new team advice please

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by ksmwolf199487, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. ksmwolf199487

    ksmwolf199487 Bobtail Member

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    my husband and i are looking into doing team otr team driving any advice would be greatly appreciated. we are currently in contact with a Werner trainer. we are looking to start in the next few months. what are some of the best companies to work for and why. we will need to go to school .
     
  2. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Where is your location?
    Do you plan to attend private cdl school?
    Some trucking companies will reimburse the cdl school tuition back to you if you attend a private or community college or tech school cdl program.
     
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    ksmwolf199487 Bobtail Member

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    we are currently in north west Florida. we would need company funded school or a scolarship
     
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    Here's some to contact that use teams, pay for school and provide meals & lodging during school:
    R. E. West Transportation - free school and no contract to sign - www.rewest.com
    CFI - www.cfidrive.com
    KLLM - www.kllmdrivingacademy.com
    Stevens Transport - www.stevenstransport.com
    Schneider - www.schneiderjobs.com
    Jim Palmer Trucking - www.jimpalmertrucking.com
    Wilson Logistics - www.wilsonlogistics.com
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    Covenant Transport and SRT will pay for private cdl school then hire you both to run teams.

    SRT - www.southernref.com
    Covenant Transport - www.covenanttransport.com (click on "Need a CDL?")
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    I recommend contacting all the above so you can start your plans now. It's not too early.
    Get the "Hazmat" endorsement. Hazmat loads can be something as simple as paint or fingernail polish.
     
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    ksmwolf199487 Bobtail Member

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    do you know if they allow pets
     
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    A few do allow pets:
    Jim Palmer Trucking
    Wilson Logistics
    SRT
    Covenant
    CFI
    Celadon
     
  7. akfisher

    akfisher Heavy Load Member

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    get a pre nuptial before teaming lmao
     
  8. 88 Alpha

    88 Alpha Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    It's not a popular choice and you could certainly do worse, but you could look at Reid State Tech in Evergreen, AL. I think Wiley Sanders has some sort of program with them, but as I let it roll around in my mind, it may be Evergreen Transport that has a program through Reid State.

    If it's Wiley, once training is complete, you can run teams to the West Coast and back. If it's Evergreen, then it wouldn't do y'all much good because they only run solo drivers.

    I probably should have checked it out before I started typing.
     
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    MGE Dawn Medium Load Member

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    Or wet batteries. Ask me about the time Swift tried to get me to pick up a placarded class 8 load because it wasn't properly flagged in the planners' system. That's one Autozone that can wait for the next driver, thankee very much
     
  10. snowmantrucking101

    snowmantrucking101 Light Load Member

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    Chinatown..according to Covenant they are NO longer bringing in student/trainees. Must have 3 months or more experience.
     
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