Refridgerators, APU's, And Sat TV As Company Perks Pre-installed In Their Tractors

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Old School's Comment
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He's a recruiter. He can't help himself.

USMC AAV's Comment
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I really appreciate yall adding to this thread. I get a lot of truckers ask me what the perks with Maverick and I was curious what it is like on the other side of the fence in that respect. A buddy of mine drove for Millis a while back and loved it, he had health issues and couldnt keep doing it but he said their trucks are pretty sweet inside

G-Town's Comment
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He's a recruiter. He can't help himself.

LOL. I am a moderator and can’t help myself either.

G-town chills.

andhe78's Comment
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I really appreciate yall adding to this thread. I get a lot of truckers ask me what the perks with Maverick and I was curious what it is like on the other side of the fence in that respect. A buddy of mine drove for Millis a while back and loved it, he had health issues and couldnt keep doing it but he said their trucks are pretty sweet inside

Lol, was going to chime in with what Maverick offers, but guess you already know. Didn’t know there was a gl******* here.😄

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Dynamic Transit, Runs 386 and 389 Pete's at 70 mph.. APU , Fridge, 1500 inverter, kerosene Bunk heaters.. And can add things to truck at your cost, like Sat. T.V. lights, Chrome, etc etc.. We also still do $63 per diem per day ran, which is a bonus in my opinion..

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70mph for entry level drivers? That’s a good thing? NOT.

C’mon Dude...you are shamelessly promoting your company. Keep it real.

C'mon, name one person here that doesn't shamelessly promote their company.

As far as 70mph. In some respects it is safer than 62. At least you are staying with the flow of traffic and are not a rolling road hazard. Let's be honest the big company govern their trucks as low as they do for ONE reason. Hint: it isn't safety despite whatever they tell themselves. Money. They are trying to get the best fuel economy possible to save themselves a penny here and there. That is the ONLY reason.

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

G-Town's Comment
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Dynamic Transit, Runs 386 and 389 Pete's at 70 mph.. APU , Fridge, 1500 inverter, kerosene Bunk heaters.. And can add things to truck at your cost, like Sat. T.V. lights, Chrome, etc etc.. We also still do $63 per diem per day ran, which is a bonus in my opinion..

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70mph for entry level drivers? That’s a good thing? NOT.

C’mon Dude...you are shamelessly promoting your company. Keep it real.

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C'mon, name one person here that doesn't shamelessly promote their company.

As far as 70mph. In some respects it is safer than 62. At least you are staying with the flow of traffic and are not a rolling road hazard. Let's be honest the big company govern their trucks as low as they do for ONE reason. Hint: it isn't safety despite whatever they tell themselves. Money. They are trying to get the best fuel economy possible to save themselves a penny here and there. That is the ONLY reason.

He is a recruiter, so no one is my answer.

And sorry Patrick...although I agree governing is about saving fuel, 70 mph for an entry level driver is not as safe as 62 and certainly should not be touted as a reason to join a particular company. You’ll not convince me otherwise.

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Old School's Comment
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70 mph for an entry level driver is not as safe as 62 and certainly should not be touted as a reason to join a particular company. You’ll not convince me otherwise.

I completely agree on this. Also that comment about being a rolling road hazard is something truckers have been saying for years, but I have found that traffic seems to move along much better and safer when the big trucks are moving a little slower than the four wheelers. To claim that saving money is the only reason they govern their trucks is... well it's silly truck driver talk.

Robsteeler's Comment
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I’m fine doing 63mph, but I really wish I had a bit more to pass sometimes. I don’t need to fly, but if someone is going 59, it takes me FOREVER to get past them. Especially with the onguard system matching speed.

Army 's Comment
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Robsteeler, how is it going? Been a few weeks since I read a post from you? Hope all is well.....Don't mean to hijack the original post....

Daniel (Turtle)'s Comment
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Been getting my tractor loaded and I was curious what trucking companies have fridges and some of the other perks pre-installed in their tractors as a company perk.

Few things.. Everyone I have seen here have mentioned the company they drive for.. In this post alone I have seen Millis, Swift, CFI, Maverick etc etc.. And I never said we take entry level drivers.. must be 23 and have 12 months on road for my company.. Thus one reason we do the 70mph.. The other reason is we mainly drive from St. Louis MO area to the North West and South West.. Tell me 1 state that direction that has a speed limit under 70mph? I am a Driver, and a recruiter.. And I have been on road a long time.. I don't know everything nor will I ever pretend to.. But I will try to answer questions when I can.. I answered a very simple Question honestly.. And just like the ones that had above mine.. Nobody said anything about entry level drivers or not.. Was just asking about Company perks.. And that's what I gave.. :)

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