Truck Stops

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Do all truck stops have the device so truckers can send in their bills to get paid each week?? Not sure on how truck drivers are paid, since the truck stops I been to don't all have the paying devic to scan & send bills in. I'm new in trucking thanks for realiable sources on this topic!

Chris M's Comment
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Its dependent on your company. If your company uses trippak, I think most truck stops have those drop boxes.

Another system is transflo. I know not all truck stops have transflo.

I drive for Central/Swift and we use transflo. I can scan documents at any pilot, flying J, Loves or Bosselman's

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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Thank you Chris for your response. How do you like swift I was offered a driving job with them as dedicated dollar general I want to unload I love hard work, can you tell me about their health ins, pay, breakdown is someone there if you do need them 24/7 365 days? Thanks in advance for any input!

Terry C.'s Comment
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I don't know if any other Companies do this but Prime has an app you download to your smartphone that scans your paperwork (a page at a time. Basically takes a photo of the page) and you send your bills and receipts that way.

Chris M's Comment
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I am not very familiar with the Dollar General account but I know basically you get paid by the mile and then you have stop pay, partial unload pay and full trailer unload pay. I don't know any exact numbers.

Health insurance is actually pretty decent. I pay about $42 a week for me and my wife. Health, dental, long/short term disability and life insurance. The company is Aetna.

If you do the company sponsored training , they take $75 per week out of your check for the tuition but reimburse you $37.50 each week. They also take out $23 for the hotel that you stayed in during schooling. After 13 months your debt is paid off but if you stay then they continue to reimburse you $37.50 for the next 13 months.

There is an ect (extended care team) department so there is technically someone on-duty 24/7 to help you but overnight is a skeleton crew so its common to have a little bit of wait time.

In general I like the people but I'm not a fan of alot of the policies. I have developed a great relationship with my DM and he goes to bat for me when I need his help.

I wish I knew more about the dollar general account to help you out there but anything else feel free to ask. Good luck!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Woody's Comment
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If you have a smart phone you can download the transflo app. You take a picture of each page and send it in just like using the transflo machine.

I have heard guys say that they had issues from time to time with the paper work not being sent but I personally never had the issue. Although I kept very good records and held on to all paperwork until I was actually paid for the loads. I recommend doing so no matter what system you use.

Woody

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Thank you for your responses means a lot to me. Who's the biggest costumer for your companies? I'm guessing wal mart or targets? Can someone explain the process on a delivery when accepting a load, how do you know what bay or dock to back into? Who do you speak to once at the final stop receiving? Thank you in advance, make it a safe day drivers!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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You back into the bay or dock that the guard shack or receiving tells you to back into. Every place is different so be sure to ask them questions like:

Do i break the seal?

Do I slide tandems back?

Where is the receiving office?

When you finish your delivery you send a macro with all the information. You basically fill in the blank.

Pieces delivered: ____

Lumper used? (Y,N) ____

Pallets: ____

Any shortages/overage? (Y,N) _

Don't overthink it man it's really easy stuff. You'll learn it in training.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

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Thank you Daniel I will keep that in mind I got myself a notepad to write down the basics. Hope you guys are having a safe day! What's everyone's plan for the weekend??? Me I'm going to see a movie with some friends.

Eckoh's Comment
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I don't know if any other Companies do this but Prime has an app you download to your smartphone that scans your paperwork (a page at a time. Basically takes a photo of the page) and you send your bills and receipts that way.

Swift is testing that system now. Mu mentor is part of it

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