ESTES Express (1 Year Review)

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  1. stanleyds88

    stanleyds88 Light Load Member

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    you get a start day, I would usually wait till 8pm to start calling in and ask for a load but I preferred running at night. Being in Texas you’re gonna get a ton of miles, 2800-3000 easy. It’s a great job, once you learn where all the terminals are and stuff it’s just a matter of point and shoot the truck in that direction. Try to stay out of Houston tho it’s a black hole lol
     
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  3. stanleyds88

    stanleyds88 Light Load Member

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    you get a start day, I would usually wait till 8pm to start calling in and ask for a load but I preferred running at night. Being in Texas you’re gonna get a ton of miles, 2800-3000 easy. It’s a great job, once you learn where all the terminals are and stuff it’s just a matter of point and shoot the truck in that direction. Try to stay out of Houston tho it’s a black hole lol
     
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  5. jtaran06

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    My road test was first time I drove a single axel. Upon leaving I put it in 3rd and slammed the gas. Broke traction and it was like riding a bull. I look over at dude in jump seat and he was holding on for dear life. We didn’t go far. He had me turn around next exit and go back and said good to go. Even broke my set for me. Lol I wanted to laugh from the look on his face.
     
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    jtaran06 Road Train Member

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    What ever terminal your out of most times you will run any extra freight out on your start day. My old terminal was done breaking freight at 9pm. They always had me in there at 8:30. If they had no extra freight for the night I always went out empty to a near by terminal with extra. Very rare I didn’t go out on my start day.
     
  7. Muskie

    Muskie Medium Load Member

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    At my terminal, it's like the twilight zone. I take you in a dark room, close the door and ask "What do you want it to be?" No sitting at the phone, waiting for them, if you want to work.
     
  8. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    Texas, especially Dallas, FTW, Irving is the best to run extra board. You can't go to NYC, PA, etc because it isn't your region. You also can't go to California and all of that either. Best of both worlds man lol
     
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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Study for the test with a little Mountain Dew...:D
     
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    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd personally rather go all the way and lay down than run the risk of some non-driver bringing me overweight or substandard trailers.
     
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  11. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    I feel you on that man lol. I don't mind doing a consistent lay down.
     
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  12. stanleyds88

    stanleyds88 Light Load Member

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    prior to getting this bid, they had me covering a 3/2 layover. It wasn’t too bad, the 3 week you run your 70 down to a few minutes left. After one week on a halfway meet tho, I think I’m gonna enjoy it more, it’s more in line with being able to have some semblance of a routine
     
  13. rowdy90

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    Anybody in here out of the Greensboro, NC yard?
     
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