Charger Logistics, anyone have any experience with them?

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  1. Phantom Trucker

    Phantom Trucker Light Load Member

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    Hoss I think you could do better than Charger, to say the least.

    If you’re content in the Reefer segment of trucking, ever thought of hauling pharmaceuticals? Skelton Truck Lines or Sharp Transportation Systems are pretty respected. Skelton has a terminal in Edmonton and Sharp says they have a yard here in town.
     
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  3. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    Normally I would agree with you, but Calgary is totally screwed for local, O/O or otherwise.
     
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  4. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    I agree, like I said they called me, and that Laredo gig sounded good....too good lol. But yea, can’t see getting involved with them.

    I talked to them before, idk not my kinda work.

    I think I’m just gonna keep doing the same old until this truck is paid off, and see if IHaul will let me do city after.

    I would like to work for Sunbelt or United Rentals. I can run and load all they equipment, they always seem busy.
     
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  5. Ol'Shusquatch

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    Yes Calgary and most of the rest of the country is in the same category IMHO.
    Too many seat fillers that will work for nothing, while rates and the treatment that is received from these companies are just BS.

    My point was just to illustrate that there are other options and yes there are 25 an hour day jobs there. Four years ago this fall I did a fill in gig there on a gravel job for 26 plus 1.5 after 8 hr. Iron was a little rough and let's not mention city traffic.

    There is usually some seasonal road work out of town. Lots of hours equal better dollars. I do though realize that the open road gets in the blood and there is a sense of pride being an O/O. There is the 64,000 dollar question though, are you really content with the life you are leading?
     
  6. AModelCat

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    Hopefully the oilpatch comes back for another couple years. Wouldn't mind trying my hand at running one of those big sows.
     
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  7. Ol'Shusquatch

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    Here's one rigged for off highway. You need to be able to tolerate being up to your nads in mud half the time.
    (20) Alberta Oilfield - Big Bed Sow - YouTube
     
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    EKW had one of Artie Kos' old bed trucks on their lot here. That thing was a beast! Bet it was still worth a quarter mill even being 5 years old.
     
  9. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    Well, my contract has an 11-14 working 3-4 off stipulation in it, and the rates are top notch, so as far as the job itself goes; I’m quite happy.

    What drives me ####ing insane, if these god #### desk jockey burnouts and kids, trying to “plan” and “dispatch” me. I don’t know why, but it just gets to me something fierce. Maybe I used up all my patience in this life, doing the corporate and Oil and Gas thing before trucking. Or maybe I’m just a last of the Late Gen X’er, who still thinks you can take it out to the parking lot; when these little pricks spout off like they do. (But of course you can’t) I just bought a really good stress ball and fidget spinner for the truck and a zen garden and bonzai plant for my desk at home; so hopefully that helps.
     
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  10. mudflap77

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    Imaging my dream job is what helps me get through dealing with imbeciles.
    Picture of my dream job included. Lol
     

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  11. not4hire

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    Just go into the office and ask them to pose for a picture. When they ask what for, "My dart board.";)


    Because "My shooting range" might be a bit too much.
     
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