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Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Morteza, May 6, 2020.

  1. FLtoOKBound

    FLtoOKBound Road Train Member

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    I understand your thoughts, but that is wikipedia and it takes in to account some old times of what it used to mean. Not modern times.
     
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  3. Dumdriver

    Dumdriver Road Train Member

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    what? The thoughts of indentured service are pretty much set in stone. People hear it and think a certain thing.

    specific to trucking , when people hear someone say “get your CDL on your own, as opposed to a trucking company. If you go to company sponsored school you’ll be nothing more than an indentured servant”.

    we agree that’s a pretty common statement, right? We can also agree that it sounds pretty negative. No? That’s all I’m saying. You won’t be an indentured servant, you’ll be an employee. And if you perform well, you’ll be compensated accordingly. I don’t really see how that’s deniable. ‍♂️
     
  4. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Yep, plus as I said, common sense should rule someone's thoughts.
     
  5. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Medium Load Member

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    The devil is in the details. Find out exactly what the contract is.
    Time till fullfilled.
    Is it a non compete? Meaning if you leave before completing the contract youhave sit out for a min.
    If you leave early how much do you have to pay back. (I went through Schneider and if you made it through 3 mos you only had to pay back 66% 6mos 33%, 1 year your free and clear). Get the details and go from there.
    With that being if you have the money to pay in full I’d throw that into savings. Jump on with a mega and let them pay. Learn the ins and outs of the game(Lots to learn out on the road, managing your hours. Should I drive all the way today or stop early today and get up early to beat the rush, communicating with 2 ppl that have each other’s phone numbers but refuse to communicate with each other so you’re not screwed (dispatch and receivers at times).
    During this time you’re gaining seat time. The thing all the good companies love. Once you get to about 8 mos and can park a truck without hitting anything and taking up about 45 mins if your company isn’t treating you right you can start calling up the companies that require 1-2 years of exp. as some of them may say yes. You can make the decision to ride the contract out or leave. But you’ll still the money you put in savings to get out of the jam if needed. You may end up loving your mega and staying for a while.
     
    Dumdriver Thanks this.
  6. Dumdriver

    Dumdriver Road Train Member

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    exactly! Covers it all
     
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