Werner Vs CRST

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JD's Comment
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Lol I haul a tanker now and make more than .48cpm.

Maybe I should apply to your company after werner lets me go my fav is clean. Who do you drive for if you don't mind me asking.

The mods are ignoring me I guess

JD

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

JD's Comment
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Dac not fav dam spell check.....

JD

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Stella G.'s Comment
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I am just learning how this business works today. I don't do anything without learning how the game is played first. I don't ask for raises I let my work ethic do that for me most new Werner drivers start at .36 cents a mile for the 1st year I live in Florida so they told me .36 cpm was starting pay, some states it's .38 cpm but I've earned an increase of .05 cents the 1st year without asking so werner is a good company in my opinion they take care of drivers who make the effort. I will drive those trans am cars to mid Ohio for the August 11 race if it cost me my job with Werner so be it there are other companies that I can drive for as well as one of the guys that will have a car in the hauler. But he is a local company in south Florida and I like running all over this nation but he will advocate for me if I lose my job with Werner. Like one of my clients once told me who was a very successful lawyer in palm beach he said " John! A good lawyer knows the law a great lawyer knows the judge!"

I really was asking if it was ethical to you guys to do this I guess.

JD

go for it John!!! It sounds so exciting that is a whole nother adventure for you and it doesn't sound like that big of a risk if you can take trucking or leave it, I am excited for u....😄. I have 4 mouths to feed at home so I don't have it like that, lol.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
JD's Comment
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All I'm saying Stella if you choose Werner you made a good choice but any of the top companies are good they need drivers that are willing to make the effort that is what there looking for. If you make your company money then you'll make money.

I'll be in mid Ohio for the trans am race if anyone wants to come by a see me....

Especially you mods, would love to old school you on how it was when I frist went otr

JD

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.

Jerry M.'s Comment
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JD Good luck on your new gig. I've been doing race car transport for the past 12 years and it is still fun most days. If it was me I would give my old company at least 2 weeks, but different strokes.... Like all the other segments of trucking, there is a real shortage of drivers if Werner doesn't take you back. Let me know if I answer any questions. JM

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I am just learning how this business works today. I don't do anything without learning how the game is played first. I don't ask for raises I let my work ethic do that for me most new Werner drivers start at .36 cents a mile for the 1st year I live in Florida so they told me .36 cpm was starting pay, some states it's .38 cpm but I've earned an increase of .05 cents the 1st year without asking so werner is a good company in my opinion they take care of drivers who make the effort. I will drive those trans am cars to mid Ohio for the August 11 race if it cost me my job with Werner so be it there are other companies that I can drive for as well as one of the guys that will have a car in the hauler. But he is a local company in south Florida and I like running all over this nation but he will advocate for me if I lose my job with Werner. Like one of my clients once told me who was a very successful lawyer in palm beach he said " John! A good lawyer knows the law a great lawyer knows the judge!"

I really was asking if it was ethical to you guys to do this I guess.

JD

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What is best for you is not for others to decide.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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No matter what company you drive for, if you're a top tier driver, they WILL take care of you and jump through hoops to keep you happy. The important thing is to choose a company that you are a good fit for.

I never worried about cpm and I still don't. I'll give you a funny example. I started out fresh out of company training making a whopping 32 cpm. They bumped my pay up quickly.. faster than normal pay increases were given.

Anywho several weeks ago my dispatcher called me and asked if I was "ready for this one?". I wasn't sure where he was headed with this at all. Then he asked what my pay rate was. I had to laugh and admit, I really didn't know off hand, that I'd have to actually look at a pay stub since I'd taken a "pay cut" going back to regional home weekly from OTR. Anyway the gist of the conversation was, I had just started my day and delivered a load to a customer, so I had plenty of hours to run that day. He wanted me to go park somewhere, go back to bed for the day and run an automotive shuttle run (which had to be done that night). Basically he paid me to go back to bed and ensure I was going to be able to cover that particular shuttle run that night. Yeah it messed up my routine and threw me instantly from a early day shift to a late night shift. Lol it boogered up my preferred drive schedule for almost a week. Yep I generally prefer to get started around 4am, but this required me to run nights instead. Did I whine or complain? Nope, I just said okay, I'll make it happen and I did. I made it happen much faster than they expected too. Got another bonus for that. Did I ask for it? Nope, I never do, but I tend to get vaguely described "extra pay" items on my settlements. The bottom line is this.. I figured out my base pay rate is only 44 cpm since I took the cut early this year (had to look it up), BUT my year to date and weekly averages including accessorial pay runs 59-63 cpm. I generally get 3000 or slightly better miles a week. I do haul a lot of glass, forklifts.. multiple stop loads.

So that explains my lack of concern regarding cpm, because it really just doesn't matter to me. I get along well with the people who matter and they take care of me. If you are a go getter that makes things happen and do the little favors and crap runs without complaint, they'll take care of you. That's true of any company.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

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.

Dm:

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

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.

JD's Comment
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JD Good luck on your new gig. I've been doing race car transport for the past 12 years and it is still fun most days. If it was me I would give my old company at least 2 weeks, but different strokes.... Like all the other segments of trucking, there is a real shortage of drivers if Werner doesn't take you back. Let me know if I answer any questions. JM

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I am just learning how this business works today. I don't do anything without learning how the game is played first. I don't ask for raises I let my work ethic do that for me most new Werner drivers start at .36 cents a mile for the 1st year I live in Florida so they told me .36 cpm was starting pay, some states it's .38 cpm but I've earned an increase of .05 cents the 1st year without asking so werner is a good company in my opinion they take care of drivers who make the effort. I will drive those trans am cars to mid Ohio for the August 11 race if it cost me my job with Werner so be it there are other companies that I can drive for as well as one of the guys that will have a car in the hauler. But he is a local company in south Florida and I like running all over this nation but he will advocate for me if I lose my job with Werner. Like one of my clients once told me who was a very successful lawyer in palm beach he said " John! A good lawyer knows the law a great lawyer knows the judge!"

I really was asking if it was ethical to you guys to do this I guess.

JD

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What is best for you is not for others to decide.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do.

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Thanks my dispatcher says he'll cover for me but to call him an keep him informed so I'm going for it. I like running for werner they have good equipment and loads all over the country. I couldn't have chosen a better company to drive for, if the beat this lawsuit I have a business proposal I'm going to propose to them now that my knees are fixed I can race again and want to put a national championship roadrace car in there museum in Omaha. That's the main reason I chose to go with Werner although I get daily text from "Ivannia" from knight wanting me to "join their team" but I'm sure most of you do also. I'm just out here having fun an seeing the country....

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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