truck without getting them into a lawsuit. If you choose to go with Werner you won't be sorry their a good company with top equipment and always have loaded trailers anywhere in the country.

Now I have a question for the mods and the rest of you experienced drivers. I have been ask by some friends that I have road raced with for over 20 years to drive their hauler to mid Ohio early next month they have always helped me race honestly I couldn't have done it without them. Their normal driver has had his Cdl suspended for medical reasons so their in a jam that I could help resolve but I need to take 11 days off to do it and could cost me my job. What you you guys do?

Posted:  6 years ago

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Hazards of truck stops

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