Beginning with Covenant

Discussion in 'Covenant' started by chrisfly, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. ForrestATrucker

    ForrestATrucker Bobtail Member

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    You will have to work your way up on the miles. It would help if you both have your haz-mat and tanker endorsements. Having those will put you at the top of the load list. Be patient. Once you hit the 6 month mark, as your fleet manager if you can be put on an engineered lane, this will give you guaranteed miles. Time off is 6 days OTR = 1 day of home-time. So 6 weeks out = 6 days home, but you might be able to squeeze 1 more day, just ask your FM. My theory is...it never hurts to ask...
     
  2. chrisfly

    chrisfly Light Load Member

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    We will both have our hazmat, I didn't know covenant pulled tankers?
     
  3. ForrestATrucker

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    They don't. But we do haul 250/500 gallon "totes" of liquid. So you will need your tanker endorsement. Its easy, just 20 questions.
     
  4. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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    Got my SS letter the other day, the one that shows how much money you made each year since you started working. The year I worked for Covenant I made about 22K. Not real great, but I;ve done worse.

    Where are you going to orientation?
     
  5. ForrestATrucker

    ForrestATrucker Bobtail Member

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    The money you make will depend on driving experience. Are you Students or experienced drivers? For my wife and I (we are on a dedicated lane). Here is what we made over the last 4 years...62k, 59k, 52k, 46k. That is each of course. Hope that helps.
     
  6. chrisfly

    chrisfly Light Load Member

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    I am a new student. I will get my tanker and Hazmat.
     
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  7. chrisfly

    chrisfly Light Load Member

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    How long does it take to reach .52 cpm?
     
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  8. ForrestATrucker

    ForrestATrucker Bobtail Member

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    It basically depends on your driving. With no accidents or citations, you could reach it in about 2-3 years. I can't remember exactly how long it took us.
     
  9. chrisfly

    chrisfly Light Load Member

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    I know they say you can do it in about a year, I figured it would take longer than that. Do you guys ever take extended time off for vacations?
     
  10. ForrestATrucker

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    The normal max home time is 7 days. But if you stay out 9 weeks, you can take 9 days home time (with your FM's approval). We always do 7 out and 7 home, that is our normal schedule.
     
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