So, I waited a while... 16 months.. to review this company.
-------It is 95% TEAMS-----
You have to team to haul 1.1-1.3 because it's all guarded.--------
We decided to go back OTR in the fall of 17 after I had rotator cuff surgery and couldn't mess with the big hoses on a fuel truck anymore.
So we looked around and found what sounded too good to be true.
So TSMT mostly hauls explosives.
Some commercial, but mostly government.
If you're an O/O you could get a 1200 mile load that only weighs 32k but pays 7200.
I'm not exaggerating.
But we only want to be otr for a short while, so we didn't buy a truck.
I would have if I'd known that.
Company drivers start at 1100/wk + .04 cpm "safety bonus" loaded and empty.
So even if the truck is in the shop for 7 days, you're still getting at least $1100.
After your security clearance is initially approved, you go up to 1200 + .05 cpm and then .06cpm at 6 months and it keeps going up.
If you have a passport and your final clearance is approved and you get a Quebec explosives permit, your base pay goes up to 1300/wk.
So again, if you're in the shop, you're still getting paid.
If you're doing a reset in Reno bc your load isn't due til Monday, still getting paid.
They pay bonuses as separate checks so you get taxed less!
I think they're doing 2k as a sign on currently
But if you stay on, you get about 6k on your second year anniversary.
Each driver. This just started this year.
I think I pay like $5/ wk
I really really really like these guys. All of them.
Some of them might actually be retarded, but my dispatcher handles it.
Mostly military bases
Haz waste places that are surprisingly clean
The down side:
With any military load or 1.1-1.3 it's all guarded.
So if I've got to poop, I have to wake up the hubbs and he has to sit up front.
You can't be more than 25' away and must have an unobstructed view of the truck, or wake up your partner.
Really that's the only bad thing here.
Tri-State Motor Transit TSMT, real driver review.
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no one but a selected few in dispatch, knows about the whereabouts of those loads.
Ghost driversLast edited: Feb 22, 2019
Upinsmoke Thanks this.
And I've done plenty of Orica and Dyno loads, I call the day before to figure out exactly where I'm going so I've never been lost. Everywhere from Florida to Alaska.
It's not rocket science.
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