Trucking Companies 2022

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Robert K.'s Comment
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I just left my old job and now currently at UNOH to get diesel mechanic degree. What are good long haul trucking companies that I can apply to? I want to become a trucker like my grandpa been doing for years but company that he worked for is no longer in business. 1. Prime Inc. nice size company but slow trucks 2. Nussbaum. very good family faith business (my friend now working for this one) 3. Stevens Transport 4. Marten 5. H.O Wolding 6. Veriha (hate yellow paint color) 7. Millis

Is there any other companies that I need put on the list? also, anything you want to say about these companies and how they train. Big part is pay.

Scott M's Comment
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Prime Inc. Prime is growing. Student training pay- $900/week. They have weekly safety meeting- Fridays 8am CT On Facebook on Prime Inc Facebook website. Excellent info.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Robert I find your post to be a bit confusing...

You state that you are in the process of getting a degree as a diesel mechanic, then a few sentences later state you want to become a truck driver.

Which is it? Where is your commitment?

That said; although you’ve been a member for quite a while have you ever read Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving? And reviewed the Truck Driver's Career Guide?

Once you have read or refreshed your knowledge base the best place for you to start is taking a look at Paid CDL Training Programs.

And BTW; the maximum speed of a company truck is not a good criteria for selecting an employer. 62-67? Not going to affect your pay one bit.

Good luck.

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.
Robert K.'s Comment
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Robert I find your post to be a bit confusing...

You state that you are in the process of getting a degree as a diesel mechanic, then a few sentences later state you want to become a truck driver.

Which is it? Where is your commitment?

That said; although you’ve been a member for quite a while have you ever read Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving? And reviewed the Truck Driver's Career Guide?

Once you have read or refreshed your knowledge base the best place for you to start is taking a look at Paid CDL Training Programs.

And BTW; the maximum speed of a company truck is not a good criteria for selecting an employer. 62-67? Not going to affect your pay one bit.

Good luck.

ah.. thanks for asking me to reword it. I'm in school to get mechanic degree as the 2nd job in case what ever happen to trucking industry. At least I can work at same place as mechanic if they replace all truckers with robot (I doubt it). My goal is to become a trucker and not be classified as steering wheel holder.

my plan is to get ase on airbrakes and hvac.

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.
Robert K.'s Comment
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Prime Inc. Prime is growing. Student training pay- $900/week. They have weekly safety meeting- Fridays 8am CT On Facebook on Prime Inc Facebook website. Excellent info.

I have heard a lot good things about this company. how they treat drivers? (like number or in family). I know they have a lot of options for trucker to do at their terminals like food, showers, or haircut. Do they keep you busy a all times or you have to wait to get next job from travel agent? Do they force you drive through snow storm or they let you drive around it?

My friend currently working at Nussbaum and told me that if there's hazard like snow storm or severe storm, drive around it. If not, park it and let storm pass through. Their pay is very good. this company is employee owned not employer.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Robert K.,

Howdy, and welcome BACK to Trucking Truth!

I, as well, am confused. What are you currently attending school for, now . . . Diesel Mechanics? Then upon completion, looking for CDL training school? Or, will you also be getting your CDL at above mentioned college?

There are a TON of opportunities in Ohio.

Thanks!

~ 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.
Banks's Comment
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I've never worked for a company that treated me like family. They've said it and the owner knew my name, but they I wasn't family. I was working 50-60 hours a week over nights to make 35k. The others cousin and brother in law were making 6 figures working from 6 AM to 2 PM. I must've been a distant relative. Sure they helped me out a jam here and there, but not like they did actual family.

At FedEx, I'm just a number. My medical is better, my retirement plan is better and my income more than doubled.

I'll be a number all day long.

BK's Comment
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I've never worked for a company that treated me like family. They've said it and the owner knew my name, but they I wasn't family. I was working 50-60 hours a week over nights to make 35k. The others cousin and brother in law were making 6 figures working from 6 AM to 2 PM. I must've been a distant relative. Sure they helped me out a jam here and there, but not like they did actual family.

At FedEx, I'm just a number. My medical is better, my retirement plan is better and my income more than doubled.

I'll be a number all day long.

“They’ve given you a number and taken away your name “

Certainly true with the company I work for.

What song?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I've never worked for a company that treated me like family. They've said it and the owner knew my name, but they I wasn't family. I was working 50-60 hours a week over nights to make 35k. The others cousin and brother in law were making 6 figures working from 6 AM to 2 PM. I must've been a distant relative. Sure they helped me out a jam here and there, but not like they did actual family.

At FedEx, I'm just a number. My medical is better, my retirement plan is better and my income more than doubled.

I'll be a number all day long.

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Well, Banks . . . You've never worked for Olive Garden, then !!! (I have!)

To the O/P .... when you apprise us of your intentions, I've got a few Ohio companies you could look into, for obtaining your CDL and training with, should you have 'no liking' to applying for company paid training, on here.

Stop back!

~ Anne ~

ps: Stevo Reno went from being ASE CDM to a CDLA driver.. maybe I can get HIM to chime in ?? SO not sure of your intentions, is all! Your cart and horse are confusing, and I DO live in Amish Country, hahaha!

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.

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I've never worked for a company that treated me like family. They've said it and the owner knew my name, but they I wasn't family. I was working 50-60 hours a week over nights to make 35k. The others cousin and brother in law were making 6 figures working from 6 AM to 2 PM. I must've been a distant relative. Sure they helped me out a jam here and there, but not like they did actual family.

At FedEx, I'm just a number. My medical is better, my retirement plan is better and my income more than doubled.

I'll be a number all day long.

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“They’ve given you a number and taken away your name “

Certainly true with the company I work for.

What song?

Secret AGENT MAN!! Every move he makes; another chance he takes! (Yep, trucking for sure, haha!) Not sure whom it's by, though. Tom stepped away, or he'd know.... LoLoL~

Anyway, on the subject, y'all. . . Tom's (and Don's) company actually DO know these guys by name. They even know me, and will call me if Tom is busy, sleeping, or just .. unavailable. Yep, the 'big wigs' in Chicago (Joliet/Lemont.)

Kim M., Jim B., and Greg (sorry idk his last name!) ... we do speak on occasion. Then again, some say FAB has 'underground' history, hahaha! I'm 'Familia' ?

It IS possible in a 300 tractor company....just saying! Above board, not 1099, well established. They DO hire in Wisconsin; talked to Marc about this, back when.

Tom'll retire here. No reason NOT to. We are so cordial, with them. "Want Monday off? Will you work Saturday, one run, for me?" etc etc etc.... we LOVE THE FLEX!

Truck home most of the week. We have room; saves his clock, their fuel and our gasoline and wear & tear on the PV. I'm just saying!

Good SONG~!

Best wishes, going forward .. man!

~ Anne ~

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