Why Do You Stay Driving For Your Company?

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Chief Brody's Comment
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1) Too lazy to look for another carrier.

2) My FM treats me very well. Good loads and many miles. Keeps me rolling.

3) Pay is what I need.

4) Tractors and trailers are relatively new and well maintained.

4) Now that I have this dedicated account it's almost too easy.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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We have the same little green wagon. Came from tractor supply. Tires were junk. Harbor freight has much better ones for a good price.

And if you have an axle on the wagon, and need new wheels/tires, HF also sells replacement wheels. That's where I get my replacement wheelbarrow tires.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Rainy (Kearsey!) You're a riot! I gotta agree with you there; it's nice to be 'well known' for the right reasons, even if it IS for being the squeaky wheel, hahaha! We enjoy that, too.

Laura; Okay, Agreed. I know, your priorities HAVE switched up a bit; and some of us know why, hahaha!! ;) ... but if you got put in a 61 mph truck for a dent on your trailer, like May did to our Mr. CMV , would you stay ?!?

Steve L., those pix are why I 'almost' miss Florida enough to go back, but then, there's this:

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Also Steve; where DID you get that wagon?!? We had a similar yellow one (smaller, w/plastic wheels) and we used it for firewood, and we LOVED it, until the wheels gave up their 4 ghosts... totally similar design. Are your wheels real 'tires?' or just...plastic? I'd love to buy that same one.

And all y'all else.. good thread! Stay safe;

Happy Easter!

~ Anne ~

You’re right; can’t beat being around youthful exuberance.

I honestly don’t remember where we got the wagon. It’s probably 20 years old. Yes, it has real tires. Every once in a while I have to put air in them, it’s a great wagon. Occasionally I’ll disconnect the handle and hitch it to the lawn tractor for heavy loads.

Thanks y’all for engaging me. I hope your Easter is filled with JOY! 😎

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dean R.'s Comment
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I'm on my way back to Schneider after extended time at home to care for a family member. Whether I go back to Walmart Dedicated (Tues thru Sat) or Edwardsville, IL. Regional (Mon thru Fri, maybe Sat am) I'll be in good company. Never had a commute - always parked at my local Walmart store. Both the Walmart DC and Edwardsville OC are more than two hours away from my home.

Loved the orientation and on-boarding. The people I worked with at both locations were honest and upfront. Never had an issue with adjusting my days at home when I asked. They understood why I need to be home for an extended period and were grateful when I reached out to get back in the saddle.

Dean

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.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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We have the same little green wagon. Came from tractor supply. Tires were junk. Harbor freight has much better ones for a good price.

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And if you have an axle on the wagon, and need new wheels/tires, HF also sells replacement wheels. That's where I get my replacement wheelbarrow tires.

Thanks y’all for engaging me. I hope your Easter is filled with JOY! 😎

Thanks, to ALL, about the wagon info! Harbor Freight it is!

Have a great Easter, everyone!

~ Anne & Tom ~

Pianoman's Comment
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My company (generally) treats me amazing. Good culture, good pay a reasonable schedule with all weekends off, good equipment. I’ve thought about leaving in the future for better pay but the pay is good enough I can’t complain and I truly love my job and the good outweighs the negative by a lot so I don’t see myself leaving anytime soon unless something major in my life changes

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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My company (generally) treats me amazing. Good culture, good pay a reasonable schedule with all weekends off, good equipment. I’ve thought about leaving in the future for better pay but the pay is good enough I can’t complain and I truly love my job and the good outweighs the negative by a lot so I don’t see myself leaving anytime soon unless something major in my life changes

Same here, Paul. Same here. It's an 'honor' to have WMPF reach out to Tom; just kinda comfy in the 'skin we's in!'

Happy Easter, to you & the missus!

~ Anne & Tom ~

1) Too lazy to look for another carrier.

2) My FM treats me very well. Good loads and many miles. Keeps me rolling.

3) Pay is what I need.

4) Tractors and trailers are relatively new and well maintained.

4) Now that I have this dedicated account it's almost too easy.

All. The. Above. Ditto!! (Or Tritto ?!?)

Chief Brody; the last thing YOU are is lazy, good sir. You (as have a many up in here, ) have moved MOUNTAINS to get where you are. I'm always impressed; and I'm happy for you, having had Rich and Dale ... to follow their lead. You DO rock, good sir!

Happy Easter to you & yours, as well!

~ Anne & Tom ~

I'm on my way back to Schneider after extended time at home to care for a family member. Whether I go back to Walmart Dedicated (Tues thru Sat) or Edwardsville, IL. Regional (Mon thru Fri, maybe Sat am) I'll be in good company. Never had a commute - always parked at my local Walmart store. Both the Walmart DC and Edwardsville OC are more than two hours away from my home.

Loved the orientation and on-boarding. The people I worked with at both locations were honest and upfront. Never had an issue with adjusting my days at home when I asked. They understood why I need to be home for an extended period and were grateful when I reached out to get back in the saddle.

Dean

Good to see YOU back around, Dean! Ya know, a company that accommodates it's people like you've experienced, is 'BAD ARSKE' in my/our book! Stick around & keep SHARING! We've missed ya!

Happy Easter to you & yours!

~ Anne & Tom ~

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.

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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I originally worked for Schneider my first 8 months. Equipment breakdowns and breakdown pay of $64 per day finally had me throw in the towel. I had 9 breakdowns in the last 4 months. During those last 4 months I grossed less than $7,000.

Now I work for a much smaller company and they are a refreshing contrast to my last and first company. My DM is a former driver and understands the challenges of driving. They have great pay and performance bonuses. Great mileages per assignment and liberal schedules.

Very happy so far.

Dm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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I originally worked for Schneider my first 8 months. Equipment breakdowns and breakdown pay of $64 per day finally had me throw in the towel. I had 9 breakdowns in the last 4 months. During those last 4 months I grossed less than $7,000.

Now I work for a much smaller company and they are a refreshing contrast to my last and first company. My DM is a former driver and understands the challenges of driving. They have great pay and performance bonuses. Great mileages per assignment and liberal schedules.

Very happy so far.

Fully on board with you there. Back in 20 ot something; SNI wouldn't hire Tom for a seat belt violation, in a PV. Sadly, he HAD it on, until he pulled up to the pumps. Dang OSHP!

You & Tom's companies are around the same # of tractors.

I'm happy YOU'VE found your niche' as well. If I can ONLY get my dang rotator cuff's tear back to full ROM .... it'll be MY turn!

~ Anne & Tom ~

Dm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Moe's Comment
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Because to me the pay is great for my needs and looking for a new job sucks…….more so the second part……

Just curious to see what keeps y'all at the current company?

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