student looking at shaffer / crete

Discussion in 'Shaffer' started by 2BucTruck, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. 2BucTruck

    2BucTruck Medium Load Member

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    hello everybody! i'm half way through CDL school and am looking into shaffer / crete. i've already chatted with a shaffer driver, who was kind enough to talk to me about the company. i'm still trying to decide if it's worth the extra cent(s) per mile to join shaffer instead of crete. any thoughts? i'm planning on joining the national fleet after training is done. i'd like to go national otr for at least my first year.
     
  2. Puppage

    Puppage Road Train Member

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  3. 2BucTruck

    2BucTruck Medium Load Member

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    no, not exclusively teams if that's what you mean.
     
    Puppage Thanks this.
  4. Knucklehead619

    Knucklehead619 Medium Load Member

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    No. Mostly solo with some teams.
     
  5. sandiego_son

    sandiego_son Bobtail Member

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    knuclehead619 how do you like it there, how are the miles/money?????
     
  6. Knucklehead619

    Knucklehead619 Medium Load Member

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    Miles are alternating between 2500-3000 per week, 1 1/2 years here has me at .46 cpm and my only complaint is my ASSet Manager is an idiot. And I can avoid dealing with him by running mostly nights. If you hire on here be ready to mostly run the Midwest and the southeast but getting home is usually easy because a lot of our drivers hate going to CA (more freight for me).

    Also, if you live in SD (guessing from the name) you'd be assigned to the PHX terminal so you'd be able to take the truck home on home time rather than having to keep a car at the terminal. I know that was on the plus side of things when I was picking between companies.
     
  7. Iceman1984

    Iceman1984 Light Load Member

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    What is Shaffer's detention pay policy? Been searching for info but can't find anything recent. Do they let you take the truck home? Thinking about going with Melton or Shaffer...it's a touch choice, I'd rather pull reefer but if I can make more money pulling a flat I will.
     
  8. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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    Detention is supposed to be $15 an hour from what I was told but drivers told me it ranges, however you only get paid if you arrive on time/early.. send in qualcomm message saying they're running late, fill out a detention form and the customer pays for detention.
    Most shippers are drop and hook here. Detention doesn't happen often but it does happen.
    You can take your truck home.
    If you have min 4months experience you'll start around 43CPM.

    If you can get that or more at Melton, go knock yourself out with flatbed.
    They do have nice Kenworths over there, here you'll likely have a cheap freightshaker.
     
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