Got laid off today

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Texas_hwy_287, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Moon_beam

    Moon_beam Medium Load Member

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    I work LTL 12 years and it is very very slow where I am at. Many rumors floating around. January is typically slow but this January is much slower than a typical January. It started getting slow in September but really fell off of a cliff around December 3rd.......
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    That's a benefit of pulling reefers; no worry about job hunting. When other freight slows, food doesn't.
    Lots of drawbacks, but we do what we have to do.
     
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  4. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

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    My boss said last night he's reinstating his authority and will be running some reefer freight I believe if you're interested in that. There's more money in sand though and right now you'd never be more than a few hrs from home.
     
  5. Texas_hwy_287

    Texas_hwy_287 Road Train Member

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    Screenshot_20190110-153954_Chrome.jpg theres job available here in Houston but they sure dont want to pay. :eek:o_O
     
  6. Fuelinmyveins

    Fuelinmyveins Medium Load Member

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    They pay more than that at my barn for dockworkers. What a shame

    Got any calls back about the job?
     
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  7. Chinatown

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    Carter Express hauls auto parts out of Laredo.
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  8. keebler13579

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    @Texas_hwy_287 try Tyson foods they have a TX regional you might be able to get on. I leave sunday afternoon get home friday.
     
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  9. Texas_hwy_287

    Texas_hwy_287 Road Train Member

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    Not yet, I called the number you gave me yesterday and spoke to the HR guy. he said he doesnt get involved with hiring.

    The terminal I told you about they barely moving this friday. thats why it doesn't come up on google. Therefore I need to be patience.

    Im this close to sign up with southeastern but man they run their drivers to the ground i.e dispatch harrassing you and their management treat its drivers poorly, this what I been told by many drivers that currently work and have worked for them.

    I know im sounding picky and theres no perfect company but why go somewhere where you know how they treat their drivers.
     
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  11. Rideandrepair

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    Good Luck, You have a CDL. Unlike some you have a lot of choices. OD laying off is bad sign for all of us. Hope it doesn’t affect family finances too bad. Keep looking, I’ve had to take two steps back, in order to keep moving forward many times. For what it’s worth, soon to be an old memory. Keep chin up. Sometimes things end up for the better. Take time to do things you’ve been postponing, as a distraction. Best of Luck finding Work from my family to yours.
     
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