Great Trucking Companies And How To Find Them

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Sonny B.'s Comment
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Dunn & Bradstreet? How do you evaluate good companies from bad ones.........companies hire recruiting services to respond to potential new hires - I've always heard it's not what the recruiters say it's what they don't say..................Your thoughts?

I am increasing my knowledge.

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G-Town's Comment
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Dunn & Bradstreet? How do you evaluate good companies from bad ones.........companies hire recruiting services to respond to potential new hires - I've always heard it's not what the recruiters say it's what they don't say..................Your thoughts?

I am increasing my knowledge.

Safety First

Waste of time. You are focused on all the wrong things...

Refer to my previous reply.

Sonny B.'s Comment
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Funny site - first I get judged for not doing my homework Next I get judged for attempting it to gain knowledge

You sure you aren't recruiters?

LMAO

Turtle's Comment
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That's because you aren't really interested in knowledge, only for somebody to hold your hand or agree with your ridiculous rants. We don't do that here.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Most of the Good Companies are still in business and making a profit. Most of the Bad Companies aren't.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I have a feeling no company will be "great" enough for you. For some reason you think you are specialal, and they should be honored to have you using their $150,000 truck as a bathroom.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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First off my company doesnt hire an outside recruiting company. They are inside employees i can go meet at the terminal.

Secondly, if you say "you always heard its not what a recruiters says but what they dont say" you wouldnt be ranting on the other thread about broken promises. Because you wouldnt have trusted a recruiter from jump street.

You arent listening to us when we tell you that the idea of "good company" is subjective and pay is based on driver performance. If you fail in trucking it is YOUR fault, no one elses. Ironically that is why most people fail cause they have sucky attitudes and expectations.

What you want from a company is different from.what i want. So my idea of a "bad for me" is different. Quitting your first company after one load is going to seriously limit your choices. They wont want you.

Turtle and I love Prime, GTown loves Swift, Big Scott loves CFI, Pateick loves HO Wolding, Susan loves Westside, Old School loves Knight..

i could go on and on..and notice they are all different companies?

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Funny site - first I get judged for not doing my homework Next I get judged for attempting it to gain knowledge

You sure you aren't recruiters?

LMAO

Look Dude, you have a serious f’ing attitude problem.

I didn’t judge you. I told you pulling D&B reports for potential employers is a waste of time. There is nothing to be found in a D&B report that will help you.

I suggested you focus on what’s really important. You have yet to take any of the information many of us have offered; ingested it and started to consider how to get your head screwed on straight and head your career in the right direction.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You're brand new to this industry so the only companies that will hire you are the largest, most successful carriers out there. They are the elite carriers in this industry. They're all fantastic companies. If they were run poorly, didn't have the miles available, or didn't treat their drivers well then they wouldn't be where they are today.

What you don't understand is that you're not the one in a position to judge anyone. You're the one being judged. These companies have proven themselves to be the elite in this industry for decades. You, on the other hand, have accomplished nothing yet.

You have to focus on what you have to do to prove yourself in this industry. You have to master the logbook rules, master the driving skills, build strong relationships within your company, and make all of your appointments on time safely and consistently over a long period of time. Then you can say you're a real truck driver who deserves top pay and the special treatment the top tier drivers get.

The only thing you need to decide in order to choose a company is the type of freight you want to haul and how long you want to be away from home. Heavy haul takes years of flatbed experience first. No one in that realm is going to touch you until then. So I would suggest getting on with one of the major flatbed companies and start learning your trade. Stick with them for several years, develop strong relationships, and prove yourself to be a safe, reliable, hard working driver. Then you'll get your shot at heavy haul.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

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.

Sonny B.'s Comment
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I came here with a bad experience but I'm going to gain knowledge.

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