Good good company a&s kinard

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  1. dgman

    dgman Light Load Member

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    Glad I can help a bit. You will eventually get your own truck. You may start off slip sitting but that won't last. When you do have to slip seat they will at least make sure you are doing it with the same driver/truck each time. Not bouncing around every day. The majority of the trucks are set at 65 with a few that will do 68, but not too many. I'm not exactly sure on the frequency of the increases but they do come. The only thing that sucks, your pay is all straight time, no OT. There are no early warning devices, no cameras, none of that garbage. Most trucks are autos but a lot of the sleepers are manuals. Hope this info helps.
     
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  2. Vincent2254

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    Thanks that was very helpful...its a shame that this is one of the few industries that is immune to overtime pay..wish that would change but otherwise seems like a good company to be with and def gonna look into it more. Appreciate the info
     
  3. rowdy18

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    I was with a@### for a month went thru there trainin , drug screen and physical we a breeze. Hardest part was listening to the newbies on how to do this and that. We were all that guy so gotta learn some time. I went to hazleton freedom account. Got promised a brand new truck got a 5 yrs old rusted junker. Dispatch was one girl and u got ur next day load thru a text some where between 7pm and midnight. Then the load had to leave hazleton by 4am to get to upstate ny by 7am. At 65mph. Nice long slow drag. But it got better u came back from that load and had to run hazleton to york. York in rush hour traffic. I learn something dispatch tells me to hit a bunch of button on the qualcomm and click 16hr rule. So I can get back to hazleton . I go fed up with them and that rule cause as I seen it in the dot book it was for bad weather. But I must have been wrong. I just didn't care for the lost promises from day one in york and the first couple days in hazleton. 17.25 an hour straight time no ot was not worth it.
     
  4. dgman

    dgman Light Load Member

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    Surprising since between the Carlisle and York yards I've only seen trucks 2013 or newer. Certainly nothing five years old. That seems a bit odd but possible I guess. All the trucks in Carlisle except for one KW still running, I believe are all '14 or '15. May be a few '13's sprinkled in but none that I have driven since I've been there. And I'm not sure how you were made to do anything because the company is no forced dispatch. I am asked everyday what I want to do the next day, then given options. Do I want long, short, multistep or whatever. I love it. But I guess some may have bad experiences.
     
  5. Voyager1968

    Voyager1968 Road Train Member

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    I ran the Hazleton Freedom account so I can verify what the other poster said as truth.

    To be fair, most of the trucks were relatively new, but there were a a few older ones around.

    As for the dispatching tendencies, you did get your next days (first turn) sent via text message, and, in my case anyway, we weren't asked what we wanted, we took what we got. He was also correct about going to upstate New York and then York in the same day. Many times I did a morning run into the Paterson/Newark NJ area, then came back to Hazleton and had to do an afternoon run into Philly or South Jersey. Quite a few times I had to use the 16 hour exemption.

    We were pushed hard on that fleet. Like I said in my previous post, I'd still be there if we weren't run into the ground, and I'd go back (because I do think A&S is a good company) if the dispatching tendencies in Hazleton changed.
     
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  6. Mazda744

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    Where do you run the loads to ?
     
  8. dgman

    dgman Light Load Member

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    Mazda,
    I can't speak for Operate This but where I run to varies from night to night. But then I'm not regional, I'm local and home every day. Some nights I may do local live unloads around Harrisburg, Carlisle, York area and other nights I may have Sam's Club loads to anywhere in Pa, New Jersey, Maryland or Virginia and on a rare occasion, West Virginia. I've read stories about people having bad times on certain accounts but running the Georgia Pacific account is good for me. The GP folks know me by name so it makes going there everyday much more pleasant. I am treated well by the company, I don't do anything I don't want to do and if I want more work all I have to do is ask. I rarely have to call the dispatch office for anything and I never work weekends, unless I want to do so. I can't complain at all but others might. It's the same everywhere.
     
  9. Mazda744

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    It's good to see you have a positive attitude because most people you see on here are always looking at every little negative in a company. Thanks for the info. I really enjoy the company I'm working for and its local the only problem is that I'm not getting a lot of work and I saw the ad for a/s Kinard local so I thought I'd get some info on it. Are you local out of York pa ?
     
  10. dgman

    dgman Light Load Member

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    Mazda,
    I run out of the terminal we have in Carlisle, Pa. It's a small crappy little yard that we share with Celadon but it beats driving to York for work. We have tons of work. I'm always getting asked to run Friday nights. My normal nights are Sunday night thru Thursday night but I do work some extra Fridays when they need the help. Anything you need to know don't hesitate to ask.
     
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