Teaming- companies to start with?

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  1. cbake7

    cbake7 Bobtail Member

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    Any recommendations on this front? CDL school or not is fine. Nice rigs, dispatchers, etc...
     
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  4. gpf87

    gpf87 Heavy Load Member

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    I started my driving career with Covenant in 2012 . I really don't have anything bad to say about them besides your typical trucking issues .

    My driving partner and I made over $50k our first full year and then moved on to better opportunities

    Also if you choose to stay with them and become a trainer they were paying 72cpm back then plus another amount if trainee passed . I know the trainers there make $bank$ if you can handle doing that job
     
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    CRST gets bad press, but that's because it's forced teams. The problems are two drivers that are complete strangers and that rarely works out.
    You and bother-in-law can probably do ok there. CRST also has their own cdl school.
    Ask about the Caterpillar account. Couple of Georgia friends went with that and said they run hard with some California runs thrown in. I see their trucks running through Las Vegas a lot, heading into California. The tractors look good; the ones I see.
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    Here's Covenant new website:
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    Star Transportation | Covenant Transport Services
    Star Transportation | Covenant Transport Services
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    Jerry Rigs Light Load Member

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    50k each is not good for teams.

    Abilene is a decent company to start out. Nice trucks, good folks. We made 75k each, first year teaming here. Figure on 60k each to start. They start at .50 per mile plus .06 in bonus money split if you got 20k per month and don't crash into things...
     
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    It wasn't bad money for two newbies out of Florida back in 2012 . It was VERY difficult to find any company that would hire new team drivers in Florida . It came down to Covenant and Conway Truckload but Conway wouldn't hire my partner due to something with his job history

    I know times are different but I can only go by my experience
     
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    .....Anyway , it looks like they up'd the pay a bit . I don't know what the scam is with the that bonus ; it's probably paid out over a long time but like I said our pay was in 2012-2013 .
     
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    Nationwide Motor Freight Company | Abilene Motor Express
    https://www.abilenemotor.com
     
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