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Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

I'm not lying Brett

Who do you ask for a contract?

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Pre-Trip Inspection Practice

Half way through training my Trainer says to me - "No one does pre trips around here or Posts"

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

Well they hired me out and I worked there making $26 dollars and hour and lots of over time - Over time --- Have to be in a Union to get this type of wage - They're almost non existent these days.

Left due to personal reasons beyond my control.

NEMF - It's laborous so for solo wheel turners it wouldn't be for you

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

Rainy - actually they do. They hired me and I was making great money but had to leave due to personal reasons. I was pulling in $26.00 an hour plus lots of over time which is time and a half $39.00 dollars - The position was a city driver and we loaded and unloaded our own trailers ...... pro : great money - home each night --- Con: lots of late nights and heavy manual labor

Stuff happens in Life that most people don't care about which is why I call it personal stuff.

Personally I'd rather go OTR either pulling doubles for UPS or Flat Bedding

But everyone's different

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

Wrong - Some Trucking jobs (at NEMF) for example {which is a union job}) pay hourly + over time

Who let the simpleton out of the asylum ?

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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List of Questions to ask a Recruiter

How did you make out?

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Great Trucking companies and how to find them

I came here with a bad experience but I'm going to gain knowledge.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Great Trucking companies and how to find them

Funny site - first I get judged for not doing my homework Next I get judged for attempting it to gain knowledge

You sure you aren't recruiters?

LMAO

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

Rainy-

No I'm new - I don't understand any of that and none of that was mentioned to me

If it was I'd still be there

No one told me anything about pay evening out

I was taught your word is your bond.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

Recruiter said between $1400 - $1800 hundred a week. I said to myself I'd do what ever it takes to do this job and I did - I passed all my tests and then when I was seeing that no one made close to this amount (by looking at their paychecks) and talking to them I went to my FM and Safety Person and asked about my pay - they couldn't tell me what cents I was getting per mile ................. I was dismayed by this........After my first run to NYC , no problems - I left right away to the shipper and sleep over night in their dock and was ready to roll out next morning. I'm okay with hard work and the Truckers Lifestyle of poor diet , being away long periods and yes having to be far from bathrooms, but FRANKLY I decided from the get - go that I would follow this path no matter what unless I found out the money wasn't there - will it wasn't -- so after talking to my FM and Saftey Person I handed in my two weeks and left on good terms.

I mark it up to being too trusting I guess and being new

Anyway - know I know what I want and it's OTR Heavy Hauling and Rigging - I know at least that'll be hard work that will lead me to where I know I want to go.

Always put Safety First

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

Hahaha - like I said , I do what I got to do --- if the recruiter was straight up with me - I'd be the best dang trucker and that's a fact

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I want to grow up with some real principles not just be a **** ant for a huge corp easily dismissed over some BS

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Dismissed? Interesting. You said you quit your first company. You were canned, weren't you?

You're incredibly vague about everything that happened which is one of the ways we know you're full of baloney. Also:

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Do I like Trucking - Do I Love Trucking - yep .. Am I safe , hard working, good planner, willing to stay out on the road months on end, do what ever it takes? and again put Safety First and protect my CDL? ...yep...

So I am ready to tarp in the rain, the snow the blood and the mud and clock miles.................................

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How do you know all that? It sounds like you barely made it a week at your first attempt.

Unfortunately most of the people who take a shot at this career get their asses handed to them. It's just too demanding. You really have to be an extraordinary person to thrive in this industry. So until you get out there and prove to people that you have what it takes to perform at a high level consistently everyone is just going to figure you're another one that won't be around long. So far you've proven that to be the case. Oh trust me, everyone that lasts a week has what they feel is a solid excuse. But the trucking industry isn't looking for people who quit right away with a solid excuse. They're looking for people who are going to stick it out for the long term and get the job done out there. Those are the people who make the big bucks and help trucking companies succeed.

I'm a hard worker and can put up with anything for the right money - it's all

So you peed in a bottle a dropped a deuce. What an accomplishment. I had to do that in flight leaning out a window, one hand on a gun, in Iraq being shot at. Let go of your mommas teet already. Wipe your nose while your at it.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

Because I trained for three months believing the pay would be what they said but it wasn't,so gave my two weeks notice - why stay?

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I want to grow up with some real principles not just be a **** ant for a huge corp easily dismissed over some BS

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Dismissed? Interesting. You said you quit your first company. You were canned, weren't you?

You're incredibly vague about everything that happened which is one of the ways we know you're full of baloney. Also:

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Do I like Trucking - Do I Love Trucking - yep .. Am I safe , hard working, good planner, willing to stay out on the road months on end, do what ever it takes? and again put Safety First and protect my CDL? ...yep...

So I am ready to tarp in the rain, the snow the blood and the mud and clock miles.................................

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How do you know all that? It sounds like you barely made it a week at your first attempt.

Unfortunately most of the people who take a shot at this career get their asses handed to them. It's just too demanding. You really have to be an extraordinary person to thrive in this industry. So until you get out there and prove to people that you have what it takes to perform at a high level consistently everyone is just going to figure you're another one that won't be around long. So far you've proven that to be the case. Oh trust me, everyone that lasts a week has what they feel is a solid excuse. But the trucking industry isn't looking for people who quit right away with a solid excuse. They're looking for people who are going to stick it out for the long term and get the job done out there. Those are the people who make the big bucks and help trucking companies succeed.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Great Trucking companies and how to find them

Dunn & Bradstreet? How do you evaluate good companies from bad ones.........companies hire recruiting services to respond to potential new hires - I've always heard it's not what the recruiters say it's what they don't say..................Your thoughts?

I am increasing my knowledge.

Safety First

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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What do you love about trucking

The Freedom

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

Well I should have researched better so knowledge is what I need - I love trucking , hell I even droppped my first deuce in the truck and been using the same gatorade bottle like a champ - truth in trucking. If you're word is your bond then it was broke and I had planned to stay or go based on this word - Recruiter said between $1400-$1800 weekly - currently my needs are to pay down debt! So to find out it was under $1000.00 was a let down - that's why I'm upset. Do I like Trucking - Do I Love Trucking - yep .. Am I safe , hard working, good planner, willing to stay out on the road months on end, do what ever it takes? and again put Safety First and protect my CDL? ...yep...

So I am ready to tarp in the rain, the snow the blood and the mud and clock miles.................................

I don't want to wait around docks delivering food

I just want a company with integrity ....cause I want to grow up with some real principles not just be a **** ant for a huge corp easily dismissed over some BS. KEEN seems like a good company , Anderson too , maybe melton......

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

The recruiter said I would be earning between $1400 - $1800 per week. Guys with five years in weren't even getting a $1000.00 per week - Yeah I asked drivers to see their settlement sheets on the app on their phones cause drivers trust other drivers - Everyone here is judging me for watching out for myself and being honest ---- You guys are clearly morons working for for peanuts - judgmental too ... of course I wouldn't stick around here nor at a job were they lie to you about the pay and train you not to cook the books and don't do pre and post trips .....bunch of arrogant over paid haughty wheel turners and condencending

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

I guess if I had a question it'd be - How do you tell a good company from a bad one ...

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

Recruiter said 1400 -$1800 a week! So I said ok and was willing to work hard and put up with anything to finish off my training , seating, upgrading and orientations and ride alongs and I did - Passed my backing tests and then got my first solo load and completed with no issues BUT - within all this training and tests - I had talked to many drivers about their pay and many showed me their pay stubs and it wasn't even CLOSE to that amount. Some drivers were even having issues receiving their pay! Truckers work long and hard hours and sacrifice a lot! AND that'd be fine with me but to lie about pay.......fudging the books, running the risk of running afoul of DOT cause your FM don't care, They put a lot on the shoulders of a driver - I love and Respect myself too much to allow a company to treat me bad if I am willing to give them my all ................. not sure what anyone else's experience was but this was mine. No sleep ,Poor diet ...... more sacrifices but lying about pay ? Is there even integrity in this field ? After my first assignment was complete and tendered my 'two weeks notice'. I'll look for a reputable company if they exist , not sure I want to eat crow for five years till I get in with a decent company but I am willing to work hard and dedicate myself to the lifestyle for the right company worthy of my commitment. I'm on the fence right now cause I love Trucking but my first experience was a let down ... Not sure if anyone else Self Respect and a strong work ethic , morals .. The first thing my trainer taught me is ' no pre inspects or post' and 'we all doctor the ELD's - frankly it's all BS, in that respect, Safe driving and getting it all done - I CAN DO THAT. Just the dirty side of trucking and the lying recruiters ...Back to the drawing board for me - I could be a great Trucker but not for this last company - not by a dang long shot

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Heavy Hauling and Riggin

I was willing to work and do what ever for the amount of money the recruiter said I'd be getting but it wasn't even close

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Heavy Hauling and Riggin

Flatbed OTR appeals to me.....so just sign up with a company that trains newbies? I got my CDL and did a stint with a company that wasn't all together truthful ... I checked with some companies and they want years of experience so any suggestions on companies and types of companies to get this experience from - Thanks in advance

Sonny Black

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