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Brett Aquila's Comment
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He asked to have his account deleted.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Go figure ! lol, some people don't wanna hear the TRUTH sometimes.....No loss

Welcome back Brett, been awhile, busy guy !

Banks's Comment
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He asked to have his account deleted.

Tell me what I want to hear or don't tell me anything.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Go figure ! lol, some people don't wanna hear the TRUTH sometimes.....No loss

Welcome back Brett, been awhile, busy guy !

Thank you! I have a lot of good stuff in the works!

George B.'s Comment
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I want to work for Western Express but drive a Prime truck and only go to Swift Terminals!! rofl-3.gif

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.

Steve L.'s Comment
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The original poster is in the wrong line of work. He’s a perfect fit for government. 😆

BK'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.

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You have what? 3 months experience and you think the people at WEL are idiots? Your level of obtuse boggles my mind. I’ve been on this site for some time and I’ve not seen anyone with your negative attitude succeed in trucking. Probably not in life either. Your attitude is poison.

PackRat's Comment
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He asked to have his account deleted.

In that case.....

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Bird-One's Comment
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You leave a lot of questions deleted account. Why was so bad about Schneider’s new pay scale that you felt you had to leave? How much different was it from WEL? What are you reasonings for calling WEL a “complete clown show”? Is your only reason That they had CDL holding trainees double bunked in a truck?

You spent three months at your first job. Sounds like you left during orientation from your second. You better make damn certain your next company is one you’re going to stick with for at least a year. I’ve been with mine for four. It’s doable.

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.
Mountain Matt's Comment
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I’ve been solo for 3 months. I'm already making 80% of what I made in my previous job, which required a grad degree and supervising 4 people. I got my training paid for and I am accumulating needed experience. Down the line, I can stay here, or I should have options open to me.

Was everything perfect with my training and company? Certainly not. But it's all been good and done what I needed. I focus on the many good aspects of my company that I like and on what I enjoy in this job every day. I feel like I'm living life rather than waiting in the cubicle for quitting time. And I'm learning more every day. I'm glad to have found a place in this industry.

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