needing help , hoping for good advice

Discussion in 'Star Transport IL' started by mattywhacker, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. mattywhacker

    mattywhacker Bobtail Member

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    Ok, I drove for star transport, from Morton il for 4 months, that's been 1 year ago, that's the only OTR exp, I have, I had no problems with star,I left for a local job, which is now the cause of all my problems, I have been out of a truck to long for most of these companys to even accept me, and my driving record has a few things on it which also keeps me from getting alt of jobs , I have 2 options and many questions, ( western express) and ( star transport ) are the only campanys that have accepted me, I really doubt I'll go to western express, , so I been looking at star, here's were it gets crazy, I called star in Dec, they told me I was denied a job for rehire, so I called back in Jan to see why and they decided I was accepted,I told them the only experience I have is with them and its only 4 months, they Then said that they require 2 years experience, so in Feb I called back they told me that they were making a exception since I was a re hire, so they set my orientation for March 4th, I called Friday and Tina from star, who has been the one telling me these changes all along,, well I reminded her of my experience and she acted suprised, she then said ( o well, you were accepted anyway so it don't matter) I no when I get their their going to do a employee back ground check,,so because of this I packed my bags and headed to the buss station tonight, only to chickin out and turned around and came back home, because i'm afraid to quite my job and go to star, just to get sent back home over Them lieing and not careing, , so my questions are, will they do a employee back ground check? and could they bring me up their on false pretenses?, and would they have elimination s in orientation? , , if I don't get back in a truck soon, then i'm afraid I'll never be able to Agin, I don't want to do nothing but drive a truck, could any one help me out, , should I set another orientation for next week? Or just forget it?
     
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  2. muledriver

    muledriver Light Load Member

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    well I have not worked for star before you have were they truthful before if so it is probably worth the risk sounds like to me they probably pulled your record up with them to see if you did a good job and then made an exception to get you back.
     
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  3. BigMod34

    BigMod34 Light Load Member

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    If your worried about losing your current job for something that's not guaranteed, ask your current employer for some time off to deal with a "family emergency" and go do your orientation. If things don't go well you will have your current job to go back too.
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Isn't Star dry van? If it is you can do much better for annual pay. I would go with Western Express flatbed. After a year or so move into tanker then your pay will increase to around $60K + annually. Where are you in TN?
     
  5. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Don't just forget it.Why don't you tell star about your background check?
     
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  6. mattywhacker

    mattywhacker Bobtail Member

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    still confused about it all, yeah star is dry van, id love to do flat bed, thats why im wanting more exp, but westren express is supost to be a horrible company, they dont want to pay their drivers ,, thats what i heard anyway, dont no how true it is
     
  7. justin8842

    justin8842 Light Load Member

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    western express is i got the call o oct 1st to go to nashville for oretation he said everything checked out o wenesday the 4th i got my ticket cool then friday the 6th rolls aroud and i get a call we cant take you . my thinkiing was why did u wate my time and have me get a bus ticket then and i lost 2 job offer cause of them any bog company that regulates their trucks is bad stay local or go to a small trucking fleet
     
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