Finally Coming Home!!

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no chin's Comment
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All the paperwork is done and im getting orders and a plane ticket home from gtmo, cuba tomorrow and will most likely leave next Friday. I will still spend a few weeks in Norfolk for outprocessing but once i get my DD214 im making my final decision on who i want to go with be it Crete/Shaffer or Prime. Both are equally appeling to me and both have their own setbacks. Prime from what ive read is great to their company drivers and has their own school but i would be made to have a lightweight truck however i could deal with that. Crete/Shaffer has the Patriot fleet for vets and will pay studends drivers that are vets 43cpm after training but they dont have a school however the recruiter said that vets dont have to go to one of their approved schools. Still got about a month till im fully out of the Navy so ive got some time to make a final decision.

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Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Schism's Comment
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Big grats ! Thank you for your service and best of luck in the trucker pursuit .

Bart's Comment
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Welcome back stateside, shipmate. Thanks for your service and good luck in your new fleet.

Kevin C.'s Comment
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Thank you for your service. Good luck.

Starcar's Comment
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NoChin...I for one, look forward to following you in your new adventure....I'm sure you saw alot of the world with the Navy...Now you can see alot of the US thru a windshield !!!! Keep us updated ....

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Tarren W.'s Comment
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Awesome news!!!!! Welcome home! (Even if, a little early)

And, as the others have said, thank you very much for your service!

Tarren

DaveDiesel's Comment
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All the paperwork is done and im getting orders and a plane ticket home from gtmo, cuba tomorrow and will most likely leave next Friday. I will still spend a few weeks in Norfolk for outprocessing but once i get my DD214 im making my final decision on who i want to go with be it Crete/Shaffer or Prime. Both are equally appeling to me and both have their own setbacks. Prime from what ive read is great to their company drivers and has their own school but i would be made to have a lightweight truck however i could deal with that. Crete/Shaffer has the Patriot fleet for vets and will pay studends drivers that are vets 43cpm after training but they dont have a school however the recruiter said that vets dont have to go to one of their approved schools. Still got about a month till im fully out of the Navy so ive got some time to make a final decision.

Thank you for your service! Good luck in your next chapter.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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No chin, let me give you some things to think about...

Prime will also pay you .43cpm starting, apparently so will Shaffer.

However, you'll have to go to a private school then get reimbursed - which is fine.

There's a long waiting time at Prime. So if you don't get picked in the first round expect to maybe wait a week, all the way up to three weeks.

Prime also charges you for your gear, which rounds to about 500$ you must pay back slowly.

You'll have to drive a LW truck at Prime to get that .43cpm, however at Shaffer you'll have a Fullsize truck with the same pay.

Your truck will also most likely be governed at 57mph, meanwhile Shaffer has their trucks governed at 62.

Looking at it from a money standpoint, I actually believe you have a better deal going with Shaffer. You'll be driving 62 which will allow for more miles to be done at the same pay. Plus you won't have to deal with a LW truck.

I'm not trying to tell you who to go to. I work for Prime, but I'm not biased. This is the way I see it. Financially, Shaffer makes more sense.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Ray F. (aka. Mongo)'s Comment
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No chin I hope you make it home alright. Thank you for your service. As for Daniel B. I hope he does come to prime. That way I won't be the only former squid in a lw.

no chin's Comment
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Thanks guys. i think right now a lot depends on when my last day in the navy is compared to when the school would start a new class because there is no way in hell im waiting 2 months without a job to start school. so if i get out and the school would start in the next few weeks i would just do the school and prob crete/shaffer afterwards and if its a while before the school would start i would go straight with prime.

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