Former May Drivers Lounge...

Discussion in 'May Trucking' started by Scooter Jones, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. NogoJoe

    NogoJoe Light Load Member

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    Back at my old job. alot better pay , I work 5 days a week, I'm home every night . I left on good terms so if i need a job i can get one . hopefully i will NEVER have to go back!!!
     
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  3. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    When the economy recovers, especially the housing and construction market, there is going to be a massive exodus of drivers who have come into this industry and have stayed for a few years at least.
     
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  4. Rogerthat

    Rogerthat Medium Load Member

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    I'm one of those guys, Scooter, and I've met a number of May drivers that were plumbers, drywallers etc but frankly, at my age, I don't see myself going back to a trade where I spend 25% of my time on my knees. ;-)
     
  5. Rogerthat

    Rogerthat Medium Load Member

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    If we were subcontractors in the legal sense, I would have no problem investing $ here and there in whatever tools and supplies i needed for the truck. But we're not. I recently spent $5 on an oil spout. Big deal, right? But not being reimbursed for tools that "we may choose to buy" ( their words) ? Do I have a choice NOT to put oil in the engine?
     
  6. Bigray

    Bigray Road Train Member

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    Just found this thread, thought I would drop in and say Hi Ya'll.
     
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  7. Blue02celi

    Blue02celi Road Train Member

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    once I bought jumper cables, I was at a truck stop, in WY i think, or Idaho... somewhere up there. anyway, breakdown told me is there another may driver, I said yeah, my truck was dead they said get him to jump you, neither of us had cables, so I told them can I buy some and get reimbursed for them, they said yes. so I went, bought the cables and got the truck going. I then sent another message saying hey I didn't get the PO for the jumper cables, I was THEN told, oh, thats a driver expense, we dont reimburse for cables. so I sent a reply saying ok no problem, when I get to denver these are going in my car, next time you'll have to send someone to jump me... taking a guess that they're gonna charge you more than $20 to do it too
     
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  8. Jimmy Hoffa

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    Yeah, I still got my C-39 and my B license. Things are starting to cook again in the Sacramento area, really tempted to go back to what I know and do best, (it ain't trucking). I shut my company down in January 2010, got audited by the I.R.S. I survived (they only audited 1 year), but I had to hire a tax lawyer to represent me. With the economy in the tank and diminishing returns, 10 year warrantees, permit process, ect, I said hell with it, I was burned out.
    But even in my last crappy year I made a little over 60 large. Guess I got spoiled.
     
  9. Rogerthat

    Rogerthat Medium Load Member

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    Jimmy Hoffa? And here i thought they had buried you in one of your concrete foundations...
     
  10. Jimmy Hoffa

    Jimmy Hoffa Medium Load Member

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    Nah, just laying low from Anthony Giacolone.
     
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  11. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Ahhh, C-39 license. That was the first contractor license I ever got, way in 1982
     
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