Which would be a better company?

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  1. HarryW80

    HarryW80 Bobtail Member

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    I have 2 companies who have scheduled me for an orientation, and I’m not sure which is a better company. I take my road test on Wednesday (2/14/18).
    The two companies that have me scheduled are Werner, who want to send me from NJ (where I live) to Springfield Ohio for orientation. The second is PTL, who wants to send me to Murray, Kentucky. I know they will both pay for my travel expenses, have meals included, and pay for orientation. So far those are my current choices, if I have overlooked another company I should maybe apply to and forget about both of these, let me know.

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  2. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Better in which way? Will they pay more, will they give you a decent trainer, will they give you a new model tractor?, is there equipment in good shape?, Will they give you enough time on the road to make a decent living?, How will the dispatches treat you?, unfortunately your not going to know the answer to all these questions until you actually start working for them.
     
  3. HarryW80

    HarryW80 Bobtail Member

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    I’m meaning just which is a better overall company.
    Thanks for replying
     
  4. Peterman88

    Peterman88 Light Load Member

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    My personal opinion PTL would be the company I would go with
     
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  5. TripleSix

    TripleSix Road Train Member

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    Go with Option C. options A and B is like asking which thumb would you want amputated. List your location and ask @Chinatown for a hand.

    Unless you’re a short bus kid, you shouldn’t be looking to ride the short bus.
     
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  6. HarryW80

    HarryW80 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for your honesty. I’m currently in NJ.
     
  7. Chinatown

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    Calex Logistics in Pittston, PA hires new cdl grads and has a good reputation. Probably be easier to get decent hometime when you want it because they do lots of California runs and bring produce back to the Northeast.
    FFE (Frozen Food Express) - has a terminal somewhere in NJ. It's a decent outfit to get a career started from what drivers that work there say.
    Tyson Foods - good paychecks there.
    Abilene Motor Express - decent reputation and hires new cdl grads.
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