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Marco B.'s Comment
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I been with my company for a year now where I obtained my CDL thru and looking to go with a better paying one. Currently 34cpm but always get to hear low on freight even thou I’m able to leave on Sunday thru Friday. I been looking at nationwide express in TN or Stores in AL. Anyone have any input on them or any other company to go with? Any info is greatly appreciated. I’m located in Huntsville AL

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.

PackRat's Comment
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I like CFI myself.

What are the specific items on your want list?

Steve L.'s Comment
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Why not consider the biggies? Schneider, Swift or the others. Schneider keeps trying to recruit me back at 42+cpm and I live in the Florida panhandle.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Marco B.'s Comment
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I don’t really have much of a want list but being home on the weekend and that cpm and miles are better. Did see quite a few CFI out there. Right now I’m with Titan transfer for a year now. Can’t support a family with that company. I’m not to keen about Swift. Schneider im not so sure.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Errol V.'s Comment
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Marco, you have your one year in, now. I'll hard a guess that at the one year experience level it won't be easy to find your "better pay". I've looked myself and it seems you're next pay jump is fine years' OTR. But by then you may have found the right driving job yourself.

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.

000's Comment
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Marten Transport & U.S. Xpress are advertising dedicated account positions available in your area. If you land one, this will give you a decent pay with possible weekends off. Also, from feedback I've gotten from Marten drivers, they average $1300 week with weekends off & possible nights if the loads allow. Good luck!

Rubber Duck's Comment
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Why not try Montgomery transport out of Alabama. They are a great company. They do a lot of over length loads and don’t “quote” me... on this but I think it’s over 60cpm on over length loads. My friend was very happy there all the way up until he retired at 64. He told me about that 60cpm so take it with a grain of salt. The only time a trucker is telling the truth on what they make is on their w2

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Marco B.'s Comment
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Thanks for the input. Will check them out. Safe travels and happy new year

Brandon Kitts's Comment
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Roehl has regional and dedicated fleets. You should give them a look.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

JuiceBox's Comment
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If you're interested in hauling cars, USAL has a terminal in Birmingham. Home weekends, chose your loads so opportunity to be home during the week if the freight allows. .65 cpm , 5 bucks a car front haul and 22 bucks back haul(there's more pay stuff but the list is too long). 136 hours of PTO from day one if you start in JAN and then prorated thereafter. Paid holidays off and all that good stuff.

Once you get the swing of things it's easy to gross 2k a week and then more if you bust your butt. Anything under 1.5k gross a week and you're just slacking and probably need to be terminated.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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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