29cpm To 57cpm In 5 Month Rookie Driver

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Scratch2win's Comment
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Been on the road since 11-8-19 after getting off my trainer truck. Have been grinding hard normally running around 2500 miles a week. Haven't missed any appointments or been late. I call shippers to see if I can grab or drop early. Run for 7hr take a break then run my clock out. Only hit one deer so far other than that smooth sailing. I knew I was doing as well as anyone else with just a few months of experience. I work for CRST and they had some openings at pegasus. Didn't really think that I would get the job but applied anyway. Two weeks later I'm in orention with them. First week in the books and cleard 1k on my paycheck and didn't even run hard. Or have a full week on the books. Folks talk bad about CRST but I stacked 8k in 5 months and about to increase my bag expediently. It's not where you start it's where you end.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Old School's Comment
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Really glad to hear you're doing well!

Is Pegasus a part of CRST, or is that a different company? Are you a team driver, or are you running solo?

Scratch2win's Comment
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Pegasus is a subdivision of CRST. They do solo and team. I'm running team with my co driver from CRST. It's pharma loads mostly.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations!

You guys are obviously making it happen. Nice job! Thanks for the update!

Susan D. 's Comment
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I knew CRST had acquired Pegasus. I have always seen a ton of their trucks around Louisville. How well does Pegasus maintain their equipment? I only ask because it always seemed to me that the Pegasus trucks (mostly day cabs) were always beat to heck.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Scratch2win's Comment
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Because its pharma loads they need to be tip top shape . The day cab's are mostly doing trailer moves in ky.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

millionmiler24's Comment
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I knew CRST had acquired Pegasus. I have always seen a ton of their trucks around Louisville. How well does Pegasus maintain their equipment? I only ask because it always seemed to me that the Pegasus trucks (mostly day cabs) were always beat to heck.

Yes Pegasus has a terminal in Louisville.

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.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Just Mitch's Comment
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Pegasus is a subdivision of CRST. They do solo and team. I'm running team with my co driver from CRST. It's pharma loads mostly.

Did you already have another driver or did the company pair you?

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yep I am 1.5 loads away from hometime Monday.....Tired of team driving with time wasters n cant back a lick mates lol

Been in process to move over from CRST first of next month to Gardners. Can't wait to be all alone !! Lol. Got a card from a Pegasus driver, but I rather do solo. Checked to make sure this virus crap hasn't affected my transfer, all still in motion woot woot

Co driver parked already 160 mile day. Ok we got tied up for an empty then a live load. Then a bad trailer tire we got changed 30 miles ago.

He wastes lots time all the time as it is. Of course I got no dang sleep. He is snoring already, I got on his butt how he screws around too much. His days are numbered as it is video'd him the other day.

Driving I-80 video chatting his bro was ok til he grabbed his cell filming the highway as he drove for 15 m8nutes !! Then parks for his 30 to finish his chat....Dudes 64 yrs old he KNOWS better !!

Gunna grab some shut eye n take over once rested a few hours.....3 months left on contract, times flew by !!

Quaker Oats load to WM dc then 1 other food etc load to Calif Cost-co.......I love cost co loads !! They get you in and unloaded in under an hours time !!

Stevo Reno's Comment
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List of damages this old guys done up to now the last 8 weeks..

1st hits parked truck in Jersey at a pilot. Never checked mirror.

2nd while I slept he evidently hit a curb or ? Bent rim lip tire came 1/2 way off the rim...on a 2019 trailer. I found it once i took over when the warning light blinded me in mirror...All he said was "Oh yeah the light came on earlier" 1 new rim & tire

3rd U turns in a Loves jack knifes and breaks cab extender. Worse than it was before (how I got it) Just got that replaced.

4th forgot to release trailer brakes, drug 2 tires enough to take tread off deep= 2 new tires (I found this on my pre trip walk around on driver swap ar rest area)

5th Hits an already bent over pole at another Loves near thier shop building. Pole was at corner of the tire shop....He was lining up to straight back into a spot. Cracked up lower front bumper driver side. Again broad daylight from again not paying attention to what he is doing.... He can't maintain lane control too good either. Yet thinks he is trainer material HAHA that cracks me up.

Anyway my honest opinion is he is a liability and probably should take his social security n just retire lol just the facts

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