Best Company's For Long Mile And High Pay ?

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Kristopher H.'s Comment
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So a month a way from my test and just look in too the best company's any suggestions? will go any travel any where in the us...

Mikey B.'s Comment
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So a month a way from my test and just look in too the best company's any suggestions? will go any travel any where in the us...

So the short answer is...the company that will hire you. Every company has different qualities, benifits and pay. Make a list, call many companies recruiters ask the same questions to all and WRITE the answers down. Pick the best one for you that will hire you.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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So a month a way from my test and just look in too the best company's any suggestions? will go any travel any where in the us...

Howdy, Kristopher, and welcome to Trucking Truth~!

Since you've joined us, why not start right here? We've got amazing resources, and members, and follow ups!!

Are you getting your full CDL or just the permit for now?

Either way, here ya go! Wish you well!! We represent the best of the best trucking companies, RIGHT HERE!

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ps: Read Dave W.s article, below: MOST companies are raising the bar, pay wise.

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.
Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Hi, Kristopher, welcome to the TT, and to one of the most challenging yet rewarding careers in North America.

As you read thru the links G13MomCat gave u above, you will note frequent references to YOUR responsibility in getting long miles. As you master your environment (the truck and the techniques of being efficient with a finite number of available hours) you will increase your potential for long miles. If you work for a regional outfit, you may only work m-f or m-s, with a forced terminal bound 34. That may reduce your mileage potential, unless you tell them you are willing to stay out and take the 34 in the field. The weeks i did that maximized my trips and miles (I was paid hourly, but the result was the same).

Good luck to u going forward. It's a fun, gut wrenching, frustrating, immensely rewarding, and life long journey you're embarking on. Again, Welcome!!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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