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Ben's Comment
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Hi Everyone,

How's everyone's 2017 going for them so far? Well I quit the job I started at last summer at the end of October because of the lack of a pay raise. Even after being given the benefit of the doubt, and I went back to bus driving. So I'm starting to look around for this coming summer.

The best lead I have to go on is with pan-o-gold. I got the contact from a member of snowmobile club that I payed a visit to. I looked into Western Express all they have for my neck of the woods (Minnesota area) is flatbed. Kind of hard to do something on 4 months of experience, but I'll keep looking.

Take care!

Errol V.'s Comment
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Ben's Comment
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Hi Errol,

Yes I have one, and 4 months experience to.

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