Boyd Brothers?

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Big Holli's Comment
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Its looking like Boyd Brothers is giving me a shot to get back on the road. I have a accident on my record from 2016. And I have not drove in almost a year. So that has made companies hard to find. Any one have any experience with this company? But I have 6 months tanker OTR that is my saving grace.

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.

Jerry D.'s Comment
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My step dad worked for them long ago. As far as I know from him they treated him right.

Big Holli's Comment
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Its looking like Boyd Brothers is giving me a shot to get back on the road. I have a accident on my record from 2016. And I have not drove in almost a year. So that has made companies hard to find. Any one have any experience with this company? But I have 6 months tanker OTR that is my saving grace.

Let me add that the accident was before I got my CDL

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Give EW Wylie a call. They are also a Daseke company, and a really good one.

A lot of Boyd drivers are jumping ship, recently, from what I have been seeing. I talked to a few former drivers who work for my company's "Big brother" company. Take this with a grain of salt, though.

Old School's Comment
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A lot of Boyd drivers are jumping ship, recently, from what I have been seeing. I talked to a few former drivers who work for my company's "Big brother" company. Take this with a grain of salt, though.

I'm glad Danielsahn qualified that statement about "jumping ship" with his "grain of salt remark." You can make that statement about almost any trucking company, and it still wouldn't mean anything. Truck drivers jump ship all the time. Usually for the dumbest reasons imaginable. In fact, Danielsahn jumped ship from two different companies in less than six months, and he would still tell you that both of those companies treated him right. So, you feel confident in your employment with Boyd Brothers. They've got a long standing reputation as a great flat-bed company. I see their drivers at many of the places I go, and I've yet to meet one that wasn't willing to help his fellow drivers.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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A lot of Boyd drivers are jumping ship, recently, from what I have been seeing. I talked to a few former drivers who work for my company's "Big brother" company. Take this with a grain of salt, though.

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I'm glad Danielsahn qualified that statement about "jumping ship" with his "grain of salt remark." You can make that statement about almost any trucking company, and it still wouldn't mean anything. Truck drivers jump ship all the time. Usually for the dumbest reasons imaginable. In fact, Danielsahn jumped ship from two different companies in less than six months, and he would still tell you that both of those companies treated him right. So, you feel confident in your employment with Boyd Brothers. They've got a long standing reputation as a great flat-bed company. I see their drivers at many of the places I go, and I've yet to meet one that wasn't willing to help his fellow drivers.

Touche 🙂

Every driver has their own reasons for what they do. Some leave burnt bridges in their wake. Some go through life events that influence the changes. Some are striving towards a specific goal, and go when opportunity presents itself.

I realized a few months after I left Swift, that I could have stayed, saving me $$$ from paying off my loan. (the situation temporarily changed) In fact, you could argue that my first 6 weeks at Hummer were "free" making back the money I paid off my loan to Swift. However, it was my experiences at both companies, and the way they operate, that prepared me for this job. Both Hummer's were unable to work with my new home location in Michigan. Swift would have been. There is a lesson in all of this, too. I think it was old school who said said it, annnnnd I forgot the "quote"

Anyhoo, Old School is right on the money, as usual.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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