Greatwide in Langhorne PA..

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by PAtruckerlife, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. PAtruckerlife

    PAtruckerlife Bobtail Member

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    I have previously started a thread on this that wasn't a huge hit and didn't get much response until now. Which would be why I never went with greatwide.. I didn't have much info on them. The carrier I'm with now sucks (of course:() so I need to make a change. I am considering (again) going to greatwide after talking to the recruiter. I searched and gathered all the info I can.. but I still have some questions. From what I've found, people say go into central dispatch.. but what's so bad about the agents? Also how was the sign on process? I have my own truck so I'm hoping it'll be easy because I want to get signed on asap. But my last question is how do you like the load board? The person I talked to kinda hyped it up so I wanna know if it's really that good. Oh and is it easy to use? Any additional info you can give me is appreciated. I'm really thinking this is the company I wanna go with but I just want to get all my questions answered.. especially by people who have actually driven for greatwide.

    Thanks!!! :)
     
  2. Albert1967

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    I did work for them for a month and almost lose my underwear. They keep almost all. The take 75% and then trailer payment plus insurance and many more things I don't want to remember. That month I worked for them never made any money.
     
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  4. chris21

    chris21 Bobtail Member

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    I'm with greatwide making great money working with a agent out of dallas he is one of the 3 agents from greatwide that do hazmat. it all depends on the agent you with my agent is great you end up getting like 78% after fsc. I'm happy
     
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  5. chris21

    chris21 Bobtail Member

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    if you have any questions feel free to ask.
     
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  6. PAtruckerlife

    PAtruckerlife Bobtail Member

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    Glad to hear making good money is possible with greatwide. Was the sign on process easy? And have you only worked with that agent or did you do central too? I was looking at central so i could pick my own freight
     
  7. chris21

    chris21 Bobtail Member

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    Yes it was easy I went ahead and just sign on with him because my buddy was with him and he got dedicated routes pretty good team that has your back but you can do central too and check him out. orientation is done online I came from landstar where they take 3-4 weeks to get you hire greatwide took maybe a week.
     
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  8. PAtruckerlife

    PAtruckerlife Bobtail Member

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    I officially put in my application and I'm waiting to hear back. Hoping my sign on is as quick as yours. Is there anything I need to know about greatwide? like what should I look out for and stuff like that. thanks for your help
     
  9. chris21

    chris21 Bobtail Member

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    Cool geez wish you would of told me so you could of put my name down for refferal but are you bringing your own truck?? Or lease one thru them.
     
  10. PAtruckerlife

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    Whoops, sorry I didn't even think to of that. And yes got my own truck.. renting a trailer through them tho
     
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