Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by FL CottonTop, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. FL CottonTop

    FL CottonTop Bobtail Member

    Feb 22, 2018
    I'm wondering if anyone has any information on Alabama Motor Express (AMX) in Ashford, AL ?
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  3. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Dayton, OH
    That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the thread title.....
  4. Derailed

    Derailed Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Cool little cars, I like the 68-70s
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  5. Need4Speed

    Need4Speed Light Load Member

    May 8, 2013
    I too am looking for information about this company from current and former drivers.
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  6. pagan22

    pagan22 Light Load Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    To resurrect an old thread...... I've been at Wiley Sanders since 2012 and am looking for a change again. Talked to recruiting at AMX by the name of Susan Kiddy. She was nice and answered all my questions. I am copy/pasting the email she sent me. Granted, there are things we discussed not on the list because as a driver for 10 years I was being thorough.

    • Biggest shipping markets for Regional are:
      Dalton GA/Chattanooga TN
      Central FL
      Charlotte and Raleigh NC
      TX and OK if drivers like those miles
    • Our market ranges from TX and OK over to Savannah and down to FL
    • We go as far north as Nashville right now and SOMETIMES Kentucky
    • Top Regional drivers - $1000/1075 weekly
    • Home time is every weekend
    • $300 Orientation Pay (2 1/2 Days)
    • $2000 Sign on Bonus
    • Monthly Production Bonus!
    • Advance Available for first dispatch
    • Paid for Loaded and Unloaded miles
    • 100% No Touch Freight
    • 85-90% Drop and Hook
    • 90% Company Loads
    • PrePass, E-Z Pass and Paid CAT Scales
    • Breakdown, Layover and Detention Pay
    • Newer Volvos with APU and Inverter
    • Automatic Transmissions
    • Latest in Safety Technology
    • 65 on the pedal / 68 on cruise
    • OmniTracs on Qualcomm
    • Dispatchers that know YOUR name
    • Safety department that stands behind YOU
    • Transflo from your phone
    • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Benefits
      Low Premium and Low Deductibles
      Company Paid "Bridge" Policy
    • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability
    • Per Diem Manager is optional - if you participate, it can add an extra 3.5 to 4 cpm
    • 401k Company contribution 50% of the first 4%
    • Rider and Pet Policies start on Day 1
    • Courtesy Car and Shuttle
    • Travel Reimbursement or Travel Provided for orientation
    • Private room during orientation. Lunch and Breakfast Provided.
    • Known in the industry for Driver Retention
    • Great Safety Record
    • Fair Treatment and Respect
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  7. pagan22

    pagan22 Light Load Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    There is a $300 deposit for small dogs under 50 lbs and $500 for larger. It is taken out of your check in $50 chunks each week, but is refundable. They pay around 50% of the total health insurance which is on par for WSTL too and pay 100% for gap insurance. They use EFS and can open it to include purchasing fluids for the truck.

    One thing I found out is that they have 24/7 support unlike Wiley Sanders. At Wiley you have 12am to 7am with no one in the office. I cannot tell you how many times I've been stranded for hours due to a blown tire because it happened at 4am or something. So that's a really big bonus to me.

    The home every weekend sounds wonderful. I dread going into work after every hometime because I don't know what I'm getting into. It sucks. AMX will set you up to leave Sunday or early Monday, so you have a game plan for the week. I love that. Gonna sleep on it over the weekend and give Summerford a call too before making a decision.

    Also, their trucks are 3 years old and newer. WSTL buys their trucks and finally sells them once they've given up the ghost about 5 million times.

    Good luck to whoever needed the extra info about AMX.
  8. Vic Firth

    Vic Firth Road Train Member

    Jan 19, 2016
    Sounds like a good opportunity, best of luck.
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  9. 88 Alpha

    88 Alpha Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    May 12, 2012
    SouthEast Alabama
    Does the Refrigerated side of AMX have separate drivers (separate division) or does all of the drivers pull all of the trailers? If all drivers pull all trailers, prepare to go to the Bronx. AMX Reefers have regular runs up there from Dothan. AMX got in to the reefer business when they bought Powell a year ago.

    You also mentioned Summerford. They may have regional and OTR. I see baby-bunk trucks pulling dry vans all of the time at our customers and it seems like it always the same Summerford drivers. They just got several big-bunk KW 680's in, complete with ThermoKing APU's. The trucks look good, a huge upgrade compared to what's been in their fleet for a while.
  10. pagan22

    pagan22 Light Load Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    The reefer is a separate fleet. I already found out they head to Hunt's Point. No thank you. LOL

    My friend went from Wiley to Summerford and back to Wiley. They're dicking him around again, so he's going back to Summerford. He said they've got a dedicated route for dry van and will pay for you to get your TWIC.
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