Completed CRST contract What Now?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Jay23, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Jay23

    Jay23 Bobtail Member

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    Good morning! ☕️
    I have completed my Contract with CRST.
    I team drive with a partner, We both have 10months and 1 week of experience.

    Looking for a comfortable position,Because balls to the wall just in time team driving burns us out.
    Seems like ODFL,UPS,FED EX pay well.
    But not interested in doubles/tankers
    Or driving That long non stop go go go.
    I want the availability to shower, wind down for an hour,catch a movie or order a grand slam.I envy solo drivers as they can run 8 hr a day then the rest of the night is there’s.but that’s not an option for me.

    im Open to regional,otr,dedicated,dry van,flatbed,reefer.

    Is there a way we can make decent money without killing ourselves? I know... I know..
    if the wheels ain’t turning...

    36cpm is our current pay.Split Miles.

    I live in Lansdowne,PA &Middletown,DE

    Any Company Recommendation?
     
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  2. RoadRooster

    RoadRooster Road Train Member

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    Solo isn't all it's cracked up to be.if the planners and all are doing everything right, a solo driver gets up earlier every morning, usually about 2 hours. It doesn't get fixed until I get some long dwell time between loads or a load with lots of time on it.

    So essentially, it's balls to the wall for us too.

    This applies to company drivers. O/O set their own schedules.
     
  3. Chinatown

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    Leonard's Express runs teams to west coast.
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  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    What the FFE dispatch was told to do by the Veep on one of our tows, was to run us the hell out of our hours by the 6th day and then sit for half a day minimum. (2000 era, different and better logs then)

    That half to full day is a chance maybe to set for a meal, a movie a hotel room and laundry and and and. Anything is possible. When you leave LA CA to Avenel NJ in about 51 hours flat as a team over just about 2876 miles and a hour to drop and hook back to LA in another 51 hours its trucking at it's best and most profitable at 0.75 to the truck more or less.

    Thats $4310.00 to the truck (Husband wife team) for a week. Do that for 12 weeks give or take your year is made essentially. 16 weeks of that pretty much is approaching 70K gross. If you run say March 1 through Oct 30 you will be under a mountain of money almost to where you can cash buy a tractor trailer and get paid 3.00 a mile for the freight back and forth. Thats approaching 15000 a week. Fuel will be 800 gallons a week At about 2400 dollars.

    Too long of a haul? Bawhoo hoo hoo... come on now. You are a American Trucker. The last of your kind. No one else in the world does this kind of money.
     
  5. Chinatown

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    FROCK BROS. TRUCKING, INC.
    PO Box 157, New Oxford, PA
    48 states. Not sure they run teams, so call and ask.
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  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Joe Jurgielewicz & Son Ltd. - Hamburg, PA
    Reefers hauling ducks to west coast & Florida.
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  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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  8. Just passing by

    Just passing by Medium Load Member

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    I am a solo and "8 hours" is a bad day for me. More like "drive till the 11th hour and hope for the best" kind of routine.
     
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  9. Vic Firth

    Vic Firth Road Train Member

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    Congrats! Seems we seldom hear about someone actually completing a CRST contract. Impressive!
     
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