Barr Nun Drivers

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Ronn's Comment
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Hey guys ! Anyone from Barr nunn here? I would like to know the pros and cons, im planning to move to another company. Thanks!

PJ's Comment
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All I know is they are owned by Knight. I see them mostly in the midwest

Tractor Man's Comment
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Ron, How long have you been at your current Company? Why are you considering leaving? Could you tell us who you currently drive for? Give us some more specific info. There is lots of good advice on this forum. ( And a bit of not so good advice), but we try!

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Ronn's Comment
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Sure, I been working for J.B. Hunt for about a year, I started making 2300 2500 miles a week and that was perfect for me, always on time, always ready for my next order before doing my 10 hr reset, but all of a sudden they started to cut miles to the drivers, so now I barely make 1600 to 1700 miles a week, I spoke with the manager about it but you know how that is, the answer was “ I’m gonna do my best, promise”, talking with other drivers they are in the same situation, this is for Amazon account, I asked for other accounts but are full, so I guess is time to move on

PJ's Comment
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How long has the lower miles been?? This business has cycles. Honestly in many companies it is feast or famine. That’s the industry not any particular company. JB Hunt is huge. Do you really think it will be better elsewhere??. IF you leave there you will be starting over from scratch. Is that really in your long term best interest??. We are all different with different needs. It is very easy to get frustrated and say, screw it I’ll go elsewhere. I’m sure with a good record you could go to another company in a matter of days if you wish. Companies are cutting each others throats to get drivers. BUT is the hassle of changing insurance, and all the other prehire stuff worth it. All companies are experiencing the same lower volume right now. We have to look at the bigger picture on decisions like these. As a new driver in a company you will have to prove yourself all over, which means you will get lower miles if there isn’t enough loads to go around. My company has a predictable down time. It’s just before thanksgiving until the middle of jan. It happens every year. I plan ahead for it. Save up cash and take alot of time off during that period Just my thoughts, best wishes in your decision.

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During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Ronn's Comment
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Your right maybe I should give it a second thought. Thanks for the advice !

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Ronn, talking about second thoughts, don't hesitate to talk to your manager a second or third time. Not in a complaining way, but more like "Coach!, I'm ready! Put me in, I can do more!"

Mik D.'s Comment
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Sure, I been working for J.B. Hunt for about a year, I started making 2300 2500 miles a week and that was perfect for me, always on time, always ready for my next order before doing my 10 hr reset, but all of a sudden they started to cut miles to the drivers, so now I barely make 1600 to 1700 miles a week, I spoke with the manager about it but you know how that is, the answer was “ I’m gonna do my best, promise”, talking with other drivers they are in the same situation, this is for Amazon account, I asked for other accounts but are full, so I guess is time to move on

My company switched me from Amazon dedicated to OTR because They said Amazon lowered the pay rate per mile for there accounts to low for company to afford, and, in many conversations with Amazon personnel before switch, they are starting their own fleet, they are picking current employees to do to CDL school, and JB Hint I heard was suppose to be the mainstay to carry loads until that happens...

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.

Ronn's Comment
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Yeah that’s what I thought, I saw these blue volvo single cab amazon trucks in some amazon facilities in NJ, i guess I’m gonna try to move to another account in the same company and if not possible then look for another company. Thanks everyone for your feedback !

Rick S.'s Comment
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Sure, I been working for J.B. Hunt for about a year, I started making 2300 2500 miles a week and that was perfect for me, always on time, always ready for my next order before doing my 10 hr reset, but all of a sudden they started to cut miles to the drivers, so now I barely make 1600 to 1700 miles a week, I spoke with the manager about it but you know how that is, the answer was “ I’m gonna do my best, promise”, talking with other drivers they are in the same situation, this is for Amazon account, I asked for other accounts but are full, so I guess is time to move on

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My company switched me from Amazon dedicated to OTR because They said Amazon lowered the pay rate per mile for there accounts to low for company to afford, and, in many conversations with Amazon personnel before switch, they are starting their own fleet, they are picking current employees to do to CDL school, and JB Hint I heard was suppose to be the mainstay to carry loads until that happens...

Amazon is making a lot of moves into their own trucks and distro. Latest, they are offering employees financing and startup costs to get their own Ram Promasters and contract as delivery drivers. They'll likely do similar with a TT Fleet - forcing folks to lease tractors and haul amazon trailers. Bezo's loves to control EVERYTHING, this takes folks from being employees with bene's, to contractors. This is all for the billionaires financial benefit, and he ain't doing anyone else any favors.

Rick

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.

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