Regional Companies Florida Panhandle?

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BK's Comment
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Neek,long time no see! Also glad you’ve maintained such a stellar record.

Experienced drivers are always needed here, to help us newer ones learn. Don’t leave for so long again or Anne will change the locks. Lol

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Neek,long time no see! Also glad you’ve maintained such a stellar record.

Experienced drivers are always needed here, to help us newer ones learn. Don’t leave for so long again or Anne will change the locks. Lol

BK;

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You crack me UP !!! I've no clue WHY you so think I've got the keys to the castle; pretty sure only Brett does! I'm thinking G'Town may have the spare, though . . . !

~ Anne ~

ps: I DO agree on the first sentence of that paragraph, however! dancing-dog.gif

NeeklODN's Comment
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Well I got a call from one of the aforementioned companies saying 100k+ and home weekends. Their yard is about 45 mins from my house and can bobtail truck home most likely. Smallish private fleet. Sounds promising but more investigation is necessary. Will update!

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

NeeklODN's Comment
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Neek,long time no see! Also glad you’ve maintained such a stellar record.

Experienced drivers are always needed here, to help us newer ones learn. Don’t leave for so long again or Anne will change the locks. Lol

*Bows slowly* thanks

NeeklODN's Comment
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Hello! Some of you may remember me when I used to post a bit while still a rookie. Well, now I have about four and a half years experience with zero accidents, zero citations, zero anything on any report LOL. I guess I'm in a position where I can be a little picky so I am looking for something home weekly or even throughout the week that still pays great. Currently hauling gasoline with x endorsement. I have already looked into groen**** transportation, Schneider national dedicated tanker, Martin transportation, and a few others. Anybody have a lead on something good? I'm trying to find the company I can retire at.

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NEEK !!!! OF COURSE, we remember you!!

Why no luck with Groen'd ?? They're pretty elite, actually! Anything w/QC (Quality Carriers) if you want tanks?

Marten, or MarTIN? Have you looked into Cypress? Keen AND Keim are that way, also.

Another company housed in Michigan (yards in Ohio) recently spread their wings to Florida, as well, Equity Transport.

You could also check D.M. Bowman, Earl Henderson, Hogan Transport, and Schugel.

I spent 26 years in Florida growing up (yeah, I'm old!) and good ole' Lester Coggins (my fam's roots) is long gone. LCT .. in Okahumpka!

There's also Florida Beauty Express, Navajo, .. I'll think more later!!

Good to see you stop back, good sir! Whatever works, let us know!!!

Best always,

~ Anne ~

Yeah I'm starting to wonder if the groen recruiter was maybe "ill informed" shall I say. And thanks for the kind words Anne! I'm very proud of my clean record considering I've done quite a lot of local work and been in some places/situations that some truckers might just fall over and die on the spot lol. Like backing a lowboy trailer with a 12' wide, 35 tonne excavator on it through an opening that was 12' 4" off a main road with 0 traffic control. 🥺 Oh while also avoiding the drainage ditches on either side of the road. Lol.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

NeeklODN's Comment
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Neek! Long time no see. So glad to hear you are still doing well.

Obviously I'd throw Walmart into that list as well. However, the southeast market is pretty locked up for drivers. Not many openings in the wmpf down there. However, if you were so lucky as to get in, they're certainly a company to retire from. You'll start out over 100k easy.

Good to see you again.

Yeah hey turtle

Walmart seems to be the dream job from literally everything I've read/watched. Why is Walmart so far ahead of everyone else?

NeeklODN's Comment
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Am I aiming too high you think with my experience level?

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I wouldn’t say aiming too high. But, high paying trucking jobs are a challenge in the panhandle. I agree on the Schneider tanker, I’ve considered it as well.

Have you looked into the Ruan (Publix contract) that operates out of Marianna? I don’t know what they pay.

I drive for RBI and I’m certain the pay wouldn’t be what you’re getting for tanker. I’ve considered Wright, CIS, S&M & others. It really comes down to whatever the balance is you want. I’m too close to retirement, with great home time, accumulated vacation, to seriously look at starting over.

You could also look into Hackney in Milton. I believe that’s box truck, food service but I might be wrong.

Coca Cola in Pensacola seems always looking for large store drivers. I spoke with them once and it seemed a good opportunity; just deliver to the store, unload their pallets and go onto the next. Someone else does all the down stacking.

I’ll keep my eyes & ears open.

It doesn't seem like ruan is currently hiring in my area but thanks for all those suggestions! I've got a few good leads will let y'all know what happens.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Am I aiming too high you think with my experience level?

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I wouldn’t say aiming too high. But, high paying trucking jobs are a challenge in the panhandle. I agree on the Schneider tanker, I’ve considered it as well.

Have you looked into the Ruan (Publix contract) that operates out of Marianna? I don’t know what they pay.

I drive for RBI and I’m certain the pay wouldn’t be what you’re getting for tanker. I’ve considered Wright, CIS, S&M & others. It really comes down to whatever the balance is you want. I’m too close to retirement, with great home time, accumulated vacation, to seriously look at starting over.

You could also look into Hackney in Milton. I believe that’s box truck, food service but I might be wrong.

Coca Cola in Pensacola seems always looking for large store drivers. I spoke with them once and it seemed a good opportunity; just deliver to the store, unload their pallets and go onto the next. Someone else does all the down stacking.

I’ll keep my eyes & ears open.

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It doesn't seem like ruan is currently hiring in my area but thanks for all those suggestions! I've got a few good leads will let y'all know what happens.

Famous last words ?!?!?!

Still waiting, NEEK !!! We miss ya, man.

~ Anne ~

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Papa Pig's Comment
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Might want to try these guys out. Most of the drivers I have talked too are pretty happy with them.

NeeklODN's Comment
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**update**

Just by sheer coincidence, the job I've that's been on my radar for over a year happened to open up. I woke up from a nap and unlocked my phone and it was right there lol. Interviewed and got the offer. It's local work so I know all the real truckers won't like it but basically 5days 55 hours a week with a salary of 360 a day. Shiiiii. Hauling that golden firewater (gas and/or diesel) to gas stations which I'm currently already doing anyway. Same job. Different company. I'm super "pumped" for this.

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