A dramatic turn for the worse

Discussion in 'Barr-Nunn' started by Young_Gun, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Young_Gun

    Young_Gun Light Load Member

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    It wasn't like that when I first started. As someone stated here; it was an amazing company to work for about a year and a half ago.

    When Knight transportation bought them... It started to slowly change, and just built upon it. When the owners retired (about 2 months ago) that's when I felt the change, like a bag of bricks.

    I don't want to come off as someone who is known for jumping jobs at the first sign of trouble, and I'll try to make it work, but from how I was treated yesterday made it absolutely clear this was now mega carrier and that I have no business being here.

    ---- religion talk coming, abort while you can! ------


    You've been warned,

    I believe in God. Not like most (not a bible belt kinda person). I believe when we pray for strength; God doesn't give us strength but rather the opportunity to be strong. When I ask for courage, He gives me the opportunity to be courageous.

    When I ask for a chance to better my life, He gives me the opportunity. That is how I choose to see this. As truckers we have sacrificed way to much: Health, relationships, and time. I believe, for me, this is God perhaps giving me the opportunity to change my life for the better.

    I still have both of my GI Bills (Montgomery and post 9/11) and have enough in savings to get me by for a few months with a part time job to supplement my income I believe I'll try for my B.S. And become something I've wanted to befom sense the 6th grade: a teacher.

    I thank God for this opportunity and I hope I don't waste it. Amen.
     
  2. Young_Gun

    Young_Gun Light Load Member

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    No, good outfit?
     
  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Don't know if they're good or not.
    They're policy seems to be they hire experienced driver only.
    One new CDL grad posted they hired him to drive box trucks and might put him in big trucks after he gains experience on the road. Seems fair.
    Probably worth the drive to check them out face to face. Website looks ok.
     
  4. HardlyWorkingNeverHome

    HardlyWorkingNeverHome Heavy Load Member

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    Man you've got a twisted sense of what was going on back then. We only had about 30 unseated new trucks that sat 6 months back in '09. The fleet widdled down to around 350 units and now it's back around 520.

    Knight has nothing to do with how things are run at Barr Nunn. I feel Young Guns frustration. Everyone here is frustrated with a certain customer that we are trying to service. I hate it. This customer treats drivers with zero respect. They show zero respect for our time.

    I think Young Gun put his foot down one too many times. This time they said take it or leave it I think. Florida is tough to get back to OTR. ESPECIALLY, with this new freight we are working out and loosing another that was actually good freight after looking back at it.

    I've made the most money I've ever made these last three weeks. That being said I'd rather make $300 less per week than have to deal with this customer unless things get addressed.

    Sorry Young Gun,
    Hope things turn out well.
     
  5. Fajo

    Fajo The Dark Knight

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    This is very true, right now Knight acts kind of like a bank for Bar-Nunn. Knight has stated over and over again they dont want to mess with Bar-Nunn and don't really seem interested in doing anything with it other the taking $$ off the top for their "investment" into it.
     
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  6. hunted

    hunted Medium Load Member

    Sorry to hear that. Perfect example just how most companies are now. There is no loyalty anymore because they don't care about the worker. They don't care if morale is down. You don't even need to perform well anymore it really does not help anymore to go the extra mile and to do them favors. If you ever had a problem on the road they will most likely burn you than try to work with you and keep you its a very sad time that we live in now my friends it shouldn't have ever gotten this bad
     
  7. 6wheeler

    6wheeler Road Train Member

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    This is one of the main reason I took a credit card 6 years ago and bought my own truck. There are so many companies that crap all over top of the drivers, while the hard working office jockeys that have never driven a truck decide how to run things. Among getting paid better than the drivers with better hours is one of them.

    I wish there was more OO out here to give the big money companies some competition
     
  8. FreightlinerGuy

    FreightlinerGuy Medium Load Member

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    What customer? I'd be interested in hearing whether it's someone I know or not.
     
  9. Fajo

    Fajo The Dark Knight

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    I can name a few for refeer. Walmart, Americold, Safeway, Smiths, Albertsons and good old King supa! All of these are bottom feeder customers that I absolutely hate to deliver to. Zero respect for drivers and takes them FOREVER to get anything done.
     
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  10. mr.speaker

    mr.speaker Light Load Member

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    Probably Amazon. I remember when I was with Covenant and got put on the the Amazon/ups/fed-ex dedicated runs..We used to dread going to Amazon !! Great money but horrible place to deal with
     
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