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    Allen, TX

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Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Celadon Bankruptcy Imminent

Dont know this is certain or not, but have seen reports of shut off fuel cards.

I was just reading that as well. That the bank that funds those cards are jumping ahead of the filing and cutting them off.

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Schneider donates trucks; Congress considers women-driver-friendly bill

BTW... any bill.claiming to be for "women and other minorities" is basically saying "this is against all white men". racist and sexist.

This last bit here is why I won't bother putting together a response and you have clearly shown that you don't understand what these bills are meant to accomplish.

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Schneider donates trucks; Congress considers women-driver-friendly bill

I am absolutely freaking offended when groups push for things like this women in trucking bill. what it translates into is:

"We think you are too stupid to find a trucking job on your own or to use Google to research trucking. Women need us to push them into something.... and even though they have no probelm finding articles on 10 Ways to Please Your Man in Bed and 5 Fashion mistakes.. they are apparently helpless in researching trucking. Furthermore, we will enlighten them into believing trucking is soooo difficult that they NEED us to push and guide them."

amazingly, no one ever questions how these "stupid women" are able to find lawyers for class action discrimination suits..... apparently their research skills are only limited to job hunting.

they must think Susan and I are freaking geniuses. we didnt need anyone's help!

I think you misinterpret what these bills are meant accomplish. They're basically ways to draw up attention to particular career fields where there are labor shortages and unequal sex ratios. Same thing has occurred in the IT industry. It helps the industry and promotes a new career path many women would never even think to consider. Most women I know still believe being a trucker is a man's line of work.

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prepaid legal services/insurance plan

I’ve always carried prepaid legal even back when it started as an mlm company. Now I carry it through MetLife and I use them all time. Any contract I have encountered has gone through them first for review.

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Linehaul pay stub

It's for 1 week, that is my gross pay, I didn't include net since it varys on how people have their taxes and 401k set up.

Well that is impressive. I have a friend that works for OD here in Dallas but he does the city driving/delivery.

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Linehaul pay stub

I'm guessing by the hours worked at the bottom that this pay stub is for 2 weeks worth of work? Is this net or gross?

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Trucking companies not hiring from south Florida

From what I have read it's because there isn't enough freight moving in and out of Florida to give you home time.

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Tesla announces new electric Semi model

People worry about the autonomous features as though it will be a job killer. It won't be. Much like the current Tesla's vehicles currently available it will offer "hands free" driving but it won't do the job for you nor will it remove the driver from the truck. In addition, you have to consider that the infrastructure isn't in place to accommodate an entire network of electric trucks, regardless of the range. For short haul, these trucks would be perfect. Could you imagine pulling into a gas station that's been fitted with charging stations but it takes the truck over an hour to charge up their batteries. Or different versions of charging and battery technologies so some charge faster than others. Today you pump gas as fast as the pump will go, everyone is at the mercy of the pump.

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Possible Career Transition

Welp, 3 years has passed and I never made the jump. My fear got the best of me and also I had some miscalculations on earnings and commitments. Specifically, child support that I didn't factor in. My earnings would drop but my child support commitment would remain the same and to lower it would be a timely and arduous process.

During that time I became even more obese and became pre-diabetic. When I received that news I was in a bit of denial and just popped my prescribed pills and kept on consuming mountain dew by the case load. My labs kept reporting back that my numbers were still getting worse and it wasn't until I was nearly at the point where I would need to take insulin injections that I finally snapped out of it. Happy to report that I kicked the soda habit completely and only drink water now. I am no longer pre-diabetic but I continue to take metformin every morning along with cholesterol medication. I know this will be an issue with being medically cleared but I just don't know how big a hurdle it will be. For all I know I won't need metformin anymore if my labs keep showing improvement. I need to cut carbs as well but one big hurdle at a time. I also quit smoking a year ago so I am trying to knock out a lot of bad habits in a short period of time.

So, now I am back, circling the trucking industry once again like a hungry shark. I have 9 months left of child support from my kids with my first wife. I have sold my house and am currently renting while the wife and I seek out some land in north Texas to plop down a house. I would prefer North Carolina but I don't dare move her and our kids away from her immediate family while I am away on the road for weeks if not months on end. I have my eye on Prime Inc. Flatbed and Millis Transfer. Millis has a school right down the highway from me so I wouldn't need to go away and I would be home each night during training. Any idea if Heartland buying Millis will change anything in how Millis operates?

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Looking for day jobs!

75 not 74.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Looking for day jobs!

Try maverick, they had day cab deliveries to stores like home depot. You can also try Cardinal which does the deliveries from stores to work sites.

Hope concrete in Sherman if you want sling some concrete around. Stanford Trucking. Fedex is out there too off of 1417 and 74.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Husband/wife team

I left CRST last year because of family. I left Covenant due to a sexual assault by my codriver who was also terminated for alcohol on the truck.

You said you left covenant so you and you wanted to team with your husband. What is wrong with the company you are with now?

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Cost of Benefits

It looks like I may have been looking at Prime's corporate employee prices. Prime's Benefit Package

Either way, I would like to get a good sense of what benefits cost because that is a real factor to consider.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Cost of Benefits

Hello all,

My search for the right company continues since the one company I was leaning towards, Prime, has incredibly high health insurance costs. $1,341.73 a month for family coverage is higher than anyone should pay for coverage. There appears to be a similar cost structure for the companies that have their benefits cost readily available for people to see. I had heard that trucking offered great and affordable insurance so maybe I am overlooking. I worry because I will be taking a sever pay decrease to enter trucking but apparently get hit with a near 400% increase in health insurance costs. This doesn't even include dental and vision.

So since we have members employed with a variety of companies I was wondering if it was possible for someone to post what the benefits cost for you particular company?

Thanks!

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Knight flatbed

Is flatbed division something they keep private? I am interested in starting with Knight but everything I see on their site is about reefer and dry van.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Company Performance

IMHO, you are overthinking or reading into something you read a little too much.

Man you nailed me to tee. I always over think things.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Company Performance

Does anyone take company performance when considering your choice of employer? Of course this primarily applies to publicly traded companies that have to report earnings. I only ask because I was considering Knight Transportation but their released financial statements and future outlook is concerning.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Possible Career Transition

Thanks Old School. I appreciate all the advice.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Possible Career Transition

You seem to have taken my ignorance with Prime and taken it personally and then made assumptions of my thought process.

And this too is an assumption.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Possible Career Transition

I guess I may have perceived some comments on a different forum, facebook and on youtube the wrong way. It's difficult to cut through the bullsugar at times and determine what is authentic. I opted to post on this forum because of the wealth of wisdom and sincerity most of you have. Again, I did admit that I could be all the way wrong.

I have an expectation to provide for my family whilst enjoying what I do to provide for them. What I currently earn could never be met by being a trucker and I have already come to terms with that. That is why the house will be sold and smaller home in a smaller town is the plan. I have the material things I have now because my income supported it. I am more concerned with being happy than I am driving (insert car brand here). Or living in some house that's larger than we truly need.

I don't feel like I can do as well or better than the top earners. I have never driven a truck, I wouldn't know the first thing about being a top producer. I just want to make the right decisions going into it so to minimize regrets. Also, I don't know what in what I said lead you to assume that I feel as though I can come in and be a top driver. You seem to have taken my ignorance with Prime and taken it personally and then made assumptions of my thought process.

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