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Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Some things I'd like to see: Fuel policy--as in pre-authorized fuel stops only, autonomous fuelling within a specified network, reefer fuel policies, etc. Trailer washout and tractor washes. GPS use policies. Chaining policies. Routing--required to follow a specified route, or given leeway to determine the best route.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Oh, a couple more just sprang to mind: reimbursement (if any) for DOT physicals and parking fees.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Awesome! The list has been updated!

Ok, APU's are accounted for in the list.

Tarp/Chain pay along with any type of bonus pay will be covered under the pay section.

Fatsquatch you said GPS devices so I've added "Electronics Policies (GPS, invertor, CB, etc)". The other things you mentioned are certainly legit. Let me think them over and see what I want to add.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APU's:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Deb R.'s Comment
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Routes - do they go coast to coast, or stick to a certain region of the country? Do they have women trainers? How long average wait time to get a women trainer? What's the policy for going out with a male trainer if a women trainer is not available?

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Routes - do they go coast to coast, or stick to a certain region of the country? Do they have women trainers? How long average wait time to get a women trainer? What's the policy for going out with a male trainer if a women trainer is not available?

Poor olé Prime Inc got beat up over the training issue very badly. They were sued for sexual harassment because of a male trainer said or did something so Prime made it same sex only trainer/student and THEN they were sued because it was taking to long to get female trainers so Prime changed their policy once again and now you basically have to sign a waiver saying if something happens while in training you can not hold Prime responsible which is the way it should have been in the first place.

Barbara S.'s Comment
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Maybe include if the company is a second chance company for people that might have made a cpl mistakes.

Scott B.'s Comment
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Detention pay, stopover pay, any extra pay for BS.

nomad girl's Comment
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What type(s) of trailer they haul.

nomad girl's Comment
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I mean, what kind of freight they haul.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I mean, what kind of freight they haul.

There is not but one kind of freight....the kind that fits in a trailer.smile.gif

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