I’ve been driving since December 1999.
I have driven a ton of different places.
I usually left places trying to make more money.
It took me a long time but I found I’m not going to get rich but I can make a decent living.
I had been doing flatbed for a company close to where I live in Alabama and was home every weekend. The money was great. I got sick with a bacterial infection around the 4th of July and I’m just getting back to work.
I had to go into the hospital and right before I went into the hospital I was going to go to work with Flowtrans. I had taken the drug test and everything.
I kept up with the recruiter and she texted me off and on to see if I was ready.
I got her my doctors release and I had to do another drug test.
Finally made it down to Florida and went though orientation.
Orientation was Wednesday and Thursday. Today and yesterday.
Amy is the recruiter and she is just really straightforward. I mean in a good way.
I want my recruiter to be straight with me.
Orientation was easy. I did a few things online before I got to Florida.
I have been very impressed with everything so far.
I get 500 bucks on my first check for a sign on bonus. Another 300 for 2 days of orientation.
Which I will get next Friday.
It’s a smaller company and I like that.
The safety guy is reasonable. Do your job like you are supposed to and you won’t have any issues.
Tony the operations director/dispatch seems like a great guy. They all seem to tell you how it is and no BS.
They do have some 18/19 model Pete’s they are putting drivers in but they won’t be in them long.
New trucks are on the way.
I got a 2021 Pete 579 but it’s a black Condo. I think they have 10 of them.
Has 328k on it. I don’t think this one will be changed out for a bit but I’m not sure. I’ll drive it until they tell me to drive something else.
So, as far as my load right out of orientation.
They wanted to get me out in the system and start hauling food grade liquids. I have hauled food grade before.
So I’m deadheading to Michigan.
Seems like a long deadhead but I had long deadheads before when I did food grade.
I’m also not going to argue because I’m getting paid.
I’ll leave out in the morning.
I’ll try to keep up with this as much as I can for people that would like to know about these guys.
Pay is .55 a mile to start with a .02 bonus every month as long as you do your job safely.
Would I like the pay per mile to be a bit more?
Yes I would but I’m 48 and been doing this a while and I just want to run some miles and be treated like a human being.
If I can get that here and it certainly seems like I can so far. The pay is good with me. I also think I will get enough miles to be ok.
If anyone has any questions I will answer the best I can.
I’m just going to document my experience here with Flowtrans.
A new start at Flowtrans
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I have lurked around here for years. I had times where I was active in here and then wasn’t for a while. Couldn’t remember my old log in.
So, I started another.
This company, this time in my life is different.
I got really sick and wasn’t sure if I would work again much less make it.
I’m grateful to be working again.
It changed me. I have chased money all these years and I don’t think I’ve been happy anywhere for long.
Now I just want to be treated like a human being, support my family and not have to beg for home time.
That being said, I will tell the the truth on how it goes here.
There are a ton of loves now. I doubt I’ll fuel at the others very often.
So far, no micromanaging.
Lonesome Thanks this.
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