The Journey Begins(again)

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Eric S.'s Comment
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It’s of too Nashville folks. Looking to make the best that I can of it. I know I made a post earlier about how to make more money and what not. But I’ve been following some of westerns YouTube drivers and they’ve given me hints and tips on how to not necessarily make more but on how to get on better routes that do pay more with more miles. Being from Texas this is key for me because of the up and down freight that comes through here and it’s downtime’s. If any of you currently work for western please give me your view and YOUR advice. I’m just a young man following his dream but also wanting to soak up good information and not bs out here. I appreciate your feedback and helpfulness and let’s keep on keeping on.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jammer a's Comment
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Bro on time delivery safely!! Give updated eta if your gonna be early so if you can deliver early you have another load set up don’t let your trainer turn you into a steering wheel holder you wanna know qaulcom backing and planning routes don’t call an bug your dm unless you have too!! Flat bed doesent have a sliding pay scale so get after the miles hit me up if you got any questions

It’s of too Nashville folks. Looking to make the best that I can of it. I know I made a post earlier about how to make more money and what not. But I’ve been following some of westerns YouTube drivers and they’ve given me hints and tips on how to not necessarily make more but on how to get on better routes that do pay more with more miles. Being from Texas this is key for me because of the up and down freight that comes through here and it’s downtime’s. If any of you currently work for western please give me your view and YOUR advice. I’m just a young man following his dream but also wanting to soak up good information and not bs out here. I appreciate your feedback and helpfulness and let’s keep on keeping on.

Dm:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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Kearsey wrote this in the "Sign up bonuses" topic:

Read my next statement several times please:

CDL schools & company sponsored schools teach you ONLY enough to pass the skills test and get the CDL. The on the job training is where you learn to become a trucker.

Now read that one more time.

In no way shape or form will someone be prepared to go to a job like that with just CDL school.

It's still true that a rookie driver can make close to $50k in their first year. Do you want to whine about that?

Your goal ("objective", but you could get out and take a look) is to get your freight from A to B in a way that your dispatcher can send the assignment to your truck and know it'll get done.

Overall, as you make the miles, the CPM will go up, and if you pay attention to bonuses like MPG and safety, your wallet will get fatter.

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.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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It’s of too Nashville folks. Looking to make the best that I can of it. I know I made a post earlier about how to make more money and what not. But I’ve been following some of westerns YouTube drivers and they’ve given me hints and tips on how to not necessarily make more but on how to get on better routes that do pay more with more miles. Being from Texas this is key for me because of the up and down freight that comes through here and it’s downtime’s. If any of you currently work for western please give me your view and YOUR advice. I’m just a young man following his dream but also wanting to soak up good information and not bs out here. I appreciate your feedback and helpfulness and let’s keep on keeping on.

Let's keep on keepin' on.. with an update!

Kudos, good sir.

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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