Advice to new drivers

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by NO-WAY-OUT!!, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. chompi

    chompi Road Train Member

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    Only reason I PREACH Central is that I personally had a good experience there! I also tell drivers that! To each is to own and every individual is going to have their own unique experience! You my friend are seriously kidding yourself if you think that sending people to these companies is good for them! Your 33 years must be local driving! WTF! Why are you bashing me when I am just trying to help people that don't know any better! Why don't you quit your bashing and whining and try helping people! Technically every company is a DOWNSIZED version of a mega-carrier or they wouldn't be a trucking company, braniac! Personally I could care less where people go to drive! I am getting sick of being attacked for making friendly recommendations! GO TO SWIFT, GO TO WERNER, GO TO ENGLAND! GUESS WHAT? I'VE MADE MY MONEY, WAS SUCCESSFUL AND AM RETIRED!!! DO YOU WANT TO TAKE MY ADVICE OR SOME BUM WHO BIT#### AND STILL STRUGGLING TO MAKE IT IN THE INDUSTRY!!! SO FLATBED DO YOU NEED SOME ADVICE? IF NOT, GET OFF MY BACK!!!
     
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  3. KO1927

    KO1927 Medium Load Member

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    I'll back Chompi up on this one. I did manage to find a small company to take me on as a rookie (they helped me upgrade from a CDL-B to CDL-A too). Guess how much money my boss spends on advertising. A whopping $0.00. The small outfits who are willing to take a chance on inexperienced drivers are out there, it's just that you've got to do some legwork to find the job. Small companies don't come to you, you go to them.

    Heck, I'm also getting some exposure to heavy, oversize, and equipment operation/ hauling.

    It is most definitely possible, one just has to be willing and able to work for it.

    In closing, if it were easy, everyone would be doing it!
     
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  4. FLATBED

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    SO FLATBED DO YOU NEED SOME ADVICE? IF NOT, GET OFF MY BACK!!!

    :biggrin_25520: Gee I asked 1 very simple question ( not BASHING YOU ! ) but yet you got your BIG GIRL NICKERS in a KNOT.:biggrin_2555:

    Love the typical CB RAMBO reply I'M RETIRED , I could be but chose not to be I MADE MY $ , so what so have I and still am making it Im SUCCESSFUL , same here .

    " Your 33 years must be local driving WTF" :biggrin_25520: nice REPLY and what has that got to do with my ORIGINAL ?


    KO1927 I agree with you , there are a lot of great smaller outfits but my ? to CHOMPI was not about them it was about the OVER abundance of drivers that the small outfits could not handle hiring and only the MEGA CARRIERS can..
     
  5. Bumpy

    Bumpy Road Train Member

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    #### Man,35 and retired.......,I"m listening,what am I doing wrong??:biggrin_2556:
     
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  6. canuck in da truck

    canuck in da truck Road Train Member

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    big deal--i made my money as well---but then i spent it
     
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  7. Bumpy

    Bumpy Road Train Member

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    Still,no one is telling ME anything..:biggrin_2554:
     
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  8. walstib

    walstib Darkstar

    I didn't think UPS hired people with such limited experience...

    And your reason for leaving Prime would be a flag to me...You were getting paid for those miles, just because they didn't count towards something else should have been irrelevant...JMHO...
     
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  9. NO-WAY-OUT!!

    NO-WAY-OUT!! Bobtail Member

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    well you make a good piont but i was freash into the trucking industry and really did not mind getting payed for the miles but ,i started to talk to more and MORE!!!!!! drivers and they all where like ( HOLD ON A SEC SOMETHING AINT RIGHT YOUNEED TO CHECK YOU PAY STUBS AND YOUR DISPATCHED MILES AND SEE IF THEY LINE UP ) well want do you know im being screwed on the miles towardes my 60,000 and i thought i was being paid for miles i did not drive , AND why i got hired at UPS is believe it or not they hire people right out of school but you are just a casual drive making $ 16.00 a hour ,i had a guy with me right out out smith & solomon driving school!!!! ( not the best school to go to )
     
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  10. NO-WAY-OUT!!

    NO-WAY-OUT!! Bobtail Member

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    i understand where your coming from and like in an earlyer post its never a good idea to jump from one company to another ,and only big chain carriers hire newbies like us!!
     
  11. NO-WAY-OUT!!

    NO-WAY-OUT!! Bobtail Member

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    i gues it looks like im going to HAVE !! to stick with this company aleast 1 year + and eat my poo sandwich and you know what its not the best company to work for but i need a job and i need to build my experience !! i really appreciate every body s option and i really have learned ALOT on this site ,thanks
     
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