Need To Start Looking For New Job

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Pitkin's Comment
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Hallo everybody.I haven’t been here probably at least 6 months.Everything was going well with my first year in trucking.But in last few months company I’m working for start showing some financial problems.60% drivers left and few of us who stayed might be better start looking for new place of employment.Im hoping someone will give me advice,tip what would be good place to look in my area.Im from Lehigh Valley-Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area in PA.If any of you could help me with few names of companies in this area that you are currently working or worked before and have good things to say,it would be very helpful.I know there is a lots of companies I can choose from but if there are drivers who are currently driving for some of them and have positive thing to say,please come forward and let me know.It could be any company with regional or local position.Thank you for any,every advice.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Amish country's Comment
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My company, jp donmoyer is always hiring and theres more work then we can keep up with. Its dry bulk tanker. Local and we have a terminal in Nazareth. Assigned trucks. I've been solo for 8 months and gross between 1k-1400 a week.

It's a little bit of work having to hookup hoses and work the air pressure of the tank but not hard.

I'm very happy here and dont plan on leaving. I have a diary "my pneumatic tanker job" if you wanted to get a better idea. I think the sign on bonus is like 8k currently.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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Pitkin,

Are you still with NFI? And why is it that you think they're going under? Rumors and heresay can cause many drivers to bail what could be a solid company, putting it in a severe bind where they have difficulty honoring their commitments to customers. I'd be upfront and ask your company's management about your concerns first. Are you getting good miles and making good pay? Maybe they need to tighten their wallet so to speak, because of a major impending expenditure?

How's that PSP score? Wasn't it you that got a written warning for speeding in a construction zone?

I believe I'd tread very carefully with any job changes and try to stick it out a minimum of one year (of safe driving).

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I have to agree with Susan on this. Jumping ship without the true facts is bad for you and the company that took a chance on you in the first place.

It's not always greener on the other side.

Brian's Comment
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Same has been said for Celadon when they were caught misleading investors I believe it was but looks like they are recovering. I think it would be a huge if that a company like nfi would go under that easily. Who knows worse care scenario you could get a severance package of some sort our of the deal. And it wouldn't reflect poorly on you when you would have to look for another job vs " the writing was on the wall,". If you do stick it out with them and they do in face go under, you would be out of work for 5 minutes.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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YRC was also going to close, in fact it was such a strong rumor Conway told my dad to lack his bags he is going to be flown around the country looking at their equipment to see if anything was worth buying.

I highly doubt NFI is going any where they just announced they are testing electric trucks next year.

Brian's Comment
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Yeah good point Bobcat, yrc rumors have been going around for awhile now. Most recently heard Xpo has been trying to acquire them but not sure how that would work with a YRC being union.

Jrod's Comment
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Yeah good point Bobcat, yrc rumors have been going around for awhile now. Most recently heard Xpo has been trying to acquire them but not sure how that would work with a YRC being union.

Isn't XPO part of the largest trucking Union in the world?

Brian's Comment
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To my knowledge Xpo is non Union. Bobcat will probably be able to verify that. Ups, ABF, YRC obviously, and Holland I believe are the union freight companies I'm aware of.

Brian's Comment
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Hey Jrod after a quick Google it would appear some xpo yards have voted to join the teamsters but as a whole Xpo is fighting it and has been clashing with them.

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