Multiple Mention Thread

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by MEDITERRANEO, Aug 29, 2005.

Werner or TMC, For a veteran that wants to make the most money

Poll closed Aug 29, 2006.
  1. Werner

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  2. TMC

    60.0%
  1. Tip

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    I'd go with Roehl. I say that because I don't know anything about WH, but I do know Roehl is pretty good. If you gotta choose quickly, you obviously don't have the time to research WH. Hopefully, others here will offer you up some info on that company in the next day or so.

    Good luck. I hope your choose a good company. Hopefully, they're both good and you can't miss. I wish I could say for certain, but I can't.
     
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  3. Firebird

    Firebird Light Load Member

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    It's entirely possible that he just rubbed us the wrong way. It's O.K. I have an interview with TWT tomorrow:happy3: .

    Dave
     
  4. Road Dog

    Road Dog Medium Load Member

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    I just returned from Roehl orientation,and will be going on their 7/7 program.Everything seems to be good with them so far.Give them a try,they are a top rated co.Good luck
     
  5. fendertelecaster62

    fendertelecaster62 Bobtail Member

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    Tip & Roaddog, thanks for the advice. I am going with Roehl, I start on September 5, 2006. I will update everyone on my experience.
     
  6. Road Dog

    Road Dog Medium Load Member

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    Good luck,and by the way,which terminal are you going to for orientation?I was at the Gary,IN term.and was treated just fine.
     
  7. Woodstock

    Woodstock Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for your post. Up until I finished reading it I was considering going to work for Cypress. I'm looking to make a good career move and the last thing I have the time or patience for is another load of crap like that (my experience with CR England was very similiar to yours with Cypress). Thanks again.
    Woodstock
     
  8. Newb

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    Well I'm a bit lost, I confess. I'm slated to start school for CRST in a couple weeks, but since finding this site I've heard some things that make me a bit nervous about them. So I looked around some more and found another company willing to hire me (I have a felony and I live in Florida, which puts me out of the way from a lot of shipping lanes apparently). So now I'm looking at FFE (Frozen Foods Express I think). So a little digging on a couple of forums has unearthed problems with them as well. I realize I need to take complaints with a grain of salt, but I think it's down to these 2 companies and I want to make the right decision.

    On the surface, FFE is the better company. The training is free, rather than deducted from your paycheck until paid back. They pay for food during training, unlike CRST. FFE pays more, both during training, and when you're on your own. .29cpm from FFE out of the gate compared to .22cpm from CRST.

    So does anyone have sufficient info about either or both of these companies to help me make a decision? Would be much appreciated.
     
  9. Tip

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    Hey, keep a spot open for me over there at Roehl. I may go with them when I get back, depending on what they want me to do to get back in. If it involves getting in on the cheap, I'm in either there or at Crete. I've already worked for Crete, so I know they're good. Now it's all in the insurance companies' hands....and my own wallet, as I'm getting back in on the cheap or I'm not getting back in.
     
  10. Cocky

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    Hey fender if you wind up with either Jim Bell or Jason Ouilette for a trainer, you're in for a treat. Jim has been with Roehl for 10 years as both a driver and a dispatcher. He also did some heavy hauling in Michigan for a while before joining Roehl. He runs 7/7 and runs an insurance agency during his time off. He was awarded trainer of the year for 2005, and in my opinion they could have picked nobody better for that. After running a flatbed with TMC for a while, Jim was able to fine tune my backing skills and for that I cannot thank him enough.

    Jason is one of those trainers who you'll become great friends with in the truck. Not only will he make you feel like a co-driver rather than a trainee, he'll also be upfront and honest with you when it comes to advice on the road. He's not the most experienced trainer out there, but he is good at what he does.
     
  11. TurboTrucker

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    You're probably not going to find many if any tank companies that hire newbies. You can break into that side of the biz, after you have road experience. The darn things are just way too easy to turn over, so they like experienced drivers who have attained a "feel" of the dynamics of driving a truck...

    Roehl seems to be the flavor of the month, and many people who post on this site have went that way, and so far, I've not read one negative word yet.

    Averitt, as I offered earlier, is one of those companies that is worth hiring on with, and it can be one of those lifetime jobs, if you get in on something that appeals to you. They offer some of the best dedicated jobs out there. You'd naturally have to start low, and OTR, but you could work your way up, and it would be a worthwhile goal to strive for.

    If you're looking for sure to go to yanking tankers, there are several options out there, but then, you'll have to explore that once you have some miles and a driving history under your belt.
     
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