MAJOR Changes With Me But Definitely For The Better.....:

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millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Well y’all probably thought by the title of this post that I done and did somethin crazy or stupid. Far from that.

I am proud to report that as of February 15, 2019 I have completed the class for and have been certified as a Senior Lead Driver for CRST.

Let me break that down for how Legendary that is: CRST has a shortage of Top Tier Lead Drivers. We employ approximately 3500 drivers and approximately 600 of them are regular Lead Drivers. For those of y’all not understandin here: A Lead Driver is our version of a Trainer or Mentor at CRST. Of the 600 Drivers we have Certified as Lead Drivers only about 560 of them are actively trainin drivers.

As of the date of my certification to Senior Lead Driver we only have 38 Senior Lead Drivers in the whole company. That means that I am in the top 38 drivers in this entire company. That is so surreal to me I still can’t believe it.

A Senior Lead Driver is also entrusted with trainin our female students if a female Lead Driver can’t be found for them. They must have the greatest attitude, perform at their best at all times, be 100% safe and legal at all times, and above all don’t judge or disrespect their students.

When it comes to pay normal Lead Drivers get paid 0.10 cpm extra for every active student they have on the truck durin loads. Senior Lead Drivers add an additional 0.04 cpm for every active student on top of the Lead Driver Pay. So a Senior Lead Driver with an active student on their truck durin loads gets an additional 0.14 cpm on top of their base pay rate.

This is so incredible. If 18 mos ago y’all told me I would be that far up there and trainin drivers I would have laughed in yalls faces. I still can’t believe that I have made it to the pinnacle of drivers here.

To become a Lead Driver you must have an excellent safety record, be recommended by your driver manager , have 6 mos with CRST and a FULL Winter season must be included in that and also must have approval from safety.

To become a Senior Lead Driver you must be willin to train female students and have gotten great reviews from your previous students and have been certified as a Lead Driver for at least 6 months with CRST with a full Winter included in that time also and have another recommendation from Safety and your Driver Manager and also the Safety supervisor over the Lead Driver program has to personally pick you.

Anyway I am SO glad to be where I am at today and as far as I know I am the only Senior Lead Driver that is a member of this forum for CRST. Brett can confirm this for y’all for sure if y’all need to be sure.

My current student so far has been by far my best ever and we have gotten along super well. When I drop him off in Riverside CA for his upgrade that is definitely goin to be an emotional day for me because I am goin to miss him so much. He can back like a PRO now and yesterday during his shift he not only obliterated his mileage record like Yoda on Steroids but he broke MY all time record with an Uber LEGENDARY 709.7 miles driven in a single shift and didn’t trigger a single Lytx event and got to a rest area and parked safely and legally with 1 minute left on his 11 and NOT against his 8 or 14. If every student I get is like him I don’t think you will find a happier driver in this industry than me.

I want to thank everyone here at TruckingTruth for helpin me get started with this 22 months ago since I have been a member here. I love y’all so much and I owe y’all so much.

My God in heaven.......I.......I still can’t believe it.

Driver Manager:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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Tractor Man's Comment
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Well done MM! Congrats

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Doug C.'s Comment
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Total congratulations is in order. Awesome. I know you're going to accomplish great things.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations! We all knew you had it in you!

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It's funny because we've got another conversation going on right now where a person was trying to point out how "bad a company" CRST is. Of course we're doing our best to point out how they actually have zero experience with CRST, yet somehow they think they are an expert based on nonsense that they've gathered from the total failures who couldn't figure out how to succeed at trucking no matter where they started.

Millionmiler, you're a good solid driver. You'd do well wherever you want. We're all proud to call you our friend! Keep it up, and stay in touch.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Total congratulations is in order. Awesome. I know you're going to accomplish great things.

Are you still committed to CRST and are you goin to be goin to NADTA in Cedar Rapids? If so post your email here if you feel comfortable doin so and I will email you my real first and last name along with my DMs name and my Driver ID. That way maybe you can request me as your Lead Driver.

Dm:

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.
Doug C.'s Comment
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I know who I want as my mentor and trainer when the time comes! ☺

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Congratulations! We all knew you had it in you!

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It's funny because we've got another conversation going on right now where a person was trying to point out how "bad a company" CRST is. Of course we're doing our best to point out how they actually have zero experience with CRST, yet somehow they think they are an expert based on nonsense that they've gathered from the total failures who couldn't figure out how to succeed at trucking no matter where they started.

Millionmiler, you're a good solid driver. You'd do well wherever you want. We're all proud to call you our friend! Keep it up, and stay in touch.

Yes I am aware of that other post and if it’s ok with y’all I am goin to link him my diary and my posts on becomin a Lead along with this post and maybe if he reads that along with the starter pack we have linked him multiple times, Especially Brett’s book, then maybe he can get some understandin on how this industry works first and then how CRST does things if he wants to come on board.

Bird 's Comment
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Now that Doug would be the opportunity of a lifetime as it relates to trucking. And congrats millionmiler not sure what accomplishment could top that.

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Total congratulations is in order. Awesome. I know you're going to accomplish great things.

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Are you still committed to CRST and are you goin to be goin to NADTA in Cedar Rapids? If so post your email here if you feel comfortable doin so and I will email you my real first and last name along with my DMs name and my Driver ID. That way maybe you can request me as your Lead Driver.

Dm:

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.
millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Total congratulations is in order. Awesome. I know you're going to accomplish great things.

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Are you still committed to CRST and are you goin to be goin to NADTA in Cedar Rapids? If so post your email here if you feel comfortable doin so and I will email you my real first and last name along with my DMs name and my Driver ID. That way maybe you can request me as your Lead Driver.

I do prefer to keep that info private from here though. Only Brett knows my real name because I emailed him my resume before I started with CRST.

BTW Brett, I would love to post my certification certificate on here however it contains my real name and the real names of the company President and the Safety supervisor of the Lead Driver program on it also and I know for sure just like me they want to keep their names private. Would I be able to email you the certificate and could you resend me a picture of it with those names blacked out on it? Do you have a Photo Shop program to do that with because I surely don’t unfortunately.

Dm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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