Abilene Motor Express....A New Place To Call Home

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  1. RebelChick

    RebelChick Road Train Member

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    I did inquire about it, but was told there were no more slots available. Being home every week would be great. Will see if other opportunity I asked about comes to fruition.
     
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  3. ExtremeUnction

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    Finally got my truck out of the shop. First load has me going to Chicago with a pre-loaded reefer that was already on the yard.

    This was the state of the landing gear when I went to hook the trailer:

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  4. Finfn1372

    Finfn1372 Road Train Member

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    Has anybody ever left the yard,went to volvo in Byhalia,and grabbed a load going to Jacksonville,and done it in one driving shift.
     
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  5. JohnBoy

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    Yes. Then Pc’d the 290 miles home.
     
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  6. Finfn1372

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    Which way you go down?
     
  7. JohnBoy

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    Down through Dothan on 231.
     
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  8. JohnBoy

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    Just a little note……Crete just announced another driver raise today. The starting pay without bonus is now .66 per mile maxing out at .71 All trucking companies have their share of BS, but with that kind of pay, it almost makes it bearable. I know, the mega argument, but our parent company is the biggest mega in the country. I just wonder how one company can justify and sustain that type of pay, and others can’t. Maybe it’s not can’t, but won’t.
     
  9. ExtremeUnction

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    The downside of doing that is that you'll be stuck at that Pilot for your 10.
     
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  10. JohnBoy

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    That’s got to be the worst designed Pilot in the country. You can’t even run in to use the bathroom or grab a coffee without getting jammed up.
     
  11. ExtremeUnction

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    First time I went there, I parked in the spots on the side of the fuel isle, where there's nothing in front of the spots but empty curb.

    That was a mistake. That curb doesn't stay empty for long. Gets two-deep sometimes, and you can't get out.

    If I know I'm gonna take a 10 there, I just reserve a spot straight across from the fuel isle so I know I'll have plenty of room to leave when the time comes.

    But mostly I just try to avoid going there if I can.
     
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