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Old 05-14-2007, 05:08 PM
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EXCELLENT POST, RoadHog!! :rock:
I have some thoughts of my own to add; I'll get back with them later.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by fireman932003
I would like to see how some the local recruiters chime in on this! I happen to think that this was very good information!
I guess that means me......I would say its good info.



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Huge Carriers offer anonymity, bountiful resources, benefits, facilities, more job choices, security, and top pay...if you prove to be a "good driver." The relationships may be more distant, but a smart driver will spend effort in developing a net work for himself.
Not always true. We are a huge company and there are 100s of drivers that are known very well by people in corporate. There are drivers who have personal relationships with the CO. The key here is to stand out. To be that top driver who stands out in a sea of 11000.

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DO NOT vent about your current or previous job. KISS...(keep it simple stupid) a brief reason why things didn't work out is enough.
Personally, I think its ok for the driver to tell me whats wrong with their job. As long as they keep it on a professional level.


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If you start out by what are you going to make....the good recruiter is already sizing you up with a jaundice eye, but will hold off seeing how you play out.
I agree with this. However, its still going to happen. Most of the time drivers only think about pay per mile. I might have a dedicated job that pays 47cpm....and I might have one that pays 33cpm. In Reality the 33cpm job might pay more per year and be way easier. However as a recruiter, the 47cpm job will be REALLY EASY to fill. What he is saying is true. If A driver right off the bat says I need 40 plus cpm. Im going straight to the job that pays the most per mile. Which might not be the best job I have availiable. Ive said this in another post. Im happy to answer every question a driver asks me. However, if a driver only asks one and that is all it takes, Im going to schedule the driver and move on to the next one. Time is money.
I dont have jaundice in my eyes. :shock:



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If you are unemployed, they know you will accept anything, and do anything.
The best jobs are given to applicants who are currently employed. They will hire them first, and anything that is left, will be passed out from there.
My favorite words to hear and I hear them a lot is when I ask what kind of job are you looking for and the driver answers "Anything, I just need a job" Happens every week.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:08 AM
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The truth is, carriers need us more than we need them no matter what they say.
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:38 AM
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Excellent post!!!! As someone mentioned, it should be a "sticky".

What I find ironic about your post is that I, as a soon to be "newbe' have approched the whole career change I am about to make very much the way you posted it. The end result is that I feel I am much more prepared for what to expect and not to expect from the industry and a potential employer.
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:41 AM
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You can still ride a long with me if ya want. As long as you don't demand the 120v plug for the cooler
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:45 AM
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You can still ride a long with me if ya want. As long as you don't demand the 120v plug for the cooler
I would take you up on it, but in 10 days I leave this place and head back down to my nice warm climate. 8) And if I never come back up here it will be to soon ......oh, and btw, I HAD forgoten about that plug until NOW! :wink:
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:48 AM
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Its 100 degrees where I'm at (sacramento, ca). i haven't sen Chicago in MONTHS except for a 24 hr drive by lol
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:50 AM
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well it was actually decent today....86 degrees and tomorrow supposed to be down to 60 and raining :sad:


sorry for the hijack.......back to the regually schedule programing
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:00 AM
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the only thing i dont like about your post is the felon remark i wish that people would relize that us felons do change and get our lifes back on track not all do but some of us do make changes in our life for the good i just wish the corp. world would look at a felon like they do there ceo type felons who get there six figure jops back after they do there time and my felony is seventeen years old and it still haunts me so you young guys need to think about what u do in your life and dont get a life long sentence
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:47 AM
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Very instructive, roadhog. 8)

This should be a sticky for the tenderfoots who are interested in trucking.

I agree and a "sticky" it shall be.



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