My companion, who had been with Glen Moore a year and a half, suggested that we drive as a team. I had been riding with him all that time...so what a way to sock away some money. (I had prior experience as a sales and catering director and was burnt out with the panty hose thing.)
After a month or so of sheer trauma, I finished my training at an accredited Truck Driver Training School. I thought sure I'd fail in the end as my backing up was awful. But ###### if I didn't get through it.... with flying colors. Hazmat and all...which was like Greek to me. The only femalethere. I was proud of myself. After I too had hired on with Glen Moore, it was quite a while before I quit thinking as I pulled up in the fuel island, "Hey y'all, look at me, I'm driving this thing.
:smt045 And now, almost 2 years later, I have this to say about Glen Moore:
The dispatchers (or Driver Managers) we were fortunate enough to run for, were wonderful. They never lied to us, never failed to get us home when we wanted, never failed to understand us, and always showed care and concern for our satisfaction with our jobs. We were dispatched out of the Carlisle, PA terminal and being Southerners, we figured there'd be a problem with them thinking because we talked slow, we must think that way too. Didn't happen. We consistantly ran between 6 and 7 thousand miles a week. And when we did go home for 4-5 days, they never bothered us. We'd go out to the truck and send a message on the qualcomm, "ready to go," and we would.
Internationals? Yep, sorry. But they're new.
USF Glen Moore is now, by the mile, one of the best paying companies for teams out there. Sorry to say that family problems took me off the truck. (My companion is, after more than 3 years, still burning up the highways for 'em.) And I can't tell you how bad I want to be back on that International.
Would I go back to Glen Moore? You betcha!