Making A Decision

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tarheel59's Comment
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Hi everyone, have a question. How hard was it for you personally to decide on which company to to start your career with? I am struggling with making this decision. I do know it comes down to me. Commitment! Thanks

Brian's Comment
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For me personally, Schneider had a terminal (Gary, in) very close to my home. Which was also where orientation was done so didn't have to fly out or anything like that. And when I was looking at opportunities they had dedicated account I was looking at also had a terminal very close so that did it for me. Pay wise and anything are going to be about the same among all companies. Hope this makes sense.

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.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Not very hard actually. The company I picked, one of my instructors drove for them. They had blue trucks. Blue is my favorite color. So why not. I know, kinda shallow reason.

I love the company I drive for. Just don't due promotional videos without time to prepare., lol.

https://youtu.be/FpY9Dozw9JM

tarheel59's Comment
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Thanks Chip makes sense to me. Patrick C. I have watched the promotional. Occasionally I see a H O Holding truck. Is a pretty blue. Thanks guys

Amish country's Comment
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For me it was hometime and being able to get out of the truck and do something. Wasn't to worried about the pay because I knew I would make more than I previously was.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Thanks Chip makes sense to me. Patrick C. I have watched the promotional. Occasionally I see a H O Holding truck. Is a pretty blue. Thanks guys

I use US 74 when I have loads going to Charlotte area.

tarheel59's Comment
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Right at my back door

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Yep, Wolding has made great strides in increasing pay this year. I went from 37 cpm to 39 and middle of next month will be at 41cpm. I get another 1 cent at the beginning of October for my 2 year mark. With quarterly bonuses I will make 47.5 cpm come October.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Has also made*

I know it was a complete sales pitch. I have no shame, lol.

Big Scott's Comment
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For me it was how fast I could go from start to solo. A bonus was not owing anything but my time to the company. I am not a quitter and quite hard headed. My head has softened with the eye opening help of several friends. I feel that although my training was quick it was thorough. CFI has gotten better in my time here. They have even added perks where we can get discounts on appliances, cell service, computers, cars and more. They really care about the driver's. Hometime and getting there when I wanted and for how long were important and CFI fits that for me perfectly.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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