Dollar General Dedicated

Discussion in 'US Xpress' started by Hometime, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Exit310

    Exit310 Light Load Member

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    Do any of you guys work out of the new DG DC in Bessemer,Al. and if you do what areas do you run.
     
  2. MiFamilyGuy

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    The physical work gets easier after a few weeks and you're backing skills improve as long as you're smart enough to get out and look as often as needed. The managers are very annoying. I totally agree with that. They're the kings and queens of the dollar store. Lol. The worst part for me is dealing with the 4am deliveries that don't get pulled out of the dock until 7 or 8 at night. I'm not fond of driving all night with no sleep. Another downside is the increasing number of stores in Chicago and Detroit. I've been doing it for 7 years. One more week and I'm done. I'll be running within 100 mile radius which eliminates the log book. During planting and harvesting season I'll be hauling agricultural products from farms, which will give me an exemption from the HOS. I will miss the money from hauling the DG loads, but not much else about it.
     
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  3. Wickedfire77

    Wickedfire77 Road Train Member

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    A while back I was applying to usx to get on one of these accounts. I was approved for dollar tree and can be out of the house, anyone know if these accounts are similar?
     
  4. MiFamilyGuy

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    I left Dollar General at one time to run Dollar Tree. The unloading is more time consuming. It's all floor-loaded, so you have to handle every individual box. Your muscles will be screaming for the first few loads, but after that it's just a routine workout. It pays more per trailer than Dollar General, but it takes too long, making it very difficult to get a trailer a day. I gave it about a month and a half, then went back to DG where I could get the bigger paychecks.
     
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  5. BCuthbertsonJr

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    I worked this USX Dollar General Dedicated for a while. I was at the Zanesville, OH terminal. I also had a chance to work from the Bethel, PA terminal. THe guys out at Bethel are great, but Zanesville, not so much. The work is hard, but thats okay. THe trailers are crappy and if you don't report any damages before you leave with one, if the next guy that gets it does, they will ding you with that damage. Expect to get bruised up a bit at first, with boxes falling on your head and the roller carts banging into your legs. Over all its a good job and your check will gross an average of $1000 per week. That's before taxes. Lots of guys come and go here. There is a reason for that. Just think about what you are willing to put with before you start. I'm now doing the same basic job for the exact same amount of money per week plus i get home friday night until monday morning and I don't have to unload. JB Hunt Home Depot Dedicated. Same pay, more home time, less work... They say work smarter, not harder. I like that idea...

    Billy
     
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  6. Exit310

    Exit310 Light Load Member

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    Hey BC, I live 50 miles from the Home Depot DC and I`m thinking about doing that, what would my home time be like?
     
  7. BCuthbertsonJr

    BCuthbertsonJr Bobtail Member

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    Exit310,

    you'd get the weekends off!

    BC
     
  8. TruckDuo

    TruckDuo Road Train Member

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    Your home only long enough to do a 34 hour reset though right ?
     
  9. tia

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    I almost got ran over today waiting at the red light by a dollar general trucker turning right off of Carlisle Pike and silver spring Rd Mechanicsburg PA . very dangerous. Needs to be fired
     
  10. lucky ducky 007

    lucky ducky 007 Bobtail Member

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    hey do you get to keep your truck or will they be swiitching you around to different trucks
     
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