Griffin CDL Diary- Wilson Logistics

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Mike D.'s Comment
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Griffin, I've enjoyed your diary. I have already scheduled school with Millis but I keep going back to Wilson Logistics, I'd rather drive the Western US, if possible. My main concern was the initial training pay because Millis really steps up on that but like Brett and everyone else says on here, go where you think you'll be happiest.

Can you give me an idea on approximately how many miles you are getting? I know this is trucking and things very, nothing is set in stone, etc., but any feedback you wouldn't mind giving would be appreciated.

Also, the .46 CPM doesn't start until after you get your own truck, correct? Or does it start after 20k like you reported?

Thanks for any help and info.


Cents Per Mile

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

Uncle Rake's Comment
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Old School wrote:

I know how challenging this can be. It's the challenges that motivate me. People respond differently to change and challenge. That which crushes one person seems to put fire in another. I was challenged relentlessly when I jumped into this as a second career at the age of 53. I turned 60 last month, and I seriously believe I could enjoy doing this for another 15 years.

Old School, I appreciate your comment here. Every time I have seen a post from you, I note your location in Nacogdoches, a place my browser obviously doesn't recognize, but John Wayne did (in Big Jake). I lived around Lufkin for years, so I know the area. Back to the primary point: I am 53 now and hoping to begin this career, so I will listen even more attentively to your comments.

I think using your quote may also help me learn to start new paragraphs in my comments. (Now I just need to learn how to find those quotation mark images.)


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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That's good to read, Uncle Rake. I'm glad to see younger folks entering this world of trucking.

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