Help I want out of this company, only 2 months experience.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Lilberh357, Dec 5, 2022.

  1. hope not dumb twucker

    hope not dumb twucker Road Train Member

    Aug 23, 2022
    In orientation here now so far so good. They are very nice and take care of everything. One person actually came back after leaving, and wished he didn’t.
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  3. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Florida Panhandle
    Applying in person goes a long way. Especially if you go in looking professional and ready to get started.
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    R. E. West Transportation
    Has a terminal in Michigan. It's dry van, so I'd put that one on a back burner and go for refrigerated company as a first choice. It's there if you need it though, as a second choice. You'll make a lot more money pulling reefers.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2022
  5. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

    Jul 28, 2019
    Neenah Wi
    My bud drives for Superior Seafood in GR , he made 86k last year and home every night.
    Its all dolly work restaurant drops.
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  6. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    Lansing area, MI
    Midwest Direct Transport is up in Coopersville, I'm doing rather well there. DM me for their recruiting info. I have no idea what they're paying company drivers, tho. It's preferable if you have tanker endorsement, as well.
  7. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Airlie Beach QLd
    Well first off bloke I wish you well in the transport industry, but you have just learnt lesson number one in the trucking industry, never trust any promises transport companies make, if their promising the world, don't fall for it, rather talk to other drivers, this website is great as drivers can post whether or not a company is good or bad. It's like doing a pee pee into 70 mph winds and not expecting any blow back it just don't happen in the real world. Having said that there are some good companies out there, the hard part is finding them.
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  8. ducnut

    ducnut Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    Any Michigan flatbed company not making you loads of money is clueless.

    I’d go knock on the doors of Van Kampen and Van Eerden, both in GR. Both have some of the nicest equipment on the road.

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  9. Lilberh357

    Lilberh357 Bobtail Member

    Dec 5, 2022
    So for the last 2years I've been trying to find a company to stick with and build my career. I tried western express 1st. Well everyone knows how that went. Then I found another company a small one right in my home town. I thought that this would be a hit. No. I've been here 4 months my truck has been in the shop at least twice a month every month the whole 4 months. And now I'm stuck in Missouri. Truck won't go above 5 miles an hour. Mind you I told them that the truck was acting funny half way here. And on top of that they just had my truck for like 4 or 5days. Told me they fixed everything.They pay my ok because I get rates. But I'm not even on the road enough to really stack up any money. At this point I don't know if I should stay and stick it through to see if things get better. Or continue to work here and try to find another job and then leave. Because at this point I could be driving local and make the same money I do now. Be home every night for my kids. I don't know what to do. Does anyone have any advice for me.
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  10. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    Where in Missouri? @Chinatown will be along and he can help
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  11. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    How about all the companies already listed in this thread going back to Dec. 5, 2022
    Try them again.
    Is your domicile still Grand Rapids, MI
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