Star Transportation

Discussion in 'Star Transport IL' started by Drop'n'Hook, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Drop'n'Hook

    Drop'n'Hook Light Load Member

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    Hi everyone i just wanted to know if Star transportation company drivers are assigned to a truck and take the truck home with them and are they s good company to work for. Thanx and be safe.
     
  2. SpecV777

    SpecV777 Bobtail Member

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    Yes you are assigned to your own truck, depends on your dispatcher. Mine always turned his head when i took my trk home. Star is an ok company to work for, a lot of hometime if u want it.
     
  3. Drop'n'Hook

    Drop'n'Hook Light Load Member

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    Thanks SpecV777 for the information thats everything i wanted to know. Thanks and be safe out there.
     
  4. durrty

    durrty Light Load Member

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    whats the starting pay for a newbie fresh out of trucking school
     
  5. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Just curious which "Star" are you asking about? The one out of Morton, IL that runs white Pete's with the red "Star" logo or the one out of Nashville, TN with white freightliners and a blue logo?
     
  6. durrty

    durrty Light Load Member

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    the one out of nashville.....
     
  7. Drop'n'Hook

    Drop'n'Hook Light Load Member

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    Does Star(TN) still hire students looked at their website and it didnt say anything about it. and would like to hear from current drivers. Thanks and be safe:biggrin_25525:. And do they run 48 states and how many miles at the end of your week do you get.
     
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  8. DiMeNsIoNs

    DiMeNsIoNs Bobtail Member

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    Star Transportation got bought out by Covenant. This was the first company I worked for. I got lucky and started out with a dedicated run and stayed with them for 3 years.. Good starting company but have seen it go down hill with Covenant.
    Most companys run everything the same. Only difference is Miles/Hometime/Equipment.

    I Currently run with Knight out of Nashville ( New Terminal ) and love it. Got my truck with 4 miles on it 3 saturdays ago. Home for this weekend and its got 10500 miles on it so far. You do the math they are running my ### off. Ive been home alot. :biggrin_2554:
     
  9. coastie

    coastie Road Train Member

    I drove for them back when they ran Pete's.. I stayed with them only for 2 months, and that was to long.
     
  10. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    They're a regional outfit that doesn't typically run 48 states and gets drivers home every weekend. Lots of southeast, northeast, and midwest. For what it's worth, from talking to a number of star drivers, they were a decent outfit before Covenant took over. I remember a small perk they used to allow (but dont any more) their drivers with 10 years or more seniority was to spec their own company truck whatever make/model the driver wanted. I seriously doubt they've quit hiring newbies but the only way to know for sure would be to call and see.
     
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