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

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RealDiehl's Comment
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For you folks that have an issue with the contract and non-compete clause:

Try to look at the contract as an incentive rather than an obligation. The money for your schooling and training is basically a loan. The company invested time and money into you. They deserve a return on their investment. You, in turn have an incentive to learn your job and satisfy your contract.

If you use a credit card and run up a $12,500 balance, you are obligated to pay it pack, right? I'd love to be able to wrack up a huge debt on my credit card and instead of paying it back in monthly increments-all the while accruing interest charges-I could simply continue doing my job for 18 months, and the debt disappears. How great would that be?

I understand there are more factors at play. You might feel as if the company is asking more of you than you feel you can do. Just try to work through it. Get over that hill and you'll see plenty of opportunities open up for you when you reach the other side.

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.

Don's Comment
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$12,500 for school?! WOW!

Delco Dave's Comment
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$12,500 for school?! WOW

Yup, depending on where you go. I looked into Allstate career school here in South East PA before covid. Was $12,000, 6 month course. Choice of either weekday or weekend classes. My local Community College is 4 weeks. $5300, physical, drug screen and permit fees included.

I applied for company training and am currently waiting to hear back from ABF Freight. I’m sure there will be a contract in exchange for their training program as well. If accepted, I will honor said contract and fulfill my end of the bargain

Daniel B.'s Comment
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$12,500 is insane.

At OD our Dock to Driver training is for a minimum of 190 hours which takes me about 6-7 weeks. That's 6-7 weeks of 1 on 1 with me. And I'm at $32.65 per hour plus training pay (which is very generous!)

And that's just the training on the city side. They still have to do Linehaul training after.

And if they drop out their cost is no where near $12,500. Its half of that, at best.

Assuming Veriha's $12,500 charge is legit. It sounds like they are just making big profit in more ways than just doing loads. Which is actually normal (every company has different avenues to generating cash) but $12,500 is a bit much in my opinion coupled with an 18 month non compete clause. Yeah, there are so much better options for a greenhorn.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
RealDiehl's Comment
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I might be a little confused about the cost of training with Veriha. If a new hire completes their obligation is the debt forgiven? When I went to school and trained with US Xpress it cost about $7000. But, once I reached my one year, the debt was paid off by US Xpress. I was only responsible for paying it if I left the company before completing my contract. They were taking some money out of my check each week that went towards my debt but once I hit 1 year, they reimbursed me that money. Not sure if Veriha does the same.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I might be a little confused about the cost of training with Veriha. If a new hire completes their obligation is the debt forgiven? When I went to school and trained with US Xpress it cost about $7000. But, once I reached my one year, the debt was paid off by US Xpress. I was only responsible for paying it if I left the company before completing my contract. They were taking some money out of my check each week that went towards my debt but once I hit 1 year, they reimbursed me that money. Not sure if Veriha does the same.

I agree, that seems a bit salty to put it lightly. The big thing I’m having a hard time understanding is why anyone would sign a contract and then leave the table without a copy of that paperwork in hand. The fact that a company doesn’t provide that at the time or gives someone a hard time when they ask for it is shady in my opinion.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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My first trainer said he paid $10k at NTTS Buffalo. I think that is why he gave me a hard time. I paid $3500 at Sage in Rome.

If you pay up front, it costs zero dollars according to Biden. :)

Angela D.'s Comment
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I would try to go to cal ark

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