Any Drivers Here Work For National Carriers

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Danielle's Comment
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Good Morning Trucking Truth Family! I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. I am sure I'm not the first person who has struggled with the " First Company Jitters". Its hard to choose! I have narrowed my first company down to 2 contenders. NATIONAL Carriers/ Crete Carriers. Both have pros and cons and I've weighed them out and still cant settle on One. I have a friend that worked for Crete starting out and she keeps telling me Crete is the better of both companies she said she worked for National for a short time and loved there trucks but the pay/miles weren't as good as Crete. Crete starts off a little higher than NCI but NCI gives 2 raises within the first year. Plus NCI has 100% automatic fleet with trucks that comes with refrigerators and memory foam mattresses. Nci says I would be out on the road with a trainer for about 3 weeks before I will get the chance to upgrade. Crete said 8weeks training with 3-4 days off after the first 4 weeks and 3-4 weeks off the last 4 weeks of training. Plus Crete doesn't have any automatics. Ive seen reviews on google on both companies. Haven't seen anything on YouTube about NCI as far as personal experiences with drivers so Im here attempting to speak with someone who possibly for Nci and can give me first hand feedback regarding the company. Let me Know. Thanks

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PackRat's Comment
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From what I was told by Crete, there are newer trucks with auto transmission. More are added all the time, and within 3 years, it will be nearly 100% auto fleet. I start my Crete orientation next week.

Danielle's Comment
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Wow really? I wonder why my recruiter never mentioned that. She did tell me if I don't feel comfortable driving a manual after training I could request an automatic. I have heard only good thinks about Crete. But being with a trainer for 2 months is kind of a long time. However its a lot of time to learn versus being thrown to the wolves. I have already gotten the rental confirmation with Crete but I have doubts. I'm not really sure if that's the way I want to go. I know that one of the two will be my first company. I know that I don't want to put off starting any longer, and I know that either way it goes Im going to have to suck it up and get it figured out. Thanks for your response. Do you plan on documenting your training experience?

PackRat's Comment
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Not me. I've already been OTR for two years.

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Danielle, you said you have doubts...what are they?

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Daniel, recruiters aren't exactly kept in the know of how things really are.my recruiter was under the impression all of our trucks are 3yrs old or newer. While the majority of the fleet is, there are older trucks that the rookies get to finish the miles off of them before they are sold.

Rob T.'s Comment
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How is the search Going? Did you decide and get orientation scheduled? Don't want to wait too long and be forced to take a refresher course.

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