Drive-a-way company, driver turnover

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by hitchhiker301, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. Driverstar

    Driverstar Bobtail Member

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    I worked for Drive Star out of Caledonia On. a few years ago. I enjoyed the job but what the guy above said about drive away companies is true. Drive Star is no exception. Part of their business plan was to screw the driver out of as much money as possible. They may be better now but I doubt it.
     
  2. HVYHLR53

    HVYHLR53 Bobtail Member

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    Im starting with TruckMovers next week but not sure If I want to do singles with my tow vehicle or move piggyback.

    What are the pros and cons of both? Which will make more money?

    I have moved singles before for my own repo company with a toad which is great because I pretty much have a rolling storage building with all my cloths, tools and other junk. What I really need help with is what to carry with me If I decide to do piggyback. (tools, supplies, etc) Flying is definitely a ##### as it is, what do I carry as luggage where all my stuff will fit and how many bags are necessary. Do I put cloths and personals in one bag a check a bag of tools?

    I been an over the road driver for some time, so being on the road isn't new to me but driving, taxiing and flying in combination is a whole new ball game for me.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  3. J_FROG

    J_FROG Road Train Member

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    Take 2 bags to check (up to 50 pounds) and 1 or 2 smaller bags for carry on. The checked baggage will cost you $60 per flight and that is reimbursed at TM on your flights between loads, but not going to/from home. Running loads that require undecking will make you more money than hub loads and singles, but is a lot more work.
     
  4. seagravesmomnsc

    seagravesmomnsc Bobtail Member

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    I agree with this statement. It would be helpful to new comers doing research.
     
  5. Truckerjaymarlin

    Truckerjaymarlin Bobtail Member

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    thinking of going with Bennett can someone share experiences, how to find backloads, appreciate any input
     
  6. Corry Branson

    Corry Branson Bobtail Member

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    Very interested to know name of this couples/ex couples company
     
  7. Badmon

    Badmon Medium Load Member

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    Anyone got any info on Truck Relocating Services LLC out of Mesa, AZ?? Thanks in advance
     
  8. MadMax17

    MadMax17 Light Load Member

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    PLEASE HELP: I have talked with a driver who "loves" working with Horizon & talked with they're recruiter... Both sound like recruiters. What's the real take on this company & others like them? Can you really make $75+k annually as they say? Or is it all smoke and mirrors? I see the RV's everywhere, some dedicated few must be making good jack$ !
    My experience is about 5 yrs OTR and about 20yrs cabby. I am a driver & can handle the time away from home. No kids, wife or dog... lonely life but I enjoy the world around me thru the window I guess...
     
  9. driveaway driver

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    I am nearly at the end of my rope, once again, with drive away.

    They constantly take money for damage not created by the driver. They do this routinely.

    My best experience has been when I work for more than one company because you are not compelled to take their low paying runs.

    Got off a 700 mile run and I averaged about 150 a day. I can do better running local!

    On the good runs, 500 a day (after fuel) may seem like a lot but after the other expenses, lodging, food, travel, travel times (one to two days), waiting on next dispatch to assign, the daily average drops significantly, especially when they require taking singles or short run decked.

    Going on my 7th year doing drive away, my advice is think twice before commiting to this life style.
     
  10. OftheBull

    OftheBull Light Load Member

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    my rope, once again, with drive away.

    They constantly take money for damage not created by the driver. They do this routinely.

    My best experience has been when I work for more than one company because you are not compelled to take their low paying runs.

    Got off a 700 mile run and I averaged about 150 a day. I can do better running local!

    On the good runs, 500 a day (after fuel) may seem like a lot but after the other expenses, lodging, food, travel, travel times (one to two days), waiting on next dispatch to assign, the daily average drops significantly, especially when they require taking singles or short run decked.

    Going on my 7th year doing drive away, my advice is think twice before commiting to this life style.[/QUOTE]
     
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