TransAm Trucking

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Tanker Man's Comment
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So after my interview today with Schneider, I am looking into TransAm Trucking as a backup option. Anyone have any experience with them and what are your thoughts on them?

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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So after my interview today with Schneider, I am looking into TransAm Trucking as a backup option. Anyone have any experience with them and what are your thoughts on them?

Seem to be a good company, but they really push L/O. Great driver wellness program.

Tanker Man's Comment
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Its not mandatory is it?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Their equipment is fantastic, top of the line. However, the pay is arguably the worst in the industry - bottom 3 at best. They do tend to push their lease program down your throat so beware. They have a lot of positives, but many negatives that I just can't look away from. Keep up the contacts with Schneider!

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C T.'s Comment
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One of my class mates called them up for a pre hire. He was ecstatic about the brand new fleet with bells and whistles however he didn't like their 30 cpm starting pay for newbies. Maybe the miles are decent? Don't think anyone here drives for them.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Tanker Man's Comment
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Their equipment is fantastic, top of the line. However, the pay is arguably the worst in the industry - bottom 3 at best. They do tend to push their lease program down your throat so beware. They have a lot of positives, but many negatives that I just can't look away from. Keep up the contacts with Schneider!

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Thanks! I really hope things work out with Schneider, but I am having a hard time keeping my optimism up right now for that. Back in 2012 I was charged with DUI and found not guilty. Still had to have an interlock in my vehicle as well as my license was suspended for some time. I have all the documentation showing that I was found not guilty of DUI. That was the issue with Schneider today that they weren't for sure if they could even take me because on my MVR it was showing a "operating a motor vehicle while impaired by liquor" note in the "restriction" section of my MVR. I had seen the same thing on an MVR that I pulled on myself about three weeks ago, basically more or less indicating that I had a restriction on my license at the time saying I had to have the interlock in order to drive. The recruiter immediately thought I was found guilty of DUI by that same bullet in the "restriction" section of my the MVR. I do apologize for anyone reading this that has seen my other posts today about this...just gets me down because I had thought I had put all that behind me when I was found not guilty. How quickly I am learning that mistakes from the past can come haunt you so I do apologize if I sound like a broken record. It will work out in the end. I was wondering about TransAm because they take folks with DUI's 2 years after the incident so it's an option to get my foot in the door and the experience I would need to get going.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Tanker Man's Comment
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One of my class mates called them up for a pre hire. He was ecstatic about the brand new fleet with bells and whistles however he didn't like their 30 cpm starting pay for newbies. Maybe the miles are decent? Don't think anyone here drives for them.

Ya that does seem low but if the miles are there maybe some pay raises every so often? It's hard to say. I am going to call them tomorrow and see about a pre-hire while I finish school and see what they can offer me if anything at all. Schneider offered .41 CPM this morning which was outstanding!

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Daniel's Comment
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One of my class mates called them up for a pre hire. He was ecstatic about the brand new fleet with bells and whistles however he didn't like their 30 cpm starting pay for newbies. Maybe the miles are decent? Don't think anyone here drives for them.

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Ya that does seem low but if the miles are there maybe some pay raises every so often? It's hard to say. I am going to call them tomorrow and see about a pre-hire while I finish school and see what they can offer me if anything at all. Schneider offered .41 CPM this morning which was outstanding!

CRST pays $0.33 CPM after ~6mo (split pay). I generally average 5k miles every week. Pretty decent pay. ~$600+ every 7 days.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

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