Crete Carrier - A Year In Review - Fall 2013 Going Forward

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  1. federal221

    federal221 Medium Load Member

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    From what I’m hearing the long haul for solo drivers is pretty much gone I have to go out with a trainer for 6 weeks I don’t think I need that much time but I am going to try to get 3 weeks and be on my own
     
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  2. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Because they want their federal subsidy to train you..that's why..
     
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  3. federal221

    federal221 Medium Load Member

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    The thing is I’ve had my cdl since 09 not long but go out with a trainer for about 6 weeks is going to be rough
     
  4. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Real long haul freight for most van companies has been gone for a long time. MOST loads at Crete were daily runs or overnighters before I left there years ago. Just the nature of dry van. Shippers are putting their inventory in warehouses closer to the customer so they can get it there JIT...sorta the Walmart business model. If you want true long haul, gotta go reefer or flat, AND get with the right company.
     
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  5. Vic Firth

    Vic Firth Road Train Member

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    You’re probably right but 6 weeks is crazy especially for someone that’s driven before!
     
  6. drvrtech77

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    I know...maybe a week at most...just to get the rust off so to speak....
     
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  7. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

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    Probably would be better off working for someone that will allow you to refresh in a week or two. Worked for a company years ago that hired a guy that had been out of the truck for three years after a decade of driving. They sent him on a 10 mile check ride with a driver and he was cleared to hit the road, worked out just fine for the company and himself.

    These meat grinder OTR companies just ask to much for to little pay.
     
  8. supersnackbar

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    When I was there, I knew a trainer who had to train a driver who had millions of miles in a tanker, only because the guy had never driven a 53' van before. The trainer felt like a student instead of a teacher.
     
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  9. bowlwinkle

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    I've been getting pretty regular 900-1100 mile runs since the first of the year. For the most part, not way too much time. Weather has been my biggest issue, seem to get into every storm that happens.
     
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  10. Onadetour

    Onadetour Medium Load Member

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    Length of runs haven’t been too bad for me lately either. On the other hand, how is it that they don’t know where their empty trailers are at any given time?
     
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