Have you ever come across Raider Express Fort Worth Texas?

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  1. A Bug

    A Bug Heavy Load Member

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    I do not know if this is a bad company or not. I do not know anything about them.

    There must actually be something pretty good about them in order to keep their drivers going and putting up with the 60 mile-per-hour governed trucks they have. I see them all the time going up 287 out of DFW and it gets to be a real problem in Oklahoma and Colorado where 287 turns into a two-lane road and you get stuck behind them for hours at a time.

    It just seems you would think that with a name like Raider Express, they would be on the outlaw side of trucking with a truck that goes as fast as the driver wants.
     
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  3. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    they're rolling road blocks.
    I see them all the time going from Houston to dallas.
    Seems like every time there's a 5 mile backup
    For a slow vehicle,

    When you finally get thru the wall to wall traffic,
    There they are, the always dirty red Volvo's of
    Raider express, ####ing everything up.

    And there spread out 10 miles apart all the
    Way to dallas.
     
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  4. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

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    They used to be outlaw pre 2005 when they were a small company. They ran triple digit speeds and probably realized it wasn’t in their best interest for survival to keep running like that. Raider has grown quite a bit over the last decade. They are the slowest trucks on the road but I don’t mind them one bit. My truck is governed at 71 and 68 mile an hour trucks no longer back off a bit to allow a pass in a timely manner. Those days are over apparently.
     
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  5. stephenbmx1

    stephenbmx1 Bobtail Member

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    I know one cut me off so bad he was about an inch from hitting me this was in fort worth couple months ago... :mad:
     
  6. ACO476

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    30cpm to their drivers when I talked to them. They're a starter company. Kinda glad I avoided them. Not sure how a reefer driver governed at 58mph and 30cpm can make a decent living.
     
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  7. gpf87

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    Lol , the company recommended speed of 53-55 mph all over Texas with a max speed of 60mph.

    Even prime drivers hate them
     
  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    God they are the worst . slowest trucks on the road, been behind my fair share of them driving in the middle of 3 lane on i35 when its no trucks left lane . i never mind prime drivers, yeah they are slow but i have never met an unprofessional prime driver. Raider express on the other hand....
     
  9. Big Rig Max

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    Heyyo! First post! I am THE Dreaded Raider Express driver slowing you down up & down 287 & clogging up the middle lane on i35 all the way down to San Antonio.
    All kidding aside, I'm a new driver currently in the middle of my 28 day OTR w/ a trainer. First of all, I'm having a blast in this new found career of trucking after a 21 year coaching career. Secondly, after a lot of research & some inside scoop from friends with knowledge - I chose Raider Express because of the FREE CDL schooling & training & it was local to me out of Fort Worth, Tx.
    Ill correct @ASO476 - Raider pays $.38cpm on all miles (with raises to $.41cpm within first year) plus fuel bonuses up to $.06cpm. There are some additional Bonus Tiers which can get your overall pay newr or at $.54cpm which along side a nice Benefit package sounded like a great opportunity for a first year driver like me. According to my trainer, running 55mph loaded & 53 empty assures the fuel bonus to the max level. I have to agree as all 3 weeks we have been over 10.6mpg (9.9 is the max).
    Yes, the trucks are governed at 60mph as well.

    Trust me, as a RE driver I hear everyone complaining about it too but it is what it is. As a new driver, I will tell you it is stress free to set the cruise on 55mph & get in the right lane & watch the world pass you by lol.

    Anyways, I've been lurking for a few weeks on the forum just soaking in advice from many of you as I learn the ropes of the trucking industry & how to back for godsake. I may have made a real breakthrough this week as I have nailed my last handful of attempts.

    Thanks for bringing Raider Express up & hopefully I won't cause you much problem OTR. I was thinking of tracking my journey on the forum as I'm sure I'll make all the rookie mistakes & go thru growing pains along the way.
     
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  10. gpf87

    gpf87 Heavy Load Member

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    Lmao ^^^ You kind of sound like a recruiter .

    I will say a positive thing about this company though ; the cdl training really is free. There is no contract or any obligation to stay after getting your training & CDL
     
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  11. Big Rig Max

    Big Rig Max Light Load Member

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    Lol. You are correct. Although, there is a 90 day probation period you have to complete with Raider or they will come after you for the cost of the school.

    I know a few here & there that are just getting their CDL thru the school & have promised opportunities elsewhere.

    I'm hopeful to be a trainer in a short time & move up the food chain a bit.
     
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