Just thought I would post some info about Paul Transportation, it's a flatbed carrier out of Tulsa,OK
I Went through orientation last week and was very impressed with this company!
Orientation is in Tulsa,OK and lasts five days which they pay you @ $100 a day.
Lunch is provided, they took us to nice restaurants
You get a private hotel room that has a fridge and microwave.
If you can't arrange travel to Tulsa for orientation they will get you there....by bus most likely but I'm not positive on this since I got my own ride.
Our class was only three people and it seems like they usually have less than five or six per class.
They have a $1,000 sign-on bonus that is paid out @ $100 a week starting on your first check.
1st day of orientation was going to get our DOT physicals and drug tests done followed by your standard paperwork that goes with any company.... tax forms, company policies, ect.
2nd day was more paperwork and videos on safety and hos
3rd day was smith system video and then we went out in the company van so we could all demonstrate the smith system.
4th day was strapping and tarping. We basically had to untarp/strap two loads and retarp/strap them.
5th day was chains/binders followed by getting my truck and meeting my driver manager. After that I was given a load and headed out.
Late model Kenworth T660's I believe most of them are 2014's and they are buying more new trucks later this year and next year. The one I picked has 160K miles on it and is like new
Paccar engines 455hp I believe
Super singles :/
Tire pressure monitoring system
Qualcom for dispatching and the driver can choose paper or electronic logs.
Most of the trailers are Reitnouer MaxMiser's and some Utility's
They actually raised the pay while I was in orientation from .38 a mile to .40 a mile and it goes up from there depending on flatbed experience. I only had two month's previous flatbed experience so I got .40 a mile.
They pay all miles loaded and empty.
.10 a mile of that is per diem pay.
Oversize pays an additional .05 a mile.
Tarp pay is $20 on $20 off.... From what I understand we have a lot of pretarped loads so you may just be pulling tarps and rolling them up for $20 most of the time.
They have detention pay and breakdown pay but I don't remember what it was off hand, I can find out if anyone wants to know. Same goes for medical insurance and 401K.
They try to get you home every weekend if you want them to. I live close to I-35 so they said I could probably be home every weekend if I want.
I was told most drivers get home friday evening and leave out sunday evening early enough to get a 10 hour break before their unload monday morning.
Average 2500 a week but from the sound of it they have all you can handle.
I'll know more in the coming weeks
Anyway overall I am very happy to have found this company, the people here really seem to care about their drivers. I talked to a handful of drivers that happened to be coming through the yard and they all had nothing but good things to say about Paul Transportation.
If you guys have any questions let me know...I'll try to get back on here every now and then
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I don't want to go NE and they said no problem. One other guy that went through orientation with me was going to stay in tx ok KS
After getting my truck last Friday I headed to okc for a pre loaded trailer of steel trusses , picked that up and headed home for the weekend. Got home that evening and stayed until Monday afternoon... load wasn't due to be in Dallas until tuesday, they were willing to move it up a day but I declined because I needed to get everything in my truck.
So I got unloaded Tuesday morning and headed to fletcher ok for drywall... very narrow docks! I looked like a complete fool trying to back in but finally got it lol
That load was going to spring tx around 430 miles. Stopped to check the load/bathroom break and found a huge bolt stuck in a trailer tire had to wait around to have a new tire installed so I didn't get much driving done.
Drove the last 150 miles in this morning only to find 6 trucks ahead of me to unload and only one forklift lol about five hours later it's after 2pm... too late to get my next load. Guess they stop loading at 2 so I'm sitting until morning then I'll pick up a coil going to okc
Lots of time wasting going on this week but it's all out of my control...just the way she goes haha
I'm having fun though and I'm loving this kenworth!
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