Currently in school Need help with what company to start with..

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  1. sventvkg

    sventvkg Light Load Member

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    I’m training at Sage on my own dime for more opportunities. My goal is to join a company that I don’t have to go out with a trainer for 6-7 weeks. I know the advantages etc but at 49 with a lot of life experience I just know I’ll only be able to deal with it for 2-3 weeks. That said, I know the pay is roughly the same anywhere for beginners. Wilson wants me but I am balking at the amount of time you have to spend with a trainer again. That’s the sticking point for me. I don’t plan on staying with this company that long because once I have about a year experience I wanna move onto one of those 1099 companies where you can make a high mileage rate or percentage of the load and they just run you. I don’t need any benefits or anything like that I just want to put together a bunch of cash for some land. I know opinions vary of that approach but I’m not asking them.

    I’d rather be left alone to run and not micromanaged as I’m used to working for myself, a self starter, motivated, kick ###, get it done type. Question is, what’s a good company to start with that will give me consistent miles and won’t micromanage and annoy me? Thanks.
     
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  3. ashtre

    ashtre Light Load Member

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    I went with melton my first year. Flatbed company. Drove with a trainer 17 or 18 days. I averaged around 2500mi/wk. That was 5 years ago though, not sure if anything's changed.
     
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    sventvkg Light Load Member

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Ridgeline

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    You want to move to a 1099 company?


    Seriously?
     
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  7. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    You might find what your looking for on Craigslist. Lots of 1099 companies on there.
     
  8. sventvkg

    sventvkg Light Load Member

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    Yes. It’s crazy that someone would want to be a contractor and take care of everything on their own!!
     
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  9. Chinatown

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    www.carolinalogistic.com is a 1099 company, unless that's changed recently.
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    At Carolina Logistic, we offer more than just high mileage pay, we guarantee stable miles every week. Hiring both experienced drivers and recent grads, we give everybody consistent pay raises and career growth opportunities including lease purchase.
     
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  10. Blue Zombie Trucker

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    So, as a motivated, kick ### self starter, you choose to post the 13 thousandth thread about the same topic, rather than researching the other 12,999 threads on this topic?

    I think maybe you misunderstand some of the words that you used to describe yourself.
     
  11. sventvkg

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    Thank you for your input. I can totally understand why you’re in trucking for a career.
     
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