Estes trucking or saia, which one would be better for me?

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  1. aztruckerr

    aztruckerr Light Load Member

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    Hello everyone, I have a question for people who work for the above companies. I have been hired on as a line haul driver with Saia, but have a interview with Estes on Tuesday for a regional driver. I'm in Phoenix, Az. Can I have some insight on these two please.
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    We hauled contract for both - then worked directly for ODFL for 7 years.

    Go to ODFL.
     
  4. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    OD then Estes then Saia, in my personal hierarchy. Saia having driver facing cameras is a big nope.
     
  5. aztruckerr

    aztruckerr Light Load Member

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    But it's the future, just like automatic, in 2007 I said never happen, my truck now automatic and love it. I will just have to love a camera, now. We have to change with things or get left out. If you're doing what your supposed to be doing. Then all good. Just like cop cameras.
     
  6. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    Then I'm out. No big deal.

    If 17.5 years of absolute perfection isn't enough for you, then eat ####.
     
  7. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    That said, Saia is still last on that list. Their pay is below both estes and old dominion.
     
  8. aztruckerr

    aztruckerr Light Load Member

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    Well things have changed. ABF is looking me over now, if they offer a interview I'm definitely taking it. Remember I'm in Phoenix, az
     
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    BigBob410 Road Train Member

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    i am looking at them in Baltimore, Md. Any idea what your scale pay is in Az.? Just curious why ABF is your top choice?
     
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  10. LtlAnonymous

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    ABF is a very solid choice, overall. My terminal had living conditions that I couldn't endure any longer, so I quit. But the pay and benefits are quite excellent.
     
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  11. aztruckerr

    aztruckerr Light Load Member

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    Free insurance, union protection.
     
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