Profile For Indy

Indy's Info

  • Location:
    IN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Truck Driver Knocks Down Fire Hydrant, Then Tries To Put It Back

It looked a little like Errol... just sayin'

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Company driver Vs. Lease operator.

The Schneider IC Choice drivers have a very lively online presence ... which I have followed for some time, now. There you will find many O/O and L/O drivers that are still happy, with 2 or more years on board.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Trucking movies

Maximum Overdrive

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I remember that one... Great soundtrack... AC/DC "Who made who."

Another one... "Duel" starring Dennis weaver as a terrified four-wheeler being stalked by a psycho tanker driver... That one gave me nightmares when I was little

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Anxieties??

In the immortal words of Gus Fring.... "A man provides. And he does it even when he’s not appreciated, or respected, or even loved. He simply bears up and he does it. Because he’s a man."

TIme to get off the pot and get going man. Not sure why you passed on YRC. It's a good job for a guy right out of school, ... especially for someone with a family that wants to be home as much as possible. But, maybe being gone awhile will work out better for your family... Lord knows, I wished that my Dad had been gone away from home more when I was a kid. So, it might be a good thing... if your wife has things under control at home. When you've got a wife and kids you don't really have the luxury of waiting around for the perfect job. Just get to work and don't let the small stuff there bother you.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Anxieties??

What happened to YRC?

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Prime lease

Here's a kind of different reply.

I've been active on TT for nearly a year. In that time at least three members took up a lease, and promised to keep us updated and share their numbers.

All of these people have disappeared from TT. That says something itself.

There are many possible explanations for that... maybe they are too busy now for chatting on the internet. Maybe they moved on to forums that are more geared towards lease/owner operators. Or, maybe they failed miserably and they're too embarrassed to show their faces around here anymore... we just don't know. However, there are also some lease/owner guys here that still participate. Isn't Bud a lease operator at Prime? I think he has posted some numbers... and making more than he did as a company driver, if I remember correctly. Wasn't Ernie a lease guy at Prime too? There was also Steve Marshall, Prime company driver turned successful owner. After the reception he last got here, he might not be back though.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Need help with a situation

Im currently under contract with CRST but do to custody battle and wife pregnant with complications I need to be home more hell need a job close to home because im out a month at a time and home 5 days then back out. Its beginning to be hard on my son with my mom having him with no help until i finish contract. I want to finish because i dnt a bad rep over my name but my family needs me to be there more. I understood what i was getting into once i took the contract but things became more difficult at home since then. What should i do? U think CRST would let me go without putting anything bad over my head to keep other companies from hiring me?

If I were in your shoes I'd do as others have suggested... If I couldn't get anywhere with the DM, I'd go up the chain. If it was a brick wall all the way, then I'd continue to work while searching for a job that got me home. (Actually I'd be searching right now.) When I found what I needed, I'd give crst notice and ask how much I owe them to buy out the remainder of the contract (I'm assuming they would allow that)... And I'd pay it right then or make arrangements to pay it off as quickly as possible. This would be an honorable resolution.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Is this normal for a truck driving job offer?

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The 15% give back is enough for me to not wanna work at YRC.

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I don't understand why that should bother someone in Tyler's shoes (let's not lose track of the reason for this thread) ... YRC was one of the highest payed trucking jobs at the time this happened... in fact, they were paying their drivers about 15% above market at the time. The current pay is respectable for LTL, plus free health care. Overall it's still a very good compensation package for a truck driver.

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Just to say for comparison. I have a offer from YRC but I would love to get into Conway as Conway is much closer to home. Now granted Conway is driving to a terminal and then working the docks for a while then driving back to your home terminal. Now for the comparison.

Conway is starting at nearly 4 bucks a hour more then YRC and that does not include the 15% give back.

Yes I know for Conway they are not union, no pension and I pay for insurance.

Then on balance, it's looks like a wash ... compensation wise.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Is this normal for a truck driving job offer?

The 15% give back is enough for me to not wanna work at YRC.

I don't understand why that should bother someone in Tyler's shoes (let's not lose track of the reason for this thread) ... YRC was one of the highest payed trucking jobs at the time this happened... in fact, they were paying their drivers about 15% above market at the time. The current pay is respectable for LTL, plus free health care. Overall it's still a very good compensation package for a truck driver.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Is this normal for a truck driving job offer?

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He has been there almost 20 years, is near 50 and cant just quit and start over.

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This is BS. Many of us at that age have had to reinvent ourselves in this crappy economy. I have no sympathy for anyone who says 'I can't quit my job' because they have too much invested.

The old days of cradle to grave employment are long gone. Unless you work for the government.

No, it is not BS. If he were to quit and go to another trucking company, he would have to start over at the bottom of the pay scale, would lose all the vacation time he had built up, etc.. This is not something unique to trucking, of course. People in any line of work invest years of their time and labor to get to the top of the pay and benefits scale. And, at some point they DO have too much invested where they are for it to be practical to quit and start over somewhere else. Maybe this guy has a family that depends upon the income he presently earns.

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