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Rookie solo driver all around good guy love excessive sports and any car that goes fast

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Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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CRST Trucking no more cdl student training

Wow . I heard from my father in law who worked as a trainer there for yrs that they over gouged but i never new how bad

I suspect CRST's decision to stop offering driver training has more to do with last year's class action settlement than anything. Some highlights:

The Court has ruled that contract drivers are employees of CRST during Phase 2 orientation and should have been paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour for orientation.

The Court has ruled that CRST’s failure to disclose to drivers that the amount that CRST pays to the CDL schools for contract drivers to attend truck driving school is significantly lower than the $3,950 to $6,500 training charged by CRST is a prohibited practice under the Iowa consumer protection statute.

The Court has ruled that CRST charged a usurious interest rate in violation of Iowa law when it sent debt collection letters to drivers that included an 18% interest rate.

The Court has ruled that CRST’s split- mileage pay formula must compensate drivers at least the federal minimum wage for all compensable hours worked, including driving time and on-duty time.

CRST agrees to release entitlement to and not to pursue any collection efforts for training school costs in excess of the amount CRST actually paid to the CDL school for tuition. CRST also agrees to release entitlement to and not to pursue any collection efforts any other costs from class/collective members (including relating to drug tests, physical examinations, processing fees, wire charges, meals, etc.), except that CRST may continue efforts to recover housing and transportation costs, as long as those amounts are reasonably related to amounts actually paid by CRST for housing and/or transportation.

Obviously, these changes make it A LOT more expensive for CRST to train drivers. Under the old rules CRST would spend $1,500 to train a driver and if the driver didn't finish their 8 or 10 month employment obligation CRST would turn the driver in to a collection agency for $6,500 and send the driver collection notices demanding the $6,500 and 18% interest. CRST would enforce a non-complete clause, suing any company that hired one of their drivers before they finished their contract. The courts have ruled that marking up the training costs, charging 18% interest and the non-compete clause are all unlawful.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Its jammer 😇😇😇😇

Hey hey pack good to hear from you too thought id check in with yall say hi and inquire about mikey B .. might have to get back on the road here soon so i thought id check in with all my peeps💪

"The Ghost of Trucking Past-Jammer"

Have not seem him in these parts in many months.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Its jammer 😇😇😇😇

Im not sure old school im supposed to take a crew out your ways is 1 of the things bein said at the moment! But im playing it by ear for now ca does what it wants im starting to feel to old to keep doin this kinda work but its in my blood man … good to hear from you

Hello Jammer!

What's going to become of your job with the changes going on?

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Its jammer 😇😇😇😇

Hey yall long time no here miss talking to everyone on here just been working like crazy …. I was wondering if anyone has heard from mikey B??? Stay safe yall

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Have things been slow for the rest of you?

Hey its jammer been awhile i work in the oil firlds out in ca and we are shutting down right now a major facility thats been running dince ive been alive with oil prices at an all time high its crazy world right now

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Our drivers are having a hard time getting gas and diesel so they’re having to go outa state to get it.

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Whoa! Do you have anything more you can give us on that? I just saw a video this morning of gas lines for miles in France as they run short on fuel. I'm wondering if they're setting us up for shortages?

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Schlumberger Oilfield Concrete Driving

I work in the oil fields and my company uses schumberger and all them guys leave one job on to the next and are always upset tbey dont get home time but they do gwt paid well

It's a contract through an agency, 90 days to possible hire. I emailed them and asked for a copy of the contract with all the days on and off, travel being paid(or not) and man camp accomodations and any per diem as well as any other stipulations and benefits etc made to me.

I'll let you know what I hear back. It's through Fieldbridge

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Travis -

Where is the job located?

Schlumberger, or as they are changing the name, “SLB” is the world’s largest oilfield service company. I’ve not worked for them, but I have worked for other service companies and been in the business for over 40 years.

The advantages I see for the job for a driver are – hourly pay, time off, and full benefits (health, dental, & vision insurance, 401k, etc). There’s also room for promotion – normally a bulk truck driver would move up to cement pump operator, and from that to cementer (service supervisor). For housing, they will probably put you up in a man camp – I’d ask about that to be sure. I’m surprised that SLB is paying for flights for operators, so get that in writing. You will travel on your time, which makes that 6 days off more like 4 depending on your travel schedule.

The hours for your two weeks on duty are long. You will be out in the weather no matter what it is. I work on the frac side, and the only thing we shut down for is lightning since we have so much electronic equipment on location. You will also eventually work every day of the year. Drilling rigs, which you will be delivering to, generally don’t shut down for holidays.

Other companies that should have positions like this are Halliburton, BJ Services, and Nextier. Plus there’s some smaller companies, but I’m not sure which of them are in the cementing side.

There are other driving jobs. Hauling frac sand, fuel delivery, rig moving (specialized trucks for this), hauling drill pipe & casing, and so on. I don’t recommend hauling sand – it’s done by a lot of small companies as third-party contractors, and I suspect that a lot of them are 1099 companies. Fuel delivery, on the other hand, I’ve had every driver I’ve asked say that it is the best driving job they’ve had.

Not to be pedantic, but it is cement, not concrete. Concrete has aggregate in it and is used in construction. Cement is what holds the aggregate together. Oil field cementing does not use aggregate.

Hopes this helps!

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Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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1st company and would like to haul reefer...

Freymiller is a great company to look into

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Ok, so I am looking at choosing my first company, and I believe reefer will be my choice as far as what to haul. The following are the companies that I am considering, so I would appreciate any insight that can be offered to help me in the decision-making process:

Bulkley Trucking Butler Transport CFI Hogan JBS Carriers KLLM Kold Trans May Trucking National Carriers "the Elite Fleet" Navajo Express Pride Transport Sweet Express Tyson Foods

I know that some of these carriers haul more than just reefer, or more specifically, some don't have a division just for reefer.

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Just watch your reefer light AND MAKE SURE TO TURN THE THING BACK ON IF YOU TURN IT OFF. Had someone I worked with before that didn't turn theirs back on and when they got to their next stop the product was 60+ degrees and rejected. Driver fired immediately.

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Not delivering a load at the proper temperature is definitely problematic. Delivering a load with the trailer not even on is serious negligence. If I were that careless in my job, I would expect to be fired.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Question for those that do lease purchase

I truly feel if anyone can do it it will be Mikey he is a driver 💯 he lives in his truck only take like 5 days a yr home time I think you got this bro

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I went "to the darkside" 2 months ago.

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Hey Mikey, I think almost everybody thinks about it once or a hundred times. We all want to make more money at this, and it seems like a legitimate way to try and do just that. Remember that it often seems at first to really be working out well, but the reality usually doesn't kick in until you've put in the time to feel the weight of the mean averages that affect the trucking business overall.

You are in a unique situation to be a lease operator and nobody here is going to rain on your parade for trying to improve your income or your investment portfolio. The problem with the whole concept of leasing is that there just isn't that much extra money to go around in the trucking business. It is a business with average operating ratios in the 97% range. That just means after all the expenses are incurred, and you've had a few years experience put in as a lease operator, you might be able to improve your income by maybe 3 to 5%. Is it worth it? You will be able to tell us after a few years. What really gets me is when these guys who have done it for a few months start talking about how great it is. They have no way of even knowing yet.

Seriously, I wish you the best of luck with it. If anybody can pull it off, you are a great candidate for it.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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It’s jammer

Yes sir great to hear from you as well old school

Hey Jammer - It's great to hear from you!

Enjoy your time out there working!

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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It’s jammer

Hey good to here I’m over here in Long Beach getting ready to climb on a boat to get to work take care safe travels

Howdy Jammer!

Just parked for my 10, in Greyville IL on my way to Greensboro NC for Monday delivery.

Doing good, staying healthy and busy. Take care!

Laura

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