Glad I moved over to Poly Trucking

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  1. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Eeeeeeeeeew...I'd rather eat deep fried dog crap, but only if it was fresh.
     
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  3. radioshark

    radioshark Road Train Member

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    I'm joining u sitting in Mount airy Nc since early this am. I can't reload till Monday in Bristol 90 miles away. I have sat at least 2 days for backhaul every load for the last 7 weeks.
     
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  4. chemster

    chemster Medium Load Member

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    Thanks for the heads up. I decided to stay put at Gemini. My boss has been really proactive and moved me into a 5 day run. I don't get home every night, but still get home Friday's and Saturdays. The money is good, and I like the company. Hope Poly management figures out that you guys won't stay there long if you aren't compensated well for all the down time involved. Thanks again.
     
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  5. Western flyer

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    I need a truthful answer from you drivers at poly.
    I've already been approved to work there.
    Supposed to start in 2 weeks.
    Can't make up my mind if its worth it.

    My current job:
    .40 cpm hub miles, plus 40 dollars a day per-diem.
    50 dollars per stop,all stops paid including
    First and last.
    2014 and 2015 volvo's all automatic, 75 mph.
    Ez pass and pre pass
    Can run any and all toll roads,no questions asked.
    Paper or e-logs,it's up to the driver.
    No qualcomm,routing up to the driver.
    Trucks leased from Penske.

    Fuel at Penske,saves them 80 cents per gallon.
    Shower anywhere,company pays for it.
    All repairs and breakdown Penske takes care of.
    Truck washes are free,Penske has their own.
    Com data fuel card if you want to or have to fuel
    At a truck stop.

    100 dollar a month fuel bonus is you buy 75 percent
    Of your fuel at Penske.
    Penske fuels the truck for you,cleans windshield,
    Checks all fluids and lights and tires every time you fuel.
    ( it is thier equipment)

    Breakdown,driver gets a motel room,
    75 dollar layover.
    I've never received either one of these,we don't sit
    And I never been in the shop for than 3 hours at Penske.
    Pay every 2 weeks.

    Take a picture of signed BOL and e-mail it
    To office to get paid.
    Bring home 2200 to 2800 every 2 weeks like clock work.

    What they don't have:
    No 401k
    No apu units.
    You can idle the trucks all day nobody will say a word.
    If you have a power inverter Penske will put it in for you.
    You don't get to pick your loads.
    1 week off in a month

    My question is can I make this type of money at poly.
    What else can poly give me that I don't have here.
    Thanks
     
  6. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Poly only has 1 year truck that have APU's, and many don't work. We make more per hub mile, but our perdiem isn't paid on top of that, it's an accounting trick to lower your taxable income to where it would be after filing your taxes at the end of the year...essentially you're making about the same including your perdiem. The only thing we have that you don't is a 401k, we pick our loads, plus they pay you $50/month for use of your cell phone...but our vacation pay sucks (think what an hourly plant worker makes), we don't get breakdown pay, (although they do pay for a motel if needed)our trucks suck for reliability, and our shop is slow and lousy (but improving...slowly)...no toll transponders (cash lanes always), they will allow Prepass, but at your expense.

    In my opinion, you are better off where you are both in regards to pay and equipment...in fact, is your company hiring out of north FL?...with the exception of an automatic transmission, I would think about moving over there.
     
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  7. Patrick6240

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    Why don't you guys come to work here at Great Plains, in ND.you can make $65,000, new equipment,great shop,and awesome runs. New Freightliner Cascadia's,Volvo 780 all with APU and refrigerators loaded up nicely. What I like about them is they just give your load information,and they just leave you alone. I've done one broker load in the last four months, and believe me I don't miss those loads at all! Most of my loads of been either coast-to-coast or darn close. Well I did get an 860 miler one time that was weird,but that got me to Saint Albans Vermont, for a load to Henderson Nevada,Ben & Jerry's ice cream with 4 pints of ice cream to go in the freezer, on the house. It's just a thought for you guys I've been in your position before, once these companies don't give a crap about us anymore,you're just spinning your wheels hoping it gets better,my situation never did.. Look at Furniture Row Express, those poor guys just kept holding on,and holding on,and look what happened there. Well good luck to you guys over there.
     
  8. Dinomite

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    Can I have your gig!!
     
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  9. Western flyer

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    Thanks for the reply supersnacker.
    I have a close friend who works for poly who
    Keeps trying to get me to come over there.
    But his checks are always smaller and he spends a lot of
    Time at the shop in Grand Prairie.
    I thought I would ask some other drivers that work there,
    See if they would tell me something different.

    I work for a small company out of Dallas.
    About 30 trucks.
    1 safety guy
    2 dispatchers
    2 people who do all the paperwork.
    They work from 6 am to 6 pm mon thru Friday.
    Your on your own the rest of the time unless
    You have a emergency.

    Everything is done thru e-mail or text message.
    Haven't been on the phone for more than 30 minutes
    In the last month.
    They e-mail the driver the load info that's it.
    Driver does everything else. No holding hands here.
    Well expierenced drivers only.
    They are hiring. You'll have to ask them about Florida.
    I don't think that matters. Penske is everywhere.
    They can get a truck from any Penske location.

    Send me a pm I'll give you thier number.
    I'm not willing to share this little gem with everybody.
    No beginners here,we're going to tight 1 dock operations
    (Some don't have a dock). It takes longer to back in then
    It does for them to unload you.

    Dry van,all on pallets.
     
  10. Western flyer

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    I got this job from a trucker lady friend.
    I never heard of this place before.
    She about 5 ft 2 inches tall, 55 years old.
    Said she made 81,000 last year.
    You know i didn't believe that ####.

    I can tell you that on my first check I had 1 load.
    It was 1400 miles with 5 stops. Took me 3 days.
    I grossed almost a thousand. Brung home 750 bucks.
    I believed her after that.
     
  11. Patrick6240

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