Profile For Mrawesome

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  • Location:
    Richmond, VA

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    7 years, 3 months ago

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Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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New Owner Op / Market questions

It's very simple. Diesel has gone up, Rates have gone down. There is still a lot of work available it just isn't paying well. I'm an owner-operator and at least for my business I have reduced the amount of days i run a week. Gonna be a bloodbath for owner ops who have large truck payments soon.

Posted:  2 years, 12 months ago

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Quick question about Sygma

If you're a safe and responsible driver, those two items should cancel each other out.

Your posts are all over the place, so I'm just wondering if you're trying to figure out what section of the transportation industry you want to pursue. Is that it?

Not at all. My business partner and i agree that it might be best to wait a while and save more money. This job popped up and while most of my questions have been answered. I still have a few i'm looking for and I just try to ask people who are or have worked there.

Posted:  2 years, 12 months ago

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Quick question about Sygma

Good afternoon I was wondering if anyone knew if Sygma has driver facing drive cams and if they have a one strike your out policy for anything. I'm considering taking a position with them and I've heard conflicting stories about those 2 items.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Where to pick up loads for a owner operator?

A box truck for hotspot work?

Just work in general. I've seen a lot of job postings and companies looking for owner operators and I've been told by a lot of people to start looking into load boards.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Where to pick up loads for a owner operator?

Good evening I am in the beginning process of looking to purchase my own Straight truck and I wanted to know what people would recommend to use to find loads. I plan to buy a freightliner and buy it outright with cash.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Want to apply to Roehl but have spotty recent job history.

Roehl was the first trucking company i applied to. No accidents, clean driving record. I was denied because i had too many jobs in the past. I would apply but keep back ups just in case

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Still in school, looking at US Xpress as an option. US Xpress Drivers Experiences??

I was set to go with them until i found the local job im currently with now. I was set up with a regional dry van, home every weekend. They offered me the lowest starting pay out of any starting company. Started at 33cpm up to 38cpm if you stay there a year. After taxes, health insurance(if you need it) miles(probably wont get maximum miles each week) your not hitting 40k for the year. They say 1800-2300 miles a week. 2300 miles at .33 equates to about $18.50 an hour and 1800 miles at .33 equates to $15 an hour before taxes.

If i may make a recommendation i would look into CT transportation. They are a flatbed company that has a terminal in west point va. Starting cpm is 40 and they have minimal pay each week of $750 and you are home every weekend and They hire new graduates. They even do thier training local so you wouldn't be on the road for a month+. I left the company cause my trainer treated me like **** and they refused to fix the situation. I stayed a month and learned enough to get the job i have now. But the company as a whole was(or at least i thought)a good company to work for. I would look into them.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Automatic Tractors.

I prefer a manual but Automatics arent bad. Great for traffic

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Advice needed badly

Liam wrote:

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Worst comes to worst and it turns out to be the most awful thing ever i'll leave after a year. I just turned 21 got my whole life ahead f me

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Liam,...do yourself a huge favor; approach this job with a totally positive attitude. Your first few months will be very difficult and your attitude will either enable you to overcome challenges and succeed, or it will break you.

Gladhand is the same age as you. Might help you to search out his posts and spend some time reading them. Despite his trials, he has prevailed.

Stay positive...good luck!

Well I like driving big rigs and i enjoyed driving doubles for the week i was there. But im looking at both sides of the coin. In all retrospect i really just want a class B job driving bread or something around town but it seems like most class B jobs require a year experience. So I'll see how i feel after a year.

Posted:  6 years, 11 months ago

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Advice needed badly

I noticed the Schneider opportunity you have interest in is running Walmart,...store loads? I am on a Walmart Dedicated Grocery Account for Swift, over 4 years. Be it Schneider, Swift or US Express these gigs are all pretty much the same because Walmart establishes service levels, process and procedures. If you have any questions about the operation, happy to answer any direct questions you might have.

If you search on my name, "G-Town Walmart Dedicated" (using the search bar found in the upper, left-hand corner of this page) you'll see whole lot of stuff written about my experiences and a couple of others. Gladhand is currently running Swift-Wally out of New Mexico.

Hope it all works out for you and you can start making some money. Be safe.

I got the job i believe and i go in for orientation on tuesday. Worst comes to worst and it turns out to be the most awful thing ever i'll leave after a year. I just turned 21 got my whole life ahead f me

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