Really discouraged

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Wparrish1986, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Now now. It's ok. Im not against.. chooses words carefully... let's see. This is supposed to be America and what you put into your body of your own free will knowing very well what could happen is your choice. Not my choice, not her choice not not not. Makes sense?

    Im not here to cause trouble. I am working very hard to be with greetings and motivational sunshine for you. Nothing overboard mind you. But I detect a little bit of darkness that really ought have to go away in the future.
     
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  2. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    You're smart for asking questions and for not going to school then look for work.Many attend school and find out noons will hire them and then they're stuck with an outstanding school bill.
     
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  3. keen98

    keen98 Road Train Member

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    In this industry you have to take alot of the driver reviews with a grain of salt. There are a lot of lazy truck drivers who dont want to run their 11 hours, and just sit in truck stops or terminals #####ing about their company. Basically every company out here is what YOU make out of it. There are people at Swift etc making decent/good money. Work hard, dont be late, dont damage the truck or freight, and go anywhere dispatch sends you and you'll be surprised at the $ you make pretty much anywhere. Good luck
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    Millis Transfer hires felons & ex-cons. Their drivers make $50K+ annually. Millis has their own cdl school and you'll need $500.00 for that. The rest is free is you stay a year.
     
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  5. Wparrish1986

    Wparrish1986 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks man. I appreciate the encouragement.
     
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  6. Wparrish1986

    Wparrish1986 Bobtail Member

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    Really? I must have missed that I thought they only hired people with atleast one year experience. Heck, I’ll disregard the experience requirements like you said anyway. I really appreciate your help man, truly.
     
  7. slow.rider

    slow.rider Medium Load Member

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    Millis was near the top of my short list when I was starting out. If I remember correctly the main drawback was terminal distance from where I'm at. I don't have a criminal record but was riding a long stretch of homelessness. Driver reviews factored heavily into my decision process, and Millis scored well in that department.
     
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  8. keen98

    keen98 Road Train Member

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    I work for Millis. It's a great company especially the schooling and training. Pretty sure they hire on a case by case basis regarding felonys, so its worth a phone call. Nearest school for you would be Trenton Ohio
     
  9. Chinatown

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    Millis Transfer - one year experience OR graduate from their company school.
     
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  10. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Let's settle and set heah a moment and listen briefly to these words.

    Example. Quote :"My other concern was even if I do put up with it and get the experience that doesn’t mean other companies would then hire me so it could all be for nothing. [end quote]

    This is a valid concern. You do not want to be trapped constantly speaking the word Experience combined with potential rehire with other companies that may or may not reject your time of service with the previous one.

    1- You work for a company, to thrive and grow within that company. Generally you might invest about 45 to 55 years of your future with this company. Whom will go through generations of a work force as drivers retire either medically or literally retire.

    2- You are not working for a employer now already thinking to change to another employer, how does your current boss would feel if you were fixing to jump ship so you can earn a few cents more per mile perhaps? IF you looked at part of my work record which contains about 50 seperate employers, half of whom are no longer existing. Some of that progression was specifically to improve equiptment and ESPECIALLY to IMPROVE Mileage pay. I made.. .30 a mile with rocky express. Suddenly Turncoat Highways service wants to pay me .34 next week after orientation. Since Rocky has not paid me a raise in 6 months Im going with Turncoat.

    Surely Turncoat would be aware that if Mr Bigshot wants to pay me .40 as soon I get myself to his orientation completed Im going.

    Next thing you know in 18 months I have managed to breach the almighty .40 cent per mile wages problem. It's all mine now. If anyone else wants to hire me and my relatively stable record combined with no accidents to speak of etc they are going to have to PAY ME.

    And it aint gonna be .42 a mile. No sir. I literally said to the recruiter that your outfit will have to pay me considering that I am bring on a wife for a reefer team as a mighty strong asset to the company. They had eyes that could only count up to half a million in revenue that year in 2001. They handed me .48 and then .32 to spouse with hardly a arguement. That is a pretty good plush wages.

    If I was to have this converstation again with that one boss mr big, it's going to have to take the form of "Pay US." call it .65 for me and .45 for the spouse. After 16 years since 2001, we are NOT going to leave a employer for just .02 piddling raise in wages. You are going to have to sit down, wet the ink and start writing a nice wage number that reflects our experience, safety record and pretty precision appointment time deliveries where possible.

    IF we both were still active rolling on the highway today all these years since the crappy .32 and .48 a mile pay.

    Sure you can fire both of us and stick a couple of immigrants into that cab as a team and pay both of them .40 a mile total with the instructions, split it between you two. So a proper fist fight maybe a blade or two will settle who gets what.

    Medieval if you ask me.
     
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