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    10 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Buying a truck

Thank you!!

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Buying a truck

I'm going to retire from Active Duty AF in a few years and want to get into trucking. I plan to start out as a company driver, learn the business a bit and then buy my own truck. If I play my cards right my military retirement will cover the truck payment. I'm looking at trucks a couple years old with around 250k miles and in the $60K- $70K range. What do you think? I really want to be my own boss and run as much or as little as I want. I feel like having a military retirement coming in and living within my means can make this possible. I would assume the biggest thing is making that payment each month which like I said that should be darn near made without even having to run a mile if I can strech my retirement money after I pay the morgage. Go ahead and pick apart my plan and tell me what I haven't thought of!!! I have no experience in this business so let me have it!

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Schneider in North East Florida

Thanks! The dedicated GP just posted today so I feel dumb now asking this question about Schneider. I've been checking the site frequently..promise. Well good to know.

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Schneider in North East Florida

Anyone by chance know anything about how busy Schneider is in North east Florida. They seem like a good company but the recruiter is beating around the bush a little.

They currently have an OTR and I think a team tanker job advertised. I tried to ask what else they have in the area that maybe isn't vacant/hiring currently but possibly for the future so I understand their operations tempo.

I'm wondering if they have any other accounts/divisions etc in the area. I know very little about trucking but I get he feeling Werner might have more going on with OTR, Regional and dedicated (I hear a lot about Werner and Dollar General/Family Dollar/Home Depot/Coke etc and may be my better choice.

The reason I ask is I would like to have options within a company. If they will pay as I gain experience and I have options I don't necessarily plan to jump companies.

What you pros think?

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Resume

👍 Thanks as always for the info!!

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Resume

Went through a transition assistance class for military members seperating. They place a heavy emphasis on resume writing. Do trucking companies require or like to see a resume?

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Post 911 Apprenticeship

That's E5 w/dependent for this program regardless of your actual rank correct?

http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/pdcgi/bah/bahsrch.cgi

I just looked up 68007 for Omaha where Werner is and it's pretty good.

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Post 911 Apprenticeship

Sounds like an awesome plan! I think the money from that is going really help that first year. I see you are in Germany. Best 4 years of my career! I was at Vogelweh near Ramstein!! Freezing my butt off in Minot North Dakota for now.

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Post 911 Apprenticeship

Anyone used their post 911 GI Bill to do the Apprenticeship program? Would like to hear a few experiences. Looking at Werner and Schneider.

Posted:  10 years, 6 months ago

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OTR a prerequisite?

Makes perfect sense. Now say I do some time OTR and then go regional..that would work a little smoother as far as getting good miles and getting home?

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