From Day One - Abilene Motor Express (Richmond, Wytheville, VA)

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by ScooterDawg, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Scooter D.'s Girl

    Scooter D.'s Girl Bobtail Member

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    Hi again from North Carolina; yep, I'm still here doing the Speech Therapy gig. I'm not sure when I will be able to go out in the truck with S.D. again but I can hardly wait for the next adventure. Meanwhile, I have started a new thread on the forum called Daily Inspirations from Scooter D.'s Girl. If you get a chance, check it out. Not every quote will apply to all, but maybe it will it help or inspire someone out there on the road. Be safe. S.D.'s Girl
     
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  3. Yorkieman

    Yorkieman Bobtail Member

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    Just finished talking with Michael, a recruiter I assume at Abilene. Changed my mind about possibly going to work here. .35 a mile, no drop/hook pay, and no orientation pay was all I needed to hear. Guess a big shiny green truck makes up for the .15 a mile more they should be paying. Not whining, just thought other people would want to see what they pay. I searched and could not find any topic on pay scale. Thank you
     
  4. RebelChick

    RebelChick Road Train Member

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    Actually, everything you just posted has been discussed on both the Abilene threads numerous times. Sorry you feel this company isn't right for you and think I can speak for all here in wishing you the best.
     
  5. ScooterDawg

    ScooterDawg <strong>"The Blue Tick Lab"</strong>

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    Well folks, I figure I'd go ahead and tell you now. I'm going to be leaving Abilene on Friday the 24th. Not that I'm all bent out of shape with the company, but I got a really good offer from another company that has been "courting" me for awhile now. More hometime, more cpm, great bene's, and some other things I like.

    Any way, i wish you all the best and safe travels
     
  6. 1catfish

    1catfish Road Train Member

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    good deal, start a new thread and keep us occupied.lol.
     
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  7. gntorres61

    gntorres61 Road Train Member

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    Scooterdawg, glad I got a chance to meet you with Johnboy. Sorry you are not staying but totally understand. Hope to see you keep posting and your girlfriend posts too. Enjoyed them. Yours and Johnboys posts convinced me to apply with Abilene, and haven't looked back since.

    Best wishes,

    George
     
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  8. wjejwan23

    wjejwan23 Light Load Member

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    Best of luck scooter hope this offer works out in your favor this go round,
     
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  9. wing_rider

    wing_rider Bobtail Member

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    All the best to you Scooter!! I'm not a trucker but sure have enjoyed you and JohnBoys post and kinda living the life through you guys. If you feel so inclined please start another thread with the new company so we can still enjoy your writings!!
     
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  10. boogie1985

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    Best wishes to u and your new adventure I have been reading your tread along with John boys since a few months now
     
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  11. ScooterDawg

    ScooterDawg <strong>"The Blue Tick Lab"</strong>

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    Thanks, y'all. You know, I really am going to miss Abilene and all of its drivers. Like I said, no hard feelings.... just found a better gig.

    As fate would have it, I ended up getting injured Sunday and I am out of commission until next Sunday. Took a pretty nasty fall which resulted in spraining my left ankle and straining the ligaments in my right knee. Now I have had to deal with injuries to one leg or the other, but BOTH at one time kinda stinks. Nothing like having a DOUBLE LIMP hehehehe. Doctor took me out of the truck for a week, and Lisa was standing right there when the Doc made his proclamation, so needless to say, there was no skirting around this. I guess the fact that I am unable to climb up in a truck sorta makes a point as well.

    So I guess we're going to be making a group effort to get the truck cleaned out over the next few days, and then running it back up to Wytheville on Sunday.... at least that is the plan right now. Kevin had mentioned that they might send someone for it early, but he wasn't sure. I hate leaving under these circumstances. I have always prided myself on working out a notice throughout my adult life, and keeping my word. Now I am sitting here in my recliner, feeling like an old man. At least I can walk better than I was. But that still isn't saying much.

    OK, so the plan is that I am going to be working at Cargo Transporters. 500+ power units with a lot of hi-tech gadgets (yes, e-logs too), good pay, solid freight lanes, and very few brokered loads. Obviously, like many other companies, it may not be a good fit for everyone, but it is for me. As you all know, there have been a few life-changing events that have taken place in my world, and CT fits my "new" needs quite well. Like I said, nothing against Abilene.... but this is all about me now.

    Thanks again for all your well wishes, and yes, once I get up and running, I will start a new thread. When I do, I'll post a link from here.

    Y'all, please be safe... happy trails

    ARF (dang, it even hurts to say "arf" right now)
     
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