Hey All, Update Time, And Need Some Advice.

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Geo W.'s Comment
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Okay here is the latest. My BP is getting under control now, and its staying under control with approved meds. Now here is my question... C-1 is ready for me to return, and since I left with a DQ status my contract with USA was voided. But once I return i will re-sign a new contract.. BUT I have a new offer on the table, and this recruiter has been hounding me, CRST.. School is in Cedar rapids IA, i would be there 3.5 weeks, then orientation for 3 days. then go out for 28 days with trainer. home for 5 days. then i will be a team driver for 7 more months..

I'm not big on the "team" idea. BUT the $$ is good, and the miles are also. work 20days on then 10 off.

After my 8 month contract is up, this recruiter said all i have to do is call him and he will get me in with a solo company.

I just dont know what to do. Do i return to C-1 and go with USA @ 17.7c per mile or CRST for the 26c and deal with the team driving for 8 months...

Insert input here..lol

Be safe guys and gals

Geo

Old School's Comment
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Geo, this is just my two cents - take it for what it's worth.

That recruiter is blowing some serious smoke! When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. I can't see any way in the world you're going to be working twenty days and then getting ten off - it's unheard of in a team expediting operation like CRST. I'm almost certain that your take home pay will be higher at that lower rate you gave us. Remember that team pay is split between the team members.

Good luck! I'm glad to hear you're having success with the blood pressure.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Geo W.'s Comment
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Hey there old school, Yeah i kinda thought the 20-10 sounded strange. he said its that or work 7 and get one off. it just dont add up, thats why i wanted to reach out here to all the pro's and see if he was just blowing smoke.

Thanks for the reply!!

Geo

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Starcar's Comment
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Unless they are GUARANTEEING you a regional run, fresh out of school and your training time, I'd say its a farce. Regional work is taken by experienced drivers, who have driven long enough to earn the good home time....i'm just sayin'....

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Charles C.'s Comment
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I read where one company was putting 3 people on a truck. 2 driving while 1 is off for ten days and then they rotate.Guy that was off comes back to drive and one of the others gos on a ten day break.

Tracey K.'s Comment
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Don't do it!!!!!wtf.gif

Sorry to use that smiley, but yes that is a bad deal. The first thing that alarms me is when you said he said, "call me." That tells you right there. StarCar is right. Unless you have that in writing that is nothing but a bunch of smoke being blown up your *&%^^^^.

They are hurting too and need drivers. One thing a lot of people don't understand or think about. Recruiters get bonuses too. Some work off a percentage package which is part of their contract. A company man gives it to you one way. But, most of your recruiters are not company men or women. They have a salary (+) commission.

They have done you good by letting you come back from this issue of your BP. Return the favor for awhile. Things just might improve when you least expect it.

Good luck with the BP too. Will pray for health for you.

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