TransAm Trucking, Inc. - Olathe, Ks.?

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  1. tjgosurf

    tjgosurf <strong>New Driver Helper</strong>

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    Its been a week, and its an interesting change. I hope this is coherent I havent had a load less than a 1000 miles. My only complaint is I really had to fight to get my inverter put in so I could sleep, which caused me to leave late/arrive late. Besides that I get left alone. I have 3600 miles for the week once this load gets dropped on Thursday. So if you want to run TransAm is a good place, 500hp detroit + automagic = easy day. They have Vorad, which is retarded, while its good there should be a way to turn it down. For those that don't know Vorad is basically radar and it makes me keep a long following distance. So no drafting for me, normally I run FD or BD.

    If you get onto the lease program remember this, a T600 is really small inside. I got enough room in my columbia I set up a casino. I was in a T600 and felt really cramped. So a T600 = no room, an engine with TWO turbos that could break, and about $10k more to buy it after your lease.

    Any questions I am here, PM me also it does take me awhile to get back on the web right now.
     
  2. Hardrock

    Hardrock Bobtail Member

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    Transam was a decent enough company when I drove for them. I always got all the miles I wanted. Got sick of driving I-70 back and forth though. Only problem I had with them was different fleet managers. I wish I had quit them on better terms and left that door open to come back.
     
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    tjgosurf <strong>New Driver Helper</strong>

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    Just another update, I have been running like a mad man. And thats good. 3500 miles just last week and this week is looking good too. I have a good dispatcher, and the thing I really like is that I have a preplan, for example today when I was going to broken bow I knew I had a load waiting for me in lexington. Because my satielliete didnt work way out here I went ahead and made my way down to lexington. Picked up my load, and was out of the gate in 15 minutes. And yes I still love my automatic.
     
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    pro1driver Heavy Load Member

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    weren't you with schnieder........??? if so, what happened there, if you don't mind my asking you.
     
  5. tjgosurf

    tjgosurf <strong>New Driver Helper</strong>

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    I was with Schneider specialized, which got bought my Maverick Specialized. They wanted to slap Maverick on the side of the trucks but not give me anything like the regular Maverick drivers had, so I left, I had a friend who works for TransAm. I was out of work 2 days.
     
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    pro1driver Heavy Load Member

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    ok, like benefits, more pay, etc,etc....??

    best of luck to you at your new job, hope you enjoy it there.
     
  7. KD5AXG

    KD5AXG Papa Bear

    I am in the process of secruing training and starting with TransAm out of the Rockwall, Tx center. Don't have much of a choice as I have arthritis in my knees and most other companies won't even give me the time of day.

    I have a friend that used to drive for TransAm and sent me that way. Nice to know they mostly are what they seem.:thumbleft:

    Thanks,

    Ken, KD5AXG
     
  8. TurboTrucker

    TurboTrucker Road Train Member

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    I don't want to discourage you, but if you have knee trouble, flatbedding is the LAST kind of work that you truly ought to consider. You're gonna be doing a great deal of climbing, getting on and off the trailer, etc.

    Heck...just clutching a truck in a traffic jam will inflame arthritic knee joints.

    I'd seek a segment of trucking that will be a little kinder on those joints.
     
  9. KD5AXG

    KD5AXG Papa Bear

    No flatbeds for me. TransAm does refers.
     
  10. TurboTrucker

    TurboTrucker Road Train Member

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    Aw Geez....

    I had TMC on the brain when I offered that.

    Sorry for the confusion.
     
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