Estes OTR

Discussion in 'Estes' started by JP89, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. JP89

    JP89 Bobtail Member

    7
    0
    Jul 31, 2014
    0
    Can anyone tell me what Estes OTR positions consist of?
     
  2. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

    6,026
    13,269
    Dec 9, 2011
    South west Missouri
    0
    Not a lot of info in the Estes section.

    They're a LTL outfit, like ODFL or Saia. We were contracted to them for a short time back in '06 as team linehaul, and their operation was fairly typical of most LTL - P&D, solo line/meet and turn, with team OTR - some of which they did, and still do - contract out.
     
    JP89 Thanks this.
  3. mr.speaker

    mr.speaker Light Load Member

    104
    46
    Oct 26, 2012
    Tucson
    0
    Team driving regional ?

    When I was with Covenant we pulled Estes doubles for about a month out of Oregon for that "otr" run they call.. It was basically a triangular route and we would end up back at the first terminal in Oregon every 5 days..I'm assuming the Estes guys got home after those 5 days, but since my partner and I lived in Florida we were pretty much doing odd work until the next run.. I don't know if Covenant still does that run, but I have seen other megas doing this ,most of them have bent mudflap brackets lol

    I've also seen the Estes solo day cab guys doing this run, they would be out for about 4-6 days doing regional otr drops and spending their 10hr break in a motel
     
    JP89 Thanks this.
  4. Mrtbone

    Mrtbone Light Load Member

    67
    18
    Dec 14, 2012
    0
    So you left them because OD payed more, is that right ? I've got my app with Estes for linehaul region. Out for 5 than home, on weekends I hope. TM never returns my calls is that a bad sign or are they just really busy. Thanks
     
    blairandgretchen Thanks this.
  5. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

    6,026
    13,269
    Dec 9, 2011
    South west Missouri
    0
    No - we left the company that hauled trailers FOR Estes.
    We applied to them directly, but they never called back, so ODFL we went.
     
    X-Country Thanks this.
  6. X-Country

    X-Country Medium Load Member

    618
    394
    Mar 27, 2014
    0
    out 5, home 2. They will assign you a start day for the week. Whatever that start day is, it will never change from what I was told in my interview. Your dispatch times on that day will vary though.

    It's all terminal to terminal runs. No alley backing in Brooklyn at 11 pm at night or anything like that. Go to the terminal, drop and go to a hotel. Do your 10, get up next day and do it all over again.

    My app is awaiting approval. Hoping I get on. Ready to make some money!
     
    Trucker61016 Thanks this.
  7. BackIsSore

    BackIsSore Road Train Member

    1,284
    1,248
    Oct 18, 2008
    USA
    0
    What kind of money do you guys average? Is 90-100k realistic?
     
  8. motocross25

    motocross25 Heavy Load Member

    840
    1,353
    Sep 23, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    0
    That might be pushing it. I don't know maybe not. Guys that were on bid runs St. Louis to Dallas were flirting with 90k. But that's 610 miles a day everyday. Extraboard guys get paid a touch more though if I recall. If you can keep your nose to the grindstone and build and break sets as much as possible you probably won't be too far from that.
     
    BackIsSore and bzinger Thank this.
  9. crb

    crb Road Train Member

    1,662
    1,323
    Dec 1, 2009
    USA
    0
    Depends on terminal, once you top out (3 years) and get some time in yes very plausible.
     
  10. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

    1,813
    2,065
    Feb 18, 2012
    0
    Estes use to have OTR but got rid of it in the past. It was called Estes Specialized
     
  • Draft saved Draft deleted