TransAm Trucking, Inc. - Olathe, Ks.?

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  1. Boomer08

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    Thanks Panhandle. I think the thing I liked about TA was the trucks and that they are autos. But I am really leaning towards Schneider. They have been around a long time and the job I applied for is regional and will get me home every weekend. It is too bad that companies don't realize that it is the drivers that are making them money. Without them the freight will just sit.
     
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  3. bigo1969

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    I would definetly go with a company that has manual trucks, autos are fine once you've been in the industry awhile and get use to driving the mountains in a manual truck. Trust me I know, I started with TA. Those auto will spoil you.
     
  4. NegativePositive

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    For some reason it never dawned on me to ask you guys, what on earth did you do to your beds to make them comfortable? I actually took the mattress off the bunk and stacked it on my bed to double the layers between me and the metal plate it lies on, but even this sucks lol. Maybe I was just too spoiled with my bed at home. I've thought about getting an air mattress or something to that effect, but I'd like to head what you have done.

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  5. bigo1969

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    Try looking on the web for x-long twin mattress, I found a used one, pillow top on craiglist for 100.00, or get some of that memory foam from walmart.
     
  6. ironpony

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    If you can't drive a manual, that alone will make you unemployable at other trucking companies.
     
  7. Boomer08

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    It is not a problem driving a manual. I would just prefer an auto.
     
  8. ironpony

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    There's a huge difference between driving a manual in a 4-wheeler, and a class 8 CMV. Ain't the same thing - and any trucking company that runs manuals won't give you a bit of credit for it, or a job.
     
  9. Panhandle flash

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    I bought one of those memoery foam toppers from wally world. There made for a regular twin size so there just a little short. Made a world of difference tho in comfort.
    I kind of wish I had gone with a company that had sticks but.....Oh well. I figure I can pick it back up again if needed.
     
  10. bigo1969

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    That's very true, ironpony. Learning how to drive a manual at school and driving in the real world, is a whole nother ball game.
     
  11. Boomer08

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    I guess I should have made myself a little clearer. I can drive a manual big truck but just like a four wheeler I would prefer an auto.
     
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