Michigan, CDL graduate looking for the best place to start off

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Whammy737, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. agroniisezz

    agroniisezz Bobtail Member

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    RJ Logistics hires new drivers. They do flatbed Local-Regional-Otr. Whatever you like. They start at $20phr local drivers, and I’m not sure about regional and Otr. They’re located in chesterfield Mi
     
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  3. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Their dispatch system is a bit of a mess. They book loads on trucks knowing they will be late. They don't seem to mind calling customer and rescheduling loads. Shipper doesn't preload trailer like they should, because no empty trailer was available. So when driver show up with an empty trailer they live load it but it takes 5 hours. So driver gets $20 per hour detention pay. Now the load will be late 4 hours at delivery 500 miles away. They call customer, just show up anyway we will take load late. Driver show up and they refuse the load.

    It gets better because dispatch already pre planned another load. Now they have refused load. Plus another load already booked for driver to pick up. Dispatch say just bring that refused load 250 miles back to a drop yard and get empty trailer for next load. Don't worry your next load is open till 10pm. So you might not really plan on working a 14 hour day but stuff happens and dispatch is like you got keep going and try to make that 10pm pickup before they close. You get paid for everything, so your making money. It gets old after so many times. Then add the ELD/log book and after pushing all day your 30 minutes short on time to pickup that load before that 10pm customer is closed. That's how you work 70 hours in 6 days pushing close to 14 hours every day

    They have tablets in truck with unlimited data so drives can watch Netflix or Amazon prime or Hulu or YouTube. Plus free satellite radio in trucks and free GPS truck navigation. Trucks have 4 regular 120v plugs because they got the factory inverters. Air Disc brakes on all tractors and all new trailers have disc brakes. Dispatch is just crazy sometimes.
     
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  4. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

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    JBS in Plainwell would good to start with , if you live close by got to start somewhere.
     
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  5. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Medium Load Member

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    I thought they almost all allowed pets now. Do they allow dogs but not cats?
    I know Navajo allows cats and definitely hire from the midwest but last time I checked they had not kept up with pay increases.

    And OP remember that you wont be able to take your pet anywhere during training so you will have to make arrangements for that.
     
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  6. Whammy737

    Whammy737 Bobtail Member

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    Yes for sure, I will most likely end up there or greenbay.. some folks were venting about the cameras.. but it sounds like what they are upset about is kinda par for the course now..
     
  7. Whammy737

    Whammy737 Bobtail Member

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    Yes I definitely noticed that training (which I understand as rightfully so) they want to know you can drive first
     
  8. Whammy737

    Whammy737 Bobtail Member

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    I'll look into them too thank you
     
  9. Whammy737

    Whammy737 Bobtail Member

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    Checking it out thank you
     
  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I didn't know that Navajo allows cats.
    That's a decent OTR company with nice trucks set up for driver comfort.
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  11. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Medium Load Member

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