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Deleted Account's Comment
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I'm three months in as a trucker and am already feeling jaded. Schneider changes their compensation on us without any way to "negotiate" so I decided to leave. Go to WEL Companies, a complete clown show, and they put the CDL holding trainees double bunked in a truck after we signed a contract stating we would be a hotel during training. So, now on to the next one, as the song goes. Wish me luck, I guess?

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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.
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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Wish me luck, I guess?

Two-and-one-half months ago you said:

For anyone looking to start with a company that values their employees and their safety, Schneider is my recommendation

Now you've decided they're no good, WEL is no good, and of course the next company won't be either. How do I know? Because you're taking the same approach that has cost countless drivers a pile of money and, for some, a great career.

I did a podcast that you really need to hear. If you can't listen to it, you can read the transcript on this page also:

Why Stick With Your First Company One Full Year

You've left your first and second companies already, and cost yourself a ton of money and grief, so please listen to that before you make any more moves. If you'll heed that advice, you'll make way more money and have a much better time of it out there.

I welcome any questions or opinions you'd like to share about the podcast.

PackRat's Comment
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The grass wasn't greener? It is usually not! How do I know this? 7 different companies in 6 years. My advice: All are bad, while all are superior. THERE IS NO PERFECT COMPANY for one reason or another. I can honestly state that I have only been at 2 of my 7 that I thought were too awful for me to stay.

Deleted Account's Comment
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I never said Schneider is no good. WEL on the other hand is run by idiots, and I've heard this from other employees here. Your responding from ignorance, as you have too little information to be making the statement you have. Have a good day and be safe.

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Wish me luck, I guess?

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Two-and-one-half months ago you said:

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For anyone looking to start with a company that values their employees and their safety, Schneider is my recommendation

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Now you've decided they're no good, WEL is no good, and of course the next company won't be either. How do I know? Because you're taking the same approach that has cost countless drivers a pile of money and, for some, a great career.

I did a podcast that you really need to hear. If you can't listen to it, you can read the transcript on this page also:

Why Stick With Your First Company One Full Year

You've left your first and second companies already, and cost yourself a ton of money and grief, so please listen to that before you make any more moves. If you'll heed that advice, you'll make way more money and have a much better time of it out there.

I welcome any questions or opinions you'd like to share about the podcast.

Deleted Account's Comment
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This is a theme I've heard from many drivers. I'm sure I'll find a fit, and honestly hoped things here were handled much more professionally than they were.

The grass wasn't greener? It is usually not! How do I know this? 7 different companies in 6 years. My advice: All are bad, while all are superior. THERE IS NO PERFECT COMPANY for one reason or another. I can honestly state that I have only been at 2 of my 7 that I thought were too awful for me to stay.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Your responding from ignorance, as you have too little information to be making the statement you have.

30 years in the industry and a rookie who is on his 3rd job in 3 months says I'm the ignorant one.

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Thank you for letting us know right away that you're not interested in learning or improving. You've saved us all a lot of wasted time. We'll move on to someone who appreciates our advice and is willing to listen.

Best of luck.

Deleted Account's Comment
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You have little information on what happened in either case and your telling me I'm wrong. I appreciate your experience in the industry, but in my particular situation you are ignorant.

And your video has zero relevance. But thanks for trying.

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Your responding from ignorance, as you have too little information to be making the statement you have.

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30 years in the industry and a rookie who is on his 3rd job in 3 months says I'm the ignorant one.

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Thank you for letting us know right away that you're not interested in learning or improving. You've saved us all a lot of wasted time. We'll move on to someone who appreciates our advice and is willing to listen.

Best of luck.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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And your video has zero relevance. But thanks for trying.

It wasn't a video. It was audio-only. So you didn't even bother to listen.

Like I said, thanks for letting us know we're wasting our time trying to help.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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High expectations too early in the game. Same story heard daily, company is the problem, no can't be me @ 3 months in pfffft confused.gif

Hell I started at 31 cents a mile within 18 months, was double that at 60 cents. Pocketing $1500+ a week, by year 2, it's ALL about attitude, and working your way up to the better pay.....dancing-banana.gif

3rd job maybe? keep it up, probably won't be a job 4 lol.....Best of luck finding the pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow good-luck.gif

Banks's Comment
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There are no participation trophies in this business. New employees make less because they don't produce that much. No fault of their own, but there is a learning curve. You need to have realistic expectations and act accordingly.

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