Best Fleets To Drive For 2018 In Commercial Carrier Journal

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C T.'s Comment
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Ive said it once and I'll say it again, Maverick is a great company to work for. They've been on that list for several years in a row. They're not perfect, but were great to me and my family.

Old School's Comment
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Personally, I'm persuaded this list really doesn't mean anything. It's not like it's done by some overseeing body commissioned with measuring these companies by any kind of standards. It's merely which company that can get the most employees to nominate them. That doesn't really indicate anything to me.

Ed L.'s Comment
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Thanks G and Bobcat for the acknowledgement and tips! This is my second post in this forum, but I've been studying and lurking for about 8 months. I've completed my preparations for attending CLD training (CLP & Endorsements etc), just not sure if I wanted to go company sponsored or private. One of my other considerations was among many others the use of military benefits, since I retired from the USAF.

I'm leaving a well established career at 54 to begin a new adventure, so it's taken me a while to sort everthing out. My prime concern was that I find the right match for not only myself, but the company as well. I believe I've done that with Nuusbaum. I'm confidant that I can bring a lot to the table for them and in return they will generously compensate me for my efforts. What drove it home for me though was the culture. They put an emphasis on faith, famility, and integrity. I really felt like they're recruitment and hiring process was fantastic. There are many good companies, but to me Nuusbaum rose to the top and they were it. After the tour yesterday, I'm beginning to understand why they have won so many awards and have a high retention rating.

Can you tell I'm excited? smile.gif

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Ed L.'s Comment
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I'm confidant that I can bring a lot to the table for them and in return they will generously compensate me for my efforts

In hindsight, I should have said they will compensate me not for my effort, but my results.

Phil 's Comment
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I just today signed on with US Xpress. The lane I'll be driving is almost the same as the Home Depot I would have driven for Werner. Two weeks out, two days home, east of the Mississippi. Same 41cpm. There equipent is 2016-2018. Not bad and all automatic. I have an automatic restriction. The big carriers are going automatic. According to Werner they use less gas.

Anyway, thanks for the tip and I will keep them in mind. I'm going to go get some experience for 3-6 months and then we'll see.

I just accepted an offer to drive for Nuusbaum Transportation starting in their finishing program as a new driver after I complete my CDL training in June. I spent the afternoon with them yesterday and was very impressed with their company. They gave me a guided tour of their facility, let me operate a tractor trailer in the yard, and introduced me to the operations/maintenance folks. To say I'm excited about starting my professional driving career with such great company would be an understatement. Give Nuusbaum a call If you're looking for a company with a rich history, an outstanding training program, great pay/benefits and an award winning reputation.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

JJlearner's Comment
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JJlearner's Comment
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0454621001555615952.jpg2018 Best Fleet to Drive For

Edit - 2019 Best Fleets to Drive for

Bird-one's Comment
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I agree with Old School on that. It doesnt mean much. If anything its a great recruiting tool. They ask their drivers to vote, and now a company you probably never even heard of before now has a "best fleet of 2019" or whatever sticker on their door. So now disgruntled driver can now drive for "best company around".

Personally, I'm persuaded this list really doesn't mean anything. It's not like it's done by some overseeing body commissioned with measuring these companies by any kind of standards. It's merely which company that can get the most employees to nominate them. That doesn't really indicate anything to me.

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