EPES TRANSPORT-Greensboro, NC

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Gazoo, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. wdm922

    wdm922 Bobtail Member

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    you still working for epes? how is it going ??
     
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  3. zincman

    zincman Light Load Member

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    There was a terminal in Morristown, but it has now been closed down. I believe that everything is being consolidated in Greensboro, including the drivers based out of there. I'm not sure exactly what Epes drivers will or will not have in that area concerning a place to park at night. We still have a few contracts but from what we have been told, Morristown is no more.

    Sorry. I knew there was always a place to park when the other truckstops got full, but that may have all changed now. Oh well...
     
  4. Charliewayne

    Charliewayne Bobtail Member

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    Think 68 is bad, try 63mph-which is where we are now!
     
  5. CHICKENMAN

    CHICKENMAN Light Load Member

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    Everyone calls me ROOSTER, and I'm in my 2nd day of orientation. I used to work for them from 1990-97, i never should have left. Back then they had about 200 trucks i would guess.
    And NOW they have 750 trucks plus 200 OO's. Safety Man is GREAT and very imformative and i LEARNED ALOT being a 33 year veteran of trucking. I've been told they keep their trucks 3 years at a time, for warranty issues. Their turning in 07 models now.
    Also they are hiring students too, They have really grown leaps and bounds in 13 years since I've been gone.

    Thank you EPES for giving me another chance :)
     
  6. tntrucker14

    tntrucker14 Light Load Member

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    I live 5 mile from the morristown terminal, and they are still trucks there. I didnt know they were closeing that one down.
     
  7. TNspeedy

    TNspeedy Medium Load Member

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    i go by there quite a bit and was wonderin the samethang myself
     
  8. Charliewayne

    Charliewayne Bobtail Member

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    Epes didnt completely close the Morristown terminal. The shop was closed and dispatch out of there is limited to only one driver mgr who dispatches the local drivers and a handful of road drivers. All other drivers (including myself) were reassigned to driver mgrs out of the home terminal in Greensboro. It is still used as a drop yard and the drivers who live nearby still park there when they go home on weekends.
     
  9. Charliewayne

    Charliewayne Bobtail Member

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    Actually Epes still has a few '05 Volvos floating around although most have been transferred to Valdosta and assigned to the former Scales Express drivers (Epes bought out Scales in 2010). Age is not their primary criteria when trading tractors, mileage is. They try to take tractors off the road before 500,000 mi. All in all they run pretty good equiptment. I was assigned a '09 Prostar when I first started there early this year and it was a piece of crap mechanically. Not Epes fault really, mostly the emissions "Regen" system that kept me in the shop. After 5 months of constant breakdowns, they finally ressigned me to an '09 Columbia. I liked the Prostar much better but at least I haven't had a lot of problems with the Columbia.
    Since most of their '07 tractors have reached or are close to reaching the 500,000 mi milestone, they are replacing them as we speak. They just recieved several 2011 Volvo 660's and FL Cascadias. Unfortunately (depending on your point of view), they are equipting all the 2011's with EOBR's. The entire fleet will soon have them.
     
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  10. Charliewayne

    Charliewayne Bobtail Member

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    Epes is a really good family owned company. Seem to be very strong financially as they bought out another company just this year. Plus they just purchased about 100+ new trailers and are phasing out some of the oldest ones. New Volvos and Freightliners sit on the yard waiting to be assigned as we speak.
    Pay is about average, I guess. Tops out at .36 and you will avg about 2200 miles if you chose to go home every weekend as they guarantee. I avg a bit more because I choose to only go home every other wknd. Safety bonus is .01 per mile-paid quarterly. Insurance is good-available after 90 days. Matching 401K, disability, dental, vision and life insurance available. I've never failed to get paid for a load as long as I trans-flowed or trip-paked scanned my paperwork in on time.
    One thing I can say is, you seldom ever sit. Generally you are preassigned another load before you even arrive at your destination. Colgate, Lowes, Home Depot, Phillip Morris, P&G, Intl Paper are just a few of their larger accounts.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010
  11. tntrucker14

    tntrucker14 Light Load Member

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    Is it true that they are hiring drivers out of driving school? I hope so giving i live so close to morristown yard.
     
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