Calex Express....My New Home!

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  1. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    I'm home. Got here at the usual time of 8:30 this morning. I just spoke to Jason, I have to run over to Brooksville to drop my empty reefer and pick up a dry van Monday morning. My reload at the Port in Jacksonville won't load a reefer, that's why the dry van issue. This is the third time I've had an issue with my reefer. I can't wait for lettuce to start running, that way I'll load 25 miles from the house. Oh, I also got a call from safety, I have to pick up a new hire in Bunnell and take him to Pittston for orientation. Isn't life great, I now get to sleep for 2 nights in a 100 sq ft tin can with another man. Urghhh..........not happy.
     
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  3. camerafreak

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    Doesn't the name kind of give it away? CALEX california express?
     
  4. JohnBoy

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    We have a winner! You are absolutely correct. When they started up in 1974 that's what they went by. In fact, looking through my permit book I have seen original permits issued 38 years ago to California Express.
     
  5. rhino514

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    have to say one of the worst weeks here and i will leave it at that......
     
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  6. JohnBoy

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    I'm getting ready for basketball season.
     
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  7. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    Far too much time on my hands.
     
  8. rhino514

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    thats what happens when you get those gravy runs !!!!!!!! hehehe no jelousy here ...
     
  9. JohnBoy

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    Gravy? I wish. From the time I leave the house, to the time I get back is four 11 hour driving shifts and about 2 hours on the last morning. 2 off hour pick ups and 3 off hour drops. 2800 miles and complete exhaustion. I wouldn't want it any other way. I've now done this for exactly 8 weeks and compared to my west coast runs to this, I make more, I reset at the house and get 3 full days off and am home every Friday at 8:30am.
     
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  10. Cyanide

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    That's not gravy! What I've got is. LOL. :p
     
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  11. JohnBoy

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    I've been stewing about something the last few weeks. The first quote is from August 9th 2009 on the very first post I did to start this blog. As you can see, It was plagiarized for company advertizing purposes on the company website.

    "Granted 4 days does not make a relationship, but ever since I answered the ad for a driver, everything that was said to me has been straight up and everyone I have met at the company has been very nice and welcoming to their "Family". I guess working for a smaller company like Calex (200 trucks) that isn't a driver mill or a training company you get treated like a person and not a number." - Anonymous

    The second quote is from the recruitment ad's on craigslist.

    "Regional drivers needed, Everything East of the Rockies. Come to where you can TRULY be a name not a number! Read what other drivers have to say about us at The Truckers Report.com. "

    Here's what I'm thinking, any feed back would be greatly appreciated. I've been here for 3.2 years, have no accidents, incidents, late deliveries or pickups, help everyone I can, and get along with everyone I work with. What I do have on my squeaky clean record is 2 warning tickets for speeding that resulted in a clean level 3 inspection both times. My request? A raise. End of story.
     
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