Current news about Boyd?

Discussion in 'Boyd' started by ricrey99, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. ricrey99

    ricrey99 Medium Load Member

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    What's up Boyd drivers, anyone got any current news about your great company? I'm starting CDL school in January and want some current news.:biggrin_2554:
     
  2. Flatbed...

    Flatbed... Bobtail Member

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    I have posted about Boyd in the past and said good things, but I have to retract everything I previously said. I've worked for them for 8 years now. The trucks are now slowed down to 60 MPH, SLOWER THAN JB HUNT! They are going to 100% elogs soon, and the new trucks have security cameras looking at the drivers. when I started there, they were a good company to work for, but it's become obvious this company is circling the drain. Boyd used to be a good deal, but the industry is changing.
    From what I'm hearing, it seems a large number of companies are doing this crap. After 20 years on the road, I think it may be time to end my trucking career. This seems to be the direction the industry is going. I got into the trucking business in order to be self-directed with no supervisor looking over my shoulder all the time. It's become obvious that that way of life is coming to an end.
     
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  3. Pilot1

    Pilot1 Light Load Member

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    I think your perceptions are right man. The industry is changing; however, is it for the good of the industry? Now camera's pointed at the driver, now thats a new one I havent heard yet.
     
  4. FlightLevel35000

    FlightLevel35000 Bobtail Member

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    This is so true !! I think most of us truckers started off trucking because of the freedom ! No big brother watching us , this world is all going to be one big giant robot :biggrin_25513: O'well ??? Thanks for the info. My regreting of leavening Boyd docent seem so bad after all :biggrin_25511:
     
  5. slybaldguy

    slybaldguy Light Load Member

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    A little strip of Duct tape should fix the camera issue.
     
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  6. EZX1100

    EZX1100 Road Train Member

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    we have drivers that believe all of these changes are for the good of the industry

    no need for enemies with such friends
     
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  7. MiFamilyGuy

    MiFamilyGuy Light Load Member

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    I'd been planning to go with Boyd after the holidays but if they're really putting camers in the cabs, that's a deal breaker. I prefer to pick my nose in private. I'd like some flatbed experience before I go o/o but not that bad.
     
  8. Flatbed...

    Flatbed... Bobtail Member

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    They have already put out the word that if you tamper with the camera, you are fired. I'm gong to save them the trouble and leave on my own.
     
  9. Jonrulerofearth

    Jonrulerofearth Light Load Member

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    The cameras face "forward", to record an accident, should one happen. "They will not be pointed at the driver". Somewhere, somehow, someone has got some bad information about cameras being pointed at a driver.
    BTW, I drive for Boyd Brothers, and I love it. Good luck
     
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  10. MiFamilyGuy

    MiFamilyGuy Light Load Member

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    That's encouraging. Do you go to Michigan much? They claim weekly home time but I've yet to see any Boyd trucks anywhere near my home(Lansing).
     
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