My Return To Trucking

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PackRat's Comment
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That's some good reading. Not many will open up as you have here with us. Are you willing to go out with a truck trainer again?

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Would CFI take you if you went back through training? Most companies work well with vets. Have you mentioned that? If you're looking to jump in a truck and go, you have zero expierence. In the long run it's your life to live and you have to do what's best for you. Good luck.

Jason K.'s Comment
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That's some good reading. Not many will open up as you have here with us. Are you willing to go out with a truck trainer again?

Thanks, PackRat, I didn't think too many people would read it, but if they did, they would get a great look at me and my life.

Would CFI take you if you went back through training? Most companies work well with vets. Have you mentioned that? If you're looking to jump in a truck and go, you have zero expierence. In the long run it's your life to live and you have to do what's best for you. Good luck.

They weren't having it, Big Scott, I tried. I asked if they could just send me back through school, told them I'd do whatever to get in, but they just weren't interested.

Jason K.'s Comment
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PackRat, as far as going out with a trainer absolutely willing to do that. The companies listed to help me are the only ones that will do that though.

G-Town's Comment
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Bumping this. Not sure if you saw this Jason. Good luck!

Too bad about Swift.

Regarding USX Walmart Dedicated... Keep something in mind, Walmart Dedicated is NOT paid OTR CPM , add 20% to the base number, also stop pay and expect about 1800-2000 per week. I'd look closer at this...

For instance Swift OTR CPM is 36, Swift Walmart Dedicated ;not surge) starts at .47, plus $15 stop pay after first. Most of my loads are a minimum of 3 stops, as many as 6.

Search on my name with Walmart Dedicated to read more.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Jason K.'s Comment
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I did miss that, I'm sorry G-Town.

I believe USX told me the CPM varied on mileage for the load and $12 per stop. The recruiter wasn't very forthcoming with the info, which I can understand. She mentioned as an example like 50-100 miles would pay like $0.36 CPM and the $12 per stop. I could be confusing it, there was a lot of info she threw out.

I'm new to the Dedicated stuff, I don't completely understand everything you mention. Are you saying Swift's rates are better? It looks as though that is the case. With your dedicated you have to unload your self though, correct? USX said it is no touch for theirs.

I'll do that search as you suggested

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

G-Town's Comment
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No touch, just supervise. All store loads are either live unload for dries and reefer , some dries (called remix) are drop and hook.

The rates USX recruiter quoted seem low. They seem like tiered OTR rates.

New drivers at 7030 DC in Pottsville Pa, with only road training experience start at 47 CPM , $20 flat dispatch fee, $15 per stop after the first one.

There is a safety and performance bonus as well.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Jason, how do you feel about teaming up with someone? If you are open to that, CRST is a great company to work for. If they peak your interest, feel free to ask me anything about them and I will do what I can to answer your questions to the best of my ability.

G-Town's Comment
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Jason, how do you feel about teaming up with someone? If you are open to that, CRST is a great company to work for. If they peak your interest, feel free to ask me anything about them and I will do what I can to answer your questions to the best of my ability.

He has a large breed dog...

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Jason, how do you feel about teaming up with someone? If you are open to that, CRST is a great company to work for. If they peak your interest, feel free to ask me anything about them and I will do what I can to answer your questions to the best of my ability.

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He has a large breed dog...

Oh, sorry about that G-Town and Jason, my mistake. CRST unfortunately don't allow pets.

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