Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

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Sonny B.'s Comment
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Well I should have researched better so knowledge is what I need - I love trucking , hell I even droppped my first deuce in the truck and been using the same gatorade bottle like a champ - truth in trucking. If you're word is your bond then it was broke and I had planned to stay or go based on this word - Recruiter said between $1400-$1800 weekly - currently my needs are to pay down debt! So to find out it was under $1000.00 was a let down - that's why I'm upset. Do I like Trucking - Do I Love Trucking - yep .. Am I safe , hard working, good planner, willing to stay out on the road months on end, do what ever it takes? and again put Safety First and protect my CDL? ...yep...

So I am ready to tarp in the rain, the snow the blood and the mud and clock miles.................................

I don't want to wait around docks delivering food

I just want a company with integrity ....cause I want to grow up with some real principles not just be a **** ant for a huge corp easily dismissed over some BS. KEEN seems like a good company , Anderson too , maybe melton......

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
G-Town's Comment
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Alexander needs something...

Well I should have researched better so knowledge is what I need -

We’re morons...right? What knowledge can we possibly offer?

Here is a suggestion... stop defending yourself and read these links:

Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving

Truck Driver's Career Guide

You cannot learn anything unless you “check” your overinflated ego and humble yourself to the reality of how little you know.

Old School's Comment
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knowledge is what I need

Here's a thought. Maybe when you really need some knowledge you approach the folks who have it with a little respect. A person who doesn't last one week in a job they claim to love has no grounds for blaming it on the sorry lying recruiters who cheated them. You blew it. Nobody here believes any of your nonsense, that's because it is nonsense, and though you are adept at fooling yourself, you'll never be able to fool the people who've made this career work wonderfully for themselves.

Now, you're on this quest for that golden gem of a company that will treat you fairly and right. Guess what? All those companies are looking for drivers who can produce results. It's a performance based business. So far you're one great accomplishment is...

I even droppped my first deuce in the truck and been using the same gatorade bottle like a champ

That's a really impressive resume there. I'm sure KEIM, Anderson, and Melton would be proud to have you.

Here's our take. You've been out of a truck too long for anyone to hire you. You're gonna have to push the reset button. Go back through school or training and start over at square one. While you're at it reset your attitude also. It's set for failure right now. It's obvious to everyone but you. Think about it. Where has it gotten you? Are you enjoying your career? As long as you're convinced it was some lying recruiter that snagged you up you'll never get to enjoy any of the things you love abou trucking.

Misery loves company, but since none of us are miserable, you're going to have a really hard time finding friends in here. If you want to change your approach and find success, we'll be right there in your corner. Otherwise we've got much more important things to do.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Lots of people need to pay down debt. Dont tell me you cant for $1000 a week. This link is how I got out of $60,000+ in debt and now have a lucrative savings both in cash and in my 401k.

Budgeting Tips for New Drivers

The problem is your temper and attitude. You got mad so you quit. Did you talk to your FM about how to increase your miles or pay? More miles comes from a great relationship with your FM. You didnt have time to establish one. It also.comes from learning to manage your time which takes a long time to grasp...up to a year. You are quick to anger which will.reflect as a road rage possibiity to employers.

As far as the.illegal time log thing...im guessing you meant sitting in doors and being off the clock which it totally legit. Also, I run reefer delivering food food. In one week, we all get the same number of hours to run. so the divsion doesnt matter when it comes to that. we cant go over 70 hours. So what makes you think flatbed could run more than reefer? 70 is 70.

Recruiters dont give guarantee numbers. They give figures based on your potential. $1400 is doable if you apply yourself and learn.

And stop with the "i dont want a huge company" idea. They have the freight and money for higher pay and maintenance on the vehicles. If you are so keen on safety, why not go.with the safest? You chose a company you insists lied so why would you trust yourself to choose another company?

research research research.

and was this lease or 1099?

Why Im not Just a Number at My Mega Carrier

I love Prime and our lightweight reefer drivers are some of the highest paid new drivers out there. 49cpm plus bonuses. But if you dont put in the effort, not.just the words, you will get nowhere.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Fm:

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I want to grow up with some real principles not just be a **** ant for a huge corp easily dismissed over some BS

Dismissed? Interesting. You said you quit your first company. You were canned, weren't you?

You're incredibly vague about everything that happened which is one of the ways we know you're full of baloney. Also:

Do I like Trucking - Do I Love Trucking - yep .. Am I safe , hard working, good planner, willing to stay out on the road months on end, do what ever it takes? and again put Safety First and protect my CDL? ...yep...

So I am ready to tarp in the rain, the snow the blood and the mud and clock miles.................................

How do you know all that? It sounds like you barely made it a week at your first attempt.

Unfortunately most of the people who take a shot at this career get their asses handed to them. It's just too demanding. You really have to be an extraordinary person to thrive in this industry. So until you get out there and prove to people that you have what it takes to perform at a high level consistently everyone is just going to figure you're another one that won't be around long. So far you've proven that to be the case. Oh trust me, everyone that lasts a week has what they feel is a solid excuse. But the trucking industry isn't looking for people who quit right away with a solid excuse. They're looking for people who are going to stick it out for the long term and get the job done out there. Those are the people who make the big bucks and help trucking companies succeed.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
LDRSHIP's Comment
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So you peed in a bottle a dropped a deuce. What an accomplishment. I had to do that in flight leaning out a window, one hand on a gun, in Iraq being shot at. Let go of your mommas teet already. Wipe your nose while your at it.

Sonny B.'s Comment
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Because I trained for three months believing the pay would be what they said but it wasn't,so gave my two weeks notice - why stay?

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I want to grow up with some real principles not just be a **** ant for a huge corp easily dismissed over some BS

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Dismissed? Interesting. You said you quit your first company. You were canned, weren't you?

You're incredibly vague about everything that happened which is one of the ways we know you're full of baloney. Also:

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Do I like Trucking - Do I Love Trucking - yep .. Am I safe , hard working, good planner, willing to stay out on the road months on end, do what ever it takes? and again put Safety First and protect my CDL? ...yep...

So I am ready to tarp in the rain, the snow the blood and the mud and clock miles.................................

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How do you know all that? It sounds like you barely made it a week at your first attempt.

Unfortunately most of the people who take a shot at this career get their asses handed to them. It's just too demanding. You really have to be an extraordinary person to thrive in this industry. So until you get out there and prove to people that you have what it takes to perform at a high level consistently everyone is just going to figure you're another one that won't be around long. So far you've proven that to be the case. Oh trust me, everyone that lasts a week has what they feel is a solid excuse. But the trucking industry isn't looking for people who quit right away with a solid excuse. They're looking for people who are going to stick it out for the long term and get the job done out there. Those are the people who make the big bucks and help trucking companies succeed.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sonny B.'s Comment
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Hahaha - like I said , I do what I got to do --- if the recruiter was straight up with me - I'd be the best dang trucker and that's a fact

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I want to grow up with some real principles not just be a **** ant for a huge corp easily dismissed over some BS

double-quotes-end.png

Dismissed? Interesting. You said you quit your first company. You were canned, weren't you?

You're incredibly vague about everything that happened which is one of the ways we know you're full of baloney. Also:

double-quotes-start.png

Do I like Trucking - Do I Love Trucking - yep .. Am I safe , hard working, good planner, willing to stay out on the road months on end, do what ever it takes? and again put Safety First and protect my CDL? ...yep...

So I am ready to tarp in the rain, the snow the blood and the mud and clock miles.................................

double-quotes-end.png

How do you know all that? It sounds like you barely made it a week at your first attempt.

Unfortunately most of the people who take a shot at this career get their asses handed to them. It's just too demanding. You really have to be an extraordinary person to thrive in this industry. So until you get out there and prove to people that you have what it takes to perform at a high level consistently everyone is just going to figure you're another one that won't be around long. So far you've proven that to be the case. Oh trust me, everyone that lasts a week has what they feel is a solid excuse. But the trucking industry isn't looking for people who quit right away with a solid excuse. They're looking for people who are going to stick it out for the long term and get the job done out there. Those are the people who make the big bucks and help trucking companies succeed.

I'm a hard worker and can put up with anything for the right money - it's all

So you peed in a bottle a dropped a deuce. What an accomplishment. I had to do that in flight leaning out a window, one hand on a gun, in Iraq being shot at. Let go of your mommas teet already. Wipe your nose while your at it.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Because I trained for three months believing the pay would be what they said but it wasn't,so gave my two weeks notice - why stay? If the recruiter was straight up with me - I'd be the best dang trucker and that's a fact

Ah yes, that's always a classic. You quit just when things are about to get real and it's time to step up to the plate, fly solo, and show you've got what it takes. Then you try to wave it off and act like you didn't need to bother actually doing it to prove you're one of the best.

Sorry man, but you're simply not fooling anyone here but yourself. We're proven, seasoned pros and we've watched people like yourself walk away with a long list of excuses and empty pockets for years. You're nobody in trucking until you've proven you're somebody. No one gets a free pass.

Old School's Comment
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So, you really think a bunch of successful truck drivers are gonna believe it's all the recruiter's fault? C'mon man, what do you think we are? Oh yeah, I just remembered... a bunch of morons! Only a moron would believe your nonsense.

Whatever a recruiter told me about pay, I set out to earn more than they thought I could. You'd be in a much better position had you taken that approach. What were you thinking? Did you actually think you were going to be given a salary? You either earn the amount you get paid or you don't. That's how it works. How's that working out for ya now?

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