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Casey R.'s Comment
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My wife and I have started school and are reaching out to get any suggestions for the best company to start out with. Any and all advice will be helpful. We would like to go with a company that we can see ourselves staying with for at least 2 years.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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My wife and I have started school and are reaching out to get any suggestions for the best company to start out with. Any and all advice will be helpful. We would like to go with a company that we can see ourselves staying with for at least 2 years.

Howdy, Casey & welcome to Trucking Truth!!!

I've yet to hear of a company that doesn't love & cater to teams, besides daycabs/LTL's... hubby & wife teams are much coveted!

Have you gone over this? Our best:

We've also got suggestions from members:

Trucker's Career Guide: Choosing Your First Truck Driving Job

Article Category: Finding The Right Truck Driving Job

and next;

Forum Topics Tagged "Choosing A Trucking Company"

While we wait for the others to chime in, since y'all are already enrolled in school, I'd suggest a 'quick app' right here:

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

  • the above, ...as you are close to graduating! If you get a chance, please add at least your state to your profile; helps us help you!

    Best wishes; stop back soon,

    ~ Anne & Tom ~

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.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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.

BK's Comment
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Where are you from? That minor little detail could affect your choices. Also, will you have a home base and need regular routing to take home time? Or will you live in the truck full time?

Just off the bat my scattergun thought would be Schneider for team driving initially.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Most companies will want teams... Especially married ones. It alleviates any harassment or incompatibility issues

Good luck. Apply everywhere and see what offer you get.

Prime did infact raise the team pays quite a bit. You can apply with the link Anne posted above.

Casey R.'s Comment
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My wife and I have started school and are reaching out to get any suggestions for the best company to start out with. Any and all advice will be helpful. We would like to go with a company that we can see ourselves staying with for at least 2 years.

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Howdy, Casey & welcome to Trucking Truth!!!

I've yet to hear of a company that doesn't love & cater to teams, besides daycabs/LTL's... hubby & wife teams are much coveted!

Have you gone over this? Our best:

We've also got suggestions from members:

Trucker's Career Guide: Choosing Your First Truck Driving Job

Article Category: Finding The Right Truck Driving Job

and next;

Forum Topics Tagged "Choosing A Trucking Company"

While we wait for the others to chime in, since y'all are already enrolled in school, I'd suggest a 'quick app' right here:

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

  • the above, ...as you are close to graduating! If you get a chance, please add at least your state to your profile; helps us help you!

    Best wishes; stop back soon,

    ~ Anne & Tom ~

We live in Picayune, Mississippi. About 30 minutes from the coast.

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.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Most companies will want teams... Especially married ones. It alleviates any harassment or incompatibility issues

Good luck. Apply everywhere and see what offer you get.

Prime did infact raise the team pays quite a bit. You can apply with the link Anne posted above.

We live in Picayune, Mississippi. About 30 minutes from the coast.

Nice!

See ?!? Just like Kearsey mentioned as did I, companies LOVE teams...especially married couples! Were it not for our school age kids, I'd have done the same, with my guy. We only teamed for short stints..for fun.

Prime really WOULD be an awesome go for you two; Apply here: Apply For Truck Driving Jobs,

Best to both of you!

~ Anne ~

ps: Here's more from Kearsey, on Prime: Truckin' Along w/Kearsey !!!

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.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Prehires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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My wife and I have started school and are reaching out to get any suggestions for the best company to start out with. Any and all advice will be helpful. We would like to go with a company that we can see ourselves staying with for at least 2 years.

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Howdy, Casey & welcome to Trucking Truth!!!

I've yet to hear of a company that doesn't love & cater to teams, besides daycabs/LTL's... hubby & wife teams are much coveted!

Have you gone over this? Our best:

We've also got suggestions from members:

Trucker's Career Guide: Choosing Your First Truck Driving Job

Article Category: Finding The Right Truck Driving Job

and next;

Forum Topics Tagged "Choosing A Trucking Company"

While we wait for the others to chime in, since y'all are already enrolled in school, I'd suggest a 'quick app' right here:

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

  • the above, ...as you are close to graduating! If you get a chance, please add at least your state to your profile; helps us help you!

    Best wishes; stop back soon,

    ~ Anne & Tom ~

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We live in Picayune, Mississippi. About 30 minutes from the coast.

Big M Transportation is a small to medium size company that runs OTR primarily in the eastern half of the US. I believe they haul refrigerated freight. The company HQ is in Blue Mountain, MS.

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.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

Casey R.'s Comment
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Has anyone heard good or bad feedback about covenant

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Wow small world... I had a student from Picayune

Michael Jones. Last I heard he went to Cardinal to get home more.

Covenant is a Christian based company they have a high percentage of women as well as relatives who team... Mother daughter, spouses, cousins etc. Never heard anything horrible

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Has anyone heard good or bad feedback about covenant

Christian based company that focuses on teams. Pay is a bit on the low side, but I think I read a couple of months ago that they adjusted the pay scale. I don't know if it was an actual increase in pay or simply restructuring of pay system.

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