covenant transport upgrade

Discussion in 'Covenant' started by rpad139, May 31, 2014.

  1. rpad139

    rpad139 Medium Load Member

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    I finally upgraded a few days ago. Passed my backing and road test. It took me almost two months but was well worth it. They required 260 hours drive time, 20 hours on duty. Others might finish faster, some might take longer. For example I got a buddy who was in my orientation class and is still finishing up. If you decide to come here keep in mind you may be out for awhile. Overall my training was alright. Your trainer might depend on who you get, as always all companies have their terrible trainers.This seems like a greater starter company so far. Starting pay will be 41¢ a mile/team miles. Covenant is a teaming company so deal with it. I don't mind teaming at all. I sleep just fine while the truck is moving. Also I try my best to cope with different personalities. I think teaming is a great way to develop skills for later on in life on how to work with others.

    My first company was central refrigerated and I failed my road test/backing test with them. One thing I will say is that central refrigerated will push the lease on you from the day you walk in. The central instructor actually sounds more like a salesman. Covenant has a lease program but they dont mention it at all. Covenant was my second chance and I'm thankful they hired me despite my termination from central.

    I Just bought a hotspot jetpack so I have internet with me on the road.I will be posting every now and then to give you all an idea of how the company is so far. I'm not on here a lot but like to check ttr few times a week.as always feel free to ask any questions.
     
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    pattyj Road Train Member

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    That's a good feeling to be done with training isn't it?Alot of ppl don't get along with the one they're teaming with because you don't know the person before hand.Why don't you and your buddy team when his training is completed?
     
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    Jrdude5 Heavy Load Member

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    Congratulations looking forward to hearing about your experience.
     
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  4. rpad139

    rpad139 Medium Load Member

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    My friend is a week or two behind in hours and he wants to take time off too. I talked to the teaming coordinator and was told I would have to just find a temporary co-driver until he's done.
     
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    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Find a temporary one till hes done.I know I would.But anyway good luck and safe travels in your new career.
     
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    iraqralph43 Road Train Member

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    Is Covenant team drivers only in a truck...or do they have any solo drivers
     
  7. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

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    Congrats rpad! Did you test out with Rodney in Pomona?
     
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    rpad139 Medium Load Member

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    I forgot the name of who tested me out though. He is a hispanic man, I think he's fairly new. Thank you though for the congrats
     
  9. rpad139

    rpad139 Medium Load Member

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    If your from the west coast you won't do too well as a solo driver. They do have them though. I believe it all depends what state you are in. They will try really hard to keep you teamed though.
     
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