Profile For Big Holli

Big Holli's Info

  • Location:
    Scott, LA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 11 months ago

Big Holli's Bio

I started out with Service Transport, hauling tankers. I did that about 5 months OTR. Loved it. Drove for Macro for a little while hauling fuel. I love my family, and hunting and fishing!

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Posted:  5 years ago

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Maven logistics

Has anyone heard of maven logistics??

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Night

So I am on my last two days with my trainer, who has been a driver for almost 30 years. And I am his 3rd trainee. He is not very good at instructing. More like fussing. Which is all fine.I was military and law enforcement, I can take it. He knows I drove before and is just adjusting my shifting since I was spoiled by an automatic at my first job. Well he leads a odd schedule. I wont go into all the number and times but we go from driving from early in the morning, unload, and then spent all day waiting for a load. I can’t just shut it down and sleep while he’s got the tv blaring. He takes a nap and wants me to drive all night until early in the morning. I told him as of now my clock is not ready for that, after have been awake since 0300 this morning. I know my body. I know that I get drowsy around 2300. I told him I understand how driving at night is prime for trucking. But when I drove before I worked myself up to it, and eventually was fine. So now there’s this awkward tension. Was I wrong for telling him no? We also got in a argument, where he wanted me to do a rolling stop through a intersection, in order to beat on coming traffic. When I stopped he yelled “ I told you to go! You can do a rolling stop!” My response was, that’s not a legal thing! He said it was. I said well good. You do that, I won’t.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Boyd bros. Update.

Being made to take that time off might not be all that bad. My plant shuts down from the 25th-28th and we won't be accepting or receiving any shipments in that time. If you were out with your trainer, you could likely end up sitting for the week anyways... better to do that at home.

You are right. But I would be Sid to sit. Where as the week I was off was nice, but I didn’t get a paycheck. But my trainer did.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Driver shortage??

Here’s a question. I hear over and over again, about this driver shortage. But Every truck stop is slam full! Trucks stacked up in there! If we ever get out of this “shortage” where will we park??

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Professionalism

You mean I shouldn't wear my bunny slippers and PJs?!? confused.gifwtf.gifwtf-2.gifrofl-1.gif

Hell, time and a place! Lol you sitting in your truck listening to “convoy” or walking to get a shower? Rock them.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Professionalism

Here’s a pet peeve of mine. And I know everyone’s different. If you show up to a shipper or receiver, why don’t you try and look like you are ready to work? What ever happened to looking capable, competent and professional? Take pride in your appearance at least a little and maybe if we did that the trucking industry wouldn’t be so looked down upon.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Boyd bros. Update.

Great update Big Holli. Have you seen any of their International Lonestar veteran truck's? I've only had a chance to see one in person and it sure was sharp.

I have not seen one yet.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Boyd bros. Update.

Well I did my one week of orientation, followed by a week of load securement. Today is my first day with a trainer. We are taking a load to Dallas. I am liking the company as a whole. I hopefully will be able to test out early instead of doing a full 4 weeks with a trainer. So far my biggest issue is that if my trainer takes a week off for Christmas, I Will be forced to sit at home and will not be paid. And missing an entire week of pay for something that is out of my control. Will really bite. But other then that, the company seems very professional. They are a very strict company. Cameras inside and out the trucks. The equipment seems very will maintained. I already have some OTR experience so I am ready to get out there on my own.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Boyd Bros.

Alright. So here it goes. They gave me a rental car to get from Lafayette La, to Gardendale Alabama. The hotel is nice. But you have to share a room. The shuttle picks you up at 0630. They provide a nice lunch and dinner. My first day so far has consisted of a rather in depth agility test. Drug test and what not. And then I had to do a road test. One thing I did not know, was that they are not a majority automatic company as I was told. And I was very rusty on my 10 speed skills. My backing was good to go. ( guess I didn’t forget it all). I will update as I go.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Back at it!

Well. Luckily I get to be home for thanksgiving! I roll out Sunday for 10days orientation with Boyd Brothers! I will be making a post of how it goes, since I have not seen to much recent information about them. Excited to get going again!

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