I Just Left Veriha Trucking That I Sign An 18 Month Non Compete With

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Trucker Rob's Comment
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I am dumb I know. I started trucking January this year went to school at VERIHA TRUCKING and was brought on board as a trucker as I passed my tests. 9months into driving we had a falling out and I left. I didn’t think about my non compete. I have no accidents and no violations and I completed a successful level 1 all with that company . Now I am looking to run with another company but they have this 18month non-competes and I just want any and all advice on how to go about this and what’s in store for me. Thanks in advance Robert

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Any chance you can eat humble pie and get back with Veriha? That may be your best option if you can mend fences with them

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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You need to read the non complete contract and figure out exactly what it restricts you from. It’s tough to give any sort of advice when there’s no knowledge of restrictions in place.

PackRat's Comment
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Did you hire on as a new driver, with paid CDL training through Veriha? If so, do you need to pay off the remaining balance of the tuition bill?

We need more details from you prior to offering you any solid advice.

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.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Well, if they are anything like CRST, they didn't give us a copy of said contracts. My mentors been driving for them 6 years, and has YET to get a copy of it, after LOTS of requests.....I do know that when CRST goes after people who bailed out before finishing said contract for $6000+ A judge said all they are legally able to get is ACTUAL cost of schooling. My case was $1500 for school, add in the room n board staying at the terminal during training (3 weeks) total should been approx. $2500 total IF I hadn't stuck it out 2 years lol

PLUS: After about my 13th month, I saw some weird thing on my pay. They added $375 to my gross, which put me in higher tax bracket to be taxed. Then they took back that imaginary $375. When I asked my DM about this crap, I was not told much. 2nd pay week, same thing, this imaginary $375 added, and removed again. Asked him AGAIN WTF is this stuff? Didn't get a real answer again.

So I send in QC message to management, THAT got my DM to call me right away! His bosses got that message(hehe I knew it went to them) THEN he explained it fully ! He said the IRS has to tax us for the cost of schooling, so that's what the $375x4=$1,500 was for. Since they had to show a "Value" of their training. So this proves the $6,000+ they try to get quitters to pay, is way more than schooling is.

But as has been mentioned here over the years, you can't get a college education for the cost of trucking school, and get a job out of the gate, making what your potential earnings can be, in trucking !!

It's much easier and less stressful to just FINISH your contract, then move on if that's what you choose, and be free of collections. In reality, time does fly by, and before you know it, you're free to change jobs and go anywhere else to drive.

That's my 10 cents lol

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.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Christopher L.'s Comment
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I am/was planing on Veriha and they told me they do not have a non-compete.... I'm guessing they are lying to me

PackRat's Comment
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What a recruiter says during a phone call can vary with what you are shown at an orientation. Some recruiters on the phone are actually call centers that may be doing a variety of tasks for completely different companies.

Christopher L.'s Comment
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I might just forego Veriha all together then, I spoke with Schneider. I think that is a better fit for my area anyhow, since I can transfer within to a local route if need be.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I might just forego Veriha all together then, I spoke with Schneider. I think that is a better fit for my area anyhow, since I can transfer within to a local route if need be.

Really??!! You are turning down a company because a driver that is new to TT walked away from the company you were looking at. We don't know why he had issues and know nothing of his contract, so he could be mistaken about what it says. He could have a non-compete clause when he joined and Veriha has since dropped it. I thought you were older and been out in the world....I must be mistaken.

Laura

Christopher L.'s Comment
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I might just forego Veriha all together then, I spoke with Schneider. I think that is a better fit for my area anyhow, since I can transfer within to a local route if need be.

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Really??!! You are turning down a company because a driver that is new to TT walked away from the company you were looking at. We don't know why he had issues and know nothing of his contract, so he could be mistaken about what it says. He could have a non-compete clause when he joined and Veriha has since dropped it. I thought you were older and been out in the world....I must be mistaken.

Laura

......wow....really. This is not the first time I have heard of the non-compete, in fact it's not the second either. I am doing what is the smart thing and not trusting recruiters.

Schneider would be a better fit for my family if it all pans out. I do not know you not you me, but being a minister I do not appreciate being lied to if this is the case.

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