Calex Express....My New Home!

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by JohnBoy, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    No one here can give you one. Ask someone who can.
     
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  3. mile marker

    mile marker Light Load Member

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    I agree, with your exp and what you bring to the table you are greatly under paid!! But you know sometimes its worth a few sense less to be with a solid company the treats you right!! But I agree Calex should reward guys like you that have showed that you are a asset to the company!!!
     
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  4. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    I did. Like everything else with truck drivers we all get lumped into the same pile.
     
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  5. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    Thanks, and I do agree, the raise would be nice, but the overall big picture is far more important, until I hear about some of the dumb things some drivers do that literally effect the bottom line. Hopefully one will materialize before it's time to move on.
     
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  6. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    How far up the chain of command did you go? They are using you as a marketing tool for which you should be compensated.
     
  7. mr truckdriver

    mr truckdriver Light Load Member

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    On an open forum it is free game is it not and it doesn't quote you only anonymous but you do deserve a raise minimum should be at least .41. I often want to go back out to make the trucker bucks but then when I put it in perspective after road expenses and paying for health care I am better off where I am at.I have health insurance and a company car all paid for by my employer so a little less on the gross pay I will live with. JohnBoy you are a year younger than me and I thought I would never leave the road before I had to so hang in there maybe something will fall into your lap like I had and you will be able to stay home with momma and the Labs
     
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  8. Cyanide

    Cyanide Light Load Member

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    I agree 110% with you John, hence one of the reasons I left. I got along great with everyone there however, that doesn't pay the bills! I know we never really got a chance to talk or go grab a bite to eat but I think you know enough of the inside story on the other reasons why I said enough and returned to tanks. To run my tail off even harder, staying out longer than usual, sacrificing time off for more income would've been fine if I could've made $55-60,000 but we know that will never happen there ($51k in 13 months is simply unacceptable). Sorry for starting to rant, I digress...

    Be safe, I'm about to pick up another preloaded tank in Western PA heading down to St. Pete then out to wherever! All I can say is that I'm making more now than Calex could ever imagine to pay me; case-in-point: only drove a leisurely 3,452 miles in 12 days my first two weeks here and made the same as if I had ran 6,985 miles for "Big Green"!

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  9. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    I didn't really go up high enough, I only said something in passing. I will say though I am given a bonus for drivers that have come on via my help through this blog. And, I will say that it takes a full year to collect it, and when I do I split it with the driver. It's not much, 250 after the first 6 months, the other 250 after a year. It's been something, but I rather have that raise. This isn't a deal breaker by any means, just something that irritates mean a little. Like I've said, this is my last driving job. After this, it's the end. I just hope to make it until I turn 60 in 3.5 years.
     
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  10. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    Thanks for your input, much appreciated. I have been very fortunate in the last 31 years to take care of my future after driving. I am a licensed realtor and work with my wife in order to help her out with her business that she's been doing for the last 15 years. Believe it or not, I do real estate work at times while I'm gone, and do it while I'm home. That and the fact that we both have a common goal is what drives me. Your part about staying home with momma and the Labs, right on my friend, thanks!
     
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  11. kwray

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    CALifornia EXpress baby!!
     
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