Good place to get experience while getting paid.
OTR Team Driver, Multi location (OTR) - August 5, 2015
I have been with this company going on six months. So far, they have come through with everything they said they would. They paid for my training at C1 and provided a motel room (double occupancy). Breakfast was provided by the motel, on my own for lunch and dinner.
At orientation for five days receiving $25 per day for four days then $200 on the fifth day (or completion day if delayed for any reason).
Went out with a mentor for two weeks. He did most of the driving first couple of days, then worked me into more driving hours as my confidence and stamina improved. Learned a great deal about logs and shipping papers as well as shipper and consignee procedures. He was instrumental in improving my backing skills. Passed the upgrade process to first seat driver without any trouble.
Yes, I have had to sit and wait for loads at times. It is the nature of the business. The key is constant communication. Keep the DM/dispatch team informed via Qualcom regarding your status and they do their best to keep you moving. Most of the time it has been the shippers holding me up or needing repairs on the equipment. Never had a problem getting something repaired when needed. Company shops can be a bit slow but they do have a lot of trucks and equipment to work on.
CPM is a bit below industry average but they do have a great benefits package and they have gotten me home when requested most of the time. Have to put time off requests in early enough to allow them to plan properly for it. Over all, it has been a good company to work for.