CR England

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22DRAGOO's Comment
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I just finished my 9 month contract with CR England and needless to say i'm ready to get away from them asap. Would you guys recommend me stay until I hit my one year or are there companies out there that will hire me with 9 months experience?

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.

Matt M.'s Comment
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Secure a job before you leave, then it's no worry either way. I've always found it easier to find employment when you are already employed, regardless of the industry.

22DRAGOO's Comment
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I've applied at a few companies back home but haven't received any call backs. My only worry/issue would be getting home to do an interview and roadtest.

Matt M.'s Comment
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I think most trucking companies would understand if you had to do it on your next home time, even if it takes a little longer.

It could be an advantage to be at home when you make the decision, so that you can unload all non-essentials from your truck before giving notice and turning the truck into England.

Nine months might be a little light on experience for the companies you are applying to. Certainly many companies would be willing to hire you, but maybe it's not enough experience for the gigs you want.

22DRAGOO's Comment
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They companies i've applied for are Freymiller and Western Xpress which are based out of OKC. I haven't made any concrete decisions on quitting yet. I may try and stick it out here until my one year mark because I'm on a dedicated run that pays OK. I average about $500-650 take home every week.

Dedicated Run:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

G-Town's Comment
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They companies i've applied for are Freymiller and Western Xpress which are based out of OKC. I haven't made any concrete decisions on quitting yet. I may try and stick it out here until my one year mark because I'm on a dedicated run that pays OK. I average about $500-650 take home every week.

Why do you want to leave CR England before your one year of experience? What are you hoping to for that they cannot provide to you? Not suggesting it's the wrong thing to do, you may well have a great reason for looking at possible greener pastures. We do however suggest that you stick it out until your year is up.

Dedicated Run:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

22DRAGOO's Comment
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The company itself isn't as bad as some may think. They have recently changed their pay and detention but my issue is hometime. I understand that I cant be home every weekend but when I've only been home 5 times in 9 months and each time was for 2 days(34hr reset). That's kinda sad you know. I guess all i'm really looking for is more consistent hometime so I can atleast see my wife and kids a little more. Like I said earlier I know no matter where i go I won't be home every weekend, but I would like to be home at least once a month for more than 34 hrs.

22DRAGOO's Comment
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I haven't made any concrete desicions to quit. Like I said, England isn't as bas as some people try to make it out to be. I'm just looking for some advice from others that have been in my shoes.

G-Town's Comment
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If you continue with OTR driving, not sure your hometime will dramatically improve with a different company. Moving into a dedicated account might be a next step to consider.

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.

22DRAGOO's Comment
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I currently am on a dedicated account, but my DM tells me the reason hometime is so short is because of the customer demands. They can't afford to have drivers be off for more than what I currently get. When I do my 34hr reset it's usually at the drop yard or at the truck stop down the street from the shipper.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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