which otr reefer company?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Living water, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Living water

    Living water Bobtail Member

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    I don't know if this is in the correct area but here it goes. I'm a new otr driver but have maintained a cdl driving class A local for over 20 years. Now have 6 months otr reefer experience. Training companies is about all that is available to me at this point until I aquire a t least 1 year experience. The question is Pride transportation or Navajo express as a company driver ? I'm looking for long runs and equipment that doesn't break down frequently. That is why I departed the prior reefer company I worked for. I tried but the company would not give me another tractor. I let the DM the shop, fleet manager and finally the person in charge of tractor assignments, I needed to get out of this tractor because it was negatively affecting my pay. I was forced into a corner and made the decision. 7 times in shop in 2 months. 3 times for the same problem and 2 times for another problem shop ,"fixed,". Plus other problems with the tractor. I can tolerate the BS that goes along with otr but bad paycheck and bad equipment I cannot. Both related. One old timer once told me, " get a bad dispatcher and a good truck your dead in the water or you get a bad truck and a good dispatcher your dead in the water.
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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  4. MericanMade

    MericanMade Medium Load Member

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    Not really related to your question, but did you have to repeat CDL school? Hop over to my thread and write you answer please, sir.

    Too stale to train
     
  5. Living water

    Living water Bobtail Member

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    No cdl school. No road test. I was employed there before and had to leave for family matters and returned.
     
  6. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    Your call has been forwarded to an automated answering system!
     
  7. Living water

    Living water Bobtail Member

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    I would also like to hear from drivers employed by these two companies.
     
  8. Oor

    Oor Road Train Member

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    Post your location for Chinatown.
     
  9. Living water

    Living water Bobtail Member

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    My domicile is northern Texas but I prefer the company to be in and run from the west due to my son's health condition that started about 1 year ago. Once I get with a company I'm compatible with I'm going to move towards Oregon.
     
  10. Blue Zombie Trucker

    Blue Zombie Trucker Light Load Member

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    I had a very brief stint with Navajo, and would never recommend them.
     
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    Freymiller
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