Good reefer companies?

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Wheat Light, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

    Dec 15, 2007
    Northern Indiana
    I was also thinking of Marten. Roehl has a reefer division, heard both good and bad about them.
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  3. ironeagle2006

    ironeagle2006 Road Train Member

    I drove for Earl Henderson til I devolped Adult Onset Epilepsy and I got Miles Drop and Hook NO HAZ MAT NO NEW ENGLAND New Jersey or teh NYC Airports was about all I would see Atlanta was common also. We ran Coast to Coast sitting WTF was that.
    KatDaddy373 Thanks this.
  4. trips74

    trips74 Light Load Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    chicagoland, il
    "I've heard what you're saying about Heartland not getting as many miles as some. I've done the math though, too. With what some of these bigger reefer companies, I'd have to run 2500 miles to make what I will in 2000 at Heartland. If I do a good week and get 2500 with HE, I'd have to run over 3100 miles at .32. Thats just working smarter in my opinion"

    Yeah but I personaly would rather kill my time driving then sitting thats the difference between 2000 miles or 3000 miles, 2000 you get a lot more sitting time. But I do agree with working for more per mile but I would still rather run the miles.
  5. ironeagle2006

    ironeagle2006 Road Train Member

    Considering Henderson pay .38 for OTR I would take that anyday over Heartless aka Heartland's plus ZERO HAZMAT. At Henderson you run all the toll roads since they have the cards or ez pass for them I pass for IL Pre Pass for the Scales Lumpers John told me YOUR JOB IS TO DRIVE NOT UNLOAD they pay for all of them regardless of what it costs.
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  6. Wheat Light

    Wheat Light Light Load Member

    Nov 2, 2008
    Salem, IL
    I did work for Henderson for 1 1/2 years. I was a dedicated driver the whole time tho, home every night. My dad still works for them. I did talk to them (since they told me I could come back anytime) but they said in my area it might be difficult to get me home. Also, with Heartland I will be regional, not completely OTR. Thats what I will look for in Heartland doesn't work out.

    Henderson is a good company, there is no doubt about that. If they had a regional for down here where I could get home more, I would go back to them in a heart beat. When I worked for them I was living in Flora, IL. I moved down to TN to finish my college. I'm just taking this semester off (and maybe the summer) trying to save a little money (very little probably) so I can go back to school in the fall.

    Thanks for the help guys. Going to the Greyhound terminal now for Heartland orientation.
  7. Bucktrucker

    Bucktrucker Medium Load Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Kennesaw transportation is not a bad company You leave Atlanta to chicago and back. Or Atlanta to Kanasas and back great equipment with apu's.
  8. kingsson

    kingsson Heavy Load Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Omaha, NE
    In my opinion, the hands down best reefer company - if, as you say, you want to run OTR and home time is not such a concern - is Prime, Inc. out of Springfield. Where other companies are downsizing and going belly up, Prime keeps growing. Equipment is some of the best on the road, and pay is pretty good as well.
  9. cpassey

    cpassey Light Load Member

    Sounds like ((passingtrucker)) was in a bad mood that day.:biggrin_25510:
    But at least the rest of you have had much better advice.:biggrin_255:
  10. TNspeedy

    TNspeedy Medium Load Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    they keep taking from drivers and they keep growing imangine that
  11. bigpapa7272

    bigpapa7272 Light Load Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Willis Shaw might not be a bad place either, Im starting there january 5th, medium size company sister company of comcar, everyone ive talked to that works in the office or drivers is nice and pleasant and straight to the point and doesnt sugar coat it! I am looking forward to working there.
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