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Scott F.'s Comment
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Is there any melton drivers in here ? Im pre hired with them just nervous about how many miles they are averaging a week

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Bump.

Idk. But I can say that the mileage at any company seems to be "prove yourself a go getter and decision maker".

I had some repair issues this weekend and told my FM he could keep my bonus for himself if he got me down south out of the cold lol.

He replied " can't get south...but how about 2300 miles with a short window you can get another 1000k in before payday. Its tight, but you can do it".

Study hard, pass the tests, go through training, and learn to manage your clock. The miles will come ;)

Good luck. I hope others have come company specific info for you.

Fm:

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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{My FM } replied " can't get south...but how about 2300 miles with a short window you can get another 1000k in before payday. Its tight, but you can do it".

If you and your FM can do that, who cares about Pensacola?

Fm:

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Is there any melton drivers in here ? Im pre hired with them just nervous about how many miles they are averaging a week

You never have to worry about that with any of the major companies. They all have plenty of freight to keep their best drivers running hard, and most drivers running just fine. They wouldn't be able to make the truck payments if they weren't turning the miles and producing revenues.

When you hear people complaining that they're not getting enough miles it's normally one of two things - either the driver isn't doing his job or the dispatcher isn't doing his job. The majority of the time it's the driver, because dispatchers who don't make sure that good drivers are getting good miles won't be around for long.

Don't worry about the company doing their job, they know what they're doing. Just focus on learning how to do yours to the very best of your ability. Act professionally at all times, listen and learn, and give this career everything you've got. It might take a couple of months after you go solo to really prove yourself to your dispatcher and learn to manage your time efficiently enough to start turning big miles but you'll get there.

With most jobs you walk into work, the boss hands you way more work than you could ever get done, and you do your best. In trucking the work gets dished out based upon how well a driver performs. So you have to prove yourself to be hard working, safe, and reliable before they're going to pile the big miles on you. No one is going to trust the freight of their most valuable customers to an unproven rookie.

So just focus on learning all you can, prove yourself to be a safe and reliable professional, and get along well with people. They have the miles available. Go in there and show em you're ready and willing to earn your share.

Dispatcher:

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.

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

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