Lying Recruiters And The Dirty Lies

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Sonny B.'s Comment
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Rainy - actually they do. They hired me and I was making great money but had to leave due to personal reasons. I was pulling in $26.00 an hour plus lots of over time which is time and a half $39.00 dollars - The position was a city driver and we loaded and unloaded our own trailers ...... pro : great money - home each night --- Con: lots of late nights and heavy manual labor

Stuff happens in Life that most people don't care about which is why I call it personal stuff.

Personally I'd rather go OTR either pulling doubles for UPS or Flat Bedding

But everyone's different


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.


Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Sonny B.'s Comment
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Well they hired me out and I worked there making $26 dollars and hour and lots of over time - Over time --- Have to be in a Union to get this type of wage - They're almost non existent these days.

Left due to personal reasons beyond my control.

NEMF - It's laborous so for solo wheel turners it wouldn't be for you

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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You are going to get out of it what you put into it, simple as that. Exceed expectations then perhaps you can have expectations of your own. The more you look for things to whine and complain the more you will find them. The more you look for opportunities to succeed the more you will find those. The approach you are taking isn't going to do anything positive for you here or elsewhere.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Who let the simpleton out of the asylum ?

I don't know, but someone needs to pull in the reigns on the comments that are being approved. Enough of this clown and his BS. I haven't believed a word of it from the start. Let's move on to better quality people, the type who want to be top tier professionals.

Will H.'s Comment
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Ar some point just about everyone learns the same life lessons. This one is about looking before you leap coupled with learning the sub text of words given by recruiters and salespeople.

Just yesterday I had spoken to a Recruiter who had told me I could earn 1-1.5K a week and home every weekend and sometimes nightly since their yard is so close to my home. Since this seemed above the norm I had ask around and on this site. On reflection he didn't promise me that much, or told me a CPM with fleet average miles per week. By using words could and might really means eventually I could.

So I sought out advice from people who seems to rather talk me like it is as n not what I want to hear; even if it's in your face akin to tough love. Even with this vast resources of knowledge, I still take with a grain of salt. I take some time and process it to ferret anything that seems incongruent with what I think I know. Normally one of three things happens. One, what I thought I knew isn't based off fact. Either because of bad info, from random people on other sites, or bad assumptions and I re-adjust these facts. Two, it fits and I absorb it. Three: it doesn't fit with what I know as fact, which has not really happened to me yet in this site.

So what I am trying to say is, you are responsible for the information you receive and to truly understand what a salesperson is selling you. You do this by asking questions. The fact that you didn't even know your CPM or how you are going to be compensated tells me you didn't ask or even read your contract. If you did then it wouldn't matter what the recruiter told you, it would be in black and white and simple math would tell you how much you could have expected.


Cents Per Mile

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

Rob T.'s Comment
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Brett says:

Enough of this clown and his BS.

my thoughts exactly. The reason he was paid hourly was due to a majority of his day being physical labor, not driving. My foodservice job was the same way.

This clown seems more interested in tooting his own horn and trying to convince himself he's better than he truly is, than taking the advice offered to get him in a better position to get to his end goals.

Sonny B.'s Comment
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I'm not lying Brett

Who do you ask for a contract?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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If you have any questions about how you can get better as a driver then let us know. You're not under contract because you're not working anywhere so the point is moot.

Dan S.'s Comment
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In ANY human endeavor, regardless of what it Is? You have a basic equation:

E = r

In which a GREAT and TREMENDOUS amount of EFFORT is required to achieve very little results

In time, and with GREAT and TREMENDOUS amount of EFFORT the equation flipd to

e = R

In which little (Seemingly) little effort yields GREAT and TREMENDOUS


But, or requires repeated effort, accompanied with frustration, aggravation, agitation, trial and error and yes FAILURE.

I'm 7 months in, I'm STILL learning and growing.

I'm concentrating on being and becoming the SAFETEST, MOST PRODUCTIVE, EFFICIENT driver I can be with a good and positive attitude, a can do ~ will do attitude.

I DO that and stay the course?

THE money will take care of itself.


Operating While Intoxicated

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I actually like this dude. He reminds me of me when I was 14 years old. He's pure nostalgia.

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