Freeport Transport Industries

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  1. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    This company is located in Freeport, PA about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh. I had no experience in truck driving, just the fact that my dad had drove for 40+ years, and they hired me when I got my CDL permit. I was very thankful for that as I did not want to go to a major carrier like Swift or CR England. The owner and his son met with me at my interview and I immediately felt welcomed. I was trained on liquid tank, bulk tank, flatbed and vac trailers and was trained very well. After I was comfortable on them they put me in my own truck. Their whole fleet consists of very well maintained Peterbilts, 379, 389, and some 386's as well, about 95% of them are pre-emission or glider kits. The pay is very fair ,and unloading time is hourly along with driving (under 250 miles) and when I write up an issue with a truck or trailer it's typically fixed the very next day. Very happy that I landed this job. Almost 5 months in now and I can't see myself working anywhere else for a long time.
     
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  3. jland1962

    jland1962 Bobtail Member

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    your experience is rare congratulations
     
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    Dksharpy17 Bobtail Member

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    Im going to meet with them on Monday definitely looking forward to it
     
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    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    Good luck!!
     
  6. KenHoo75

    KenHoo75 Bobtail Member

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    Hey man I know this post is a bit old, and I've see you've moved on from FTI, but what are your current thoughts on them as a starter?
     
  7. Dave1837

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    I can't really speak ill of them, they were a great company when I first started. There were some things that just got on my nerves over time. Do you have experience or are you just starting out?
     
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  9. KenHoo75

    KenHoo75 Bobtail Member

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    Sorry it took me so long to get back to ya... I'm just starting out. I'm in my mid 40s and have had my CDL for 5 years. Worked for Schneider Bulk for about a month right after I got it and my regular job called me back.
     
  10. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    If you wanna work, they have plenty of work and you'll do very well. They're not a bad starter company, their training isn't the best though (unless they changed it). I lucked out because my dad trained me but a lot of other guys got a day of training and was thrown to the wolves. You'll run the region but not much further than that unless you're willing to stay in Alabama for 2-4 weeks. There's a lot of pre-loading trailers, but if you're gonna be running the road you'll be picking them up instead of loading them.

    If there's anything I didn't cover feel free to ask!
     
  11. KenHoo75

    KenHoo75 Bobtail Member

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    Appreciate the quick replies man! Yes, honestly I'm very concerned about the training. I haven't even been in a truck since Schneider,and I told them in no uncertain terms that I am just a guy with a CDL right now. So where would runs be for a new guy; in other words, what can I expect my days/week to be like?
     
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