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Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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OK so what's the deal with Prime lease?

If you cant pay cash..... you cant afford it .....embarrassed.gif

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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No trainers..???? Need help with this please..

And I wouldn't be sitting in a hotel room(I wish), I have to sleep in the sleeper berth at the truck stop.

Where do you think you will be sleeping OTR ?

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Can I be accepted into paid for school with my work history

Jay,

No offense, but, you wont have much luck getting a job at Walmart or a fast food place with your lack of verifiable employment since high school and being terminated from 2 jobs that can verify your employment.

Im not saying you are a shady person because I dont know you. However, on paper, you will be looked at as exactly that. Remember, you will be asking someone to trust you with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods and equipment. Based on what you have said, thats not very realistic to ask.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Unions ...... Good or bad??

I mean why do you think they pay that much ? Because they want to ? Why do you think you are starting at .50 a mile with no experience instead of the .32 or .34 thats common with OTR companies ?

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Unions ...... Good or bad??

DSH, Why do you think FedEx is going to pay you $21 an hour to ride around on a forklift instead of $14 ?

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Unions ...... Good or bad??

AMEN Brett !

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Unions ...... Good or bad??

Im shocked it took this long for politics to enter this discussion. Now we just need religion to weigh in and we can call it a day.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Is this normal for a truck driving job offer?

My intent was just to point out the best way to make a decision isnt from opinions on an internet forum. Decide whats most important to YOU and find out who can best meet your needs.

This is a great forum full of great information and it points you in the right direction. You are the one who must figure out whats most important and where to find it.

Best of luck to you

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Is this normal for a truck driving job offer?

What the 15% means to a new employee is you make 85% of the scale. You are guaranteed a 5% increase each year so it will take you 3 years to reach 100% of the scale. In other words it will take you 3 years to reach what you would have started at before the 15% cut.

$4 sounds like alot until you consider the cost of insurance and what ever the retirement contribution is at Conway. For example, at Knight I paid $536 a month for health insurance coverage for me and my wife and kids. Thats a $6500 dollar a year raise I got going to YRC as its 100 % paid by them.

$4 an hour X 40 hrs a week X 52 weeks is $8,320. If you are paying less than $8,320 for health insurance and retirement then the $4 an hour figure is more than you would make per hour at YRC.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Is this normal for a truck driving job offer?

Im saying I knew all about the 15% when I signed up. Its part of the contract that was voted on an accepted by the union. They could have refused and lost their jobs.

The contract runs through 2019, again I knew that when I signed up. My guess is the pension will go away and a 401k type plan will be part of the contract negotiation in the next contract or YRC may make an offer so good the union gets voted out altogether.

So because my buddy at FedEx Freight doesnt like it there after 20 years I should come here and tell everyone its a terrible place to work and I recommend they stay away from them ? Who am I to say ?

I have heard that OD is a great place to work for about 10 years and once you reach the top of the scale they will look for a reason to get rid of you. Im sure thats complete BS from disgruntled former drivers but who am I to say ? I dont work there and I have no clue if its true or not and quite frankly it doesnt concern me. Thats why I keep my mouth shut and my opinions to myself unless I have first hand knowledge.

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