Got My 1st Prehire Letter... Hope I Didn't Just Blow It!

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Ynkedad's Comment
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This is my response to an email from Covenant telling me to email them with any questions I may have. **********************************************************************************

I have lot's of Questions just off the top of my head... Hope you're ready:

In My Area (Ocala, Florida)

1) Is Covenant Transportation strictly a Team Drivers company?

If so...

2) What does a student Team Driver start out at (CPM Wise?)

3) Do you have a SOLO Division?

4) How long before I can get a SOLO position?

5) What do Student SOLO drivers start at (CPM wise?)

6) How many miles on average do Student SOLO drivers run weekly?

7) Do you offer more CPM for hauling HAZMAT?

8) How much of your freight is NO TOUCH?

9) How much of your freight is DROP & HOOK?

10) Is their LOADING or UNLOADING pay?

11) What's your "LUMPER" policy?

12) Do you offer DETENTION pay?

13) Do you offer LAYOVER pay?

14) Do you offer BREAKDOWN pay?

15) What if any ENDORSMENTS are needed?

16) Are ENDORSMENTS needed before Orientation?

17) Do you have APU"S in all of the trucks?

If no APU"S ..

18) What's your idling policy?

19) Do you have ELETRONIC LOGS?

20) Do you have Qualcom?

2) Do you have GPS in all of the trucks?

22) Do you have INVERTERS in all of the trucks?

If not...

23) What's your policy on INVERTERS?


25) How much will I be paid during ORIENTATION & TRAINING?


27 How will I get HOME from Orientation?

28) Will ROOM & BOARD be provided during Orientation / Training?

29) Are there any BREAKS DURING and or AFTER my TRAINING?

30) If my Trainer takes a day off here or there and or goes home during my TRAINING, what becomes of me?

30) Are drivers Required to go to N.Y. City and or Canada?

I'm truly sorry for all of these questions, as I know some of the answers can be found on your website.

Trouble is, I've researched Covenant Transportation quite a bit and found some conflicting answers to some of the above questions. You can understand, that I just wanted to make sure I did my homework before I just blindly leapt into something and regretted it.

I really do appreciate you for what your doing for me.



Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations


Cents Per Mile

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


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.

Anchorman's Comment
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That is a great list of questions! Hopefully some of the newbies will take note of them.

Speaking from experience though, you more than likely won't get the response you were looking for. They will probably ask you to give them a call, if they do not call you instead. They refrain from putting stuff in writing.

Mike L.R.'s Comment
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I dont know how you wouldve blown it. Those are great, professional questions


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Spirit's Comment
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👏👏👏😘I love it. I'm sure they call to speak with you.

Ynkedad's Comment
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Btw, She sent an email answering all of my questions.

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