Another newbie needs advice: Who to drive for?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dude916, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Dude916

    Dude916 Bobtail Member

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    I am about to finish school(western t.s. sacramento). I have seen all the sales pitches and it is hard to seperate the b.s. from the truth. I have a clean h6 so I have my choice of companies to work for. Want to go otr to get experience. I have pre-hires from Werner, Covenant, Stevens, and Gordon. I have an idea who I want to work for (Gordon) but I would love to hear a few outside opinions.
     
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  3. tinglish

    tinglish Light Load Member

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    GORDON!!!!! hands down

    i did 5 years with them and did well. good luck.
     
  4. illegal_eagle187

    illegal_eagle187 Light Load Member

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    yeah i would go with Gordon, the other three i hear too much bad than i do good
     
  5. Sawmill2Driver

    Sawmill2Driver Bobtail Member

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    Hi Dude916
    I too am near completing school in Sac... Western Pacific TS.
    After all the Sales Pitches i have heard all ready and reading all the
    information on this forum.... I too want to go to Gordon...

    Good luck.... Hope it works out for you.
     
  6. IROCUBabe

    IROCUBabe Road Train Member

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    I love working for werner, but staying out of the super giants can be good or bad for you. Chances are in 1 year Werner will still be around, with fairly new equipment, and APU's on 80% of their fleet. Its one of the many reasons I am leary about leaving, the payrate here isn't the greatest but its far from the worst. Its about average really.

    I'd chose Werner again knowing all I do, but for yourself, I am leaning toward Gordon. As I don't think Werner's training time is really the best way to learn.
     
  7. pathfinder

    pathfinder Medium Load Member

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    Ive bee out here for less thatn a year and still consider myself a rookie. But of the co.'s you named i'd go with Gordon. If its reefer you want you could look into Western and Hill Bros. as well. Western is supposed to be lower pay but they have REEEAAALLLYYY nice trucks! That may or may not be worth something to you. And definetly keep reading on here about ALL the companies you are thinking of! Its all info. and that is key to a good decision. And remember, the company you choose has to feel right to YOU! There is no one "best" company, but this site will help you stay away from some of the "worst". You dont have to re-invent the wheel(at least not by yourself!)
     
  8. tinglish

    tinglish Light Load Member

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    dude, whatever you choose, if it doesn't work out you can move on after you get a little experience, look at the good company threads, highirish went from pam to crete and was pretty happy there. same thing happened for me, 6 mos with dick simon(nightmare). went to gordon, got a nickel a mile raise, ran up and down i5 and spent the night at my house once a week or more, got some respect from my dm too. all in all, it was a good move for me. that's why i spent 5 years there.
     
  9. Dude916

    Dude916 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the all advice. I think it is unanimous. There are so many reasons to go Gordon. Mainly my location, I live a mile from 80 and 5. Doing their 3 state option should get me home on a some what regular basis. The most important thing to me though is training and safety; which really leaves me one option. Thanks agian for the help! Great site! Will definatley be back!
     
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