Why did my dm call me asking me to stayn

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Juan1998, Feb 19, 2024.

  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Your DM only called because they are afraid to lose a driver, and they want to know if there is anything that they can do to retain you.
    Consider it a compliment to your fine work there. If you were not doing a good job they would say nothing.
     
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  3. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    As for the part about driving a 13 or 18 speed, if you are good at a 10 speed, you would do fine on a 13 or 18. However, unless you went to work for a company that hauls heavy legal loads or heavy permit loads, those extra gears aren't really necessary. I drive a 13 speed and unless I am pulling a load over 40k lbs, I rarely use the extra gears, even out west.
     
  4. Juan1998

    Juan1998 Bobtail Member

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    Yes ! I know I ####### at what I do. Which means flatbread or tankers is something I want to do. All I do is bump docks hahah
     
  5. Juan1998

    Juan1998 Bobtail Member

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    Hauling heavy loads or oversized loads is like my dream goal probably need like 5 years experience?
     
  6. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Usually you start with legal loads and work your way up. Most places won't just throw the big stuff at you at first. I work for SPD out of Washington state, and for their drivers that are interested in OD loads, they start you out with barely oversize and gradually increase size over time. The only open deck experience I had before working here was hauling glass. Here, I have pulled loads up to 15' wide and 15' tall and have been almost 100' long.
     
  7. Juan1998

    Juan1998 Bobtail Member

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    Cool what's the average salary for someone starting out ?
     
  8. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    You can BS them or simply be honest. Tell them what you are looking for.
    If your company can provide it then well and good. Otherwise you are looking for something more to your liking and they will have to take the hit on the turnover numbers.
     
  9. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    I made just over $91k last year, but I tend to run pretty hard. This year won't be as good because they changed their pay plan a bit.
     
  10. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    Is`nt Flatbread SUBWAY, ha ha ha
     
  11. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    why is you got mad at Moose??? ha ha ha, dang, man i cant talk like that, ha ha ha
     
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