estes called 10 mins after application,

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  1. Luckyducks

    Luckyducks Bobtail Member

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    they called right after i filled out my info. sent me another email. to fill out complete work history i called back, no option for recruiting, i left message. any info on work days and how they go. weekly amount, insurance cost. how many hours a day they work ect.
     
  2. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    That tells you something. I can hear the HR person now, "Holy crap, we have a applicant"!
     
  3. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

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    It took Quality carriers 6 or so months to respond to my app. lol
    OP, Estes has pretty good reviews, Finish what they sent you and they'll call again
     
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  4. speedyk

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    I have been in three Estes barns. In one of them I was told that they had a new HR person out east, which makes me think they are catching up from the work of the previous one.

    Best of luck to you, they're supposed to be a great company to work for.
     
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  5. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Heavy Load Member

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    I've known a hand or two to work there. Good outfit.
    Follow up with it... get on if you can.
    Likely you'll start linehaul on the extra board.
    Then, you'll eventually get a set run, if you want it.
    Then, if a local P&D gig is open in your local barn you get find on that.

    From what I remember, even the extra board guys got home every week for their resets.
    Maybe Sat night, leave Mon night..
    Maybe Fri night, leave Sun night.
     
  6. motocross25

    motocross25 Medium Load Member

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    I worked at Estes for 7 years in St. Louis until just recently. If you’re hiring on as P&D, our start times ranged from 5 am to 1 pm. Most of the senior guys bid around 7 & 8. Some smaller terminals tho everyone starts at the same time. Hours worked is kind of a loaded question. They want you back so your freight picked up makes linehaul service, but you might go back out to do a swap or something. I’d say 45-50 hours a week is a good guesstimate. OT is after 55. Now if your extraboard linehaul you’ll have a start day. Anywhere from Sunday to Thursday. Usually again, the senior guys pick Sunday/Monday for convenience, but in all honestly I feel The Thursday starters get more miles cuz they really want freight moving over the weekend, and there’s no scheduled runs to make that happen. But no matter what day they usually keep you out 5 days. But sometimes you might swing thru during the week, I just wouldn’t PLAN on it. Insurance is good it was like 50 something a week for family. Good coverage, and if it’s just you, it’s free. If you want lemme know what location you applied to, i teamed with them on the wild board for a bit and on that time I saw a lot of the terminals. Best of luck to ya!
     
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  7. Texas_hwy_287

    Texas_hwy_287 Light Load Member

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    @motocross25 I've always wonder about estes here in Houston, do you happen to know how they work here. Thanks
     
  8. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

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    The ot after 55 is a deal killer in my book. no money there.
    Go line haul
     
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  9. motocross25

    motocross25 Medium Load Member

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    I’ve only been to Houston a hand full of times. The only thing I can speak on it is our set was ready and waiting for us everytime we pulled in and we could turn and burn it in about 20 minutes. Other than that unfortunately I don’t have much insight on that location. I would bet tho if you went linehaul here you’d see ALOT of Dallas. Freight mushrooms out of the Dallas terminal in every direction.
     
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