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Tammy A.'s Comment
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I am 100% committed! When I went to nursing school they sure didnt say oh Tammy we will pay for you to become a nurse. They said you want to be a nurse we want 11 thousand. They could care less whether I became a nurse or not. It just seems odd for a company to pay for you to work for them. I feel there is some kind of a catch but if you tell me there isnt then I guess its what I have to do. Sorry for using someone elses post to post my problems.

I am not trying to pick at you, but I do like to try and make people think a little deeper. You said this...

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I dont want to be stuck in a job I dont like just because I have to pay them back.

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I always think it's odd when someone makes a statement like that. Here's what is odd about it. You also say that you want to pay up front.

So you are willing to go ahead and pay a considerable sum out of pocket and up front before you even know if you are going to like this or not, but you are not willing to let a company tell you that they like what they see in you and are willing to pay for your training, your food, and your lodging. All they want in return is a one year commitment.

There is no free lunch. You are going to pay out your money, or you are going to make a commitment. That commitment is vital to your success. You have already given yourself an out by knowing if you don't like the job you will just quit. That is sure to lead to you quitting and still being out all the money you paid for school.

You will actually need the commitment as a motivation to stick it out. I don't know any successful trucker who didn't want to quit about a hundred times during their rookie year. You will probably quit because you will feel the stress and the frustration of being a rookie. We all had some very bad days as rookie drivers. You already have an exit strategy which is a big mistake when embarking on a trucking career.

You need to commit. The best way to do that is to let the company invest their funds in you in exchange for your commitment. That is what I recommend for you.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Tammy A.'s Comment
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Oh and sorry I didnt mean like the job of truck driving I meant if I have to do runs I dont like. If they make me drive a flat bed or they make me do California or they make me work a schedule I dont like. I dont know if Ill have a choice.

I am not trying to pick at you, but I do like to try and make people think a little deeper. You said this...

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I dont want to be stuck in a job I dont like just because I have to pay them back.

double-quotes-end.png

I always think it's odd when someone makes a statement like that. Here's what is odd about it. You also say that you want to pay up front.

So you are willing to go ahead and pay a considerable sum out of pocket and up front before you even know if you are going to like this or not, but you are not willing to let a company tell you that they like what they see in you and are willing to pay for your training, your food, and your lodging. All they want in return is a one year commitment.

There is no free lunch. You are going to pay out your money, or you are going to make a commitment. That commitment is vital to your success. You have already given yourself an out by knowing if you don't like the job you will just quit. That is sure to lead to you quitting and still being out all the money you paid for school.

You will actually need the commitment as a motivation to stick it out. I don't know any successful trucker who didn't want to quit about a hundred times during their rookie year. You will probably quit because you will feel the stress and the frustration of being a rookie. We all had some very bad days as rookie drivers. You already have an exit strategy which is a big mistake when embarking on a trucking career.

You need to commit. The best way to do that is to let the company invest their funds in you in exchange for your commitment. That is what I recommend for you.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Oh and sorry I didnt mean like the job of truck driving I meant if I have to do runs I dont like. If they make me drive a flat bed or they make me do California or they make me work a schedule I dont like. I dont know if Ill have a choice.

A company won't MAKE you do things you don't like but why are you restricting yourself from going to California and working a schedule you don't like??

You won't have to worry about pulling a flatbed...people that pull them request to be put on flatbeds.

Being out of Idaho, I have run in California quite a bit especially when I was hauling containers to TraPac in the Port of Oakland. If I leave this company, I would go back to hauling cans to CA again. The only thing I don't like about California is the 55 mph. But other than that it's just another state to go to...and yes, I have had a level 1 inspection in California and passed it with flying colors.

You are going to work 70 hrs in 8 days. What schedule would you not like to do? If you don't want to drive nights, then don't. I drove until 0100 today and will be heading out in a few minutes, so I will end up parking about the same time tonight. I am not a morning person, yet Friday when I deliver this load in Greensboro NC, it delivers at 0400 my time. Then after my 10 hours is up I go down to Mount Olive and get pickles and that's a 2 dropper on the way back to Idaho where I am taking Memorial weekend off to go to a Dairy Goat show 😁 when I came back on the road 7 years ago I ran a dry van for 16 months. Most of my loads loaded in the daytime and seemed to load/unload Monday through Friday with an occasional Saturday. Some guys on here run dry vans and they do night time pick up and deliveries and it's 7 days a week. Reefer is the same way. To be a top driver you will need to be available to your company without many restrictions on your part....those people are known as primadonna's and generally don't last.

So, read all the info everyone has given you and ask questions. Try to throw your preconceived ideas and the reviews out the window.

Laura

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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