Profile For Willie B.

Willie B.'s Info

  • Location:
    Aiken , SC

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    6 months, 1 week ago

Willie B.'s Bio

Hard worker seeking a driving career!

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Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Home!

"Wow" Knight appears to be promising. Omar I really appreciate the info, going to do my research ASAP. Thanks!

I've been driving for Knight for 2 months now. I've requested home time twice and I was routed home quickly. I just requested to be home for a wedding in December and I was quickly approved.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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"Old School" Thanks a lot, I desire to work for a flatbed company when I was in trucking school a youngman came out to converse with us from a company called Cypress are you familiar with the company? Thank you and I am learning a lot just from being on "TT"!!

Hey Willie, welcome to our forum!

You might want to consider working for a flat bed company. Flat bed freight can be managed very successfully in regional areas of the country, and you live in a pretty decent area for flat bed freight. Some of the flat bed companies have gotten very good at working a schedule that gets their drivers home on weekends while still making very good money. You'll have to hustle, but I'd be willing to bet you already have that kind of work ethic and mentality.

Here's three flat bed companies that run in your area and can probably get you home most weekends.

TMC

Maverick

McElroy

You can put any of those names in the search bar at the top of this page and find a bunch of information on them.

Keep in mind that getting home for the weekend as a trucker is not your typical weekend like a factory worker might experience. It's basically going to be something like 34 hours. Once you and your dispatcher get the hang of working together there will be times that you can get a little more time at home if needed. It will take about four or five months of doing this to learn the little secrets that can help you work that schedule to it's maximum potential, but it is quite possible to run flat bed loads this way and still create a nice balance between earning good money and still enjoying some quality time with your family.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Home!

Thanks Big Scott that's very good advice.

Unless you and your teamate live in the same city, it is generally more difficult to get teams home when they want. If you need to be home that often for kids under 18, my opinion is wait until the youngest is 18 before going into trucking. Going home every two weeks will deeply lessen your pay. There are companies that have more regional and dedicated routes to get you home more often. Good luck.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Ok great!! Thanks Jamie! Would you recommended team driving for new drivers?

I was going home every two weeks with Schneider(I'm employed by Schneider), but decided to stay out three weeks at a time for a little while to make more money. But a lot of the mega carries will get you home every week or two depending on what you're doing.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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What company will honestly route me home every week or two?

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