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    Quote Originally Posted by runion25 View Post
    let me feel every reading thinking about going to jb hunt or is about to go. you are not even 100% sure you will get the job until you go through orientaton and talk to your investigator. this right up front makes you think you are a prisioner! i went through my 2nd with jb on june 14,2007
    i didnt know that i even had the job until the last day and last hour of orientation! this jb recruiter can say what he wants but i know from experience.
    Well I will come to JBs defense on this one because I dont think it is what the JB guy said. I think he said they are sure of getting a dedicated job if they go through orientation. Maybe I didnt understand him though. We all know those applying for otr arent sure of getting a job at all if they go to orientation. Only about 20% of the applicants get hired. But Roehl did the same when I visited them so I guess most bigger companies do this type of thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jamwadmag View Post
    ....'hunt' in German means 'dog!'
    Actually, a 'Hunt' in German is a tram - transport - used in mining. 'Hund' is dog, though it is pronounced "hoont".

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOne View Post
    YUP, and are you paid when you sit every weekend? Let the others know, please so they don't just think it is me babbling, LOL.


    nope,your right. u do not get paid for setting on weeknds for jb hunt. doesnt matter if you are broke down,laid over because of freight or what ever the problem is. you are their with no-pay. i would rather be home EVERY WEEKEND with my family and friends

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    you know it doesnt matter what company you go too, you are going to have trouble and problems with them all! they all have their good points and bad points, no matter what you do! like someone on here said before you gotta find what suites you and stick with it. the good, the bad and the ugly.i feel all truckers are after the same thing,
    1.) good home time with family and friends
    2.) a good paycheck to live on
    3.) and the respect that we all deserve.

    these dispatchers (fleet managers) are mostly home everyday and off on the weekends while us ( the american trucker) are out their hauling friehgt to keep america going, away from everything and a good home cooked meal and a nice bed. but thats the life of a trucker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runion25 View Post
    nope,your right. u do not get paid for setting on weeknds for jb hunt. doesnt matter if you are broke down,laid over because of freight or what ever the problem is. you are their with no-pay. i would rather be home EVERY WEEKEND with my family and friends
    I would like to know what company pays you on the weekend if freight is slow, I work for Crete and they don't although the longest I have had to wait is 1.5 days to get loaded.

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    let me give you a perfect example of jb hunt. i picked a load up in montgomery,al on thursday morning (9:00 am) and the load didnt deliver until monday in kansas city,mo until monday at noon. i was sitting in kansas city,mo on friday the following day with like 5 hrs left to run, instead of letting me drop the load at the yard in kansas city or any other location i sat on it until monday until noon and delivered the load. on friday i was setting on 1200 miles for the week when i go to kc,mo i sat the rest of friday and all day saturday and sunday and didnt deliver until monday which i just had a 34 hr restart on the monday and tuesday b-4. it is like this all the time with jb and anyone who drives for them or has drove for them knows what i am talking about.

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    most companys (that is any good) wont leave you setting if you had hours to run. they wanna make money just like you, but no ol' jb their a different breed of monkey all their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stranger View Post


    PERSONAL NOTE:
    I am in the process of ending my trucking career. I have been local for some time now, and I am ready to end that. The company I work for has been bought out by people who think drivers are the lowest form of life on earth. We company drivers don't deal directly with the new management, but we still have to put up with their crap.

    What gets me is the way they treat the OTR drivers that come to pick up. Many will wait 8-10 hours to get loaded. Some wait till the next day. When it rains the drivers have to walk through red mud to get to dispatch. One of the employees offered to bring gravel out with his own dump truck, and only charge his cost, in order to make a decent path for the drivers to walk on. The owner said no.

    No drinks, food, or bathrooms for the drivers. No drivers anywhere in the plant except an 8X6 room, and then just long enough to check in. They finally did put up a porta-john next to the driveway for the drivers to use. It's in the hot sun, and gets well over 100 degrees in there daily.

    This is a multi-country, large corporation. The owner is a real butt hole. as are his cronies.

    I've had enough. And people like Mr. JB Recruiter don't make me want to stay in this profession.
    You could always have a backing problem, cause some serious damage. Sure, he'll fire you, but he's going to be eating insurance payments for years.

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    i think everyone has days where they cant back. then their days you hit the hole everytime

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    I'm going to put this here because I know people will see it. Maybe I missed something but WHERE THE HECK IS TURBOTRUCKER? I figured for sure he would be jumping on this one.

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