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Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Motivation

The power of positive thinking on full display! Awesome posts!

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Need to interwiew 2 or 3 drivers for CDL Class, Hoping you can help! Thanks!

Hi Dylan,

Here are my responses to your questions:

1. I drive for Kansas Trucking LLC and KST Inc. Both companies fall under the same umbrella of ownership/management but the former serves the construction industry and the latter is a contracted service provider for FedEx Ground. While I operate on both sides as a company driver, I have been strictly running one of our FedEx rigs since late last year and just got approved to be one of their trainers. I have been with Kansas Trucking for four years.

2. What I like most about the company as a whole is that I have a lot more freedom with them than what I have experienced elsewhere over the years. Boss tells me when and where to be somewhere and that is all I hear form the office unless something comes up. I also earn more money with them than what I had elsewhere.

3. I have been driving commercial vehicles for over ten years. Class A for three.

4. I dislike being stuck out on the road when I am suppose to be home. Doesn't happen very often where I am at thankfully, but it does happen from time to time.

5. A positive attitude along with the ability to safely and proficiently operate a rig can take you far in this industry.

Good luck with your class!

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Proper way to resign?

After being stuck at home and losing money at one point last year while all the new guys were getting the work that was available, I sent a formal Letter of Resignation to our Ops Manager and my driver manager the day they finally called me back in to work. In the letter, I professionally expressed my gratitude to the company and its management for the previous years and explained to them that my decision to leave was purely financial. In doing so I explained to them that I simply didn't have the means to be sitting at home losing money for any reason. Turns out they were impressed with the quality and language of my two week notice and three hours later, I was called in to a meeting with two of the companies owners and my manager in which they genuinely asked what they had to do to keep me. Since then, the only time I sit at home is when I want to and it has resulted in a nearly 50% increase in my pay.

Bottom line...whichever method you utilize, be professional and tactful. A positive attitude goes a long way!

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