Approved for road test etc out of Willmington

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  1. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Medium Load Member

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    Just got welcomed aboard. I can breath now.
     
  2. machine1974

    machine1974 Bobtail Member

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    So have you started with Superior Carriers yet? I am about to go to CDL school and graduate in May 2018. I'm hoping they're hiring out of Wilmington since I live close to that terminal (about 30-45 minutes away).
     
  3. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Medium Load Member

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    I've been running out of Wilmington for a while now. Being with Superior is better than I thought it would be. So glad I was patient going thru the process.

    Message me with any questions. We are looking for more drivers, so as long as you have a decent background check, you should be good to go. I'll get you linked up with our terminal manager and give you the nickel tour.
     
  4. x1Heavy

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    It's amazing to remember when I was 21 and did not know anything about what I was fixing to get into with my first truck. I knew nothing. Getting hired was a 10 mile road trip with someone in a stone bucket and back and told to show up at 2 am in the morning.

    Today you almost have to check three generations worth of anything to find out if there is something that will stop someone from hiring on. The job aint changed itself. Its the culture, industry and Nation that changed around it.

    Some of you will be delighted to hear that at my age I don't know anything anymore and forgot the rest. He he he.
     
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  5. machine1974

    machine1974 Bobtail Member

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    Hey Mortar,

    Thanks for the quick reply! I don't really have any questions about pay, there is enough information from other driver testimonials out there. I guess my only question is what is home time like? I heard 10-12 days out, 2-3 home, however, sometimes you can get routed home during your 10-12 driving days, but no guarantees.

    My background check will be just fine since I am retiring with a Top Secret clearance with the military. No criminal or drug issues for me.

    If you're serious about speaking with the terminal manager, i'll take you up on that. I'm already in touch with the recruiter Mary. However, I stopped communicating until I finish my CDL followed by HAZMAT & Tanker endorsement (I already have TWIC & Passport).

    My email is brown2fr@gmail.com. If you send anything to it, we can exchange phone numbers if you like.

    thanks again for the info!
     
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  6. Mortarmaggot

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    Home time is flexible. Sometimes I do a long run, and other times short, depending on needs. 9 to 12 out with 3 to 4 off is fairly normal.

    I'm on a two day out and back after having last weekend off. If they have a one day out and back Wednesday, I'll do that. If not, I'll go home for a couple of days and then do a 9 or 10 day system run starting Saturday.

    The key is to communicate. Being retired military, you understand how that works. If you come in Friday night, call dispatch on Monday and let them know when you want to go back out. Once you go out, or even before, let them know when you want to be home. It really is that easy.
     
  7. machine1974

    machine1974 Bobtail Member

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    Sounds good. Is Jack Sandlin your Terminal Manager? I saw his name on your website. Just wondering if it's worth contacting him now, or if I should wait till i'm 100% done with CDL & 2 remaining endorsements and just let the recruiter do the coordination.
     
  8. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Medium Load Member

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    Calling and saying hello is fine, but nothing moves until an application can go in.

    Mary is good people. Recruiting is her additional duty. She'll have you fill out the application, but coordinating everything once your application is submitted falls on Jack. He has to send everything thru corporate for approval.

    Ensure you choose the Wilmington terminal for your application or Jack won't see it.

    My advice is to be patient with the process. I'll email you my cell should you need it. I'll get you with, Jeff, too. He will be your biggest asset once you get out on the road. He will also be your first trainer.

    If you put me down as a referral, I get a grand. Lol
     
  9. yankatank

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    HUH?! When did the refferal bonus go up to a grand? When I went to the school/orientation in, Greer(nov 2016), they said it was only like $300-350.
     
  10. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Medium Load Member

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    Mary, the recruiter/FB manager/do a lot gal, posted that a month or so ago.
     
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