Any Info On Hogan Transportations Dollar General Account And Training Program?

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Jack Burton btlc's Comment
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I know that they unload their own trucks and saw a YouTube video of a guy unloading and everything is loaded on carts and separated by card board so stops don't get mixed up and I been unloading trucks for walmart,ups,rhienhardt,alliance industries for most of my adult life so having all my stuff pre loaded on carts already makes unloading 100 times easier so I'm not too worried about the unloading part but I can't find anything on their training program at all so I was hoping some of the pros on here could give me a little insight in to their program, any info at all would be appreciated.

Tractor Man's Comment
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A tough job for a Rookie Driver. Not so much the Hands On Freight part, but the tough ingress/egress and backing situations you will encounter with many of their stores They weren't designed to accommodate a 75 foot Truck. Many times you will be backing in from a busy street and ****ing off lots of people, particularly if you are not REAL proficient at your backing skills

G-Town's Comment
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Tractor wrote:

A tough job for a Rookie Driver. Not so much the Hands On Freight part, but the tough ingress/egress and backing situations you will encounter with many of their stores They weren't designed to accommodate a 75 foot Truck. Many times you will be backing in from a busy street and ****ing off lots of people, particularly if you are not REAL proficient at your backing skills

Jack, The above is totally accurate. Any of the Dollar accounts are best left to more experienced drivers. Give yourself a chance to absorb the initial learning curve before considering a Dollar account.

Good luck!

Midnight rider 's Comment
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I did the Dollar General account with Hogan for 2 weeks. Bro I'm gonna shoot you straight. It sucks. The pay is pretty good, but at what costime? Physically I'm not in bad shape. 4 year military veteran. I went in with 8 months driving for USX teaming with my dad. Hopped over to hogan to try and earn more and be home more often. However, I soon began to realize how incredibly BAD the trailers are loaded. You'll have your rolltainers that can way up to 1500lbs. Not bad. But it's the crap they launch on top that makes it a pain in the you know what. Heavy stuff too. Usually the only way to get it down is to pull the rolltainer out and let it fall. No lights in the trailers makes it reeeeaaaal fun (and in my opinion, incredibly unsafe). I got to my last store at dark and a case of soda hit my in the head and knocked me flat on my @$$. And the toppers most of the time they just toss on top even past the cardboard or plastic (which tells you you've reached the next stores rolltainers) and you have to climb on top to get the stores loose boxes. Once I found a stores toppers 3 rolltainer rows back.

I enjoyed the physical aspect of it (to an extent) bevause it was keeping me in shape. However the organizational stupidity of it all just wasn't worth the little pay bump to me. More power to you if you stick it out

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's Comment
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My husband did the dollar general with his mentor when swift had the acct. Its doable but he had to recover from ptsd for a while. No joke.

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