Second Chance Driver - Two Job Offers

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Driver 100's Comment
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I appreciate the good advice in regards to my recent termination.

Today I received two job offers:

PTL .38 cpm

New company out of Chicago .50 cpm

Not sure how risky it is to go with a newer company. If I took the job in Chicago, not sure if PTL would give me another opportunity if for some reason the Chicago job was not as advertised.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Rob T.'s Comment
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Do PTL. They're a large established company with plenty of freight and national accounts for fuel and breakdowns. If a company is new they're likely small and may not have the money to keep their equipment in acceptable condition.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I agree with Rob.

Stay away from the new Chicago company, we have a real problem with small companies popping up here ringing up debts and abandoning drivers all the while running illegal.

I had a offer from PTL 3 years ago and was considering them, they seem to have newer trucks and trailers.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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There is a You Tube friend of mine called Red Monkey Trucking. He gives rave reviews about PTL and he and he trained his wife so they ran team for 2 years. They have moved on but he credits PTL for giving him a chance when no one else would and says he was treated very well.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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I agree with Rob.

Stay away from the new Chicago company, we have a real problem with small companies popping up here ringing up debts and abandoning drivers all the while running illegal.

I had a offer from PTL 3 years ago and was considering them, they seem to have newer trucks and trailers.

Additionally, the Chi'town company is most likely a 1099 gig . . . . methinks.

Paschall would be the way to go, for sure. Wish you the best, Driver 100 !!! Didn't recognize the new 'tag' at first; sorry !!! LoL.

~ Anne ~

(ps: Do you know where Joliet Rd. in Lemont, IL is, Bobcat Bob ?!?)

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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(ps: Do you know where Joliet Rd. in Lemont, IL is, Bobcat Bob ?!?)

I do, Fabs HQ is there

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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(ps: Do you know where Joliet Rd. in Lemont, IL is, Bobcat Bob ?!?)

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I do, Fabs HQ is there

Exactly why I asked, LoL~!! Might need 'directions' in January ... for the awards assembly ... if it happens. Thanks~!! They don't pay as well as y'all's place (read that on another thread) but.. not too far behind, and the bennies and liberties, make a difference, too!! :)

(Last time I was in Chicago, went to Nick's FishMarket in Rosemont. Is it still there? We had a customer in Schaumberg (sp?) that we 'wined and dined' when I drove for the 'boat' company!)

IN ALL HONESTY......THE O/P COULD TRY TO GET IN WITH FAB ~!! Seven months experience, Driver 100 ... could try!

It's NOT 50 cpm to start ... but home daily/off weekends... hmmm... THEY MIGHT look at you , Driver100 ~!!

There's also Dutch Maid Logistics here in Ohio ... that gave Marc a 4th chance...... worth looking into, as well.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Exactly why I asked, LoL~!! Might need 'directions' in January ... for the awards assembly ... if it happens. Thanks~!! They don't pay as well as y'all's place (read that on another thread) but.. not too far behind, and the bennies and liberties, make a difference, too!! :)

I figured that was why. ;)

My dad is sick of management and has been looking at getting his CDL again i was going to tell him to apply to Fab.

Last time I was in Chicago, went to Nick's FishMarket in Rosemont. Is it still there? We had a customer in Schaumberg (sp?) that we 'wined and dined' when I drove for the 'boat' company!)

Never heard of Nick's but I don't like fish either.

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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.
Driver 100's Comment
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Wow, looks like it's unanimous. PTL it is.

Thank you everyone for your responses.

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