Decker Truck Line

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by superfly9376, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. superfly9376

    superfly9376 Bobtail Member

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    Well, I'm in a hotel since my trainer is on his home time so I figured I'd share my experience so far. I graduated school back in April. Since I wasn't 23 tmc and boyd turned me down so I bounced between maverick, roehl, and melton for the longest. My friends dad has been driving for decker for last 3 years and has been doing well so I figured I would give it a shot and contacted a recruiter. Everything they told me sounded good on the phone although I still had my expectations low because I didn't know what to expect. They got me a rental car and off I went to Fort Dodge, Iowa. The staff over orientation did a pretty good job in my opinion. They shot it straight with you but they were still friendly and respectful. We had 15 guys that week and only 2 got sent home for medical reasons. And another guy decided that it wasn't for him. Out of the remainder only 3 of us were doing flatbed and the rest were reefer. At the end of that week those who had experience were issued trucks and assigned a load to get them home for the weekend. One of the guys who was flatbed had experience and got a brand new Pete with 3500 mIles on it. Me and the other guy had to do load securement training the following week for 3 days. I ended up leaving a day early that next week because they had a trainer come through the terminal and decided to let me go ahead and hitch a ride with him for the next 4 weeks. Lol. It also turned out that I was his first trainee. He's a really cool guy though. He set aside fridge, closet, and cabinet space for me for some of my stuff. I still have another 2 weeks with him but it's been a really good experience so far. I'm pleased so far with my decision coming to decker. They were honest with everything they told me over the phone and didn't lie about a thing to me. I'm not saying everyone may or may not have experienced the same thing, but they've been good to me thus far.
     
  2. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    That's good info. Will you be regional or coast to coast?
     
  3. superfly9376

    superfly9376 Bobtail Member

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    I'm in their southern flatbed division. Home time is every other weekend. They have a lot of steel running from the south to the Midwest and North and you get paid extra running in the north east. The Midwest drivers can get home every weekend.
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    OK. I know they have a terminal in Bessemer,AL because of the steel mills there.
     
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