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Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Maverick Transportation

Thank you...how is the pay once you get your own truck?

Yes we do hair and urine. It's done 2nd day of orientation. If you're unsure, just wait a few more months to be safe. Maverick doesn't just bring anybody on with them, don't want to blow your chance to get hired there or anywhere else. I can answer any questions you may have.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Maverick Transportation

I want to join Maverick right now but the recruiter told me on top of doing the urine drug test they also do the hair follicle test, which can test back to 6 months he said. Back on new years i made a mistake after being good for a year and smoked that night. Does any current or recent Maverick know if they test back to 6 months? I heard the hair follicle test only goes back 3 months.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Going from bus driver to truck driver?

Thank you...i keep hearing i can make over what im making now in just my first year, so if you can keep me updated that would be great. Money and benefits are my biggest concerns right now because i am the only income in my house and i dont want to put my wife and 2 kids in jeopardy

Sounds like I just left the same city as you driving a bus, I am in the PSD phase through Prime, truck is down so we haven't actually left yet but I just left a city bus job with UTA out of SLC, I was nervous as hell leaving what I had and my seniority in the board but so far this looks like it will go well. I'm not sure of long term outcomes as I understand there are variables everywhere you turn your head but from what I'm gathering I will make about the same as I did on my bus if not more this first year. So we'll see. I'll let you know what happens for me this next few weeks and/or months as I'm now locked in and left my job and if you haven't left the bus hopefully what I find can help cuz literally I just did last week what you're talking about doing. Still scares the hell out of me though.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Going from bus driver to truck driver?

Right now i drive a city bus with the top pay at $25.50, a union, full benefits, and a pension. If i went into the trucking industry looking to get a local job after some experience, would i make good money. I always loved trucks and eventually want to get my own truck and start a business with my wife. I guess im nervous to take that first initial leap. I know With sucess comes sacrifice, but i want to know if its worth it?

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Driver-less trucks and the future of trucking

Yea, you're right. I dont think I would trust being on the road with a driverless truck.

The liability in trucking is so high that I don't see companies falling all over it.... in my industry we just imaging someone hacking into the control system of one of those,,.... Think about it

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Driver-less trucks and the future of trucking

Im anxious to get into the industry...but i was making sure its going to still be a good industry until i retire in about 37 years lol

The trucking industry is excellent to get into right now......and five years ago....and 10 and 20. And it will be for many years to come.

I personally think the whole "driverless truck" thing is really nothing more than a lot of people looking for either a good storyline, research funding, or to sell products or services of some sort. As a computer programmer myself, I don't think the idea of letting trucks drive themselves within our current infrastructure is reasonable nor feasible. Maybe for some stretches of pure Interstate it can manage to stay in the lane and avoid running into the back of someone, most of the time, anyhow. But this pipe dream of having vehicles drive themselves without drivers full time is absurd, quite honestly.

Here is what I think is the future of transportation and shipping:

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Programming drones to fly on "sky highways" to accomplish tasks is simple. Already being done by millions of people in millions of ways. This is a very reasonable, logical, and rather easily achievable. It also helps solve the problem of congestion on the highways instead of contributing to it. And of course they'll run on electric so there are no emissions. I could go on all day.

Driverless vehicles are coming, but not on the roads. In our lifetime you're going to get same day package delivery by drone and you'll call for a sky taxi to take you somewhere the same way you call for a ground taxi today.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Driver-less trucks and the future of trucking

What are you guys thoughts about driverless trucks? Is the trucking industry still good to get into right now?

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Info on becoming a owner operator

Im looking into becoming an owner operator and need help either finding a book with good advice/info or a website? I been driving trucks with my cousin now for 2 years and was interested in purchasing my own truck and finding loads or leasing on to a company to start off

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Prime Inc

I start school with Prime Inc on January 28th. I've done extensive research on the company and it sounds like a great place to begin, but I have one question. Is the minimum time out 4 weeks with 1 day of home time per week out? If anyone has any knowledge of that would be appreciated

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Getting a OTR job out of truck driving school

Thank you for the information

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Getting a OTR job out of truck driving school

Within the last year I left 2 jobs without 2 week notices because of bad management and broken promises. I know all jobs has their ups and downs but I just wanted to leave and get started with a lifestyle change into trucking. My question is, can I get a well paying or any trucking job with that kind of past employment history? My driving record is clean and my criminal record is clean. I'm based out of Charlotte, NC

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