Falcon Transport, Co. - Youngstown Oh.

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  1. geargrinder

    geargrinder Medium Load Member

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    Flatbed at Falcon seems to be robust. They are trying to get van drivers to switch over to flatbed. They sure have a lot of new aluminum flatbed trailers at the west middlesex yard. Originally, they were a flatbed company and got into van with compass. They may be going back to what they (at one time) know best.

    Still with the Falcon. I guess I am now a seasoned veteran. Must be time to go to a new company:)
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    If you're happy with Falcon, why change? Don't quit a good job. Quit a lousy one.
     
  4. whispers65233

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    Mack is right. If the company you drive for makes you happy stay put. You may not be so lucky with the next one you go with. Plus I would start a 401-k account. Never too early to start planning for retirement. Don't wait till you are in your 50's to start thinking about how you are going to live when you have to retire.
     
  5. geargrinder

    geargrinder Medium Load Member

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    Retirement for our/my generation is an illusion - unless you work for the Government.

    Thinking of changing jobs for a couple reasons. More money, I am on track to make right about $40K with Falcon. I believe I could make more and be home a bit more with another carrier.

    I would also like to take a couple week vacation this summer. The only viable way to get a couple weeks off is to quit and then get a job with another company. J.B. Hunt has me for a PPG dedicated position and a $1K sign on bonus. Averitt has me for a regional OTR position. I am also looking at Crete for Mid-Atlantic Regional position.

    I understand JB Hunt gets a lot of bad press on this site. People complain about Averitt's dress code. Crete's safety rating is on the skids. Oh my, what's a trucker to do!
     
  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    What's wrong with Averitt's dress code?
     
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    I took a medical leave when I wanted a break once. I think I took 3 weeks off. The company didn't like it on the day I parked the truck, but after I came back and resumed being the good worker I am (when I'm working for a good/great company, that is), they forgot about the three-week break in a hurry.
     
  8. geargrinder

    geargrinder Medium Load Member

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    Falcon lowered the boom on General Commodities! The mandate was switch to Automotive or Flatbed or hit the road (sans blue green International).

    I really don't care for either, so I am taking up one of the many invites to orientation that I have accumulated.

    I looked hard at Averitt, but I think the overall slowness in the economy dictates hauling freight that doesn't have much demand elasticity. Thus, I have narrowed it down to hauling coffins or food. A truckload of coffins would creep me out. Looks like Southern Refrigerated or TransAm.
     
  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey, somebody's gotta haul 'em.
     
  10. geargrinder

    geargrinder Medium Load Member

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    And them Batesville rigs aren't too bad looking!
     
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Try delivering embalming chemicals and supplies to a funeral home. I had one today. I mentioned to a guy there doing some remodeling work "Big shipment today. I hope they're not expecting business to pick up" He replied "Hey, there's a gal working in there who can split and drain 20 of 'em in a day", as if I needed to know that.

    Also, sometimes I get the misfortune of catching a glimpse of the room where they actually do their ...dirty work.
     
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