Why Do You Stay Driving For Your Company?

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Pay is decent, and I like being paid hourly, though pay is the lowest on my list.

I can take off any time I want, as long as I want, no questions asked. Though if more than 30 days I’ll have to requalify.

If I don’t want to take a load (NYC,, etc) no problem.

I run my clock out every week unless I ask to be home earlier.

Company truly does know your name (even people you’ve never met and don’t know), and treat you like family.

Truly an open door policy with CEO

I am as close to self employed as I can be. I get an appointment time and the rest is up to me. I do get fuel stops but if I fuel elsewhere nothing is said unless I make a habit of it. Route, etc is up to me. I have never even looked at their suggested route in 3 years.

Davy A.'s Comment
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The relationships with the people. They treat me with respect and bend over backwards to accommodate my needs. Things that can be negative like their disorganization can be a benefit too. They let me take charge of my own path and do my own thing, they know I'll get the job done safely rather that waiting for them to get it done.

They have offered to fly me home numerous times if they couldn't get my home times done. Paid me layover pay without question, paid me double miles, bonuses, gave me the truck I wanted and will give me the next one when I'm done with this one.

I'm getting more miles than I can drive at a time when others are starting to sit for days, at least at our terminal. I get a lot of perks and am allowed to skirt policies at times. I'm sure I could find more money elsewhere but I'd miss the flexibility and relationships I've been building here.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Pay is decent, and I like being paid hourly, though pay is the lowest on my list.

I can take off any time I want, as long as I want, no questions asked. Though if more than 30 days I’ll have to requalify.

If I don’t want to take a load (NYC,, etc) no problem.

I run my clock out every week unless I ask to be home earlier.

Company truly does know your name (even people you’ve never met and don’t know), and treat you like family.

Truly an open door policy with CEO

I am as close to self employed as I can be. I get an appointment time and the rest is up to me. I do get fuel stops but if I fuel elsewhere nothing is said unless I make a habit of it. Route, etc is up to me. I have never even looked at their suggested route in 3 years.

The relationships with the people. They treat me with respect and bend over backwards to accommodate my needs. Things that can be negative like their disorganization can be a benefit too. They let me take charge of my own path and do my own thing, they know I'll get the job done safely rather that waiting for them to get it done.

They have offered to fly me home numerous times if they couldn't get my home times done. Paid me layover pay without question, paid me double miles, bonuses, gave me the truck I wanted and will give me the next one when I'm done with this one.

I'm getting more miles than I can drive at a time when others are starting to sit for days, at least at our terminal. I get a lot of perks and am allowed to skirt policies at times. I'm sure I could find more money elsewhere but I'd miss the flexibility and relationships I've been building here.

Both of these, sum up Tom's job, in a nutshell. But for hourly pay; yet it's hard to explain. Maybe Don will help.

Mostly, both of y'all 's LAST PARAGRAPHS/sentences are why Tom's job works for our family unit.

The flex, the DIY of the job.... exactly. He does GOOD, don't get me wrong. There's 'always' supposed better. Some things, you can't put a price tag on. As mentioned!

I'm sure there's more money out there. We hear, we get calls and emails, even WMPF. The flex and freedom is priceless, however, at this point in our lives.

I could elaborate, but .. y'all nutshelled/mirrored our sitch.

~ Anne ~

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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