2 Truck Driving Job Offers From TransAm And May Trucking?

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ChickieMonster's Comment
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Rainy, TA only hires CDL holders. No CDL training. And they have no contract. But if you leave before 90 days you are on the hook for the hotel bill and the transportation to orientation. They put you in the LaQuinta for 9 days which is a pretty pricey hotel ($90-$100 per night) plus a plane or bus ticket so you have a nice little bill to pay if you leave before 90 days.

I don't know if I ever mentioned this about TA before but they have a policy about preventables. More than 2 preventables in 3 years is grounds for termination. I have 2...

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
a20fan4ever2's Comment
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Chickie,

They are flying me to Dallas instead of Kansas where you went. I'll be starting out at the Rockwall Terminal. They are putting me up at a Best Western. Thanks for mentioning the 90 day thing. I wasn't told about that.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Rainy, TA only hires CDL holders. No CDL training. And they have no contract. But if you leave before 90 days you are on the hook for the hotel bill and the transportation to orientation. They put you in the LaQuinta for 9 days which is a pretty pricey hotel ($90-$100 per night) plus a plane or bus ticket so you have a nice little bill to pay if you leave before 90 days.

I don't know if I ever mentioned this about TA before but they have a policy about preventables. More than 2 preventables in 3 years is grounds for termination. I have 2...

So you have 2 preventable and at least 2 speeding tickets since 2014 ( you wrote tickets plural)?

Stay the year at TA or at least long enough so that the tickets are more than 3 years old which would look better to another company... since u have the preventables. Did u get tickets with the accidents?

Who were you driving for with them?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
a20fan4ever2's Comment
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Btw... I forgot whether you had a CDL or needed to go through the testing.. but do you need to sign a year contract for the training?

I already have my CDL Rainy. I had a B for 20 yrs and now have my A as of August 5th. I appreciate your posts it does Give me some insight as to what is ahead and the best part of your post is that you're not treating me like some imbecile like others have in this forum. I take in everything that's said here but when I'm judged and belittled I get defensive.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Btw... I forgot whether you had a CDL or needed to go through the testing.. but do you need to sign a year contract for the training?

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I already have my CDL Rainy. I had a B for 20 yrs and now have my A as of August 5th. I appreciate your posts it does Give me some insight as to what is ahead and the best part of your post is that you're not treating me like some imbecile like others have in this forum. I take in everything that's said here but when I'm judged and belittled I get defensive.

CDL B and A are 2 completely different animals. Most companies want 1 full year of OTR in class A. Even if you have 1 year of local in a class A, many companies will not "count" that.

That is why the others are trying so hard to stress the importance of the year and staying with your first company. So thw 2 preventables are with your B? How old are they?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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the best part of your post is that you're not treating me like some imbecile like others have in this forum. I take in everything that's said here but when I'm judged and belittled I get defensive.

Why don't you man up and quit crying already? You've been insulting me right from the start. If you're gonna dish it out then man up and take it. Quit whining.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Rainy, I'm the one that has the preventables. I got them since I've been with TA. First one was the bumper rub 2 days solo and the second was the high hook where I crunched my satellite dish. I don't have any speeding tickets.

Sorry for the confusion.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Rainy, I'm the one that has the preventables. I got them since I've been with TA. First one was the bumper rub 2 days solo and the second was the high hook where I crunched my satellite dish. I don't have any speeding tickets.

Sorry for the confusion.

Hahha sorry... Rainy needs sleep but too excited cause I'm 15.miles from home and can't drop this load til 0500.

I remember you talked about them .. Whew! For a minute there I thought he had 2 speeding tickets and 2 preventable and was thinking this guy has a problem hahahha

Glad to see I screwed up ;)

OldRookie's Comment
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the best part of your post is that you're not treating me like some imbecile like others have in this forum. I take in everything that's said here but when I'm judged and belittled I get defensive.

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Why don't you man up and quit crying already? You've been insulting me right from the start. If you're gonna dish it out then man up and take it. Quit whining.

I agree with Brett... "man up." Also, one piece of advice, wherever you end up... just shut up and drive. Communicating does not seem to be your strongest suit.

Tractor Man's Comment
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the best part of your post is that you're not treating me like some imbecile like others have in this forum. I take in everything that's said here but when I'm judged and belittled I get defensive.

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Why don't you man up and quit crying already? You've been insulting me right from the start. If you're gonna dish it out then man up and take it. Quit whining.

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