[CRST] 5 Month Mark!

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Stone Cold Cone Killer's Comment
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2 weeks in and a grand total of 4,000 miles for for my team. I have talked with 4 other people I went to school with and am hearing the same from them. I am really hoping that they are simply restricting miles during this 28 day training period because $140 a week is hard to swallow.

Currently in another 2-3 day wait for a load. It has to get better....

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I'm with Crst to and freight is a little slow right now or was and now starting to pick up... last week in 7 or 8 days had 3 34 restarts... one of them couldn't help Cuz a Crst driver hit a traffic control device in Portland and every truck that was in Portland that day got grounded... we been moving since Friday and got two pre loads to Chicago then to New Jersey out of Atlanta

Thank you. What is a pre load and is it available to company drivers?

Scott O.'s Comment
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2 weeks in and a grand total of 4,000 miles for for my team. I have talked with 4 other people I went to school with and am hearing the same from them. I am really hoping that they are simply restricting miles during this 28 day training period because $140 a week is hard to swallow.

Currently in another 2-3 day wait for a load. It has to get better....

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I'm with Crst to and freight is a little slow right now or was and now starting to pick up... last week in 7 or 8 days had 3 34 restarts... one of them couldn't help Cuz a Crst driver hit a traffic control device in Portland and every truck that was in Portland that day got grounded... we been moving since Friday and got two pre loads to Chicago then to New Jersey out of Atlanta

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Thank you. What is a pre load and is it available to company drivers?

sorry I meant pre plan... means you get a load before you drop your current load

Stone Cold Cone Killer's Comment
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2 weeks in and a grand total of 4,000 miles for for my team. I have talked with 4 other people I went to school with and am hearing the same from them. I am really hoping that they are simply restricting miles during this 28 day training period because $140 a week is hard to swallow.

Currently in another 2-3 day wait for a load. It has to get better....

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Oh it will! Don't you worry. Heck, we're getting into back to school season which blends into the holidays. You'll be running hard before too long. Remember, these trucking companies can't make truck payments turning those kind of wimpy miles. They've gotta get those wheels turning. And every company goes through peaks and valleys with freight from time to time.

Stay in communication with dispatch and be prepared for whatever freight you get. Don't aggravate them in the offices. Don't threaten anyone. Just be "professionally kind and relentless" in the pursuit of more miles. Nobody is happy when those wheels aren't turning. Things will pick up again. They always do.

You said to communicate with dispatch, my only interaction is putting macros into the QC. I assumed calling for any reason was out of the question as my whole 2 weeks of experience probably means I would only embarrass myself. Thank you for the feedback and advice folks. It really is appreciated.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Scott O.'s Comment
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If you are with your trainer then there's not really much you can do.. your faith is in his /her hands... they could of ****ed off the Driver manager before you got on the truck... just hang in there and do your best to learn everything you can

Driver Manager:

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.
Stone Cold Cone Killer's Comment
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I have noticed that my trainer doesn't share my sense of urgency. I heard him call to voice concern about " city/short runs" and cringed as I can only assume that went to annoy a person flooded with calls. I can tell I have a lot to learn and maybe witnessing this particular type of character serves to show me that this may be a situation created before I jumped in the truck. There is no way I am gonna give up as I REALLY don't miss roofing.

Scott O.'s Comment
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I have noticed that my trainer doesn't share my sense of urgency. I heard him call to voice concern about " city/short runs" and cringed as I can only assume that went to annoy a person flooded with calls. I can tell I have a lot to learn and maybe witnessing this particular type of character serves to show me that this may be a situation created before I jumped in the truck. There is no way I am gonna give up as I REALLY don't miss roofing.

is he a lease op or company trainer... lease ops can pick and choose thier loads which will hurt your pocket but hang in thier Cuz it will get better as long as you show you can pick up and deliver on time everytime and don't hit anything...

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.

Stone Cold Cone Killer's Comment
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is he a lease op or company trainer... lease ops can pick and choose thier loads which will hurt your pocket but hang in thier Cuz it will get better as long as you show you can pick up and deliver on time everytime and don't hit anything...

He is a company trainer that doesn't seem to worry about being late.

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.

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