After a year away, signed on with Dark Horse Express

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by bigcat1124, Nov 15, 2017.

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    bigcat1124 Heavy Load Member

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    Figured I’d start a new thread since I didn’t notice one on my current employer. I’ve been off the road (OTR) for over a year. After a lot of research, I decided to drive for a small carrier based out of Hendersonville, TN. Plan on doing updates on my adventure just like I did back in my Lessors, Inc days. Was assigned a Kenworth T660 Glider. Very nice truck with all the bells and whistles. Left out yesterday, heading to Arlington, TX and preplanned back from there to Lebanon, TX. More to come....
     
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    I always enjoys these threads! Always exciting to see another company from the drivers actual point of view. I should have done one on mine.
     
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    I've seen them around and adds on Craigslist seem ok
     
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    Was able to unload early today. Got my pick ups made and heading back to TN. Dropping this trailer and picking up a loaded one, heading to Gainesville for a D/H back to TN. First time in a Glider truck and so far, I’m a fan. Pulls like a truck should.
     
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    I did my D/H yesterday in Gainesville. Got my preplan. I drop this Gainesville at PFG in Lebanon and pick up loaded trailer for McKinney PFG, D/H there and head back to Lebanon. Have never done so many D/H pulling reefers. I’m a fan!
     
  6. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    So this company didn't want a refreshers course?
     
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    Nope. I believe since I have no points or tickets on my record. That helped. Small company too. Might have something to do with it. They require 3 years experience.
     
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    pattyj Road Train Member

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    That's awesum!!!!!I didn't think companies like that existed anymore.Most want recent exp.
     
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    We have 25 trucks total with about half being O/O. 90% customer based freight. Was told I’d basically know all the places we go in about 4 weeks or so.
     
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    Made it home this morning from Mckinny. Left out last Tuesday. I turned 4,061 miles for the week on elogs. 717 and 709 the last two days alone. Home till Thursday afternoon. They offered a $250 bonus if you left out on Thursday and I jumped on it. Going back to Mckinny for another D/H run to Lebanon.
     
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