Sign up for The Wire Newsletter!

Just saying hello

Discussion in 'The Welcome Center' started by Riffsimm, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. Riffsimm

    Riffsimm New Recruit Driver US Army

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +10 / 0 / -0
    Carrier:
    V3 transportation
    Vehicle:
    Straight truck
    Hello everyone.
    A little back ground. I have had my CDL A for 17 years, I have not been OTR for 5 years. I was working as a yard spotter and trailer tech.
    My wife is looking to get her CDL A or B. We are looking at teaming in a str8 truck. We are new empty nesters, so home time is not really an issue. We live in northeastern Indiana.
    Now for the questions.
    Are there any company's that would allow me to train her, I've heard of a 14hr team. Where they allow 1 driver to train the other who only has a permit. Until ready to test then go full team. Do they still do that, and if so what company's?
    What company's are good for new expedite teams.
    Thx for the info.
     
  2. Tobster317
    Confused

    Tobster317 Seasoned Expediter Owner/Operator

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2015
    Messages:
    299
    Trophy Points:
    75
    Ratings:
    +138 / 1 / -0
    Carrier:
    PTL
    Vehicle:
    Str8 Truck
    I’m not sure what companies offer that at this time. If you have your CDL you can train her on a rented Penske str8 with 33k gross weight and take her to her testing site. Then you could train her while you are over the road with your experience. As far as companies, some of them offer different things so you will have to read up and see what works better for you guys as a team.
     
    • missymaggie
      Adorable

      missymaggie New Recruit

      Joined:
      Dec 10, 2017
      Messages:
      3
      Trophy Points:
      1
      Ratings:
      +0 / 0 / -0
      Hi, just like Riffsimm I am also a newbie. Pardon me for being an intruder on your post.
       
    • Tobster317
      Confused

      Tobster317 Seasoned Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Feb 1, 2015
      Messages:
      299
      Trophy Points:
      75
      Ratings:
      +138 / 1 / -0
      Carrier:
      PTL
      Vehicle:
      Str8 Truck
      Your not intruding. Welcome
       
      • Agree Agree x 1
    • Gear_Grinder

      Gear_Grinder Rookie Expediter Researching

      Joined:
      Nov 16, 2017
      Messages:
      68
      Trophy Points:
      20
      Ratings:
      +44 / 0 / -0
      Will be a newbie to here shortly in January hopefully. Getting cdl’s now. So hello.
       
      • Like Like x 1
    • Riffsimm

      Riffsimm New Recruit Driver US Army

      Joined:
      Dec 6, 2017
      Messages:
      7
      Trophy Points:
      1
      Ratings:
      +10 / 0 / -0
      Carrier:
      V3 transportation
      Vehicle:
      Straight truck
      Thx for the info,
      Another question. If you hired on with an owner, and get a 1099. Do you need to form an LLC ? And get a business name
       
    • BlindSquid
      Crappy

      BlindSquid Active Expediter Owner/Operator US Army

      Joined:
      Oct 25, 2017
      Messages:
      164
      Trophy Points:
      30
      Ratings:
      +128 / 1 / -0
      Carrier:
      FedEx cc
      Vehicle:
      Transit 350
      No
       
    • geo
      Bashful

      geo Veteran Expediter Charter Member Owner/Operator US Navy

      Joined:
      Nov 30, 1999
      Messages:
      2,516
      Trophy Points:
      265
      Ratings:
      +691 / 3 / -1
      Carrier:
      ceva retired
      Vehicle:
      Sprinter
      just need to find a good tax accountant who knows trucking ,
      keep great records of everything you do on the road and with the truck, so at the end of year you don't have go and figure out what you did. keep by the week, than by month, and the end of year. so when you to see him with all other info , be easy to do your tax's
       
    • BlindSquid
      Crappy

      BlindSquid Active Expediter Owner/Operator US Army

      Joined:
      Oct 25, 2017
      Messages:
      164
      Trophy Points:
      30
      Ratings:
      +128 / 1 / -0
      Carrier:
      FedEx cc
      Vehicle:
      Transit 350
      My accountant is an H&R block taxcut CD.
       
    • Worn Out Manager
      Amused

      Worn Out Manager Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Air Force

      Joined:
      Apr 5, 2015
      Messages:
      4,400
      Trophy Points:
      620
      Ratings:
      +10,191 / 25 / -1
      Carrier:
      CROSS ROADS
      Vehicle:
      '15 Transit 350
      Be careful of financial advise here. We are all well intention, BUT, everybody and every state is a different situation. You are making a big investment in your future, don't sweat a couple hundred dollars up front and sit down with a CPA.

      Sent from my XT1710-02 using EO Forums mobile app
       
      • Like Like x 1
      • Agree Agree x 1
    • xmudman

      xmudman Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jan 23, 2006
      Messages:
      2,445
      Trophy Points:
      430
      Ratings:
      +3,026 / 8 / -1
      Carrier:
      Seek First LLC
      Vehicle:
      E250
      Same here.


      Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
       
    Loading...

    Share This Page