Foodliner in Chatt,Tn ??

Discussion in 'Gless Bros Foodliner' started by volvo1, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. volvo1

    volvo1 Bobtail Member

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    Starting with Foodliner in Chatt,Tn tomorrow and have to admit I'm a little nervous for I dont know their hometime sitiuation. I've talked to the terminal manager and he says at most maybe out 2 days and can swing by the house with my truck and atke my 10 off if the tanker is not needed but still make me some what scared cause I live 55 miles away and if I do take my truck back to the terminal and am needed back in 10 hours I will spend 2 of that driving my personal vehicle. My question is does any work for them or know any one that works for them up there know how this terminal works and could fill me me.I have pulled tankers for several years but never food grade and know that thing in trucking are never text book but would like to have a little more info on what to look forward to if possible.Thanks and any info will help!!!
     
  2. im6under

    im6under Medium Load Member

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    welp I am no help...

    but welcome aboard anyways...

    New job and a new place will probably take you a couple weeks or months to get in the rythym so don't get anxious right away...

    number one thing for me was how long everything seemed to take when I first started... but I picked up speed as I went... learned the routes and the customers and how everybody liked which cheek kissed... lol

    Its a good job... I don't think you'll have any regrets.

    best of luck.
     
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  3. volvo1

    volvo1 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the encouraging words and I've been there for a week now and trying to get use to the backlash of the liquid "shotgun" tanker again and my trainer was great and it did seem like a slow week of learning I must say! I have never pulled food grade and all the safety points and the precaution the company uses I must say is awesome. And not only that but the way Foodliner wants and pushes the truck safety and running makes me feel good about driving for them cause I know I wont have to run like a "outlaw" to make a living but I do wish some of the loads did pay better on the liquid side but I amd thankful for a job and will ride it out to see if they will live up to what I was told. Will keep posting to let anyone know that lives around the area if they are interested on coming onboard!!
     
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  4. truckinusa

    truckinusa Light Load Member

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    Positives: Easy work, local job, good equipment, 68mphNegatives: lots of paperwork and rules, e-logs(Just my opinion), smells at plants, pay should be higher for experience/fixed load pay on local runs/no drop pay, orientation lasts a week.
     
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  5. im6under

    im6under Medium Load Member

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    Smells like money to me dude... lol :biggrin_25514:
     
  6. MO family man

    MO family man Heavy Load Member

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    Nah, If it stinks in here its cuz I'm the shi...poo.:biggrin_25524:
     
  7. angelochris7

    angelochris7 Bobtail Member

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    I am looking at foodliner..dayton,oh terminal..Does anyone know what they pull out of there..Is it liquid or dry bulk most of the time..What kind of hours should I expect and will I be home everyday..What kind of money are they making around dayton terminal..also anyone who works for food liner could you please tell me the pros and cons of company..If you left company why did you leave
     
  8. truckinusa

    truckinusa Light Load Member

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    The only thing I am finding where I work at is the loads only deliver on weekdays during business hours. This hampers your earning ability. Everything is slow right now. They didn't lie to me one bit though. Everything that I was told came true.
     
  9. angelochris7

    angelochris7 Bobtail Member

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    thanks for information..if anyone has more info I would appreciate it
     
  10. ninjavanish

    ninjavanish Bobtail Member

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    I would be interested to know if you are still there and how its working out. I talked to a few people in recruiting already, if I done anything with them it would have to be out of the Chatt. terminal since i am only 30 miles away. Any thoughts to share such as length of haul, equipment condition, average weekly pay, home time, or type of people you work with?
     
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