From School to Superior Carriers

Discussion in 'Superior Carriers' started by Keith48, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. t bird

    t bird Light Load Member

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    Home time is great some loads are out and back. If you stay out a week you can take two days off
     
  2. Mortar Man

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    Kennan Advantage. Bought transport services
     
  3. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    That was a couple of years ago I think. TS still seems to be operating like before. I was talking about Dana/CTL.
     
  4. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    12/6-12/10

    Got up early Monday and delivered my load over at P&G. I was off by 8:00 AM. I went home, took a nap, had a nice dinner with my family and came back in around 6:30PM to preload a trailer for another driver. I got off around 11:00 PM with about 4.5 hours of local work pay. This day sucked money wise but you do what you have to do.

    I left Tuesday with a 1800 mile round trip to Iowa City and back returning a scope load that had been refused at Brown Summit. I was actually pulling a Carry trailer.

    The plan was for them to either rework the load while I wait or for me to bobtail home. I was sort of hoping for the reworking plan to get loaded miles both ways and some layover pay at the Iowa 80 truck stop. That didn't happen though and I wound up bobtailing home. Fortunately the decision was made before I got to the plant and I was only there 15 minutes to drop my trailer.

    The roads were dry and my return trip was uneventful.

    I love crossing the I-280 bridge into Iowa. There were 4 bald eagles roosting in the top of a tree to the North just after you cross the bridge. I also say a fox cruising up a frozen creek bed in Illinois.

    I got back to the terminal around 10:00 AM thinking I was heading home. They needed some loads delivered at P&G so I volunteered picking up another 5 hours of local work making this a pretty good week.

    Part of the reason I was so willing to volunteer Friday is they had already sent me my plan for next week. I got that dedicated gravy run again loading in Hopewell Va Monday, delivering in Houston Wednesday, arriving back in High Point Friday. Life is good.
     

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  5. camofrawg83

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    Hey Rob, haven't talked to ya in awhile. Sounds like they are treating you pretty good right on. I am still at TWT and its no picnic but I am still ticking away my experience. Hopefully I can get on with you guys or Dana if I get enough. Sittin in Ohio in the snow bc a load was contaminated at the plant and they sent us anyway. One of the newer guys brother used to work here and is an O/O with Dana now and hearing what everyone else pays is crazy. 7 months down so far. Later on and keep the shiny side up.

    Don
     
  6. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I thought you were leaning towards getting away from tanks. I got lucky this week with this Texas load. I am sure a few of my terminals drivers are sitting with you on those dedicated N Chicago loads. TWT doesn't pay as well?
     
  7. camofrawg83

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    I like tanker'n we just get jerked around a lot. One of our trainers said his dad runs the hopewell run and loves it. Think he's been with y'all. Like 20 yrs or so. I am running dry bulk now and we lost our biggest account. Now all we get are leftovers A & R brokers to us. As far as liquid all I have run is the local resin gig. I have had my HM for like 4 mnths and cannot get any training. Could have ran outta our Passadena Tx term but I haven't been trained to air off or anything. They pay % but say its .40 ld and .26 mt. The longer the run the less it is per mile. We have a central dispatch that runs otr and runs the Chicago loads but can't get on it bc my term mngr doesn't have an "extra" tank.
     
  8. camofrawg83

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    :biggrin_25510:I like tanker'n we just get jerked around a lot. One of our trainers said his dad runs the hopewell run and loves it. Think he's been with y'all. Like 20 yrs or so. I am running dry bulk now and we lost our biggest account. Now all we get are leftovers A & R brokers to us. As far as liquid all I have run is the local resin gig. I have had my HM for like 4 mnths and cannot get any training. Could have ran outta our Passadena Tx term but I haven't been trained to air off or anything. They pay % but say its .40 ld and .26 mt. The longer the run the less it is per mile. We have a central dispatch that runs otr and runs the Chicago loads but can't get on it bc my term mngr doesn't have an "extra" tank.
     
  9. wsyrob

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    12/13-12/22

    Last week and a half has been uneventful. I ran High Point- Hopewell Va- Houston Tx- high point NC last week. Got home Friday around 6 PM. This week I ran a N Chicago Dry bulk out and back. Left Monday around 9 AM got back Wednesday around 7 PM. That included a 12 hour break Tuesday night to let the sun come up since it was real foggy with freezing drizzle across Ohio and W Va yesterday. Off until Monday for Christmas.
     
  10. camofrawg83

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    Gotta love that I77 corridor. By now I know it like the knot on the back of my head! Merry christmas Rob.
     
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