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Ben's Comment
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Well here we are. It’s Dec. 3, and I have to load Friday morning down in New Ulm, and deliver on Monday morning. The kicker in all this is that I’ll have to sit half the day Saturday, and all day Sunday without getting paid. When asked if there is anyway to get layover pay my boss just said they probably wont pay anyways because its on the weekend. All I can say is outch!

What I wanted to ask is if there are any drivers on here who drive for Bynum or gypsum express. I do have a non-hazardous tanker endorsement. The other option I was thinking about was going with flatbed. Again I don’t know anything about flatbed because my last years have been all dryvan/refer. I’m not complaining just trying to talk about my situation is all I want to do.

Thank you for reading & Merry christmas,

Dryvan:

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.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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Yes there is a way to get layover pay, however, that way is to ask your boss for layover pay and since you say he said no then I'm gonna say you won't get it. You can look at the bright side though, this will be a good 34 hour reset and you will start with a fresh 70 hour clock. Find something fun to do in the area you will be resetting and enjoy the time off. I'm guessing you run on recaps. I run all week and sit part of Saturday and all of Sunday every week then start with a fresh 70 Monday morning. However if my Saturday delivery is messed up and I sit till monday with the load I generally get layover even though I was going to reset anyways just for my trouble and wasted time monday delivering. Good luck and Merry Christmas.

Rob T.'s Comment
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What city are you delivering the load to? Maybe there's somewhere you can stop along the way and get a reset in and be a tourist for the day. Unfortunately there isn't a whole lot to do in New Ulm this time of year, especially with covid shutdowns and I can't think of many truck parking options there anyways. I know they have a large festival, the Bavarian Blast over the summer. Also. My grandpa (R.I.P.) used to go to New Ulm for their homing pigeon races.

Are you currently driving for a smaller company, or who do you drive for?

I only mention this because you're inquiring about changing jobs. Assuming you're still in St Joseph MN as profile says, Have you considered checking out Coborns in St Cloud? I drive for a subsidiary of Hyvee and absolutely love it. I can't speak for Coborns payscale but we're paid extremely well where I'm at. My employer pays us hourly, Hyvee pays their drivers mile/stop, last I heard Supervalu/ UNFI (Hopkins) pays hourly as well. It would likely get you home daily or near daily if that's your goal.

TCB's Comment
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Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Ben's Comment
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What city are you delivering the load to? Maybe there's somewhere you can stop along the way and get a reset in and be a tourist for the day. Unfortunately there isn't a whole lot to do in New Ulm this time of year, especially with covid shutdowns and I can't think of many truck parking options there anyways. I know they have a large festival, the Bavarian Blast over the summer. Also. My grandpa (R.I.P.) used to go to New Ulm for their homing pigeon races.

Are you currently driving for a smaller company, or who do you drive for?

I only mention this because you're inquiring about changing jobs. Assuming you're still in St Joseph MN as profile says, Have you considered checking out Coborns in St Cloud? I drive for a subsidiary of Hyvee and absolutely love it. I can't speak for Coborns payscale but we're paid extremely well where I'm at. My employer pays us hourly, Hyvee pays their drivers mile/stop, last I heard Supervalu/ UNFI (Hopkins) pays hourly as well. It would likely get you home daily or near daily if that's your goal.

Hi Rob! I’m delivering to Knoxville, TN. I’ll be staying in Carriesville, TN at the TA there. It’s about 45min. North of knoxville, TN

Ben's Comment
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What city are you delivering the load to? Maybe there's somewhere you can stop along the way and get a reset in and be a tourist for the day. Unfortunately there isn't a whole lot to do in New Ulm this time of year, especially with covid shutdowns and I can't think of many truck parking options there anyways. I know they have a large festival, the Bavarian Blast over the summer. Also. My grandpa (R.I.P.) used to go to New Ulm for their homing pigeon races.

Are you currently driving for a smaller company, or who do you drive for?

I only mention this because you're inquiring about changing jobs. Assuming you're still in St Joseph MN as profile says, Have you considered checking out Coborns in St Cloud? I drive for a subsidiary of Hyvee and absolutely love it. I can't speak for Coborns payscale but we're paid extremely well where I'm at. My employer pays us hourly, Hyvee pays their drivers mile/stop, last I heard Supervalu/ UNFI (Hopkins) pays hourly as well. It would likely get you home daily or near daily if that's your goal.

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Hi Rob! I’m delivering to Knoxville, TN. I’ll be staying in Carriesville, TN at the TA there. It’s about 45min. North of knoxville, TN

I mean the TA @ pioneer, TN

PackRat's Comment
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Get a rental and go check out Civil War battle sites.

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