Transport America is a Good Company to start with!!

Discussion in 'Transport America' started by The GYG, May 31, 2013.

  1. pigpen84

    pigpen84 Light Load Member

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    Well i think the company has my best interests at heart, lol
     
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  3. SouthernShaker2

    SouthernShaker2 Light Load Member

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    Yep until they screw with your pay and license right?
     
  4. pigpen84

    pigpen84 Light Load Member

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    , i was lucky in the sense that i was laid off from the railroad so i was just looking to stay busy but they did smear my dac, so when i get furloughed again ill have to try something different to do
     
  5. The GYG

    The GYG Light Load Member

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    As of this week I'm no longer with Transport America, I do know they will not report anything unless you have done something. Leave it to judgement with any safety person from any company, and you will lose. They do have a process where you can refute the claim which most company's don't offer. Over all, it is a great place place to start out at for a new driver!
     
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  6. Astoh

    Astoh Medium Load Member

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    Good luck. Thanks for starting this thread. It was helpful to me. Where are you off to?
     
  7. The GYG

    The GYG Light Load Member

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    Got my year in and now with Holland. Good luck to you!
     
  8. gmanwalker

    gmanwalker Bobtail Member

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    can any of your drivers tell me about the rider program or do they even have one?
     
  9. Trucker Smith

    Trucker Smith Light Load Member

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    after 60 days and any one 10 and up
     
  10. Tabbi

    Tabbi Bobtail Member

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    My husband has 3 months experience, so far. He's looking at switching to Transport America. By the time he gets home again, he'll have his 4 months experience. The problem we're running into is we're both impatient. Do you know how long would it be before I would be able to ride with him? I do not have a CDL, nor do I plan to get it.
    I read that you were getting 2000 mi/wk? Is that fairly common? Are the tractors equipped with APUs? Do you scan your paperwork in at truckstops? Does TA use elogs? How are the benefits?
    I've read a few things where people have had bad experiences. Have you had any you wouldn't mind sharing? One of the things I've read is that they will put you in a crappy tractor to start with. Is this true? My husband has had bad experiences with his current tractor and the last thing we need is him being put in another tractor that needs to be in the shop every other week.
     
  11. Trucker Smith

    Trucker Smith Light Load Member

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    Do you know how long would it be before I would be able to ride with him? i think its 60 days

    I read that you were getting 2000 mi/wk? Up to 2500 - 3000

    Are the tractors equipped with APUs? Some trucks do but you do get a bunk heater

    Do you scan your paperwork in at truckstops? No you scan them from the trucks

    Does TA use elogs? Yes

    How are the benefits? Ok

    I've read a few things where people have had bad experiences. Have you had any you wouldn't mind sharing? Not many , just some with night FM

    One of the things I've read is that they will put you in a crappy tractor to start with. Is this true? they have no crappy trucks people think that they will get a top of the line truck when they start.
     
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