Don't make this mistake at US Xpress

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  1. Tip

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    Running into a fog bank suddenly may get you off the hook if you kiss someone's rear doors.
     
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  3. Ronnocomot

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    You obviously haven't been to western Wyoming lately, it's not very cheap to live. Trailer park or not, Oil and Gas companies have whole hotels and motels rented for the next year.

    Don't be bad mouthing the Cowboy State!!:biggrin_2553:
     
  4. no fear

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    man, you all are good at helping me scratch carriers off my list. much appreciated ofc.

    usxpress was recommended to me by an friend thats been trucking for 40+ years. ofc this is an independent contractor, and dont really work for any carrier, but himself.

    I look at the bad reports on these company's, like swift, jbh, werner, the big orange people eaters... :p, alot of it is driver issue's, such as accident reports, and bad driving. obviously the biggest 5 carriers are going to be on the top 5 for accident's. lol the other day i seen an werner trailer driven over an TA sign in NM, while i sat in line for the fuel lane's for 20 minutes while some O/O flatbed driver with an tank opened his door after fueling, got inside and closed his door, then i seen him look at my truck in his mirror as he put his seat belt on, then he decided to get out and do an full pretrip on his truck. I dont doubt for a minute that he did it cause he seen an swift truck parked behind him. The good drivers in these big company's get harrased because of the crappy drivers they hire. swift has some 18k trucks on the road, and many of them dont need to be on the road, many think they going to do the supertrucker thing and run 18hr's a day, with little or now sleep, they think there going to get away with falsifying there log books, and because of them, the good drivers get harrassed by other drivers. btw, swift is extremely good with logs, they will catch you if you try to run fake logs. also there very strict on your average miles/day. there trucks are set at 65mph and if you avg more then 60/day expect to get writen up for it.

    with that said, I dont much care for swift, pay is bad, benifits are subpar. and it seems us express is much the same way, and the same for the other big boy's.
     
  5. bigblue19

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    You obviously haven't been to western Wyoming lately, it's not very cheap to live. Trailer park or not, Oil and Gas companies have whole hotels and motels rented for the next year.

    Don't be bad mouthing the Cowboy State!!:biggrin_2553:


    Has nothing to do with bad mouthing anything. The facts are facts. It is almost 20% cheaper to live in Wyoming as a whole compared to lets say were I live in western Wa, which means it would take almost $7k to $8k less to maintain the same standard of living in Wyoming as it would were I live.
     
  6. jwmonkdemon

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    I see you are in my area and Im set up for oreintation soon. All I've seen Is bad thing about them and not much to look forward to. Then comes your post. I'm not sure what to do.I want to team but they said find someone in class wtf? All I want to do isback out now and wait for some one with a good rep. HELP
     
  7. Stormcroe

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    Yep FedEx Ground Love it here.
     
  8. jimnfor

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    hey truckin juggalo, i start with USX jan 2nd and im looking forward to it despite these forums. Private Msg me about the dedicated deal if you can, thanks brother.
     
  9. bigblue19

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    Hey I'm not offended that you are throwing caution to the wind, even after someone such as myself who worked for them driving 48, Regional, Dedicated (Home depot) and even local (Kent Wa yard) for 6 1/2 years told you what you can expect.

    Hopefully it won't take you as long as it took me to find out that working so hard, for so little, is not necessary.

    But maybe you will find your niche or actually like running short haul rail loads and doing swaps with teams so they won't get chained to a dock. But don't say you where not warned. :biggrin_255:
     
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