Stevens Transport FAQ

Discussion in 'Stevens' started by Corporal_Clegg, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. KMac

    KMac Road Train Member

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    Yeah Fozz, I give them a chance to do their job, then I bug them. Usually it works out well, I can transflo, showed etc. If I am in NY or SoCal I will usually hit them for a preplan so I can get an idea which direction to head, but for the most part I just roll with it.
     
  2. SHOJim

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    Are recruiters always hard to get in touch with? Cant get answers to emails and get put on hold all the time.
     
  3. DDC

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    It happens. Just keep trying. You will get thru.
     
  4. Voodoo Pyg

    Voodoo Pyg Oink! Oink!

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    I'm currently here now. It's been good to far.... Let's see the future.
     
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  5. GeorgiaBoiDreams

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    Very interested in Stevens and I really only have 3 questions/concerns...
    1) I'm from Georgia (southern) is it true that there is a school in cloumbus ga..how r they
    2)hardly see any loads/trucks in my area do they not have southern routs
    3) interested heavily in alliance how much r the truck payments/insurance/gas and how is all this paid check or out of pocket..
     
  6. GeorgiaBoiDreams

    GeorgiaBoiDreams Bobtail Member

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    Also are there any places to park truck in Bainbridge ga(company)

    Pet policy??

    Girlfriend wants to quit job and go with me she is 22 can she
     
  7. GeorgiaBoiDreams

    GeorgiaBoiDreams Bobtail Member

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    Hi do you work for Stevens
     
  8. KMac

    KMac Road Train Member

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    Not any more
     
  9. GeorgiaBoiDreams

    GeorgiaBoiDreams Bobtail Member

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    Could you tell me about this alliance program...how does the fuel pay happen the truck payments and insurance is it worth it Im really debating on Stevens
     
  10. KMac

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    I never did the Alliance program. I have an inate aversion to any of the leasing plans carriers offer. There are a number of reasons, bit first and foremost is it makes little sense to me to rent a truck from the same people giving me my freight.

    That just gives too much control to another entity. They can make you or break you. They can starve you out if the choose to.

    Second, and maybe more important is if you are new, you don't know the business whatsoever, learn the business before you bet your earnings on it.

    As a Company driver, when you go home, you don't make any money, but it does not cost you any money to go home. With a lease, you still have toale the payments, even though you are not running freight, so once you leave home your miles for the next week have to cover two weeks worth of fixed costs.

    That said, Stevens is a great training company, one of the best out there. The program is extensive and it is thorough. There is a culture of safety there and they preach it. The Safety Dept overrides everyone else.

    I was running pretty good miles there. I was making a descent living. The CPM for company drivers is on the lower side, but as my dad used to say when I was growing up, a fast Nickel beats a slow dime. In other words, high cpm doesn't mean a lot of the miles aren't there. If you average around 2800 a week as a company driver, your gross should be around $900. Average more, you make more.

    I don't know what the pay scale is there now, but when I left, I was paid .14 more a mile, my miles dropped from 3000 at Stevens to around 1800 at the new place. I sat in docks most of the time I wasn't driving and life generally sucked.

    I took a .10 cpm pay cut to move where I am now, but I Average. between 3200 and 3400 miles per week. In 4 months at the new place, I hadade 50% more than I had at the old place.

    In short. I don't recommend leasing, I highly recommend Stevens for their Training and as a great ace to start a career.
     
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