Systems Transport

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  1. DavidKR

    DavidKR Bobtail Member

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    thanks for the input. the recruiter I spoke to again today claims the CO regional route averages pretty high at 2500-2700 miles per week and that it's sliding pay scale, but I know the recruiters are going to bump the numbers to make them sound better. I think I'm going to take them up on it, they had a cancellation so there is an opening on their May 1st orientation and I need to get back to working. the only other flatbed companies I spoke with are Decker and Melton but they'd both have me gone for around 3 weeks at a time and my fiancee isn't ready for that. so I'll give System a try and hope it works out well.
     
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  3. Rugerfan

    Rugerfan Road Train Member

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    The thing that worries me with system, is that when I first started they had 8 people in orientation. Now they just keep pushing more and more through each week
     
  4. DavidKR

    DavidKR Bobtail Member

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    yeah unfortunately it seems that paying more employees less money is a trend these days, rather than paying more money to a select few good employees. but that seems to be the world we live in.


    so I've gathered that the majority of System's trucks are T660s, with a few 386s and some other one-offs mixed in. and I see that some of them are two-pedal trucks now. is there any rhyme or reason to who's assigned what? I sure would like to have a 13 speed if that's an option. also, what engines and HP are they running?
     
  5. mitmaks

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    Cummins ISX15 450HP. They're switching to all automatic fleet of Kw T680s and a few Pete's that are automatic as well-supposedly to get better fuel mileage.
     
  6. DavidKR

    DavidKR Bobtail Member

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    ####, well hopefully I can weasel my way into a truck with three pedals.
     
  7. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    Likely wont happen. My friend has manual truck and was told he'll be assigned automatic very soon. Even though they get rid of trucks at ~450-470K miles
     
  8. ToppDogg

    ToppDogg Light Load Member

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    Does anyone know what the system transport mandatory road test is? I see it listed for the first day of orientation, I graduated school in June of 2016 and have not driven since then, a bit nervous about that. my orientation starts on May 8th.
     
  9. Rugerfan

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    Usually leave the Yard with you and one other person plus a driver from the company already. One drives about a mile or two down the freeway and then on a couple side roads. Then the other drives from there back to the yard
     
  10. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    You just make sure to check mirrors often, don't shift in railroad tràcks, pay attention to signs, double clutch and try not to grind it toi much.
     
  11. ToppDogg

    ToppDogg Light Load Member

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    Thanks Ruger and Mits. I called the Driving School I used and they told me to stop over and get a free refresh driving.
     
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