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 Another "I NEED HELP PICKING A COMPNY TO DRIVE FOR" tread

bolo
Joined: 12/7/2010
Location: cary, IL
Posts: 1

Another "I NEED HELP PICKING A COMPNY TO DRIVE FOR" tread
Posted: Wed Dec 8, 2010 8:52:00 AM

I am working on my CDL now. The school told me to start looking already. I applied with FALCON, TMC, COVENANT,  STAR, ROEHL, WERNER, SWIFT and KLLM. I receiver pre-hire letters from TMC, WERNER, SWIFT and ROEHL. Reading the treads here, it seems like almost all the companies try to stick it to the drivers. I know that as a newbie I don't have too much choice but I don't want to go to the first guy that hires me. I have 3 kids and a stay home wife so the insurance is about as much important as what they pay. I appreciate ANY input (positive or negative) from you guys. How about TRANS AM or KNIGHT? I live in the Chicago area.

lyingtiger
Joined: 3/19/2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1

  

RE:Another
Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:16:09 PM

  

I've had a CDL for about 4 years, but never used it. From what I am reading on the boards, all of the newbie companies are slave drivers. Stevens appears to be about the best new company. Went to CRST trucking school back in 1992. Not bad in Cedar Rapids, IA, but looks like they've had a turn for the worst.

I would have to say Stevens Trucking in Dalls is the best bet so far. CR England gave me the pre-hire call...twice, but I haven't replied. The blog output on England is very, very dismal.

   Swift is a nightmare...always have been. Werner not very good either from reports.

In this "slave labor" economy (that is getting even worst daily), the coporations are having a field day, overworking and underpaying in every field pretty much.

Watch "The Corporation" if you want to be really shocked. It's on DVD at the library. That should clear up any remaining mysteries in your mind about corporations...trucking or not.

Sorry to not have better news, but again...Stevens is getting the least dismal reviews.

                                          Bruce Carper brakeout2010@yahoo.com

assbackwards
Joined: 9/8/2011
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 5

  

RE:Another
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2011 6:37:53 PM

  

RUN AS FAST AS U CAN FROM THE WHOLE INDUSTRY IM TALKIN WITH 28 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.........I CAN COUNT THE COMPANYS IVE WORKED FOR MORE THAN A YEAR ON ONE HAND..............AND IVE WORKED FOR DOZENS,THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 99% OF THEM IS CLOR OF PAINT AN NAME ON DOOR ...................GET A GRANT GO TO A COMMUNITY COLLEGE AN DO SOMETHING ELSE UNLESS U WANNA BE LIED TO CHEATED OUT OF UR PAY AN DIVORCED

landstaragent
Joined: 9/13/2011
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA
Posts: 6

  

RE:Another
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:04:02 PM

  

Have you given any thought to looking into Landstar? I believe that we have departments for recruiting and they can help you get into your own truck. WWW.Landstar.com or WWW.GOAFS.net I am an agent for Landstar and know that we have about 8500 sucessful BCO's (thats what they call our owner opps)

I hope that helps.



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