The Right Company

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Simon N.'s Comment
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The hardest part for me is picking the right company for me... I can drive both Manual and Auto. Pay not to much of an issue...just being comfortable working there...I have 3 mths solo and a month with a trainer...just hate to see negative reviews about companies....and I don't know who to believe...

Tim F.'s Comment
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First..did you resolve your issues with US Express? At this point, I would think your pretty much a rookie to anyone. I wouldn’t worry about picking an outfit. Apply to all and see who accepts you.

Not sure you're in a position to be picky here. Good luck.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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.just hate to see negative reviews about companies....and I don't know who to believe...

Believe this........trucking is a performance based industry. Those who perform consistently at a high level and get along well with people, what we refer to as Top Tier Drivers, you're going to get great miles, great treatment, and make top salary. It doesn't matter which of the major companies you work for, you're going to have it really good.

If you can't perform at a high level and you don't get along well with people you're not going to be happy no matter where you work. You're not going to get the miles, you're not going to get any special favors, and you're not going to make anywhere near top wage.

You've gotten off to a rough start it seems. I agree with Tim, you're not really in a position to be picky at this point. Any of the major carriers that are willing to give you a shot are worthy of consideration. Just apply like crazy to all of them, see who gives you a shot, and pick the company that seems to suit you best.

Happiness in this industry isn't about the company you work for, it's about how good you are as a driver. Great drivers have it made anywhere they go. Lousy drivers are miserable anywhere they go. That's why every major company out there has a long list of drivers that are thrilled with the company and a long list of drivers that are miserable.

Go learn your trade and do it with a strong work ethic and a great attitude and you'll be fine.


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