Anyone Have Any Insight On Covenant?

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Tonio's Comment
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I am set to be at orientation soon and was looking for some insight into Covenant. How is the Pay? How are the miles? Is there a lot of sitting around waiting for loads or am I able to rack up the miles?

Old School's Comment
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Welcome aboard Tonio!

Are you a new driver? What's your experience level? I've got some insight, but I'm curious about you. Share with us just a little about yourself. How did you get to this point of getting in with Covenant? Give us just a little background and I'll share my insight with you.

Tonio's Comment
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I am a new driver. I have had some experience when I was in the Army driving truck but it has been so long that I am coming in with a clean slate and a new ambition to earn some money. I was directed to Covenant from the school I am attending as well as I was denied by a few companies due to my background from 15 years ago which has since been reduced to a misdemeanor as of last Friday.

After listening to the perks, I figured it would be a great company to start with to gain some experience. Also they have a nice tuition reimbursement that would immensely help me in the long run.

I am still skeptical on the team driving aspect but I am confident that it will work.

Old School's Comment
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Thanks man!

Let's look at your concerns...

How is the Pay? How are the miles? Is there a lot of sitting around waiting for loads or am I able to rack up the miles?

Tonio, it sounds like you've been reading internet reviews for trucking companies. You mentioned the big three that people complain about. Pay, miles, and sitting.

The first thing you have to realize is that trucking company reviews are not true reviews at all. What they are is drivers revealing how inadequately they are performing in a very competitive environment. Trucking is performance based. People who lay hold of the concepts that make for success at trucking don't ever have to worry about their pay, their miles, or sitting around waiting for loads.

Tonio, trucking companies make money by moving freight. They trust their best operators to move that freight. They all have guys on the team that get less work, but they are in that position because of their inability to be effective at their job. They aren't there because the company is lousy.

Covenant is a well managed operation. I'm not a fan of team driving, but if it's what you're going to do, just make sure you do it well. That's how you get good pay, good miles, and very little sitting around.

Here's an article you should read about What It Takes To Be A Top Tier Driver. Focus on being the best and most productive driver out here. That's how you avoid all the pitfalls you've read about in trucking.

Hey, I also suggest listening to this podcast. I think it will help you understand things a little better.

Stop The Fear And Doubt - Focus On Your Own Success

Tonio's Comment
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One thing is for sure I am planning on being dedicated to the change because I have always enjoyed driving and my work ethic won't allow me to slack.

Thanks for the info and article.

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