TransAm Trucking Update

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Jason D.'s Comment
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Hey folks,

I apologize about not finishing my other post of the challenges I had to face to get into this industry. I did not have a laptop at the time and writing all that from my phone sucked.

Anyways, I figured it's about time I checked in with the people who have helped me so much on my journey to get where I am at today. On February 1st, 2021, I got my truck and started my career with TransAm. Now I know a lot of you guys (hell, everyone of you) is going to yell at me for the choice I made, but that's ok. I've always had to learn things the hard way. I decided to go lease. I made this decision because I wanted to learn trip planning, fuel management, and the trucking industry as a whole, and I just felt I couldn't learn those things as a company driver. I am in no way saying that my decision was right or that what I did is recommended, but I made the decision and I have to deal with that.

I am currently still with TransAm as a lease operator, and I'm making ok money. My lease is up in August and I plan on moving over to Melton to learn flatbed.

So that is what is currently going on with me. I have learned a whole lot and I will always be in TransAm's debt for giving me my start. You guys stay safe out there.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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I am currently still with TransAm as a lease operator, and I'm making ok money. My lease is up in August and I plan on moving over to Melton to learn flatbed.

Best of luck to ya Jason. You might not follow all the advice we give, and that's okay. We are glad to hear that you are still in the game. I'm not exactly understanding your reasoning when you say...

I decided to go lease. I made this decision because I wanted to learn trip planning, fuel management, and the trucking industry as a whole, and I just felt I couldn't learn those things as a company driver.

I learned all those things as a company driver. You could too. It's of no consequence. I just didn't want others thinking they had to lease so they could learn those things.

Nobody here is going to yell at you. You're a grown man who can make his own decisions. We don't think they are the greatest decisions, but you are the one who knows he has to live with them - you've said as much. I'd love to see you put in a year at your first job, but it sounds like you have already started itching to move on. Go get 'em! We wish you every success!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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Jason no one will yell at you. OS said it pretty well.

I really don’t understand how you learned anything different by leasing vs being a company driver. You certainly had more to learn at the same time.

Glad to hear your making it work for you. Just make sure you keep up with your taxes, because the irs isn’t very forgiving.

Wish you all the best.

PackRat's Comment
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