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Phew its been ages! I know, I know BAD REDGATOR! But yall know I always resurface sooner or later. Well lets see Whats new with me? I just made 3 years OTR a week ago! I really cant believe its been that long. Man how time flies!!!! Loving every minute of it of course. I'm also not with WEL anymore. After 2 yrs 10 months and one day of service I was fired. YES you heard right I WAS FIRED! I rolled into the yard in DePere after 6 weeks on the road to grab my load headed home for some much needed time off and a female surgery. The retention managers assistant met me at my truck and told me 'I was no longer a good fit for the company" handed me a bus ticket and was like you have an hr to clean out you truck. To say the least I was flabbergasted. I have a clean CSA , Clean MVR , no accidents or incidents and a 2 time Allstar top 50 driver of your co but im no longer a good fit????? Didn't make sense but nobody would even talk to me. Ive heard some things through the grapevine since. Evidently someone told the owner i posted derogatory things on facebook about the company which i did not and that was the cause. Since I had already been talking to several companies back in April/May I called up my top choice America's Service Line out of Green Bay, WI and explained the whole ordeal. Within an hour the recruiter had me booked at a hotel and someone in route to pick me up and help me clean out my truck. They did an unscheduled oreintation on Thur and Fri to get me otr and home for the 6 days I accrued with WEL and in time for my procedure! I now make . 51cpm and am pretty happy here. Ive been here for 2 months now. It took me a few days to get over the shock at first and process everything but you know what everything happens for a reason. I make .7cpm more and hour and dont have to work nearly as hard. Ive been taking home anywhere from $1000-$1400 a week consistently. What more could a girl ask for?! I now drive a freightshaker which isnt really my fav after coming out of a T680 but hey its cozy. Not much else really besides working and making money. Im currently shut down in Oak Creek, WI. Just finished my laundry and dinner. Figured id hop on and say hey. How have yall been?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Pat M.'s Comment
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I guess their skivies got all bunched up. Oh well, you came out smelling better than you went in. Congrats on the new ride.

Raz's Comment
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Glad ur bouncing back Who is w e l ???

Old School's Comment
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dancing-banana.gif Congrats! dancing-banana.gif

It's really good to hear from you!

That sounds like a great gig you're on now - glad to hear about your continued success.

RedGator's Comment
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WEL Companies is a trucking company based out of DePere, WI. Short for Wisconsin Express Lines.

Glad ur bouncing back Who is w e l ???

RedGator's Comment
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Thanks OS. I must say I thought id get a paragraph from you for sure lol

dancing-banana.gif Congrats! dancing-banana.gif

It's really good to hear from you!

That sounds like a great gig you're on now - glad to hear about your continued success.

RedGator's Comment
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I definitely am much happier now. WEL was a great starter co for me but i got too comfortable and over stayed my welcome. Im in a much better place for this stage in my trucking career.

I guess their skivies got all bunched up. Oh well, you came out smelling better than you went in. Congrats on the new ride.

Serah D.'s Comment
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Congrats on your new job. Happy for you Redgator. Their loss, someone else's gain.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I was just about to fire off an email to see if you were still around. Every time I'd see a WEL truck, I'd look for pink sunglasses hangin from the visor. Glad to see you're still around and found yourself in a better position.

Old School's Comment
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Thanks OS. I must say I thought id get a paragraph from you for sure lol

rofl-3.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-3.gif I'm sorry to disappoint - I guess I'm too tired tonight smile.gif

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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