Going to Boyd Brothers

Discussion in 'Boyd' started by THEPRIZEFIGHTER, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. bulldozerbert

    bulldozerbert Medium Load Member

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    did they happen to fire you?:biggrin_25511:
     
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  3. hoedown

    hoedown Bobtail Member

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    did not fire me i quit,bought my own truck leased on with a small company.i am finally making money and not sitting.they will paint you a great picture but will not back it up.this company is a joke and there slow trucks.
     
  4. hoedown

    hoedown Bobtail Member

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    p.s. clean out your trucks they have bed bugs.
     
  5. hytekrednek

    hytekrednek Light Load Member

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    I haven't been thru the training here at boyd, but I do train. It's not hard if ur willing to work a lil. Boyd is a Christian based company. Very close nit. We have some drivers on elogs but not everyone. They r just tryin it out to c if they can do it with all drivers. Everyone of the old 9400 trks r comin off the road. My last trainee got a prostar after his last week. Some r gettin slightly used one, others gettin brand new prostar. Boyd just bought 350 new trks. So either way, u gonna get newer trk pretty quick. Anything else ops shoot. N plz don't listen to this hoedown person. Every company isn't for everybody. Not sure if he even worked here.
     
  6. hoedown

    hoedown Bobtail Member

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    yep i worked there,5 months is all it took me to figure out i messed up.went thru Birm. training,the crazy old man in orientation,not calling any names.sat in the crappy motel.The food in the barbque joint down the street is good but exsp.all this guy needs is some pom poms,stand out in front of the boyd term.at 7.00 when those sorry fleet managers show up.dont worry about e logs you will be running illegal all the time.get some time in buy your own truck find a good company to lease with.peace out to all,Im headed to KY.
     
  7. hytekrednek

    hytekrednek Light Load Member

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    Wow, u made it five months. Seems to me u don't like workin for ur money. I run how I want to. Not the way they want me to. I run safe n do what I need to do. I make Dang good money n enjoy the company I work for. I've got u pinned as one of two people, one that didn't like the work or one that can't handle the work, so therefore u blast the company for something u can't hack. Not all company's or types of jobs r for everyone. So contracts on buying ur own rig n leasing on to such a good company. I hope it all works out for ya. The world need more big mouth, company bashing truckers just like u. Last thing I'm gonna say bout it. Let people make their own opinions bout what company they choose to work for man. Have a good day. Oh yeah, ur still runnin, I'm home with my family for the weekend. Just like every weekend since I've been back.
     
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  8. redhaze843

    redhaze843 Bobtail Member

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  9. TDriver4Life

    TDriver4Life Medium Load Member

    Hytekrednek- I have thought about driving for Boyd and appreciate the useful info you have given. I have a few thoughts that need answering if you don't mind?
    My experience is as follows: seven years, about 215,000 miles of driving experience. A little over two years of this experience is local/regional (about a 250 mile radius of Pittsburgh Pa) pulling 48 & 53-foot van trailers. I have operated in western PA, the Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo OH area, West Virginia, Buffalo and Rochester NY and Baltimore MD. I know how to scale loads, use a log book, fuel the truck, drive in winter weather, etc.
    I might not have true flatbed driving experience but the experience that I do have is chaining machinery (skid steer, backhoe, mid-size excavator and a crawler loader) on tag-a-long trailers and strapping of palatalized freight on a flatbed trailer. I figure that I would require some training but I would not need much. I know how to secure loads because I watch other drivers and ask them questions and look at loads that pass me on the road. What I know about securing loads on a flatbed is as follows: I know that on a coil that weighs 40,000 lbs, a driver should use 5-6 chains; 1 strap for every 10 feet or 2 straps for an individual product under 10 feet. I am one who would over chain or strap a load. The more straps/chains the better.So my questions are--


    1. What type of training do you think I would need to do?
    2. What is their operating area, how far west and north do they go?
    3. Do they utilize EZ or PrePass?
    4. How do they get a person to orientation?


    I'd sure appreciate the come back. I know they haul out of USG in Aliquippa which is about 25-30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
     
  10. hytekrednek

    hytekrednek Light Load Member

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    Seems like u wouldn't need much training. At the most I would say two weeks Mayb. U got Securement down so I'm not sure if they would ever keep u in training. How recent is all this work?? We do have ez/pre pass. Still waitin for all new trks to get theirs but we utilize it. Boyd runs a little of every state. Mostly eastern 2/3, but starting to run a lil more west. U r able to drive if u want I think, or it'll b a bus ride. I know a few people that have driving to cincy or bham n they got reimbursed. If interested lemme know n I can get u number n who to talk to.
     
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  11. smoke896

    smoke896 Bobtail Member

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    Ok I will respond to HOE. I am sure that what he wants. Boyd does not suck....not even close!
    I went through orientation and finished my first week of driving.
    There are NO bedbugs, No crappy hotels and they treat you like they should.
    I met many drivers and mechanics at 2 terminals and they are ALL friendly.
    If you wear a Boyd shirt at a truck stop ...drivers will want to talk to you.
    I have a great trainer in a great truck.
    We were told at orientation 1 out of 10 make it past 6 months for various reasons. Hoe was one of the 9... I am sure.
    They got rid of 5 in orientation for different reasons leaving 4 of us to train. They will bus you home if you must go. They won't leave you hanging outside.
    I really felt that everyone was respected. From the VP to the drivers and mechanics.
    They are looking for "safe drivers" not people to drive trucks.
    If you can't learn what they tell you you won't make it.
    I was looking for a stable company to start my new career and I am trying really hard to find something wrong with this company. I don't think it is going to happen.
     
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