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Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Frustrations with Werner Enterprises, I'm finished with them

Just a quick note to say Thank you to Old School for the links at the beginning of this thread and to Brett for the podcasts, great info. Only thing I will say is boot camp is only 3 months but point well taken

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Game: Rookie Unrealistic Expectations

We used to have what we're called bookstores so I went to a used book store and bought a case of books. I would trade them in every so often when I finished a bunch of them.

That's a great point, despite the internet and tablets, I still like to read an actual book. Remember seeing the used book section at the library when I took my kids, $0.50 per book, may have to pick up a few. I typically read one a day or two days so maybe a crate is a good idea but once I'm done training.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Moving To Knight Soon

Kinda surprised at the almost knee jerk reaction to my post, did you read it?

First, mydecision was not made on recruiter in the slightest but based on AUTO trans for CRE, then; Stated Brett was right Do your own research If you like the co and have a bad recruiter talk to another recruiter And LASTLY If you run into same issues with MULTIPLE recruiters there MIGHT be an internal issue with management, this may or may not be company wide but can be an indicator based on previous experience(and as a former recruiter) And yes, you need to consider if the recruiter is internal or external

Your knowledge on trucking I highly respect but dont pick one line from a post that is only a recommendation and base your response soley on that and someones lack of experience in this industry. That person may have considerable experience in other companies and with corporations as a whole.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Moving To Knight Soon

Great point Brett, can see how people would do that. I passed on CRE due to the automatics in training but the first interaction most people will have will be with a recruiter. If they are defensive or pushy, overly salesy I am pretty turned off unless the company has something I really want I'm usually done. If you've done your due diligence you should know before you speak to a recruiter whether or not a company is of interest to you and hopefully the recruiter can fill in the remaining blanks in a reasonably honest fashion, if not talk to a different recruiter. If you run into the same issue with a different recruiter you may be running into an issue with how the company operates and treats employees and the type of pressure exerted on them to reach targets.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Truck stops

All good to know, imagine it gets expensive if you aren't getting the credits. I tend to shower daily at a minimum unless I'm in the woods, then a jump in the creek suffices.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Terminal Sheep Dogs

Dont give up, im sure im not the only greenhorn open to learning something new.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Moving To Knight Soon

Im headed for Knight the 31st as well but for CDL training. Considered CRE but only train on automatics and dont want a restriction on my license right off. Liked the fact that they offered my a 6 month contract rather than 9-10 to cover the schooling though. Looked seriously at CRST roo, they offer me a flat rate of 38cpm when i start driving with a trainer as a veteran (timer served equalled 1 yr otr for them) which i though was pretty good. Recruiter at CRE was meh, so so kinda defensive when i mentioned Roehl paying during training but CRST recruiter was straight forward and agood guy as is the Knight recruiter, straight forward and good gal, however first one seemed brand new and like a deer in the headlights, actually had me expecting a call back (she stated) but never got back to me, had to call in again after submitting full app.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Truck stops

Ok, so whats the deal on showers? Included with fill ups or seperate cost? Average cost?

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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How do you do dishes on the road

Huh!. How bout that. My wife just asked me this and i didnt have an answer, now ive got a few. Looking forward tomgetting on the road.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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New Article From Old School About Buying Or Leasing A Truck

Hey rainy, forgot to mention it but dont sweat it. It takes more than that to offend me.

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