Who is the best flatbed company to work for

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Mud Dog, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Shane1993

    Shane1993 Bobtail Member

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    I would recommend System Transport. They are flatbed but have three divisions: flatbed, reefer, and a specialty division. They are based out of Spokane, Wa, but they have yards all over the states. I got officially hired in in august and was upgraded to my own truck at the very end of September. They have a 1 week orientation that is completely paid for plus you get a check at the end of your orientation. You are out with a trainer for around 5weeks depending on how fast you learn and how confident you and your trainer are on your abilities. So far I have been very happy with this company and hear very few complaints. Hometime depends on where you live. I am from Corpus Christi, TX so I had trouble finding anyone to hire me being south of I-10, that being said I'm guaranteed to be home every other weekend if I choose and can stay out as long as I want. I am currently on the Texas regional fleet. Their pay is one of the best I could find. All this being said I spent two weeks researching where to go. If you have any questions feel free to email me and I'll try to answer them. Shane.schroth@gmail
     
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  3. fire9662001

    fire9662001 Bobtail Member

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    Melton is a good company to work for, even though I left because of one bad egg, I would recommend them any day.
     
  4. fire9662001

    fire9662001 Bobtail Member

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    Anyone who pays .31-.34 shouldn't be in business, in 2011 I was starting at .42 and made 12-1500 a week at 2600-3200 mIles per week with benefits and on elogs, it's all about time management and not being a truck stop cowboy
     
  5. running smooth

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    The best advice for any new drivers that are that are thinking about a career with Arrow Trucking....Make sure to list Doug Philsticker as a personal reference, on your job application to guarantee a100% employment.Arow Trucking also runs as many miles as you want,with high rates...great company to work for
     
  6. Chinatown

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    Waggoners Trucking Co. pays .50 cpm.
     
  7. Allenmichael27

    Allenmichael27 Light Load Member

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    What about jb hunt, p&s trans and tmc. I heard they are all good.
     
  8. Chinatown

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    TMC is installing driver facing cameras.
    Check These:
    System Transport
    Universal Truckload - need TWIC-haul military loads
    Waggoners Trucking Co.
     
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  9. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    I work for ACME, running to oil rigs, and frequently load at customers where Waggoners is also loading and talked with several of their drivers. The number one complaint is they use those stupid side boards to completely contain the freight. This adds at least 30-40 minutes per load or unload just to get the boards off, you can't see the freight or how the straps or chains are riding in relation to the freight when the boards are up, etc. etc.

    My overall impression is that because a few drivers lost some freight from improperly secured loads some idiot in corporate decided they should install sideboards on the trailers. That, and with the number of new drivers that seem to be in training I'm under the impression that this is like the Swift of flat bedding.

    For this reason I personally will never pull for Waggoners. In a typical week I figure I'm losing at least 10 hours dealing with those side boards and NEVER able to see my load or check the tension on my straps without moving a sideboard out of the way.
     
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  10. farmboy73

    farmboy73 Medium Load Member

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    While you are with the trainer, is the trainer in the jump seat while you are driving or is it run as a team?
     
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  11. Chinatown

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    Do they have driver facing cameras in the trucks? Some companies are falling out of favor because of the driver facing cameras. I'd rather put up with sideboards than cameras. I'm trying to keep up with the names of companies that hire new cdl grads and don't have cameras.
     
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