I Was "promoted"

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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A few of you are aware of my flatbed journey, thus far. I will try to keep the back story short and sweet, for the rest of y'all.

In a previous post, I touched on my introduction to the flatbed world. I drove for an o/o who had 10 trucks. With zero experience in securement, spread axles, or anything flatbed, my "orientation" was "welcome to flatbedding, here's your truck, there is your first load, GO!"

Rob (dragon breath) helped me so much, that my thanks is beyond words. Every load, I took pictures, and he talked me through them. And I was rocking it, averaging 3000 miles a week. And then the owner called me and let me go. (His nephew had just gotten his cdl , and I was low man on the totem pole.) He sent out 2 drivers to pick up the truck. By the time they got to my house, I was already set up for orientation, at the company I should have gone to, begin with. They both gave me their contact info, to tell them how I liked it, saying that the owner was running the company into the ground in a slow spiral.

So, I have been with EW Wylie now, for 2 months, and was able to recruit both of those drivers, and a third. I was back at our home terminal when I went to enquire how our referall bonuses worked. It was then, that I went through a short process, and became a "Rolling Recruiter."

This company is amazing. They have bent over backwards for me, and I cannot thank them enough. There are perks, that I receive, beyond what the other drivers get for referalls. But to be honest, I would do this without the perks.

I got stupid, and tried to take a shortcut to towards my goals, and it bit me in the arse. But EW Wylie was there, and helped me, properly trained me, and have been a huge support, for me, and my other fellow Wylie drivers. Wylie was also Nominated for "2019 Best Companies to drive for."

Also, thanks to Turtle, Old School, and the other flatbedders who critiqued the first loads I posted. I truly appreciate you all.


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  • 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.
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Turtle's Comment
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That's awesome Danielsahn! I've heard good things about Wylie. No doubt you're bringing good things upon yourself through your efforts. Well done brother!

Oh, and it wasn't critiquing per se, more like subtle suggestions lol.

Keep it tight.

PackRat's Comment
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Terrific news!dancing.gifdancing.gifdancing.gif

G-Town's Comment
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And just think...we knew him when he was just a young pup.

Congratulations Danielsahn!

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Awesome, congrats!!!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Great news! Congratulations

Marc Lee's Comment
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And just think...we knew him when he was just a young pup.

Congratulations Danielsahn!

LMAO! Good one G-town!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Congratulations Danielsahn!

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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And just think...we knew him when he was just a young pup.

Congratulations Danielsahn!


LMAO! Good one G-town!

I am still a young pup, compared to a lot of you! smile.gif

Thank you everyone.

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