Quality Logistics LLC

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Slim's Comment
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Hello, I'm looking at getting back into a truck after a three-year break. I previously drove for three years, pulling mostly flatbed and pneumatic trailers. I can't seem to find a flatbed company that will take me since I've been out of a truck for over three years, unless they want me to train for 6 to 10 weeks running as a team at $600.00 week. That scenario just rubs me the wrong way.

I have found a trucking company called Quality Logistics out of Englewood, Colorado pulling dry van trailers. Has anyone had experience with this company?

I really appreciate this website and look forward to your feedback.

Best,

Colorado

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Old School's Comment
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Honestly, I don't think anybody will take you without going through training again. That's standard procedure these days for a driver who has been out of a truck for a while. I'd be very leery of a company willing to just hand you the keys and tell you to take off.

Get over it. Go with someone you really would like to work for. You'll be way better off in the long run. You're being short sighted.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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What is Quality offering you? The details would be helpful.

Cwc's Comment
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If others want you to do some type of retraining and I imagine you've called a few companies, then why is Quality logistics so desperate that they will wave what seems to be the norm? Just a thought. Reading the reviews, some seem happy and some sound like they are doing some sitting.

I didn't look at the size of the company and I don't run west of the Mississippi a lot (even though I'm currently in AZ) I never seen them and don't know who they are, maybe they are big and I just don't know it. But I might be tempted to find a larger carrier that has a large network for freight and if they wanted me to do some retraining for a little while... Do it. In return you might be sitting a little less in this "less freight volume than last year" kinda time.

But others with more experience will weigh in. Just my opinion. Good luck in whichever way you lean towards!

Cwc's Comment
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Old School is on it. Beat me to it.

Slim's Comment
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I appreciate the feedback. I don't have a problem with the training. I know I have some rust to knock off and a lot to learn. I'm surprised that some companies have you run as a team with your trainer. I don't understand how that works with a trainer in the sleeper berth when I'm driving. Also, do people sleeping in the SB going down the road get quality rest? Thanks

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I appreciate the feedback. I don't have a problem with the training. I know I have some rust to knock off and a lot to learn. I'm surprised that some companies have you run as a team with your trainer. I don't understand how that works with a trainer in the sleeper birth when I'm driving. Also, do people sleeping in the SB going down the road get quality rest? Thanks

Some do, some don't. Just depends on the person and if they trust their fellow driver. If the one trying to sleep hears rumble strip noise and lane deviation signal a lot, I imagine sleep would be difficult.

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