Glad I moved over to Poly Trucking

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by chemster, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Harry Flashman

    Harry Flashman Medium Load Member

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    Yeah, i always take a picture of my hub, odometer, and filled out trip sheets for my records.

    This was my first trip for October
     
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  3. Kbhairo

    Kbhairo Bobtail Member

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    No offense but I make that locally with my horrible company I work with here . There’s better out there but I’m glad you’re happy for the most part .
     
  4. Bumper

    Bumper Road Train Member

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    Did you notice that you just replied to an 8 year old thread. He doesn’t even work there anymore.
     
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  5. Kbhairo

    Kbhairo Bobtail Member

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    Lol nah didn’t see that I’m new to this :-0
     
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  6. chemster

    chemster Medium Load Member

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    I have been gone from Poly since 2014 because I needed to take a local job to be home more. I really liked the job there and have fond memories of the people and operation. I have always said if I ever did decide to go back OTR, Poly would be on my short list to consider.
     
  7. Kbhairo

    Kbhairo Bobtail Member

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    Oh ok . Glad you’ve found something local . Good luck to you in life brother
     
  8. ArmyGuy

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    58 cpm on the hub now, 50 new petes on the way. Same old crap different day.
     
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  9. Harry Flashman

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    Yeah they talked about that at the safety meeting.

    I wish they would improve the shop. I got back to Grand Prairie and had two days of holdover. I asked the shop to replace a bad battery.

    Big mistake, they were too lazy to do it in the two days I was there. Then they wouldn’t let me out of the front gate because of the battery.

    I was eventually forced out of the yard in a loaner truck, which I was stuck with for a week, because it took the shop 4 days to replace the battery.

    Never again will I report anything to that shop unless the truck is dead or I’m going home for a week.

    If I have to drive a truck out of the yard with a flat tire, I will do it and call for road service.
     
  10. mathematrucker

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    I left after 14 months in early 2012 after I got cited for doing 16 over in Stanfield OR. Since I'd kept my record squeaky clean for over 5 years and just purchased a second car only weeks before (to keep parked in Grand Prairie), the minor slip-up so demoralized me about OTR that I immediately gave Pat my notice and left three weeks later. I worried that my insurance rates would go up for not just one but two cars. When I was clearing out the truck in GP and mentioned this to another Poly driver, he said "they might not go up" and it turned out he was right: State Farm apparently never found out about the citation.

    Poly didn't take me back when I tried rehiring in late 2012. I can see at least three possible reasons why: (1) my reason for leaving was flimsy..."if he decided to leave just because of that, he probably won't stay long the next time either." (2) during 2011 I repeatedly posted questions in online tax forums to try to find out whether Poly's unusually high per diem percentage at the time was legal or not. In these posts I would often mention the company's name. If management ever saw any of these posts---and I suspect they did catch wind of them and see them---well, you get the picture. They lowered the per diem percentage to an industry-standard level beginning in 2012. Did my posts play a role? Maybe. (3) I refused to use propane heaters in dry vans and made it clear in my application for rehire that I would continue to refuse.

    The only thing I didn't like at Poly were those Internationals they started buying back then. Trucks without an upper bunk are a dealbreaker for me. Other than that I loved the job and highly recommend it to prospective applicants. Glad to see they're switching over to Petes now (they need to have upper bunks for the switch to be meaningful though...I hope they do).
     
  11. Harry Flashman

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    None of the Pete’s or newer trucks have the upper bunks that I am aware of.

    Some guy brought up the bit about the upper bunks in the annual safety meeting.

    They said they got rid of them years ago because too many people were complaining about hitting their heads.

    Seems like a dumb reason, I have
    Never hit my head with an upper bunks.

    The lack of storage space on the Pete’s is really frustrating. I have so much stuff stacked on my bed, makes it difficult to keep organized.
     
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