Hirschbach?

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Ron S.'s Comment
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Any Hirscbach drivers here that would be willing to comment on their experience driving for this company? Spoke with a recruiter there today and everything sounded pretty decent. Unfortunately you can't always go by what a recruiter says so am hoping to cross reference here with someone that actually drives (or has driven) with them.

I tried to do a search of the forum before asking but did not get any results. Could be user error. If so apologies in advance.

Thx =)

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Any Hirscbach drivers here that would be willing to comment on their experience driving for this company? Spoke with a recruiter there today and everything sounded pretty decent. Unfortunately you can't always go by what a recruiter says so am hoping to cross reference here with someone that actually drives (or has driven) with them.

I tried to do a search of the forum before asking but did not get any results. Could be user error. If so apologies in advance.

Thx =)

Howdy, Ron~!

Hirschbach has (or was) in the other half's radar back a few (10?) years ago; they still email us. Seemed like a WONDERFUL OTR /reefer company...until they went LEASE (or owner/op) only.

As I said, we have NO direct experience, but the email correspondence we still DO receive, is ... L/P .. L/O ... O/O .. however you slice it. Indeed they DO seem like a FINE company; just looked them up on safer web; pretty decent. Maybe they still 'DO' company drivers; but not according to the 'invites' we get!

Almost 2k power units; saferweb not too bad. Look it up; https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/ link won't work for me; sorry!

All I've got; not much. Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Ron S.'s Comment
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Any Hirscbach drivers here that would be willing to comment on their experience driving for this company? Spoke with a recruiter there today and everything sounded pretty decent. Unfortunately you can't always go by what a recruiter says so am hoping to cross reference here with someone that actually drives (or has driven) with them.

I tried to do a search of the forum before asking but did not get any results. Could be user error. If so apologies in advance.

Thx =)

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Howdy, Ron~!

Hirschbach has (or was) in the other half's radar back a few (10?) years ago; they still email us. Seemed like a WONDERFUL OTR /reefer company...until they went LEASE (or owner/op) only.

As I said, we have NO direct experience, but the email correspondence we still DO receive, is ... L/P .. L/O ... O/O .. however you slice it. Indeed they DO seem like a FINE company; just looked them up on safer web; pretty decent. Maybe they still 'DO' company drivers; but not according to the 'invites' we get!

Almost 2k power units; saferweb not too bad. Look it up; https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/ link won't work for me; sorry!

All I've got; not much. Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

Hi Anne -

Thank you for the response. They do have company driver positions nowadays. And their trucks seem to come with everything except the kitchen sink (TV, fridge, satellite radio, rolling WiFi etc.) They are Internationals however. I've never personally driven an International but the impression that I've gotten from other drivers is that they are not that great....

I guess I am just wondering what the culture there is like and how their dispatch/fleet managers treat their drivers.

-R

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Fleet Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PackRat's Comment
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The smoothest riding and most quiet company tractor I ever had was a 2020 International LT.

Ron S.'s Comment
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The smoothest riding and most quiet company tractor I ever had was a 2020 International LT.

Oh cool. This is the first time I've heard anything good about them. I'm not really a truck snob. As long it can get me up hills and whatnot I'm good for the most part lol....

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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The smoothest riding and most quiet company tractor I ever had was a 2020 International LT.

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Oh cool. This is the first time I've heard anything good about them. I'm not really a truck snob. As long it can get me up hills and whatnot I'm good for the most part lol....

FWIW, husband drives daycab, mostly intrastate here in Ohio; gets the International, on occasion, when one of the MACK's are in for B'service or something of the like. He sure LOVES THAT ole'gal. Really, only a 2018 .. manual. He'd asked to 'keep it' with no luck, this winter session.

~ Anne ~

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

G-Town's Comment
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I have a very good friend driving for Hirshbach on a Dedicated Account.

He can’t say enough good things about them.

Good luck!

Ron S.'s Comment
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I have a very good friend driving for Hirshbach on a Dedicated Account.

He can’t say enough good things about them.

Good luck!

Awesome! Good to know.

I am strongly considering taking a driver position there. They have forced dispatch for company drivers which is a little bit of a concern as I have never had to deal with that. The rationalization is that they guarantee $1000.00 a week so they don't want people turning down loads. Not sure how big of a deal it will be.

G-Town's Comment
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I have a very good friend driving for Hirshbach on a Dedicated Account.

He can’t say enough good things about them.

Good luck!

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Awesome! Good to know.

I am strongly considering taking a driver position there. They have forced dispatch for company drivers which is a little bit of a concern as I have never had to deal with that. The rationalization is that they guarantee $1000.00 a week so they don't want people turning down loads. Not sure how big of a deal it will be.

It’s as big of a deal as you allow it to be.

Good luck.

Ron S.'s Comment
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After a bit of research it seems that forced dispatch is potentially illegal depending on the circumstances.

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/coercion

Guess I'll need to get clarification from the recruiter.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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