Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

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Tractor Man's Comment
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I read 2 key words in Alexanders post. "SETTLEMENT SHEETS" not "PAY STUBS". Nuff said.

Tractor Man's Comment
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There is another forum down the road that would be perfect for Alexander.

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Rainy 's Comment
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Yeah I asked drivers to see their settlement sheets on the app on their phones cause drivers trust other drivers

But then...

You guys are clearly morons working for for peanuts

So we are working, and are drivers, but arent to be trusted?

bunch of arrogant over paid haughty wheel turners and condencending

Which is it? Am I getting paid peanuts or am i overpaid? My wheels are turning though.

For future readers, this is the kind of attitude that gets a new driver nowhere. Basically he heard what he wanted to hear from the recruiter, who most likely said something like "our experienced drivers are making $1400-$1800 per week" or something to that effect.

Then he made friends with terminal rat types of complainers who perpetuate this negativity.

Somehow he came to the conclusion that with no experience he was worth a certain amount, despite being a liability who will eventually hit something or be late to a customer. that is part of being a new driver and it is also why newbies make less than experienced drivers.

He obviously did not research whatsoever when it came to pay scales. I almost thought perhaps the pay he quoted was for leasing a truck, but then he quit after the first load.

I remember one site that said "up to 67cpm" and when questioned, the recruiter stated "those with 20 years or more experience". uh, yeah.

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.

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.
Rainy 's Comment
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I read 2 key words in Alexanders post. "SETTLEMENT SHEETS" not "PAY STUBS". Nuff said.

we call ours settlement sheets. perhaps it became part of the culture due to being 75% lease though.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Thanks for the clarification Rainy. I hear "settlement" I think L/O. But what do I know, I'm just a $#@&*?&!##$&@ MORON!

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Doug C.'s Comment
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Alexander, I was wondering if you have any good things to say about your company. Money isn't everything. How about the experience you've been able to get there? I always question when all someone has to say is negitive and critical!

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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One we are not morons. You won't even share the name of the company you are at. Sounds like a 1099 company. You jumped in without looking first. I recommend you never use a diving board at a pool, since you won't look before you leap. Your attitude seems to be one that will sink you in this industry. Everyone here trys to help all who come here. We don't lie here. For example, I post my pay stubs because, I couldn't find any facts about pay when I was looking into trucking. So, stop whining and man up. If you want to jump ship, go ahead. It's your life to live. Just don't call people with years of experience morons. You called the recruiters at your company liars. Have you had the gonads to say it to their faces? Have you told the safety department of your company that you were being taught to falsify your logs? Do you know that when you're driving a truck it's your butt on the line? Your attitude will define your success or failure in life.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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You are right about one thing my angry little friend, I am a moron for not getting into driving sooner. Had I started at 21 or 22 I would probably have a 100k a year run now.

I suggest you find another career path, trucking isnt for you.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I always question when all someone has to say is negative and critical!

That's why I always ask facetiously if people have read the book, "How To Blame, Complain, and Criticize Your Way To The Top" - because there is a segment of the population who seem to think you can do just that.

We had to delete several of Alexander's latest replies because he's pretty much gone off the deep end with incessant criticism and accusations. Unfortunately he never came here to learn anything in the first place. He came here hoping to build a group of terminal rats he could complain with.

Alexander, three critical things you must build in order to find success at any difficult endeavor are your knowledge base, your skill set, and your relationships. You're brand new to trucking so you have none of these. You had an opportunity here to build your knowledge of the industry and build relationships with some of the most highly successful and experienced professionals in the industry. But you're not even trying to do that. You just want to complain and be coddled. You don't care to explain your situation more fully or even tell us what company you tried working for. You didn't mention anything about your time in training or where you went to school.

We can't help someone if we don't understand their situation, and we certainly can't help someone who just wants to complain and blame and criticize everyone around them.

Maybe at some point you'll realize that your success, or lack thereof, is no one's fault or responsibility but your own. Then you'll start listening. If you ever reach that stage look us up and we'll be happy to help.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I’ll take peanuts over what you are making right now...how does “squat” spend?

And please keep your promise to leave...

LOL. As soon as the steering wheel holder comment comes out, I just stop listening

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