Trying to Decide - Crete Dry Van #1?

Discussion in 'Crete' started by jhurle9403, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. JW1

    JW1 Bobtail Member

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    Was thinking of signing with Crete soon -- how much ARE they paying? For someone with 10 month's experience, clean record, hard worker?
     
  2. federal221

    federal221 Medium Load Member

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    Good company I am coming back from major eye surgery and i probably averaged 2300-2700 paid depending on hours of service but I have had some frustrating times with crete too
     
  3. federal221

    federal221 Medium Load Member

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    I was getting .46 a mile
     
  4. JW1

    JW1 Bobtail Member

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    Crete first offered me 46c per mile after 3 weeks on a trainer's truck (those 3 weeks were a flat $600/week). The recruiter called back a couple of days ago and said I would be skipping the trainer's truck phase and put directly into my own truck at only 43c per mile for 6 months. Is that reasonable for my experience level? (10 months, clean record)
     
  5. federal221

    federal221 Medium Load Member

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    That sounds about right about what there offering I am going back out in the next week or so
    Trying to get stuff around my apartment before I take off should be fun getting back out there
     
  6. bowlwinkle

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    You most definitely can make $60k at Crete. I've been over $65k the last 2 years, pretty much been right at $60k the the previous 3 years. Freight is really good right now, at the end of June, I'm 6000 miles ahead of last year. Could hit the $70k with a little luck.
     
  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    No APU and slow trucks; pretty good deal.
     
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  8. bowlwinkle

    bowlwinkle Medium Load Member

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    You can make way more than that as a trainer, I talked to a trainer one day that says he was making $85k. Didn't see a stub, but that's what he told me. I don't doubt that it is possible.
     
  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    You sir, are a newbie. Therefore they might send you to Americold in Arlington Tx between Dallas and Forth Worth. A shipper that does not care about you. Minimum 18 hours before getting a door and then two more days to load your trailer. Sit and sit some more. Sleep until you literally fall off the bed onto the floor unable to sleep. Then sit in the drivers seat with head on the wheel waiting some more.

    You teach me about the glory of robotics and computer cloud management of all the goodies in the 3 story racks over two million feet of cooled space. I call BS. The more crap that they stacked on top of your building with just two people to mind a network prone to failure when 500 trucks show up, all demanding to be loaded right now. 100 docks and two people to drive that fancy networked fork lift.

    You are going to wait a while. Fortuantely for you, Uncle Sam has NEVER written ANY Law that says you can only wait this long and not longer. That'ws not how it works. Theoratically you can burn your entire 70 hour rule sitting on your tired ### waiting for this shipper to load you on duty. (I did that once. out of spte, turning in 14 hour days until all of my 70 was burnt properly waiting on a shipper. Turned that into the trucking company, they basically detonated. The yelling continues to this day, in fact, I become afraid for them medically because they induce seizures from the yelling that is consuming them.

    How dare I log 70 hours waiting.

    You are better off not counting on the gross pay just yet. Your dispatchers will work very hard to find weaknesses. And they WILL abuse you. I know I would. I want to try and break you within 90 days.

    One magic word for you...

    "No." You need to imagine the level of fear that most newbies must endure never to use that word NO to a dispatcher when there is simply no Hours left to do anything this week. They are so scared of losing work. Or the whole job to boot.

    Maybe you run into something, bend the bosses car pulling into his lot. You are told to clean out the truck and go home on your own dime, yer fired.
     
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  10. Deadwood

    Deadwood Light Load Member

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    Here is my last paycheck stub from December 2016.
     
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