Looking at USA

Discussion in 'USA Truck' started by danny23tx, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. danny23tx

    danny23tx Medium Load Member

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    I saw they had a new hometime program can any USA drivers give any info on this ?
     
  2. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Light Load Member

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    Wish I could help but I stay out for at least 6-8 weeks at a time and just occasionally take a long 34 in a cool town to unwind a bit. I believe I saw something about weekly hometime but I can't imagine you'd make much mileage wise unless you lived in a great freight area. Good luck
     
  3. danny23tx

    danny23tx Medium Load Member

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    Yup talked to a recruiter . They have a 5 day on 2 day off program and of course they have out 14 back home 2 .
     
  4. KriegHund

    KriegHund Medium Load Member

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    Check out Roehl, they have home time programs.
     
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  5. CasualTrucker

    CasualTrucker Bobtail Member

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    Basically like every other company 1 day home for every week out kind of flexible if you need an extra day off talk to driver manager for example your out 4 weeks could probably get 5 days off
     
  6. truckers_wife1622

    truckers_wife1622 Bobtail Member

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    My husband drives for USA, though they say you are out for 5 and home for 2 its not always the case. Its never a guarantee that you will be home for your 34 hour reset. And depending on your dispatch they can get kind of pissed if you take your reset at home and not sit at the yard or at your next drop. My husband was lucky enough to come straight out of training and be assigned to a dedicated route, but his loads and unloads change every week so his miles vary. Last week he drove from terre haute , in up to Chicago for three drops, then back to terre haute then back up to Chicago then he backhauled home for his reset. Then this week he went to wisconsin to terre haute to michigan then down to georgia where due to his hours he will have to sit in his truck for his reset and not come home.
    Home time is never guaranteed its all situational especially if you get a dedicated route. It also depends on hours, traffic, weather, accidents, and if they take longer to unload or load your trailer.
    Also while my husband was on his last week with his trainor he was already set up to get a dedicated route with a promise of .49 cpm. But in the end he only received .34cpm then after his 90 days will go up to .41cpm.
    Im not entirely sure how the general freight home time works but my understanding is you are home weekly but are extremely lucky to get 1500-1800 miles as a new hire. But paywise they start a new hire out at .25cpm until their 90 day is up then it goes up a few cents every year with the company.
     
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  7. danny23tx

    danny23tx Medium Load Member

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    Thx for the info . USA has my app and they said I am good to go . For now they are my backup choice , I am working on a Local trucking gig that's out 3-4 days at a time and come back to my home town at least once a week to overnight in my own bed with weekends off . One way or the other I will pay my dues in the trucking world .
     
  8. walstib

    walstib Darkstar

    Keep looking, the roads don't need another slow moving road hazard. What's your location, maybe we can recommend better.
     
  9. danny23tx

    danny23tx Medium Load Member

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    I am in Austin,TX . Yes most the big company's are saying yeah come on but Im trying to find the best fit for myself and my family .
     
  10. walstib

    walstib Darkstar

    Being a road hazard can never be the best fit for family as it's dangerous. Don't even consider companies that don't trust you to drive speed limit. We need to get all of those road hazards off the road, not add more. Heck, they're worse than potholes as potholes don't move!
     
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