REALLY Heading To Veriah (Spelled Veriha) Sunday For Training Monday. Training Plan Update...

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Start today, Marc?

Yes indeedee!

Day one under my belt!

Not much to report. Very welcoming, family attitude. Signed contract, was told Wednesday is "bail no penalty" day. After that one is obligated to fulfill the contract. CDL getters agree to $14k if they don't honor their commitment.

Just got done moving rooms due to reservation mixup. Long day. Really cold up here. Did a so-so pre-trip on cab until my brain started to freeze... literally. 1/2 day outside tomorrow - pre-trip and straight-line backing.

Turns out I can transfer to Entertainment Division in as little as 6 months solo if it goes well. We are hauling for Mariah Carey tour.

Pays $200 / day, 3 catered meals, secure load and drive only (no loading/unloading). Bonus if you sleep in truck (not hotel).

One driver took home $1,350 his first week and he only drove 250 miles!

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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.
PackRat's Comment
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Great update! If it were me, I would stick with OTR to get the needed experience that will help you further down the road, into the future. It’s cold and snowing here in Michigan, too.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Turns out I can transfer to Entertainment Division in as little as 6 months solo if it goes well. We are hauling for Mariah Carey tour.

Think about this for a moment. They're offering what seems to be an amazing opportunity to someone just a few months into their career, right? Aren't you wondering why there isn't a waiting list full of veteran drivers vying for those positions? I know that's what I'm wondering.

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I know you remember how that amazing opportunity turned out that JB Hunt was offering you as a new driver, even though they normally only offered it to experienced drivers.

Do you know why most people travel the well-worn path? Because it's the best path to take. Stick with the well-worn path. Go OTR and get your career on solid footing. Then look for that unique opportunity.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Great update! If it were me, I would stick with OTR to get the needed experience that will help you further down the road, into the future. It’s cold and snowing here in Michigan, too.

Agreed! Thanks. Hope that didn't sound like Marc Lee 1.0! Just sharing! They are taking Apprentice School drivers after 6 months who have never driven in snow and putting them on tour. NOT looking to be that guy. But then again... starting in November I can't be that guy!

Had less than an inch of snow on way up here. Passed about 5 "ditch-sliders" and one pair of "let's meet by accident" 4-wheelers. One guy flew by me doing about 75-80 in a little front-wheel drive wedge-shaped import (Hyundai or something). As expected... less than 10 minutes later... 2 LEOs lit up like Christmas trees and my speed freak in the median gulley with his flashers on!

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OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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Marc if that's something you're interested in getting into eventually we had a member, Rolling Thunder, I believe that did it. I'd seen some kind of trucking documentary on Netflix a while back that talked to drivers doing Brad Paisleys tour maybe 10 years ago. It Looked far too stressful. These guys would enjoy the show then get loaded up and drive through the night. Being late was not an option and they must arrive in a certain order otherwise everything gets screwed up as they loaded the trailers the exact same way every time so setup was most efficient. Also if I'm not mistaken Rolling Thunder had said he'd need to stay out the entire tour, sometimes 3 months or more.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc if that's something you're interested in getting into eventually we had a member, Rolling Thunder, I believe that did it. I'd seen some kind of trucking documentary on Netflix a while back that talked to drivers doing Brad Paisleys tour maybe 10 years ago. It Looked far too stressful. These guys would enjoy the show then get loaded up and drive through the night. Being late was not an option and they must arrive in a certain order otherwise everything gets screwed up as they loaded the trailers the exact same way every time so setup was most efficient. Also if I'm not mistaken Rolling Thunder had said he'd need to stay out the entire tour, sometimes 3 months or more.

Thanks Rob.

Yeah... dunno. Just an idea / goal for now.

Don't know if it will work out or not. I like this video and watch it often:

https://youtu.be/dfhH9mx8Eqk

This one may speak to Brett's point:

https://youtu.be/dfhH9mx8Eqk

Victor C. II's Comment
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Shoot man you would have it made. Save enough and you will be able to purchase a amazing GT500 or Shelby Super Snake and still be able to pay it off. Or maybe even a CoPo Camaro. Man would I love that how bout you?

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Start today, Marc?

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Yes indeedee!

Day one under my belt!

Not much to report. Very welcoming, family attitude. Signed contract, was told Wednesday is "bail no penalty" day. After that one is obligated to fulfill the contract. CDL getters agree to $14k if they don't honor their commitment.

Just got done moving rooms due to reservation mixup. Long day. Really cold up here. Did a so-so pre-trip on cab until my brain started to freeze... literally. 1/2 day outside tomorrow - pre-trip and straight-line backing.

Turns out I can transfer to Entertainment Division in as little as 6 months solo if it goes well. We are hauling for Mariah Carey tour.

Pays $200 / day, 3 catered meals, secure load and drive only (no loading/unloading). Bonus if you sleep in truck (not hotel).

One driver took home $1,350 his first week and he only drove 250 miles!

smile.gif

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.
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