A dramatic turn for the worse

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

  1. Starboyjim

    Starboyjim Road Train Member

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    Not to be trolling, but my life has been a lot more fun since I stopped expecting anything from people I don't know. I no longer expect warm fuzzy love from anybody. Truck stops, all rip us off. Shippers and consignees, we're just a tool for them to move their product from A to B. And it's OK, because when I'm rolling down some open road, listening to Old Time radio or playing CD's, it's just me and my old blue Freightliner, and that's just fine with me. I guess what I'm saying is, my life is a lot better since I quit giving a @$%# about what other people say or do.
     
  2. Mick from gaffney

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    I hear ya on Barr Nunn becoming more corporate and less driver friendly.
    Those USPS, UPS, dhl , and FedEx loads pay (the company) very well.
    If a driver wants to run hard they can make decent money.
    I'm not greedy. I'll give my company about 8-10 hrs of driving and about an hour or so on duty, but I'm not killing myself beyond that.
    I ran for them 2 1/2 years and for the first 2 they treated me great.
    I run much better late in the day and all night. ( im not a morning person) i only seen NE a handful of times, new Jersey was about once a month, and the rest of that ,time was the south and midwest.
    However starting around the fall of 2012 they seemed to get greedy, and started to push me up and down the i-95 corridor, and my relaxed evening schedule became way too erratic, dealing with morning and evening rush hours.
    I dealt with it for a while, but this was not what I had signed up for, and I began to get opinionated.
    This ruffled their feathers and they really started nitpicking and micro managing me.
    There were some really good people at their Charlotte and Manchester yards.
     
  3. Dominick253

    Dominick253 Heavy Load Member

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    Remember there's thousands upon thousands of trucking companies. So some research and apply and I'm sure you can find a better outfit to work for. My first two companies were horrible. No safety. They got mad at me... because I drive the speed limit, wanted me to drive a truck with the maxi dragging on the ground. But I assure you there are still a few good companies to work for out there.
     
  4. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    Please spell out what constitutes 'decent money' in your book.

    Some people consider $500 per week to be 'decent money'. Others don't.

    Let's have some real numbers? How much money, for how many hours per week?
     
  5. Mick from gaffney

    Mick from gaffney Bobtail Member

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    3 years ago I was averaging 42k a year, plus bonuses of about 2k yearly. I had at least 4 1/2 to 5 days off plus usually a 34hr reset between home time.
    I did not have hazmat, and just took my time...no tailgating, no speeding tickets.
     
  6. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    So, $44K / year, working on average a 50 hour week, and 6 nights away from home?
     
  7. Mick from gaffney

    Mick from gaffney Bobtail Member

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    Negative on the 6 nights away. I drove about 2 weeks (meaning 12-15 days), and took about 2-3 days off, then drove About 2 more weeks and took another 2-3 days off. If my hours were running low I'd request a 34restart, which sometimes was at home, but more than likely at a truck friendly hotel.
     
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  8. HardlyWorkingNeverHome

    HardlyWorkingNeverHome Heavy Load Member

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    That couldn't be at Barr Nunn. I left there making $71,000 a year running just like that. I might go back as an O/O if Landstar doesn't work out. The revenue at Barr Nunn as an O/O isn't the best, but it is consistent and they work with the O/O when they are having problems.
     
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  9. Mick from gaffney

    Mick from gaffney Bobtail Member

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    OK, that's your fantasy, I was a company driver. What I stated about how I ran and what I earned is fact..good or bad in your book.
     
  10. desperado75

    desperado75 Light Load Member

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    sure it changed a lot since I was there in 04 went from making 28 cpm to 35 cpm and taking home $600 less a month. not to mention they shorted miles back then and I even talked to Bob a couple times about it but had to leave after 4 months couldn't afford to drive for him. do they still have Pella doors and windows. I notice they lost a few of the accounts they had back then like jc penny future..
     
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