Glad I moved over to Poly Trucking

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  1. BFL123

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  3. BFL123

    BFL123 Light Load Member

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    Thanks for the reply. Do you know if they do orientation in SC or does everyone go to Texas? Also, can you tell me what the pay is? I'm pretty sure I read that you guys get mileage and stop pay. Do you know what the starting pay is? Thanks again for any help
     
  4. silverspur

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    Texas orientation.
    70 cpm
    Drop pay: from $2,000-4000 a year.
     
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  5. Harry Flashman

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    Orientation is in Texas.

    From reading your posts, it looks to me like you are looking for some regional gig out of the South Carolina terminal. I do not think this would be possible with Poly. If this is what you want, you will need to be very explicit with the recruiter you communicate with to see if you can get them to come to an accommodation.

    Grand Prairie, Texas is the center of gravity for Poly. Every 30k miles on the truck requires a visit to the Shop at the Grand Prairie terminal for a PM. There are no maintenance shops at the other terminals.

    Outbound loads are by choice, but all Backhaul’s are forced dispatch. Backhaul dispatch will route you to any terminal that they can get a good rate in the load.

    Expect to be a driver who does the entire lower 48 minus California, where the majority of your Backhaul’s will be to Texas.

    You will only be routed to South Carolina occasionally, or if you specifically request time off.
     
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  6. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Poly doesn't go to California at all?
     
  7. Harry Flashman

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    No.

    I was warned in my orientation, that crossing state lines into California is grounds for immediate termination.

    This is because Poly trucks do not have the legal compliance for operation in California.

    Poly is more analy retentive for legal compliance than any other trucking company you will ever work for.

    Expect to donate a urine sample and be drug tested every quarter.

    One time I got tested twice in one week. Once when my 2 year physical was due, then a few days later when I was “randomly selected” for quarterly testing that came up.

    You will have to scale out every time you leave the yard, and they won’t let you out of their yards if one of your axles is a pound overweight
     
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  8. supersnackbar

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    NEVER, EVER!!!!
     
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  9. silverspur

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    An honest mechanic in Grand Prairie.

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  10. Slargtarg

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    So after 3.5 years at Poly Trucking, I was fired under what I consider very unfair circumstances.

    I had a rush hour appointment just north of Atlanta, GA. While going through a construction zone with heavy traffic, another semi in the left lane swerved into my lane and cracked the lower concave mirror. It was an extremely minor incident, approx damage $100-$150.

    I signaled to the other driver to pull over, however since it was a construction zone there was no shoulder. I took the next exit and stopped on the ramp, however this ramp too had no shoulder and I was extremely wary about staying on the ramp. I was blocking the right lane on the ramp in heavy traffic, Georgia state law explicitly forbids blocking travel lanes unless a vehicle is disabled or there is a personal injury.

    The other semi pulled over in front of me, but we were both blocking the right lane. I suggested we meet up at a truck stop that was 2 exits down the road so that we could have a safe place to exchange information and call our respective companies. The other driver never showed up and I had to file a hit and run with police (I took a picture of his truck on the ramp)

    When I got back to Grand Prairie, I was pulled into the office with Pat Hernadez and Martin Crowder. They admitted to me that the accident was the other drivers fault, and that the other driver committed a hit and run crime. However, they told me they were firing me for "failing to secure the scene of an accident"

    They said I should have put out my triangles and blocked the right lane of a construction zone until police arrived. They simply did not care that what they were asking me do is explicitly illegal under Georgia state law. For such a minor incident, I thought the only sensible thing to do was remove the truck to a safe place to conduct insurance information sharing and calling the company. If I had sat on the side of the road blocking traffic, and someone slammed into the back of my rig, I could have been facing prison.

    I feel completely betrayed by Poly. The sting is further compounded by the fact that in being terminated, I forfeit 4 weeks of paid vacation that I had banked. Because of the pandemic these last 2 years, I had not done any personal travel so the vacation time was accumulating. I lost approximately $2500 - $3000 over a $150 cracked mirror that wasn't even my fault.

    Poly - a utterly soulless corporation with completely inflexible rules.
     
  11. ArmyGuy

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    Poly fires people using a point system, did you have other issues and pointed out? Sounds like they were waiting for a reason to get rid of you. I've seen/heard of people doing a lot worse than this and are still employed by poly.
     
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