Am I complaining too much?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by ProtectiveEdge, Jan 19, 2022.

  1. ProtectiveEdge

    ProtectiveEdge Bobtail Member

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    I work on a dedicated account in the midwest for a great company where I get 1.5 days off a week and 52 checks of a base salary of $1350 a week + bonuses as a w2 company driver. Last year I made $78k.

    The only issue I have is the fact every single load assignment I receive is less than 600 miles long, almost always a live unload in the middle of the night, the unloaders take 5 hours to unload, and I'll only have 1 business day to get there so I pretty much do 5 live unloads a week. It's starting to take a toll on me after 1.5 years of doing it, but I don't want to work for cpm or go in extremely dangerous areas like Wyoming or Colorado.

    I was looking to get unbiased opinions. Am I just being a ##### about this? Should I be grateful for income I receive and just suck it up? Or should I go back to otr and risk making $500 checks because my "dm doesn't have loads for me"?
     
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  3. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    The grass is always greener
    1350 would have been on the high end just a few short years ago

    Sleep though , I am willing to do a lot to make sure I get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep at roughly the same time every night
    Your health is more important that anything else and they are finding that being woken up during rem sleep is really really bad for you
    I will not drive between the hours of midnight and 4am , also not keen to move the truck at this time to get into a door but I will do it once in a while
    Every night?
    Nope, one of the reasons i left reefer
     
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  4. MOBee

    MOBee Road Train Member

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    I agree, gotta have my 7 at night. And I don't run a reefer for the same reason. I think I would be hunting for another job.....AFTER I talked to my boss to see if there was a new route that you could run.
     
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