Moving On After 6 Months Experience Suggestions?

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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CFI has just increased pay as of today. Build as much hometime as you want. I could never use up my hometime days. We also build vacation/PTO time every week. That will equal your vacation for the year and you can bank up to 21 days PTO.

I will be taking two weeks paid vacation at the end of this year.

We have plenty of miles for safe drivers.

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I'm approaching my 6th month of OTR... and looking to switch to a higher paying company.

Does anyone know of any OTR companies that may include as much of the following as possible:

+High CPM and miles per week/weekly minimum

+Services 48 states... (like to run coast to coast)

+Able to accumulate home time... for example, can earn 1 home day for every 6 days out w/ no cap on accrual

+No/low touch dry van or reefer

+Newer equipment w/ APU's.

+Self dispatch or no forced dispatch

Thanks for your input...

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Shaffer trucking and Crete pays really good for otr drivers. I think it’s .59-.65 cents a mile and maybe 2500-3000 miles a week. I have read stories of drivers who have reported making 75K-85K+ first and second year driving. Some even saying 90K.

I jumped four times my first year so you’ll be fine if you make the jump. But definitely don’t do more than two. Research and be very careful.

Umm......No.

I don't know where you read this misinformation, or why you then posted it on here.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APU's:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

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