anyone ever worked for covenant transport?

Discussion in 'Covenant' started by rpad139, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. TruckDuo

    TruckDuo Road Train Member

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    Just remember..... Covenant owns SRT. Lol.
     
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  3. rda2580

    rda2580 Heavy Load Member

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    Hey Drivertobroker believe I read a post by Wooly that stated he was driving for another O/O and was paying a certain amount for the use

    of the tractor.
     
  4. double yellow

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    Disclaimer: I haven't been there in over a year

    Phase 1 training is teaming with a trainer for 4-6 weeks of poverty-like 400ish/week pay
    Phase 2 is teaming with someone else for 3-6months (you can test out early at 3 months if you keep your record clean). Pay is .19cpm for all miles (with hazmat endorsement) with a gaurantee of at least 700.
    Test out of phase 2 and your pay goes up but I don't remember the exact figure (low 20's)


    Lots of miles available for those who want to run & don't mind teaming -- Teamed I ran 4500-8000/week with typical week being 5500-7000 miles. Pool of available non-smoking drivers with hazmat was slim though... Equipment was pretty new.
     
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    I am at a loss attempting to come up with a right wing atheist company. perhaps you drive for one? is it the possible right wing affiliation or the christian aspect or both that prevents you from driving for Covenant? There are times that my comprehension level lacks so i am assuming that you would drive for Covenant if they were not pro choice. your two years of experience and driving school certificate should equate to a solo seat position with them.you should go for it rickter. In other threads you espouse that you are pro elog,pro qualcom,pro automatic,pro speed limiter,and pro vorad (not sure on that one but I'll assume so) therefore Covenant should be right up your alley so them being pro choice should not prevent you from excelling while employed there.
     
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  6. rpad139

    rpad139 Medium Load Member

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    Double yellow so you worked for them a year ago as you stated? I have one question, about that $700 a week during phase2...are there any fees they charge other than taxes? Also does covenant have forced per diem?
    Also you said typical week was 5500-7000 miles... I've never teamed before but that sounds too good to be true. Can anyone else here give some input? Recruiter told me teams average 4000-6000 miles which is not close to what you're saying.
     
  7. Richter

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    have you read my posts? I prefer elog...but im not pro elog. Im pro leveling the playing field and dont think elogs are the career killer everyone says they are. Im also pro running legally even if DOT reg doesn't make sence all the time.

    As for pro automatic, I still drive a manual, but my next truck will be an auto. Why does that make me a good fit for covenant. I just think in this day and age auto's have gotten pretty good and make our jobs easier. Im pro making my life easier. Pro speed limiter? When did you ever hear me say that. I have said TMC is a good company even though they limit speed. Im also pro good mpg which means not driving 70 all day, but i dont think i ever said im pro limiter. That being said, if you have employees its a good idea to limit the truck to some extent so they dont go 70 and run up your fuel bill, but thats just business, not me being pro limiter. I am def NOT pro vorad. IMO, the false positives make the system useless and i am strongly agaist the new wingman type systems that actually apply brakes.


    Even so, Im not looking to change companies. Im happy as an O/O at TMC and making way more than any covenant driver. I just would never drive a truck with anyone's politics writtenont he back. Im not anti christian, I'm anto them shoving it down the thought of anyone who drives by and assuming i am if i were driving the truck.
     
  8. outofcommision87

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    Covenant was the worst company ever. I was driving with a partner and we were splitting 28 cents a mile which comes out to 14 cents each! On top of that, with the layovers and stops, you are not guaranteed anywhere close to 700 weekly. Try 3 to 4 hundred if your lucky
     
  9. outofcommision87

    outofcommision87 Bobtail Member

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    Nope, hes right. Hes even lucky to be at 19 cents. When I signed on 3 years ago, I had to drive with a partner and we splitted 28 cents a mile
     
  10. rpad139

    rpad139 Medium Load Member

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    So a lot of replies here but only one that has one year past experience.
     
  11. double yellow

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    I left them in October 2012. When you start you are automatically signed up for per diem -- at least when I was there. At 6 months you can opt out. Covenant does charge an "administrative fee" for per diem so I would generally recommend opting out. Aside from that, I don't recall any fees. Payroll was very accurate in fact, contrary to stories I read here & on ripoffreport.

    Average team miles when I was there were 4500/week. If you both have hazmat & are both willing to drive 10.5-11 hours within a 12-hour shift you shouldn't have a problem averaging 5500+ Once the planners & dispatchers learn they can count on you, you'll do even better.

    Hazmat is crucial. Not many loads are actually placarded, but there are a number of "just-in-time" accounts that require hazmat drivers just because 1 in 10 loads are hazmat and they don't know if it'll be placarded until the truck is being loaded. If one driver is hazmat and the other isn't -- you don't get to run those loads (loads which were often coast to coast).
     
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