Moving Forward With Veriha - (pronounced VERY - Ha)

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icecold24k's Comment
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Congratulations!!! I for one will be pulling for you. You got a rough start already but I have faith. Keep the focus, take your time and absorb every bit of information that you can. Keep us updated. You got this buddy.

Old School's Comment
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I think pay is above average. Lots of "little percs" like detention pay, premiums for "wee hours" deliveries, extra pay for starting the week on the weekend, etc.. In one example 40 cpm can go to 86 cpm.

It's just sooo hard for us to get through to you new guys about how you make top money out here. I get frustrated with myself because I start to think I'm not doing a very good job of explaining the concepts. Most everybody has got the false idea that says "time is money." It's understandable, because most people are accustomed to working by the hour. In trucking you'll get paid for your level of productivity, and that has very little to do with how long you can stay at the wheel.

Detention pay should never be something you're looking for. Rather you want to learn how to avoid detention, or when it's inevitable, you take advantage of it by resting and/or utilizing your knowledge of the HOS rules to take advantage of it in a way that permits you to be more productive. Those other things like starting the week on the weekends or making wee hours deliveries are the kinds of practices Top Tier Drivers do so they can be more productive. It's pretty obvious to me that Veriha knows the value of productive drivers - they're trying to give them an incentive to learn to be productive.

We always stress how the name on the truck has nothing to do with success at this. C. R. England, a very large and successful trucking company, has a long list of "Million Miler" drivers, yet newbies who are struggling to just find employment, and even experienced drivers want to act like they are some sort of sub-par company to work for. In fact, many companies bear this unwarranted scrutiny.

I worked for Western Express and built a solid foundation for my trucking career there. We have several "Swifties" here who are Top Tier Professionals. When anybody starts "naming names" it just screams out, "Hey, I really don't know what I'm talking about, but at least I know how to sound like I do." The very companies that newbies try hard to avoid are the most successful operators and are also the ones willing to take the huge chance of giving total greenhorns a shot at this.

Marc, we're all excited for your opportunity at Veriha - Congratulations! But I've got to tell ya, you are one slow learner. You have yet to instill much confidence in me. I hope you make it. I hope you find success out here. The problem is that I know what it takes. So far you haven't shown a very good understanding of that. We keep trying to help you, but you keep slipping up in your conversations here almost as easily as you slipped and fell off that J.B. Hunt truck. That's indicative of a serious lack of understanding of what this is going to require of you.

C'mon Man, we want to see you join our ranks. We want to see you wildly successful at this! Get in there and make it happen! Stop focusing on things like perks, or any of these external things that you think will give you a boost out here. You're the one at the wheel. You have the sole influence on your success at this.

We're counting on you to get this done. Veriha is counting on you also. Make it happen brother!

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.

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.

Turtle's Comment
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Forget about everything but making it through orientation and training. Nothing else matters. Perks are just fluff, and of little substance.

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PJ's Comment
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The best rewards I have found is by proving you can get it done and your dispatcher keeping the loads coming. That is where the real money is.

Marc as everyone has said. Foscus, foscus, foscus on this one day at a time. It is easier said than done, but foscus on today and tomorrow will get here soon enough.

Dispatcher:

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yes, if for some reason Veriha doesn’t work out, apply everywhere and get on the road and prove yourself.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Bottom line is, the best company to work for is the one that will hire you and pay you to drive their trucks. ;)

Marc Lee's Comment
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Congrats Marc. Not sure I would worry to much about the “little percs” or the CPM....in your situation I might just worry about getting through the next few weeks and on boarding with Veriha. ...you laid out the schedule, but remember to take it day by day.

Good luck

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CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Marc Lee's Comment
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Congratulations!!! I for one will be pulling for you. You got a rough start already but I have faith. Keep the focus, take your time and absorb every bit of information that you can. Keep us updated. You got this buddy.

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Bottom line is, the best company to work for is the one that will hire you and pay you to drive their trucks. ;)

Amen to that! smile.gif

Marc Lee's Comment
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The best rewards I have found is by proving you can get it done and your dispatcher keeping the loads coming. That is where the real money is.

Marc as everyone has said. Foscus, foscus, foscus on this one day at a time. It is easier said than done, but foscus on today and tomorrow will get here soon enough.

thank-you.gif PJ.

Dispatcher:

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.
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