Barr Nunn, Marten Transport Or Crete Carrier!? :)

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Freebird's Comment
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So, I've come to the decision that I'm going back over the road. I've looked into companies and like crete, barr nunn or marten.

Crete offers otr 21 days out 48 states at .47 cpm and say avg of 2700-2900 miles a week. No bonuses that I know of.

BARR nunn has .51 cpm and as a new driver you get an extra .05 for the first 90 days. Seen and heard an avg of 2500 miles per week. Only east coast but their main terminal is a suburb of my home town.

Marten cpm is like .38 BUT they offer nice hourly pay for weather issues, detention, and layover.

In all honesty the pay will probly come out to closely the same +/- few thousands.

I plan on staying out 2-3 months at a time for the year of 2018. Working and just stacking paper.

I'm still having a hard time figuring out who to go with. I'm a good driver. Drive hard when given the miles.

What are your thoughts or insight into some of these companies I'm deciding from?

Thank you!!!

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.

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.

Over The Road:

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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You have to pick which will suit you best. As you said the money for each is about the same. You say you have been OTR before. Then you you should know it's up to you to prove yourself to the company. The company will be what you make of it. There really aren't any bad companies, just bad attitudes of drivers. This may help.

Good luck.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Something you may want to verify is Barr Nunn. From my understanding they require 1 year verifiable OTR experience.

They are always advertising on Craigslist in my home area. All of their ads say they want 1 year of experience.

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.

Justin 's Comment
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I’ve heard great things about Barr nunn, but Crete is like a hometown carrier to me and from what I know they are great to their drivers. Newer equipment, good miles, etc.

Jodi 's Comment
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I’ve been with Crete 2 years now. I average 10600 miles a month. They keep me moving. Great benefits and newer trucks. Couldn’t be happier.

PackRat's Comment
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I go to orientation for Crete on January 3rd.

Jodi 's Comment
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Cogratulations packrat welcome aboard

Snake Eyes's Comment
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Crete Carrier has come along way in the past couple of years. Their mileage pay has increased quite a bit this year alone. I have spoken with several of their drivers and they are happy with the way they are treated at Crete.

MC1371's Comment
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Friend I have went to Crete after some issues with his previous carrier. Since he had less than 6mos he had to do retraining with one of their mentors. After that he's never been happier, makes solid 1300+ every week.

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