transport america or con way

Discussion in 'Transport America' started by aman, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. aman

    aman Bobtail Member

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    transport america or con-way, which company is better for a new driver i just got my cdl im from laredo tx.
     
  2. NO-WAY-OUT!!

    NO-WAY-OUT!! Bobtail Member

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    i cant give any advice about either company but i wiil give advice about choosing jobs ,(( my experience)) i have had 3 different jobs in the past 8 months ,and when i went to apply for another job ( transport America ) they said hold on a sec why are you changing jobs like you change your socks somethings not right with you!!!!! so my advice is STICK WITH ONE COMPANY FOR AT LEAST 1 YEAR AT A TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. wulfman75

    wulfman75 Road Train Member

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    Not sure which is better but Con-Way only hires grads within 30 days of finishing school.
     
  4. NO-WAY-OUT!!

    NO-WAY-OUT!! Bobtail Member

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    What kinda of trucks do they run???
     
  5. jlind

    jlind Heavy Load Member

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    Trans America runs Freightliners and Con-Way runs KW's mostly... Both govern around the same if memory serves me....
     
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  6. cj8

    cj8 Light Load Member

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    I went to TA orientation back in 06. I ended up not driving for them (personal reasons) but it seemed like a good company to work for to me.

    Orientation was great. Instructors were good. Equipment was decent. Lunch was catered. Hotel wasn't fancy but clean. We got meal vouchers for the Pondarosa across the street for dinner. Rode a company bus from the hotel to the orientation site. Everyone in my class went home for a few days before hooking up with a trainer.

    As far as I know, all their trucks are Freightshakers.
     
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  7. NO-WAY-OUT!!

    NO-WAY-OUT!! Bobtail Member

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    hold on a sec my recruiter told me that orientation was to be about 3 days and on the third day i would be assigned a truck but did not say any thing about a trainer ,they better not put me with a trainer ,or else im going home the same day !! i have bout 8 months experience so may thats why i will not get a trainer ???
     
  8. BigDanny

    BigDanny Bobtail Member

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    I just finished orientation last week with Transport America, no trainer, orientation is 3 days, first day is a DOT physical, physical evaluation, some computer work and paperwork, 2nd day you finish up the computer work and take your road test, 3rd day is log classes more paperwork and then they assign you your truck sometimes they won't have a truck there so they'll rent you a car to go to another terminal to get a truck, I got an 07 columbia, it runs good has a bunk heater and looks decent
     
  9. cj8

    cj8 Light Load Member

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    That is correct. 6 months or more and you just do orientation for 2 or 3 days (can't remember which) and then get a truck.

    Less than 6 and you do orientation for 5 days (mon thru fri) then go home and wait for trainer.
     
  10. lilrobby

    lilrobby Light Load Member

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    do you guys use paper logs or elogs? how do you scan in your trips? trippak?
     
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