Anyone know anything about Wheaton van lines NOW

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by skierzek, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. skierzek

    skierzek Light Load Member

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    Looking for some input on how Wheaton van lines works and are they good or bad ???
     
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  3. rob4567

    rob4567 Bobtail Member

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    I used them in a move about 7 years ago and the movers broke a bunch of stuff the company would not reimburse me for. IMO they suk
     
  4. skierzek

    skierzek Light Load Member

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    Yea that was a long time ago tho. They just bought bekins so I am sure they are not the same. I am looking for people who can say something about them with in the last year
     
  5. Yase12278

    Yase12278 Bobtail Member

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    Are you looking to haul for them?
     
  6. skierzek

    skierzek Light Load Member

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    Yes I am looking to back into household goods hauling. I drove for United for almost 10 years
     
  7. highspeed1972

    highspeed1972 Light Load Member

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    I had asked about the moving industry a while back. I used to drive back 94-96. Seems like that industry died with the rest of the economy. Used to be able to do really well, some of the O/O were grossing near 300,000 before expenses. Not sure if any bedbuggers read this but what is the current line haul share rate? Which are the better paying carriers with the most loads.

    I really did enjoy the moving business. It was very hard work with long hours at times. That was all paper logging with the old rules. Used to load 22,000 pounds, work 10-12 hours in the heat and then drive all night. Had fun, made good money and stayed in darn good shape. If you did not like the person you were moving the good thing about it was you only had to be nice for two times pick up and then delivery.
     
  8. Yase12278

    Yase12278 Bobtail Member

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    Weaton runs a smaller fleet(obviously), so they would probably be more inclined to treat their drivers better as they cannot afford to run off pvo's like the larger van lines, north amer, atlas. As for linehaul %'s comission contracts seem to run 40% and up but overall they are garbage unless you run regional. And even then.... :biggrin_25510: But for owner op's average % runs 52-54, the accessorials vary widely by company.
     
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  9. atlasvanlinesdog

    atlasvanlinesdog Bobtail Member

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  10. skierzek

    skierzek Light Load Member

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  11. MasterHouseholdMover

    MasterHouseholdMover Light Load Member

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    Wheaton recently bought Bekins. Unless you have a recent history has a HHG driver, you wont likely find work with Wheatons Headquarters in Indiana. Your best bet would be to find a Wheaton agent that is looking for drivers.
     
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