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Posted:  4 years ago

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Flatbedding/Specialized

You mentioned specialized & to my knowledge, you'll have to work your way up into that field. I'd recommend getting in with any flatbed company that'll give you a shot, even if it isn't in flatbedding. That way you can gain the much needed experience & a positive track record for someone to take a chance on you. Most specialized companies I researched required a minimum of 2 years flatbed/securement experience before they'd consider your application. Always remember that once you're in the drivers seat, it's up to you to remain focused on the ultimate goal & not letting other people's stupid actions cause you to ruin a great opportunity. I have a record but it was from my teenage years & Prime gave me a shot. Good luck on your journey.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Swift or May Trucking?

Bubblez, here's what you need to ask yo make an informed decision with any company you're interested in. What's their hometime policy? Do they have a dedicated account near your residence? (Dedicated accounts sometimes require you to live within a certain distance of the DC to be on that acct) How does the training become truly free? (With Swift, they'll deduct the training in weekly increments for 1 year then they repay you the same way for another year) Which division are you interested in & do they offer training in that division? (Dry van, reefer, tanker, flatbed or intermodal) Tanker for a rookie is not recommended! We just had a driver roll his truck coming out of the shipper cause he took the exit turn too fast. How long is their training period? How much will you get paid during that training period? Theres a list of many other questions to ask the different recruiters you talk to. Good luck! Here's the list

Posted:  4 years ago

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Company that will let me train my gf for team driving

Dustin you will have to contact whatever companies you're interested in driving for directly & speak with a recruiter. Prime requires you to drive for them for a certain period of time before you can start training. You'll also need to go out with a trainer for a certain amount of mileage before you can get your own truck. I didnt mention specifics cause it's different for everyone. It all depends on experience & how well you do during your evaluation period.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Running on Cretes Walmart Dedicated Fleet

You're right. I'm wrong. Not going there with you. Learned my lesson from the last time when you accused me of getting my feelings hurt when it was nothing close to that.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Running on Cretes Walmart Dedicated Fleet

Starting Pay: $.53 to $.56 per practical mile for OTR Drivers

That's from your company's website. I did ask somebody & I did my due diligence. Why do you enjoy calling me out, is what I'd like to know? You dont see me calling you out on spewing your rhetoric against liberals or Democrats like we're the enemy on the receiving end of your scope

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Running on Cretes Walmart Dedicated Fleet

Splitter, this is the second time you've posted recently about what some Crete driver's told you what their cpm is. We currently top out at 57 cpm.

Best to ask to see their pay stub when any driver starts offering up big numbers because they're telling you a tall tale.

Recruiter told me I'd start at between .56-.58 running reefer.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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First solo week. I did NOT anticipate the amount of stress!

RWD, everyday is a good day when: You're still upright & not pushing up daisies. You drove your entire shift & didnt hit anything. You got out & looked every time you were the least bit doubtful, no matter how many times it took. You weren't late for pick up or delivery.

The best advise I can give you is remember to breathe, take your time, trip plan & watch your clock! You're doing better than me in my first month out. Keep up the good work & enjoy that hometime you're earning!

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Trucker Expenses have to pay ?

One out pocket that is huge here at Prime is for flatbedders. My friend told me he paid somewhere around $5K for all his gear. They do take it out in small increments but that's a lot of loot for someone starting out. He loves it though.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Update. Retirement and Werner

Ok , I’m now officially a Werner employee. Orientation Made the trip from Alabama up to Lithia Springs, Ga Tuesday evening and got checked into the hotel. The room wasn’t bad. Overall the hotel was pretty nice. You have to pick up breakfast the night before in a brown bag.

Wed morning the shuttle showed up to take ppl who didn’t have their own transport to the terminal , which is about 2 miles away. I was able to drive my own car to the terminal. For those with rental cars they drove to the terminal and turned in the keys.

Day 1 Wed was the physical and drug test which was urine and hair ( I told them to get the grey hair from my chest) and a lot of paperwork . Lunch is provided. More paperwork, and towards the end of the day the instructor took us out to a truck and showed us how Werner wanted a pre trip conducted.

Day 2 Thursday. Showed up at the same time And did a bunch of computer based training and more briefings . Lunch was provided again. After lunch a lady came in and told us what accounts we were scheduled for and that all cbts had to be done for the next day. And now all we had to do was wait for our drug test results to come back and for trainers. We were cut lose around 3pm.

Today Friday I waited at the hotel until they said I was good to go for my ua results and talked to my trainer. Lucky for me I was able to come home to spend tonight and I will drive to him tomorrow and get put in a hotel. (My experience there is a little different because I know my trainer and requested him specifically)

Overall impression is that I was treated very well. Everything was ran very orderly. Lots of info, lots of things to accomplish but was treated with the utmost respect and our instructor Robert who was in the safety department had just came off the road with a million plus miles under his belt answers every question to the best of his ability. They were very upfront about the safety policies. Get caught doing a uTurn =get let go. Get caught sleeping on the side of the road or Underpass=get let go. Idle when it’s appropriate, but don’t run your truck constantly or go way out of route.

Most importantly and I heard this a lot “You are the captain of your own ship”

I am proud to be part of big blue and am ready to start cranking out some safe miles. Hope y’all are well!

Congratulations Papa Pig. Good luck with your buddy, those close quarters will test any friendship. Lol. Be safe out here!

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Running on Cretes Walmart Dedicated Fleet

Sorry to hear you're having some problems in your personal life, it sounds like Crete is being very flexible allowing you to handle these issues. If you leave Crete I'm sure you'll have no problem finding something that fits you better given how hard you work.

I would hope that he could resolve whatever his personal issues are without having to leave Crete. I was just speaking to another of their drivers & hes been with them 3 years & is making ,12 cents per mile more than I do. And with how hard Jamie runs? I'm sure hes making some nice bank!

Good luck with your family/personal problems Jamie. Hope your parents are not suffering either. Mine are up there in the years & I'm very blessed to still have them in my life.

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