PGT Trucking - Any Input?

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DaveDiesel's Comment
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Hello all,

Just had a great conversation with a PGT recruiter. I don't no much about the company but I'm interested in anyone who has knowledge of their flatbed division. Thanks.

PackRat's Comment
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Thought you were heading to TMC in mid-July?

Old School's Comment
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Dave, I went to an orientation at PGT, but they rejected me. I was a new inexperienced driver, and they were just starting a program to hire newly licensed drivers. The funny thing is there were four of us in the orientation, three of us were newly licensed, and all three of us got sent home. They hired the one person who had experience.

That's not information meant for you to use as a basis for your decision. They are a fine company with a lot of freight contracts with the steel industry. Personally if you want to really gain a lot of experience with a wide variety of flatbed freight, I would choose Prime over PGT.

You need to decide what you're looking for in terms of types of freight, hometime, and pay potential. Most of what you get out of trucking will forever be shaped by what you put into it. You can make a fine career at either company. I just happen to believe (based on my interaction with Prime drivers) that Prime will be a better starting point. Their dispatchers seem to be trained well and very knowledgeable at helping the newbies jump in with both feet. In other words they will push you a little to help get you up there making some real money. They just seem to have a good system working.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rubber Duck's Comment
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I seen a YouTube guy named trucking by faith making videos about Pgt. He could probably give you some info. Just search trucking by faith on youtube. He seems to love it there but says rates are down but might be getting better soon. Both tmc and Pgt pay percentage but tmc starts at a little higher as you move up In percentage faster at tmc. They are a little more strict on things like cleaning the truck. I cant even get into the blue beacon most days because their guys are all there at once. What tmc pays for truck washes a week could feed the entire population of a small third world country.

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