Cassen Transport is a auto hauler that has terminals in Illinois, Michigan, Kansas, Maryland, Kentucky, New Jersey , New York, Ohio, Tennessee, and Canada. There a Teamster company that means you will have to work your way in to the company. There is a probation period, during this time you will not have Teamster benefits and you will be at the bottom for freight. That means you could be sent home if they don’t freight and you will not get paid. But you are paid a dollar a mile witch means two load can make you five or six hundred a week, is what a truck driver I talk to told me, he made this in his probation period.
He said that it just sounds bad until you realize that at a dollar a mile, it is easy to get to making five or six hundred with two load, He has meet guys at the company that make a hundred grad after 7 years with the company. If you want to be a car hauler, at any company think about the time of year. At the end of the year many companies slow down, because people are not buying and new models come out. So don’t even think about it until march at least. Its all long term at Cassen he said Yep!
If you want to go to Cassen getting in shape you need to think about this hard. Car haulers walk at least a mile for every car they haul sometimes and you will have to be able to climb out a car window. This can be hard for fat guys like me . You will need to able to drive stick. Have a good memory because new cars have customs items like satellite navigation discs and other things that have to be with the car. Seeing is probably the most important thing.
When you pull a car up on a rack you will have to be able to tell that the car is straight. If you go off one little bit the car could fall off the rack or just scratch three hundred dollar or more rims. The trailer on a truck that hauls car is heavy and low to the ground. Pull in the wrong truck stop and you could really destroy the cars and trailer.
I have seen guys hang there car hauler trailers up on small uneven concrete humps. One of the most important things for a car hauler is to keep the car perfect and clean. Clean means that many car hauler companies have there own uniforms and you will have to be clean at all times when driving the cars.
The Benefit of being a car hauler at Cassen can pay off big. You never sleep in the truck you will sleep in hotels. No docks to back up to. Some drivers I talk to have made a hundred or more a year. Keep in mind that many did more than seven years behind the wheel. You have to be willing to earn your pay at Cassen. Last he’s some tips for new guys, get in shape they say, the amount of new guys who can’t walk a mile is getting sad, Get your eyes checked out and have some savings, it will take time to get good at car hauling. I would like to say thank you to all the people who talk to me on the road.
I talk about how to mange money when you are OTR. When you start in trucking how you control yourself when it comes to money will decide how much money makes it to your pocket. Making money is easy but holding on to it is hard. When a trucking student is O.T.R (Over The Road) for the first time, it is easy to spend all the money they get in training on food and entertainment. Food in truck stops is priced high and all forms entertainment. The best thing to do is shop at Wal-Mart. It will save you a lot of money. Try to remember that sometimes when you are in training at CR England , Werner, Swift or any other company you will buy stuff because you are home sick. That will make you spend like crazy. Make sure you think before you buy things and ask are you buying this because you need it or because your family is far away. Check the podcast for more and if you would like to get more helpful info on Picking a Truck Driver Training School What training is like and a lot more you can buy my book for 2.99 just Just Click Link Below
Road Master is a CDL training school that Utah, California, Texas Oklahoma West Memphis, Tennessee, North Carolina,Ohio, Indiana, Arkansas and Florida. They have a few of driver review on Youtube Links below . There is good and bad, just make sure you look at a lot of schools and don’t spend over six thousand!!!
I found this guy on Youtube he is a truck driver for Stevens Transport which hires new CDL rookies. There based out of Texas and specialize in refrigeration transport,reefer or T.C.U( Temperature Controlled Transport). His videos go throw there training schools and he did a interview with a trainer. Check his video below and for more on Stevens check his channel thorrasmus76 A Stevens Transport Driver Review at the start.
In this Podcast I talk about how to defend your bank account against fraud for OTR trucking. Over the road you will be on the road for weeks at time and for more check the podcast. To Buy my audio book on how to start in trucking Click Below How To Get To The Big Money With A C.D.L
I have worked at Falcon for a long time and here are some good and bad things about them. I also talk about a guy who lost his mind at a scale and D.O.T. I back for 2013 This is the first of many to come. If you are thinking if you should become a truck driver or how to become a truck driver my audio book will explain how it all works. Click Link http://gum.co/Pzhr.
Here are some of the videos of Werner drivers that like there company. You can find out what it’s like at Werner currently. You can find them on You-Tube. They talk about how much Werner pays and many of the company rules. If you follow them you will on You-Tube you will get loads of positive info. .