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 trucking companies information help!!

echadwell@gmail.com
Joined: 2/4/2007
Location: Lawrencevile, GA
Posts: 14

trucking companies information help!!
Posted: Thu Jul 5, 2007 10:55:14 AM

I am trying to find out from anyone that has or does work for either one of these companies & do they like it if not why?  My husband is almost finished with his CDL training (should be taking his final test either this weekend or next) & we have had pre-hire letters/phone calls etc. from both of these companies, plus several others. 

I'm just trying to get the real truth not what these recruiters tell you about a company, if anyone could help us with this information thanks!!   or you can email me direct at echadwell@gmail.com  if you would rather than post on this message board but please make sure to put "Trucking Co information" in the subject as I don't open just any email sent!!  or just reply to this post as I will be checking back on this site every so often for replies.  

We are getting to the point to start choosing a company & with 10-12 different pre-hire letters it's hard to decide which one might be the best company to work for, and yes my husband wants to do OTR (just no NYC or hazmat) he hasn't made anything less than an 87 on any of his testing done in school or getting his permit with general knowledge tests, & has a perfect MVR/Criminal background & stable work history (only 5 jobs in his entire life and he just turned 48 yrs old)  we have no children so on the road is no problem just trying to find the best company to work for with the best benefits. 

Thanks for any information that could be provided on either one of these companies or any other one that you have had experience with good or bad!!  Also am looking for information about something called a DAC record can anyone help with what this is & how is it maintained & is it legit?   Thanks. Evelyn

echadwell@gmail.com
Joined: 2/4/2007
Location: Lawrencevile, GA
Posts: 14

  

RE:trucking companies information help!!
Posted: Thu Jul 5, 2007 11:02:38 AM

  

Sorry I left out the company names the two main ones we have looked at are Werner or Stevens Transportation... Also Swift, US Express has sent letters of interest..

Thanks, Evelyn

kelvin42
Joined: 7/3/2007
Location: marion, MS
Posts: 2

    

RE:trucking companies information help!!
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:49:50 PM

    

I guess the first question is "What do you really want to do " theres a lot of good company to work for out there. Do what I did make a list on a peace of paper one side write the "things I WANT In a trucking job" on the other side write "the things I DON'T want in a truck driving job " like do you want to work 3wks and get 3 days off or do you want to work 1 wk with the weekend off, do you just want to make money fast or make a career out of it .Just remenber you will be doing it all the time. Now, look at the trucking job you want to do, take this list and compare with the companys that you have. Ask youself Do you want to drive a flatbed which will work you or a van which will pay less . Write it down to give you a better perspective. Good luck! 

michshad
Joined: 10/12/2007
Location: Blanchard, OK
Posts: 6

  

RE:trucking companies information help!!
Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:07:47 PM

  

If you are going to a reputable school and you are among the top 5% in your class, you should take a look at Crete Carrier. They start students at .34 per mile. You will be paid $500 per week that you are out with a trainer. After 1 year, you automatically go to .41 per mile. Average driver gets 10083 miles per month. Good benefits, profit sharing, 401k, etc.

http://cretecarrier.com/careers/



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