Bynum Transport - a few questions

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  1. BlueThunderr

    BlueThunderr Medium Load Member

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    I just talked with a recruiter...Looking to get a few answers from drivers/former drivers....

    1) She was pretty vague on how long those trucks will idle when you are not in the temperature range (under 32 or above 80 I think it was)......Question : How long will they idle when not in temperature range ? I like to make myself some breakfast in the morning and cook meals here and there....What do I have to do to keep the truck idling ?

    2) They pay zipcode to zipcode, and you have to go by their routing...She also says they try to avoid toll roads as much as possible....How often do you get screwed by their routing ? Is it a big pain ?

    3) They have about 60% live loads and unloads....I see their detention pay is a paltry $10/hr after 4 hours....That's awful.....What's your average time getting loaded and unloaded ?

    4) She told me they have 248 tractors but only 150 trailers...What's up with that ? How can you have less trailers than tractors ? It makes no sense to me...How can you keep trucks running like that ?

    5) What do you average per week in $$$ ? What have you taken home in a year ?

    6) Do you/ Did you like working for them ?

    thanks, BT
     
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  3. BlueThunderr

    BlueThunderr Medium Load Member

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    Also, what about bobtail distance ?She seemed to be a little vague on that as well ?

    And, how long does it take for tank clean outs ? And, do you get paid for them ?
     
  4. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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  5. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    No nothing about them.
    But your description sounds like any other
    Mega to me.
    All the same bull.
     
  6. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    After the toll road question I would have thanked her and gone onto another prospective job.
     
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  7. CrossettDriver

    CrossettDriver Light Load Member

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    If you wanna do food grade tank, go to Indian River transport
     
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  8. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Do you work there now?. There are a few food grade haulers in that area. Hard to know if one is any better than the other.
     
  9. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Tank wash out takes about 30 mins to an hour from they take you in. Time depends on type of wash being done and how on the ball the wash guys are. Of course add in extra time if there are other trucks ahead of you.

    The large tank washes also serve as a drop yard so you can sometimes just drop off your dirty, hook to a clean one and book.
     
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  10. CrossettDriver

    CrossettDriver Light Load Member

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    I was with Indian River for almost 2 years left for a local job
     
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