Veriha Honest Review

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Papa Pig's Comment
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I couldn’t agree more with Rob. You can find any company and find very horrible things about them. And then on the same note, you can find drivers that are happy with the same company. We have all been in your shoes. It does feel like a hard decision. But the advice that is given here is always pretty spot on, put out applications and see who bites. Think about this . Your favorite restaurant. I bet if you yelped it you could find some bad reviews, even though you find it perfectly fine. Because different people have different expectations. And unhappy people are more likely to review than people who are satisfied.

I was keen on flatbed, it was between tmc, maverick , McElroy. Then covid happened and I’m not even doing flatbed and am actually very happy (most times lol)

Base your decisions on… Do i need company sponsored training and does this company provide it.

What are their hometime options and will it work for me?

What type of freight do i want to haul?

What is the length of training once you are on a trainers truck? (Lots of folks here love prime and I have never worked for them, but the length of training was too long for me) There is one company that I won’t mention a name who has 2 students and a trainer in a truck. That also is not acceptable for me.

Focus on the basics and try to not focus too much on the negative things.

You got this

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I just read all of it, kind of scared me away from them. Awe well...try and find another company I guess.

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What is it that scared you away? Veriha has many drivers that have been with them long term. Unfortunately Marc didn't make the cut with them but he had many other issues going on that didn't help. If I'm not mistaken he was about a year out of CDL school with basically no experience. The same fears you now have about this company you'll have about other companies too. There is so much trash online that its hard to tell whats true and whats real. Even the good reviews are sometimes hard to believe as there are some people that say their company is perfect so they can snag referral bonuses.

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

PackRat's Comment
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What about Millis? There is a terminal in Ohio, they do CDL training, and they also offer regional driving scenarios.

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.

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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What about Millis? There is a terminal in Ohio, they do CDL training, and they also offer regional driving scenarios.

I mentioned them.. as well.. can't get answers, re: Wilson & Millis from the good man, Christopher!!

Those would be my 'first' training company choices, as well, Pack..

~ Anne ~

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Christopher L.'s Comment
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What about Millis? There is a terminal in Ohio, they do CDL training, and they also offer regional driving scenarios.

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I mentioned them.. as well.. can't get answers, re: Wilson & Millis from the good man, Christopher!!

Those would be my 'first' training company choices, as well, Pack..

~ Anne ~

I was finally able to apply to Millis, apparently my holdup was that it is now September not August so I kept missing employment gaps.....as far as Wilson they did not have any regional/dedicated in my area. The other companies you listed before I will keep them in my pocket but I'm pretty sure that you need experience.

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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What about Millis? There is a terminal in Ohio, they do CDL training, and they also offer regional driving scenarios.

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I mentioned them.. as well.. can't get answers, re: Wilson & Millis from the good man, Christopher!!

Those would be my 'first' training company choices, as well, Pack..

~ Anne ~

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I was finally able to apply to Millis, apparently my holdup was that it is now September not August so I kept missing employment gaps.....as far as Wilson they did not have any regional/dedicated in my area. The other companies you listed before I will keep them in my pocket but I'm pretty sure that you need experience.

Millis is definitely a great choice!!

Dutch Maid Logistics is a training company here in Ohio; one of our TT guys, Optical ... went on with them upon my suggestion; he hasn't reported back much, tho!! I hear he's still there.

Another guy, Luc, we got on w/ DML .. and keep in touch with, too!!

Witte Bros. does train, Armellini however, does not.

~ Anne ~

ps: Marc Lee 'tried' them also.....ended sadly due to 'his' mistake(s.)

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.

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Christopher L.'s Comment
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Honestly I might just go with Veriha. It seems like a good fit for me at the moment ... Now on to sell my motorcycle so I can survive until I get paid in week 3

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Honestly I might just go with Veriha. It seems like a good fit for me at the moment ... Now on to sell my motorcycle so I can survive until I get paid in week 3

I'm behind you on that, Christopher! If I recall correctly, TheTrucker.com recently featured one of their drivers; feel free to search their site for the article~!!

Their 'commitment' is a bit longer than some companies; that's the 'only' thing that stands out, to 'little ole ' me....!'

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: Getting paid by week 3 is in fact, a plus, good sir! Losing the bike kinda bums.... ever consider a title loan?!?! In lieu of sale??

Christopher L.'s Comment
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Honestly I might just go with Veriha. It seems like a good fit for me at the moment ... Now on to sell my motorcycle so I can survive until I get paid in week 3

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I'm behind you on that, Christopher! If I recall correctly, TheTrucker.com recently featured one of their drivers; feel free to search their site for the article~!!

Their 'commitment' is a bit longer than some companies; that's the 'only' thing that stands out, to 'little ole ' me....!'

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: Getting paid by week 3 is in fact, a plus, good sir! Losing the bike kinda bums.... ever consider a title loan?!?! In lieu of sale??

It's a 92 so I doubt that would fly for what I need. I'm also in talks with my car company to defer a payment or two. Actually the commitment to Veriha is only 6 months

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Honestly I might just go with Veriha. It seems like a good fit for me at the moment ... Now on to sell my motorcycle so I can survive until I get paid in week 3

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I'm behind you on that, Christopher! If I recall correctly, TheTrucker.com recently featured one of their drivers; feel free to search their site for the article~!!

Their 'commitment' is a bit longer than some companies; that's the 'only' thing that stands out, to 'little ole ' me....!'

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: Getting paid by week 3 is in fact, a plus, good sir! Losing the bike kinda bums.... ever consider a title loan?!?! In lieu of sale??

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It's a 92 so I doubt that would fly for what I need. I'm also in talks with my car company to defer a payment or two. Actually the commitment to Veriha is only 6 months

Oh, WOW~!!!!

When Marc Lee 'embarked..' it was 18 months. See, how many if not ALL companies, are stepping up their game(s) bigtime, to get newbies?!?

Sure hope that defer of note works for you, then. Depending on 'the bike,' however; you'd be surprised. We 'are' in Ohio, bike country, ya know!

I'm behind you 100%, good sir.

Just 'DO IT~!' (And don't tell Nike I said that, haha!)

~ Anne ~

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Honestly I might just go with Veriha. It seems like a good fit for me at the moment ... Now on to sell my motorcycle so I can survive until I get paid in week 3

Any updates, good sir??

I tried to click on your 'link on the web' (in your profile....) and it's broken.. auugh!

Wish you well, hope things are on the 'GO' for you!!

~Anne~

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