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Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Will Amazon's pay-per-day plan influence the industry?

That deal is for owner operators , they dont let them drive more than 400 miles which is why they are on set pay.... that sector is booming somehow ....i have clients with the Amazon contract and they went from 1 owner operator to 50 within a year.... Amazon pays for the fuel, does the dispatching and a lot more so a lot of owner operator run to them

Those $600-800 per day numbers have to be wrong unless its just for owner operator's. Who wouldn’t jump on that deal? $3k-4k a week for 5 days, $150k per year on low end? Even if they didn't offer health insurance or 401k and you had to get your own, you would still be making a small fortune after taxes

The guy in article says his pay went down as a result of set pay per day system. Even if he was at 60 cpm, at 3000 miles previously he should be bringing more $$$ home at $600 a day

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Prepaid legal services/insurance plan

I have a lot of trucker clients that have it, that is how they fight off their tickets and DOT violations, i have seden a lot of violations be DataQed

Anybody have one? From my understanding they take a few bucks a week and if/when you need an attorney they take care of finding some in the area the litigation will take place. If you have one what are the pros and cons?

I would think from a long term financial standpoint it's better to put that money into a savings account and use it for that purpose if/when you need it but just looking for opinions. I was quite surprised to see what attorneys are charging.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Orientation !

Congrats and good luck

Posted:  1 month ago

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Moving Forward with Veriha - (pronounced VERY - ha)

Passed physical strength tests and drug screen. Will have a call and email with details Friday. Training with Veriha starts in Marinette, WI on Monday 11/11.

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Food for thought from an o/o

I dont know which insurance company you went to, but in my 10 years in the trucking insurance field it is my first time to hear such. 90% of the companies require 2 years of experience which is why i advise people to get at least that full year of experience before venturing out. Some companies will do 0 year of experience with a hefty surcharge

Hello, I will possibly be switching insurance companies next year and when I went to get my quote they mentioned that if I hire anybody to drive under my authority, they would need a minimum of (9) nine years of experience for them to cover. Yikes.

Have a nice day folks and be safe out there.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Moving Forward with Veriha - (pronounced VERY - ha)

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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72 in a 55 Speeding Ticket

Using a mobile device while operating a CMV is an extremely severe violation.... its weight on your safety score is a 10 compare that to the severity of someone going 11-14 miles over the speed limit that that carries a weight of 7. Alot of insurance companies will require that driver to be fired before mighjt agree to insure a smaller carrier.

392.82(a)1 Using a hand-held mobile telephone while operating a CMV 2 0 10

392.2-SLLS3 State/Local Laws - Speeding 11-14 miles per hour over the speed limit. 2 0 7

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Would you work for this company?

I have seen many companies go from 100 trucks to 0 because of their conditional rating. Very hard to insure most times they end up paying between $25k to $35k per power unit that is if you are lucky to have a company that will accept to insure you

Posted:  2 months ago

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Moving Forward with Veriha - (pronounced VERY - ha)

You go Marc, been following your saga and your resilience is Amazing dancing.gifdancing.gifgood-luck.gifgood-luck.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Is This List Of Companies That Offer Paid CDL Training Complete?

Email me Brett and i will explain their concept to you

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Is This List Of Companies That Offer Paid CDL Training Complete?

ABF might be doing it in conjucture with POLMAX dba Experior Transport ... Expeior has a big truck stop lot (1,300,000 sq/ft) where a lot of companies rent space from ... their driver lounge is state of the art. i will double check on that for you Brett ... i deal with both

ABF has recently started their own Driver Development Program for those with no experience. Its 6 weeks long and is one on one training. You need to get your N T and H endorsements but is open to A permit holders with clean background and solid MVR.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Passed my test yesterday

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Another trucking company closes.

From a lot of company owners , the trade fight that Trump has been having with China has been hurting them big time

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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My Truck Has Been Sold...What!?

One of my insured ordered 65 Volvo in June and won't get them until december

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Now they're talking about "smart" trailers

Most of the rush to technology development that i see in trucking happens in Chicagoland. Some carriers here even have their own technology development teams: Diesel tanks sensors... you just filled up your tank 100 miles away so why are you opening your tank now (well most of the time is to sell fuel to that small owner-operator), a technology to monitor a drivers driving pattern if they notice that he is driving erratically or taking too many risky routes...the minute that driver parks the truck? They cut of his engine from a distance, technology to track and monitor their trailers that tells them if seals where broken or door was getting opened in a location that was not the delivery location, a technology to monitor brakes, air pressure, non-working required lights, and the list goes on and last year? This software development company out of the Chicago suburb called Alar just developed a new technology that will serve as the command center to which all the other monitoring devices will respond to rather than having to monitor every one of them individually. That final technology was welcomed with a lot of hoorays at the national independent truckers convention that was held in Illinois.... The list of the monitoring equipment those guys install in their trucks is crazy and too long... will one day compile the list

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Getting Insurance & Operating an Authority in one state,residence & CDL from another

This is a situation i come across quite a bite : The insurance rates in FL for people running under their own authority should be considered criminal. So i see a lot of FL people registering their authorities in different states. Some company will want you to get a license from that state within 30 to 60 or they will cancel, some will not insure you while others wont give a sooth about where your license is from. But when you do so always make sure that you also rent a parking spot in that state even though you might not be garaging there for some will rate you by your garaging address. Hope that helps

I'm a FL resident but found out I can save quite a bit of money on insurance in another state. Can I register my authority in that state and be an owner/operator with a FL CDL? Any potential issues with the insurance company? Would they be able to insure me at the lower rate in that state with a FL CDL? Thanks

Posted:  3 months ago

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Class B owner/operator

Enterprise Rental : $1800 /month, mileage : 18 cents/ miles, Insurance :$30/day plus taxes and fees, fuel, dispatch 13% of gross, tolls, current cargo rates : $2.00 per mile do your maths

Ok, thanks! It was brought to my attention over the weekend and I've been trying to research. I was thinking more along the lines of renting or leasing a truck thru Hertz, Enterprise, etc..

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Who paying violations... driver or company?

Unfortunately the small outfits are more interested in churning the miles than keeping up with their equipment. I plead with them to make it mandatory for their drivers to inspect their vehicles but it falls on deaf ears. I have given them the link to Daniel B's pre-trip but they are more interested in running the truck to the ground until their insurance cost catches up with them then they suddenly start acting all surprise. They don't realize that the those failed inspections makes the insurance company see them as a fatality claim waiting to happen. company A: 33 trucks ... premium: $700k why? Too many OOS out of 100 inspections ,80 with violation Company B: 100 trucks .... premium: $680k why? very low OOS out of 200 inspections , only 25 with violation

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Who paying violations... driver or company?

I understand Trucking Truth is about telling the Truth and the Truth is that I deal with a lot of Small trucking companies , about 15 from different states across the continental US and pull hundreds of CDL MVRs every month so I know which violations affect the driver and which ones affect the company... does it mean that it is right to roll with some equipment that is not up to date? NO .... That violation will follow that company like a piece of hot cake and it takes 2 years for it to fall off their DOT record.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Who paying violations... driver or company?

The company is responsible for paying these violations and it affects their safety scores big time... making it almost impossible for them to get insurance , here is an example as to how the company gets affected because any failed inspection is linked to their DOT and not the driver's driving record: Thank you for the new business submission. Regret I must decline due to rapid growth, conditional rating eff 5-6-19, 5 severe violations w/2 drug violations (1-19-19 & 2-26-18) and 9 DOT reportable accidents not on loss runs.

Unfortunately xxx will not back off of their declination. They will want to see the account show significant signs of continuous improvement before considering.

I do have into xxx for consideration but unfortunately xxx will not consider due to their safety scores are still tough at this point and there are a lot of unique VIN #’s inspected – much more than the 31 units they are running. They also have a very high driver turnover/new hire percentage so at this point xxxx may be our only option. I will advise as soon as I hear back from them.

it affects them a great deal

I work for a small company and keep finding trailer with expired DOT inspection stickers on the trailers along with no trailer registrations. To the point where I don’t want to take them out on the road anymore. I’m guilty of doing so in the past. Because I’m so new to this trucking world who is responsible for paying these violations if I do happen to get inspected? Thanks for any feedback.

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