Wilson Logistics Training For A New Driver

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Texas Tim's Comment
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Well Annamarie told me on Facebook I needed to update here so here it is 🤣

This trucking thing us tough guys, not gonna lie. I've hardly been home at all in the last 5 months and it's stressful. It's stressful anyway but being away from home makes it worse. I was making 46cpm as a company driver for 2 or 3 weeks and wasn't making but around $700 a week and was running my butt off so I bit the bullet and went lease. My first week was about $800 I think, 2nd week I didn't make anything but it was a learning experience? Third week I'm on track to make $5000! I doubt that's sustainable but God worked it out that way this past week.

That is enough to make me want to stay out here but everything else is making me want to walk away. I'm staying because it's better than not making anything at all and I need the experience to get another job close to home.

Help me out guys... I need some encouragement.

Tim

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

PackRat's Comment
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You went lease? Why? Get out of that if possible ASAP. You're going to have better odds playing the lottery each week.

TONS of articles on this site about why to never, ever lease.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

G-Town's Comment
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Agree. Run...

You went lease? Why? Get out of that if possible ASAP. You're going to have better odds playing the lottery each week.

TONS of articles on this site about why to never, ever lease.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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So passed my 30,000 miles and then some on our way to Cali then routed back to Springfield. Passed my road and backing test with flying colors! I'm finally in my OWN TRUCK yall! About to have embark on my first solo load later today!

Thanks again for dinner the other night, Matt! Good luck and be safe!

(I totally forgot to snap a picture of me and Matt🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ but here's a picture of the truck!)

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Got it !!!!

She's purty~!! :) What's her name, age, and IQ, btw ?!?!?!? confused.gif sorry.gif confused.gif

Keep us in the loop, good sir. Mean it.

~ Anne ~

Texas Tim's Comment
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Quick update: been running as hard as possible. Wilson has been good to me. I really like my Fleet Manager. He's a solid guy that keeps me rolling. Lease op has been good. Averaging between $1700 to $2000 a week. The summer months have been down a little but still making money. Will have a year under my belt in a couple months so we'll see if any opportunities open up then. Not getting home very often, about once every 4 to 6 weeks. Have a new grandbaby tho! I got a puppy for the truck too. His name is Toby. I'll post some pictures of them.

Mountain Matt is leaving Wilson for another company driving tanker. Good luck Matt!

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Fleet Manager:

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.
Texas Tim's Comment
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I'll add a few more pictures of some of the places I've seen. I've been to nearly all of the lower 48 and have mostly seen traffic and white lines but occasionally I see some of our beautiful country.

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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AWESOME, Tim !!!

I'm so glad you FINALLY stopped back!!!! The photos are great, the baby & the puppy are cuteness overload; thanks for sharing!!!

Are you thinking of leaving Wilson, too? I'd spoken to Matt via phone some time ago; he told me his plans, but I've not heard back...tell him to get a hold of me. (Don't want to bother a guy training for a new gig, especially tanks; I know the drill!)

Well, good sir. . . I'm excited to hear what YOUR future has in store for ya; thanks SO much for the update, man!

Good luck with future endeavors, and HUG Toby & the baby for me!!!

~ Anne ~

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ps: That little wooden walk bridge is magical !!!

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