Indian River Vs WW Transport

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Old Roadie's Comment
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Hi everyone, I have been extended job offers from Indian River out of Winter Haven FL and WW Transport out of Burlington IA. I am currently driving for Prime and looking for a different situation. Does anyone have any real world knowledge of these 2 companies? I have done my due diligence online and see the usual mixed bag of "love / hate" reviews.

Thanks!

Cwc's Comment
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Have you spoke to Prime? Surely a company that big could and would try and make you happy. I'm with CRST, I just don't like teaming but ever since I told my DM my intentions he's offered me the world. But the one thing I want he can't provide. If your after more of something (money, hometime and the like) just ask.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Old Roadie's Comment
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Have you spoke to Prime? Surely a company that big could and would try and make you happy. I'm with CRST, I just don't like teaming but ever since I told my DM my intentions he's offered me the world. But the one thing I want he can't provide. If your after more of something (money, hometime and the like) just ask.

I have several concerns. One of the major ones is that I have been nowhere but the northeast for the last 3 months. Huge amounts of profit being eaten by tolls and PA hills killing my fuel mileage. Have tried to address this and was sent to IL for 3 days then straight back to PA. Just came off home time and had to deadhead to Louisville KY for a load... That delivers in NH. So pretty certain I'll be in that region again. Home time is another major one. Both of the other carriers would have me on lanes that carry me through or near home regularly. I have been nowhere near home except for 1 time while otr with Prime. The only response that seems to come forth is that there is no freight anywhere else. I find it difficult to swallow the fact that southeastern PA is the hub for 80% of freight in the country.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm not familiar with WW Transport but Indian River is a food-grade tanker outfit, right? I pulled food-grade tanker for a year one time and loved it. I know Prime also has a food-grade tanker division but I don't know anything about it, really. Is that the division you're in now at Prime or are you running refrigerated?

Old Roadie's Comment
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I'm not familiar with WW Transport but Indian River is a food-grade tanker outfit, right? I pulled food-grade tanker for a year one time and loved it. I know Prime also has a food-grade tanker division but I don't know anything about it, really. Is that the division you're in now at Prime or are you running refrigerated?

Hi Brett Having read lots of info and comments in various places I am certain that WW is the choice to make. They have refrigerated, dry bulk and flatbed divisions. I am currently with Prime's reefer division. WW has much better safety scores and their lanes for reefer pulling potatoes from Michigan and Florida (depending on the season) into North Carolina are better for me than Indian River. IR tells me I would be running I 95 almost exclusively into New England. Just the area I am trying to stay out of! I am heading south next week to take a day off and do their physical evaluation and pee in a cup and see what happens next.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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