Sweet express?

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  1. Commuter69

    Commuter69 Heavy Load Member

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    I am thinking about leaving my current company and have been approved for hire by Sweet Express ...

    Can any current drivers tell me about:

    Pay and benefits
    How the company treats you as a driver
    How many miles you run on a weekly average
    Equipment (age, how often replaced , how well maintained)......

    Anything else you think you would have liked to know before agreeing....
     
  2. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    There are some other threads oon here. From what I read , I wouldn't.
     
  3. Commuter69

    Commuter69 Heavy Load Member

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    I looked but was looking for information that was more current and from guys that are there now....
     
  4. Commuter69

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    Bump...

    They are offering a starting rate of .41/mile with a 3000 mile average week.... performance and safety reviews regularly starting at 90 days for the first year....
     
  5. smokey12

    smokey12 Medium Load Member

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    Russians own it..never worked for any, maybe someone else has had a good experience.
     
  6. Commuter69

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    The most recent experience I saw posted was almost a year ago, I was looking for something more recent....
     
  7. Commuter69

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    I decided to give them a try, and left after nearly completing orientation. I had trouble on the test drive using a stick when my last 3 carriers had nothing but automatics in their company fleets, so I was rusty on shifting; even though everything else was uneventful and safe; so they put me with a local guy for a short run.... but they chose to work with another applicant who popped positive on a drug screen and admitted to using methamphetamine beforehand..... WTF does that? SMDH...
     
  8. Justrucking2

    Justrucking2 Road Train Member

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    Where are you located?
     
  9. Commuter69

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    I visit my mail in Sacramento....
     
  10. Justrucking2

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    Gotcha, I see Sweet Express up here in the Detroit area hauling auto parts. I was going to point you to another local outfit that is looking for drivers. I have a buddy there, it is regional work, pay is I believe .50 a mile, Universal out of Detroit is the name. not the greatest name in trucking, but they keep him busy and pay on time. He is an old hand, over 40 years in this racket, he is happy.
     
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