Newbie CDL Graduate Recent Info On Trainer Companies?

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Papa Pig's Comment
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Jaybird9094's Comment
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Ughhh i applied at Northern Refrigerated, had a great interview but the hiring manager chose someone with more experience. Again not mad, just not meant to be. Wilson logistics also called ans said im no longer qualified as i already went to school and have my license. To call after i hav 6 months or experience. So now that pretty much narrows me down to PRIME INC. Any one else have recent feedback on their process at PRIME?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Prime current info:

Coming in with a CDL you are required to do 60k truck miles in a team training situation.

You will get paid $600 gross per week for the first 20k miles. Then you go to $700 until you reach 40k miles. At that point you are bumped to $800 per week gross.

Prime does tuition reimbursement of $1500 as long as we are your first company after graduation.

Why are you limiting yourself to these companies though?

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.
Jaybird9094's Comment
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Prime current info:

Why are you limiting yourself to these companies though?

Ive read prime pays the best. Not to put out a sob story but my fiance is ill and can not work. Blood clotting in her limbs and lungs have rendered her disabled. So i must succeed. I need to be able to pay the bills during training. Swift there is no documentation of their pay and they refuae to email me a spread sheet. Schneider, well you can read how i no longer qualify for them. Do you recommend any others besides PRIME?

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Prime current info:

Why are you limiting yourself to these companies though?

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Ive read prime pays the best. Not to put out a sob story but my fiance is ill and can not work. Blood clotting in her limbs and lungs have rendered her disabled. So i must succeed. I need to be able to pay the bills during training. Swift there is no documentation of their pay and they refuae to email me a spread sheet. Schneider, well you can read how i no longer qualify for them. Do you recommend any others besides PRIME?

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Prime current info:

Why are you limiting yourself to these companies though?

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Ive read prime pays the best. Not to put out a sob story but my fiance is ill and can not work. Blood clotting in her limbs and lungs have rendered her disabled. So i must succeed. I need to be able to pay the bills during training. Swift there is no documentation of their pay and they refuae to email me a spread sheet. Schneider, well you can read how i no longer qualify for them. Do you recommend any others besides PRIME?

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Have you tried this ^^^ ???? SO many companies, so little applicants ~!! I'd start there...IIWY.

Have you looked at Georgia Mike's thread(s?) ... Started with Western Express, now driving for Freymiller.

Jim Palmer?

Forget what you want to haul .. ie: boxes, reef, cans, flats... any preference?

You are WAY limiting yourself. I'd be balking up Swift's butt...

How about ROEHL? They pay while training, as well.....IIRC.

Wish you well.... for real.

~ Anne ~

Jaybird9094's Comment
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Prime current info:

Why are you limiting yourself to these companies though?

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Ive read prime pays the best. Not to put out a sob story but my fiance is ill and can not work. Blood clotting in her limbs and lungs have rendered her disabled. So i must succeed. I need to be able to pay the bills during training. Swift there is no documentation of their pay and they refuae to email me a spread sheet. Schneider, well you can read how i no longer qualify for them. Do you recommend any others besides PRIME?

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Prime current info:

Why are you limiting yourself to these companies though?

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Ive read prime pays the best. Not to put out a sob story but my fiance is ill and can not work. Blood clotting in her limbs and lungs have rendered her disabled. So i must succeed. I need to be able to pay the bills during training. Swift there is no documentation of their pay and they refuae to email me a spread sheet. Schneider, well you can read how i no longer qualify for them. Do you recommend any others besides PRIME?

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Have you tried this ^^^ ???? SO many companies, so little applicants ~!! I'd start there...IIWY.

Have you looked at Georgia Mike's thread(s?) ... Started with Western Express, now driving for Freymiller.

Jim Palmer?

Forget what you want to haul .. ie: boxes, reef, cans, flats... any preference?

You are WAY limiting yourself. I'd be balking up Swift's butt...

How about ROEHL? They pay while training, as well.....IIRC.

Wish you well.... for real.

~ Anne ~

Jim palmer is coupled with wilson logistics and they denied me until i have 6 months experience because i attained my license elsewhere. Roehl called and stated they are not hiring in my area. Swift did not want to put any kind of pay "in writing" sooooo. Seemed sketchy.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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TMC? Veriha? Maybe even Dutch Maid Logistics here in Ohio? <<< Sore subject for Marc Lee . . their training wasn't stellar, supposedly.

Thinking outside the box, but the 1st two are accessible to apply to, right here.. .on TT, and possibly (I think YES?) in that link I added for you.

Worth a try? What isn't. How about Knight, since Swift is being 'obtuse?' They merged or something, somehow... try?

Have you looked into CRST? Hay, teaming isn't for everyone . . . but if you really need to get out there . . . look at Millionmiler24's diaries and posts. He went from HOMELESS .. to HAPPY .. ALL W/CRST~! Got a home, a pretty blue PERSONAL truck, et al~!

Stevo Reno is another CRST driver .. and he IS happy there, too! They traded him to Gardner (their solo branch) for a spell, and he came back to the main hub, of teaming.

Just trying to help, man. Sorry about the S/O . . . that's tough. I understand that. Will keep my brain wheels turning for ya.

~ Anne ~

Jaybird9094's Comment
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Just trying to help, man. Sorry about the S/O . . . that's tough. I understand that. Will keep my brain wheels turning for ya.

~ Anne ~

Anne, i greatly appreciate your input! Unfortunately i am outside 90% of those companies hiring location being i reside in Los Angeles🤦‍♂️. PAM, Millis, Vehira, TMC, Roehl (out of hiring areas) , Western Express required 6 months experience since i got my license independently. Wilson Logistics/Jim Palmer, same story as Western Express, schneider for reasons discussed earlier, Swift i just felt they were bait and hooking me as she refused to email me a spreadsheet of their pay scale and they offer the lowest pay and put me on the "DOLLAR" accounts. Werner only has the "DOLLAR" routes which ive been told countless to avoid. CRST drives in teams and i am skeptical of putting my lif in someone elses hands while i sleep. C.r. England pay is pretty low aswell.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Just trying to help, man. Sorry about the S/O . . . that's tough. I understand that. Will keep my brain wheels turning for ya.

~ Anne ~

Anne, i greatly appreciate your input! Unfortunately i am outside 90% of those companies hiring location being i reside in Los Angeles🤦‍♂️. PAM, Millis, Vehira, TMC, Roehl (out of hiring areas) , Western Express required 6 months experience since i got my license independently. Wilson Logistics/Jim Palmer, same story as Western Express, schneider for reasons discussed earlier, Swift i just felt they were bait and hooking me as she refused to email me a spreadsheet of their pay scale and they offer the lowest pay and put me on the "DOLLAR" accounts. Werner only has the "DOLLAR" routes which ive been told countless to avoid. CRST drives in teams and i am skeptical of putting my lif in someone elses hands while i sleep. C.r. England pay is pretty low aswell.

Just trying to help, man. Sorry about the S/O . . . that's tough. I understand that. Will keep my brain wheels turning for ya.

~ Anne ~

Anne, i greatly appreciate your input! Unfortunately i am outside 90% of those companies hiring location being i reside in Los Angeles🤦‍♂️. PAM, Millis, Vehira, TMC, Roehl (out of hiring areas) , Western Express required 6 months experience since i got my license independently. Wilson Logistics/Jim Palmer, same story as Western Express, schneider for reasons discussed earlier, Swift i just felt they were bait and hooking me as she refused to email me a spreadsheet of their pay scale and they offer the lowest pay and put me on the "DOLLAR" accounts. Werner only has the "DOLLAR" routes which ive been told countless to avoid. CRST drives in teams and i am skeptical of putting my lif in someone elses hands while i sleep. C.r. England pay is pretty low aswell.

Have you checked out US Express? Brett drove for them, I believe .. early on; as did my husband.. Less than a week of training nowadays, for new CDL holders. Doesn't that sound 'do'able?'

YEP, NOPE! ... on ANY Dollar accounts. Kudos go OUT to Papa Pig, my friend Ray ......he's an exception to the rule. Werner has a LOT of those. I still wouldn't discount Swift, and again, since they've merged with Knight somehow .. you could also check Knight. If Swift only wants you for the dollar accounts, then.. hail no . That's odd, though. Hmmm...

Have you checked CFI also? There's 2 new ones I'm tossing to ya,. as my brain rattles; waiting on the hubby to come home in the snow, LoL~!

I try, I feel you. Sheesh. Again, I pray the S/O better !

~ Anne ~

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jaybird9094's Comment
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Just trying to help, man. Sorry about the S/O . . . that's tough. I understand that. Will keep my brain wheels turning for ya.

~ Anne ~

Anne, i greatly appreciate your input! Unfortunately i am outside 90% of those companies hiring location being i reside in Los Angeles🤦‍♂️. PAM, Millis, Vehira, TMC, Roehl (out of hiring areas) , Western Express required 6 months experience since i got my license independently. Wilson Logistics/Jim Palmer, same story as Western Express, schneider for reasons discussed earlier, Swift i just felt they were bait and hooking me as she refused to email me a spreadsheet of their pay scale and they offer the lowest pay and put me on the "DOLLAR" accounts. Werner only has the "DOLLAR" routes which ive been told countless to avoid. CRST drives in teams and i am skeptical of putting my lif in someone elses hands while i sleep. C.r. England pay is pretty low aswell.

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Just trying to help, man. Sorry about the S/O . . . that's tough. I understand that. Will keep my brain wheels turning for ya.

~ Anne ~

Anne, i greatly appreciate your input! Unfortunately i am outside 90% of those companies hiring location being i reside in Los Angeles🤦‍♂️. PAM, Millis, Vehira, TMC, Roehl (out of hiring areas) , Western Express required 6 months experience since i got my license independently. Wilson Logistics/Jim Palmer, same story as Western Express, schneider for reasons discussed earlier, Swift i just felt they were bait and hooking me as she refused to email me a spreadsheet of their pay scale and they offer the lowest pay and put me on the "DOLLAR" accounts. Werner only has the "DOLLAR" routes which ive been told countless to avoid. CRST drives in teams and i am skeptical of putting my lif in someone elses hands while i sleep. C.r. England pay is pretty low aswell.

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Have you checked out US Express? Brett drove for them, I believe .. early on; as did my husband.. Less than a week of training nowadays, for new CDL holders. Doesn't that sound 'do'able?'

YEP, NOPE! ... on ANY Dollar accounts. Kudos go OUT to Papa Pig, my friend Ray ......he's an exception to the rule. Werner has a LOT of those. I still wouldn't discount Swift, and again, since they've merged with Knight somehow .. you could also check Knight. If Swift only wants you for the dollar accounts, then.. hail no . That's odd, though. Hmmm...

Have you checked CFI also? There's 2 new ones I'm tossing to ya,. as my brain rattles; waiting on the hubby to come home in the snow, LoL~!

I try, I feel you. Sheesh. Again, I pray the S/O better !

~ Anne ~

I thank you for your efforts! I appreciate you

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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