J & R Schugel And Others...

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Wile E.'s Comment
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Does anyone here have any experience with these carriers?

J&R Schugel

A2B Synchronized Services

Butler Transport

Leonard's Express

BK's Comment
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Mr PackRat drives for Schugel.

Wile E.'s Comment
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Mr PackRat drives for Schugel.

Thanks! Hopefully he will see this and share his insights.

PackRat's Comment
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What?!?!?

PackRat's Comment
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Shoot me specific questions because I'm not going to just randomly type out my company history, experiences, and my thoughts.

Wile E.'s Comment
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Shoot me specific questions because I'm not going to just randomly type out my company history, experiences, and my thoughts.

Yeah, my prior post was poorly worded, wasn't it? My apologies.

Where are their primary routes? Do they do a good job maintaining their equipment? Do they run NYC? If so, is that forced dispatch? Rider/pet policy?

Thanks!

PackRat's Comment
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We run all over the lower 48, both dry and refer.

There is a pet policy with a deposit. Under 40 lbs, non-viscous breeds, shot records. Deposit can come out in installments. I can't recall the amount, though, but $400 or less?

Rider policy is any minor relative above age 8, or anyone over 18 non-relative. Insurance for a rider is $8 per day, or $39 for a month. Yeah....do the math on that.

We do have "forced dispatch", but not for NYC Burroughs. The closest I've come to the northeast is NJ and PA. My dispatcher keeps me out of there because I whine, cry, and complain so much it's not worth it to him.

Maintenance is really good, although we only have four terminals. Some shops are better than others. Some stuff I have to stay on them about.

RANDOM THOUGHTS: I had to fight with Operations and Safety to get issued tire chains. I finally won. Driver and outward cameras. Mine rarely activates because I try to drive as a professional. 65 mph pedal/67 mph on cruise. No Blue Beacon account, no fridge, no fuel bonus. I love my APU when it operates correctly (95% of the time). 1800 watt inverter purchased from the company. I got mine used for $50, including installation. We are going to ALL dark blue trucks starting now. Not happy about that. Pay is okay in that I've made more and I've made less. Loads are never paid for the actual miles. It's always from 8 to 15% short. No rhyme or reason to it, but count on 10% of your driving as a donation. I love my truck!

I like it here 90% of the time most weeks.

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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.

Dispatcher:

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.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Wile E.'s Comment
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We run all over the lower 48, both dry and refer.

There is a pet policy with a deposit. Under 40 lbs, non-viscous breeds, shot records. Deposit can come out in installments. I can't recall the amount, though, but $400 or less?

Rider policy is any minor relative above age 8, or anyone over 18 non-relative. Insurance for a rider is $8 per day, or $39 for a month. Yeah....do the math on that.

We do have "forced dispatch", but not for NYC Burroughs. The closest I've come to the northeast is NJ and PA. My dispatcher keeps me out of there because I whine, cry, and complain so much it's not worth it to him.

Maintenance is really good, although we only have four terminals. Some shops are better than others. Some stuff I have to stay on them about.

RANDOM THOUGHTS: I had to fight with Operations and Safety to get issued tire chains. I finally won. Driver and outward cameras. Mine rarely activates because I try to drive as a professional. 65 mph pedal/67 mph on cruise. No Blue Beacon account, no fridge, no fuel bonus. I love my APU when it operates correctly (95% of the time). 1800 watt inverter purchased from the company. I got mine used for $50, including installation. We are going to ALL dark blue trucks starting now. Not happy about that. Pay is okay in that I've made more and I've made less. Loads are never paid for the actual miles. It's always from 8 to 15% short. No rhyme or reason to it, but count on 10% of your driving as a donation. I love my truck!

I like it here 90% of the time most weeks.

0254203001655412981.jpg

Thank you for the info! Very much appreciated!

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.

Dispatcher:

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.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

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