Boyd brothers transportation: good or bad?

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  1. tracilynn0625

    tracilynn0625 Bobtail Member

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    My husband is in truck driving school and boyd brothers has pre hired him. It's his first week, which makes me hesitant to believe that's a good thing. Any reviews for them? if not them, what companies would you recommend with good pay and decent home time for a new driver?
     
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    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Pre-hired doesn't mean anything really. He isn't hired until he passes a new DOT physical, drug test, orientation at Boyd. Pre-hires are good in that it gives your husband something to work with narrowing down the companies he likes. As far as other companies; depends on the hiring area you live in. Plenty of good flatbed companies and good tanker companies that hire new CDL graduates. He can make thousands more dollars a year with tankers, but there's some really good flatbed companies also. Tell your husband to get the hazmat endorsement; many good flatbed companies "strongly recommend" the hazmat endorsement.

    Melton Truck Lines
    System Transport
    Keim TS
    Howard Transportation
    CTL Transportation
    Schneider Bulk
    Superior Carriers
    Trimac
    Tidewater Transit
    SVTN
    Rinaudo Enterprise
    BTC
    Maverick
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  4. Drivers girl

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    My bf is with Boyd Bros and loves it. Home time has been good and so has the pay. The trucks are kept up and if a driver mentions a problem they will either send him to a terminal or to a shop depending in how bad it is. Your husband would have a 7 week training period. If his trainer lives close to you your husband will be home weekends. Otherwise they will alternate and your husband will be in a hotel during his trainers home times. They will also help with getting his TWIC card.

    Just a couple things to be aware of if he chooses them. Training pay is $500 a week until he gets his own truck. The first check is mailed not direct deposited. He will also have to buy some equipment when he first gets his truck. If he gets a sign on bonus, the first installment comes on the check after his first solo load and helps offset the cost of that equipment. There is also a security deposit of $400 on the truck which is taken out at $20 a week. They have a rider policy of ages 10 and up.

    We are very happy with them and my bf says he has no plans to change companies.
     
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  5. tracilynn0625

    tracilynn0625 Bobtail Member

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    I don't know much about this so why would he have to put a deposit on it if he's just a driver not an o/o? Or buy his own equipment?
     
  6. Drivers girl

    Drivers girl Medium Load Member

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    The equipment he buys is stuff that goes with him if he leaves the company. I can't remember what all it is. The only things I could think of right off hand are hard hat, safety glasses, and vest. My bf will be home tonight and I'll ask him. As for the deposit it's the same as a deposit on a rental property. It's just to offset their costs if he leaves the company and leaves a filthy or damaged truck.
     
  7. 1stackmack

    1stackmack Bobtail Member

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    How many miles does he avg. a week.
     
  8. tracilynn0625

    tracilynn0625 Bobtail Member

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    My husband just started training. Instead of Boyd Brothers, he chose Venture Logistics. He just started OTR training yesterday. Already did local. :)
     
  9. MOGLAR

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    Stay away from Boyd.
     
  10. Drivers girl

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    Why do you say that?
     
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