General Thoughts

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Dennixx, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. FoolsErrand

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    I’m guessing the entire load will be unloaded by hand. I know many dealerships have very little room for a big truck. The job may be easy in itself, but the parking/unloading may be a logistical nightmare at some places
     
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  4. Dennixx

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    I believe I have the skills.
    I love challenging backs!
    I'm the dolt who would relish a dollar store acct just to stay sharp. :)
     
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    The issue with labor-based late in career is that any injury can stop the game. I'd be more tempted to look into that after retirement from the cryo work. Then it's just messin'.
     
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  6. Dennixx

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    Went and had a chat w the operations director.
    Has no clue on hos,maintenance or licensing.
    They run 3 straight trucks and this is the first semi truck they have run.
    Talked a bit about job responsibilities and expectations. Could not even tell me how many trips per year or stops per trip. I'm assuming they are kind of a "seat of the pants" operation.
    Full benefits and 401k w match.
    Asked about compensation and it was all hourly.
    Motel every night..no sleeper nights.
    Told him I would need a minimum of 2000 per week w the opportunity to make more and he didn't flinch.
    Told him to call if he wanted to make me an outrageous offer to drive a pos prostar..lol 20190912_160058.jpg
     
  7. FoolsErrand

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    Well. You can always quit if it sux
     
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    I sense a disturbance in the force... like I said.. it’s not always greener on the other side.
     
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    You have managed to replace a migraine in my head with something else I need to remove from the tummy.

    IF he did not flinch on 2000 dollars a week, you were asking too little. You need to sort of using a bad concept to nuzzle up to and blush a hardened traffic boss at about 3200 a week for that kind of work he is about to put you on.
     
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