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Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by tbutler974, Apr 15, 2021.

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  1. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Medium Load Member

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    I only had a year and I was free, school only costed 4K . I had the money to pay it off so I started to put in for other companies at 6 months only thing that got back to me was Jb hunt and roehl but even jb hunt was asking for a year. Tried again around 9 months
    Had a interview with cassens car hauling but they started at lower rate under a year exp. bulkmatic wanted to handicap you until you had a year exp. Highway transport was very noncommittal.
    I tried atlas oil when I had 364 days of experience, their app asked for 1 year experience .. I was out on the road and the guy called me and I told him I the next business day I’d be available for a interview would be Monday. He said to wait til I had a year to put in a application and was dead serious. I even explained to him that by the time I interviewed I’d be over a year..
    Soon as I got over a year experience Any company I put in for responded immediately. Had 4 local interviews on the same day...
     
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    no where, but I guess that is policy. Any attempts to get what policy is in writing results in punishment assignments
     
  5. tbutler974

    tbutler974 Bobtail Member

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    yes, I was quite angry the other night
     
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    I never mentioned race once in my sandals comment. food for thought
     
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    My problem is punishment work for each time I asked to be compensated for my time. I would ask for compensation and be given more unpaid live loads. To date I have not been compensated for more that 1 live load over the period of 2 hours
     
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    The grass usually isn’t any greener until after 1, 2, and 5 years of OTR experience. You’re basically looking at different flavors of the same ice cream.

    I’d say just get used to the job for the first year and concentrate on getting your skills down. Schneider has a system which they rank you in, the higher you get your ranking the better your loads will be.

    iirc it’s based on your weekly mileage and some other small contributing factors. Don’t burn your clock and drive. Driver managers don’t actually dispatch you but can make your life harder than it has to be. My experience with Schneider was better than any other big companies I’ve worked for.

    Edit: think of it this way, if you get detention while on duty you’re getting paid $5 an hour, if you go off duty and take a nap then when you drive you’re getting over $20 an hour. Why would you choose to get paid less?
     
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  9. tbutler974

    tbutler974 Bobtail Member

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    I've done piece rate work before this. I ran the recap for my first month and a half on the road. I made less than I did installing cable
     
  10. tbutler974

    tbutler974 Bobtail Member

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    I just want fair pay for my experience time. Any complaints about unfair pay results in 5+hours unpaid live loads the next day. Any pushing on my part, results in assignments deliberately meant to make me violate HOS.
     
  11. 88 Alpha

    88 Alpha Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    So this is a different tbutler974 who made the following comment?
     
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