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WATERBOY's Comment
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hi my name is andy and to make it quick becouse i just want to read some answers and please if you have nothing nice to say leave youre comment somwhere els.but to make it quick i worked at a local mill transporting liquid and dry bulk to other plants and to are sister plants but i drove tanker all my life driving truck but anyway this plant shut down and i had to find somthing 1st i tried prime but made it as far as a grayhound bus ride becouse thay wanted me to go out with a trainer for 6 weeks and ill be damed if the guys were going to make money off of my 70 houre clock when i know for a fact i just got out of a trucking company days ago but thay wanted me to train there way but come on guys i just couldnt do it im sorry for that but it was my choise i thought it was stupid..ok 2nd i decided to go with another company witch is called najavo now i really have nothing bad to say about this company all the people i have come in contact with like the yard jockeys and staff and the maintnence guys and other drivers thay all have been pretty cool ,,,but since ive been with them which is this june i have avraged 400 a week that is it,and ive done everything the other drivers told me to do and to be honest guys i cant afford it any longer now i got to pay for insurance which makes my take home even less and it was hard for me to put apps in becouse i stayed out for 3 weeks at a time but i put a few in but nothing yet is trucking over the road that bad or is it just my luck but thats it guys no bullcrap 400 a week is all i have made my bigest check was 778 for the week and thats when i 1st started. im sure ill get a lot of ignort feed back frome this post but this website is my favoret and i made alot of friends hear and i have read a lot of good things some sucessful and some not but thanks for letting me vent and wish me luck if you have any local trucking company in pittsburgh pa drope me a line i need somthing fast but i know right now its going to be a sad holiday for me but evean a job would bring my spirets up right now im not felling to good about myself and if anybody has been there thay know what im talking about be safe people and have a good upcoming holiday....THANKS ANDY

Over The Road:

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.

Auggie69's Comment
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Try looking on Craigslist. Some companies are hiring for Christmas. Maybe local CDL or yard jockey positions

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A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Steve L.'s Comment
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You'd be paid for your training time with Prime. I drive for another company but have heard nothing but good things about Prime.

Maybe if you're willing to do the training time you'll make better money.

Trucking companies get thousands of people who say they can do the job, but few prove it.

Good luck.

Shiva's Comment
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hi my name is andy and to make it quick becouse i just want to read some answers and please if you have nothing nice to say leave youre comment somwhere els.but to make it quick i worked at a local mill transporting liquid and dry bulk to other plants and to are sister plants but i drove tanker all my life driving truck but anyway this plant shut down and i had to find somthing 1st i tried prime but made it as far as a grayhound bus ride becouse thay wanted me to go out with a trainer for 6 weeks and ill be damed if the guys were going to make money off of my 70 houre clock when i know for a fact i just got out of a trucking company days ago but thay wanted me to train there way but come on guys i just couldnt do it im sorry for that but it was my choise i thought it was stupid..ok 2nd i decided to go with another company witch is called najavo now i really have nothing bad to say about this company all the people i have come in contact with like the yard jockeys and staff and the maintnence guys and other drivers thay all have been pretty cool ,,,but since ive been with them which is this june i have avraged 400 a week that is it,and ive done everything the other drivers told me to do and to be honest guys i cant afford it any longer now i got to pay for insurance which makes my take home even less and it was hard for me to put apps in becouse i stayed out for 3 weeks at a time but i put a few in but nothing yet is trucking over the road that bad or is it just my luck but thats it guys no bullcrap 400 a week is all i have made my bigest check was 778 for the week and thats when i 1st started. im sure ill get a lot of ignort feed back frome this post but this website is my favoret and i made alot of friends hear and i have read a lot of good things some sucessful and some not but thanks for letting me vent and wish me luck if you have any local trucking company in pittsburgh pa drope me a line i need somthing fast but i know right now its going to be a sad holiday for me but evean a job would bring my spirets up right now im not felling to good about myself and if anybody has been there thay know what im talking about be safe people and have a good upcoming holiday....THANKS ANDY

All I have to say is use spell checker smile.gif

Over The Road:

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.

Russell W.'s Comment
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Yeah..I am not trying to be a ****** or anything,but it sounds like you are complaining and basically asking for someone to give you a job bro. With that kind of attitude do you expect anymore than you have gotten so far? Lighten up man. Spell checker wouldn't be a bad idea either.

Best of luck man.

Phil C.'s Comment
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There are a couple threads here about starting salaries. Sounds like you were making about what any first year driver would, sadly your local experience is not OTR experience, and there is a little more to OTR than there is to local. So I'm going to say, no, you wont make more than that your first year.

Phil

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.

Pat M.'s Comment
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There are a couple threads here about starting salaries. Sounds like you were making about what any first year driver would, sadly your local experience is not OTR experience, and there is a little more to OTR than there is to local. So I'm going to say, no, you wont make more than that your first year.

Phil

There is nothing more to deal with OTR than there is local until you get into oversized loads. You still need to find the delivery or pickup location in either case.

Please enlighten everyone about how you have to do more OTR than you do local? I still have to run a log book, I still have the same hours of service, I have to deal with traffic, city driving, mountain driving, high winds, snow and ice etc. I can put in 600 miles in a day or I can put in 60. All that means is that on the short mile day I was out of the truck more than in it and I moved more pieces of equipment or preloaded more trailers.

I get directions that are much worse than you get. You at least get an address. My very first load the directions were to go to a small town and drive around and I would find it. Turned out that the site was 14 miles south of town and 2 miles out through a wheat field.

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.

Pastor C.'s Comment
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400 a week sounds nice to be honest. I get paid bi-weekly ATM and pull in 250 a week.

Josh S.'s Comment
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Prime would've paid you good during training. Since I've gone solo, I'm averaging 850-1200 a week after taxes and health insurance. Obviously with ethic plays a part in your potential income. You might want to see if they will possibly give you another chance. You would be mostly team driving once the trainer sees you are capable of driving and time goes by quick.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Give Oakley a shot. They're OTR tankers and have local positions in PA. I almost went with them, I hear nothing but great things about them. They pay very well. If you have to do training with a trainer then do it. Remember that while you may be experienced, it's not OTR experience you have. The companies want you to go through some sort of training to introduce you to the QC and how they run their operations. I really would just suck it up and if you have to go through some training then just do it. Sacrifices will have to be made if you want to improve your life. Good luck man.

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.

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