Need help comparing companies, Maverick, Roehl, Millis, and Swift

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by foretwoone, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Goldenfan

    Goldenfan Medium Load Member

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    Millis said you can't take the truck home? You might want to go to their forum in the company section. The majority of their drivers take their trucks home. If they have a class starting in May that's only 3 months away.
     
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  3. HiramKingWilliams

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    You’ve obviously never worked in retail management. Having done that myself for a few years, I’d tell OP to most definitely pursue trucking.
     
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  4. foretwoone

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    I think most people don’t realize what goes on behind the scenes in retail management. Retail is a dying field. Over the 12 years with Lowe’s I’ve watched management go from covering 1 department to two departments now to 3 or 4. Pay has not increased. We were never considered coverage for the departments before but now we are. We often have to run a store with 13 departments with only a few associates.... cashiers included. We are given additional weekly tasks that are insanely unachievable and still have to perform opening, closing, customer complaints, and anything else that comes up at last minute notice..... but don’t go over 40 hours because they “can’t afford” the overtime, despite Corona giving them one of the most profitable years in history.
    And even if you manage to do all of this perfectly, you still have to deal with customers treating you like a bottom barrel POS. They will threaten, spit in your face, curse you out, all call you all sorts of names or a racist....
    So honestly I don’t care how bad trucking is. It’s not as bad as retail!
     
  5. foretwoone

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    Well I got the call today from Maverick! They have accepted me officially. The irony is they tell you they accept you a week or two prior but those are conditional offers I guess. This was the actual official offer to come to school. Looks like as of right now I’m headed to Little Rock on 2/7.
     
  6. HiramKingWilliams

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    Cheers!
     
  7. navajo

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    Can’t go wrong with training pay at Millis. $0.43 cpm while training.
     
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  8. plankton

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    If you can legally drive as a type 1 diabetic, how do companies get away with rejecting applicants on that basis?
     
  9. foretwoone

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    One would assume but that’s not correct. Many employers do and can. The way most of the carriers do it is by requiring a two year medical card. As a diabetic I can only obtain a one year card. Other carriers who have on site medical examiners will have the ME deny anyone with diabetes, even with the proper paperwork and even if you already have a valid medical card.
    In the same way that all police departments and the military has denied me..... it sucks but I’ve learned to deal with it. At 30 years old I ran the physical test better than most 22 year olds for Dallas police and yet even with a letter from my doctor they would not hire me.
     
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  10. DoubleO7

    DoubleO7 Road Train Member

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    Trucking will give you an opportunity to cut contact with people down to a minimum. I love that I do not have to participate in society, but get a paycheck and a good benefits package.
     
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  11. NewGuyUSMC

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