2 Truck Driving Job Offers From TransAm And May Trucking?

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a20fan4ever2's Comment
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Contrary to what everyone thinks I put 100% into whatever I do. I am going to Trans Am and they will get just that 100%. As far as committing to spend my first year with them, that all depends on how things go between myself and Trans Am. I do know what I'm getting into and know how to go about it. If it doesn't work out at Trans Am then it wasn't meant to be. Believe what you want about me thats your choice. I'm done having to defend myself for the choices I feel I must make in this situation. I'd much rather take the advice of personally known lifelong truck drivers than someone on the internet who can say their one thing but be another. I simply asked a simple question to begin with "What would you do?"

Old School's Comment
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I'd much rather take the advice of personally known lifelong truck drivers than someone on the internet who can say their one thing but be another.

Wow... just wow!

All we can do for you is wish you the best.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I take back my prior post! I'm with Old School! WOW!!confused.gif

Anchorman's Comment
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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Thank you for that a20fan4ever2! You're our first official Dunning–Kruger candidate!

Dunning–Kruger effect

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is. Dunning and Kruger attributed this bias to a metacognitive inability of those of low ability to recognize their ineptitude and evaluate their ability accurately.

Like I said, let people talk for a little while and they'll accidentally reveal their true nature. You guys are wishing him good luck. I'm wishing whatever company is cursed with this guy good luck - they're gonna need it!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
a20fan4ever2's Comment
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Lol....but you're not judging me?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Lol....but you're not judging me?

Oh yes I am judging you. Look at the things you've said. If you're a business owner and you see that a potential employee is taking the approach you're taking there's no way anyone would want to hire you. Our goal is to help people understand the approach it takes to be successful in this industry. The idea that you're going to stroll in as a rookie on day one and pass judgment on people like myself and companies like Trans Am who have been successful in this industry for decades is laughable. I know to you it isn't. But what have you done in this industry that makes you think you know so much?

a20fan4ever2's Comment
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So because I'm not willing to conform to what You say is the truth about rookie drivers you are gonna judge me and think the worst of me? Really Brett? You don't know anything about me except for what you read on here and that's pretty much that if I'm not happy at Trans Am then I'm gonna look elsewhere. What's so wrong with that? No I don't have years of experience like you say you do but that doesn't mean I have to stay working for a company if I'm not happy there. I said before my whole family has driven for many years. Some of them a lot more than you have and I have talked to them about how to go about getting into this industry. What to do and what not to do! What to brush off and what not to. You may know alot more about the industry than I do at this point but that doesn't make you a trucking God or right about everything or everyone. I will do what it takes to be successful in whatever profession it is. That means for myself to be successful and for the company I work for to also be successful. With that said you can think what you want about me cause I could care less since I know my true self and my intentions in this business. If that doesn't fit your way of thinking I'm sorry for that. It does fit my grand father's 60 yr driving and my uncle's 45 yr driving my of thinking and doing things. Have a good night.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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if I'm not happy at Trans Am then I'm gonna look elsewhere

Why don't you describe some scenarios you're envisioning that would make you unhappy. What do you anticipate might go wrong that would be Trans Am's fault but not yours?

a20fan4ever2's Comment
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Ok the first thing that has put a bad taste in my mouth has to do with hometime. I understand that Trans Am requires hometime requests be submitted 8 days prior and must be approved. That makes sense since the DM needs to be able to route you in that direction from wherever you are in the country. Now I've been told that after a week of orientation and 4 weeks training when and if I am issued my own truck that they can't get me hometime right off the bat. When I asked when I would get home they wouldn't answer me. I asked if I requested hometime 8 days before i get my own truck could they get me home and was told that it may not get approved depends on if they have something in the right time frame coming my way. Does that make sense? I don't mind going through the 5 weeks training but to be gone more than that right off the bat doesn't seem right to me or many others I've spoken to about it. What are your thoughts?

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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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