GTA to East Coast multiple drops

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  1. pete159

    pete159 Light Load Member

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    The small company I'm currently working at is about to drop rates to 48 cents a mile.
    As someone who's been driving 15 years that's pretty crappy.
    I've been looking at different options.
    One place has East Coast runs at 69 cents with 5 to 10 drops.
    As someone who only does full loads, The thought of 10 drops on the East Coast is a tad off putting if you know what I mean.
    Do any of you guys do that kind of run?
    I'm also considering tanker work what are some good options for that?
    Finally does anybody have some good company recommendations for experienced drivers
     
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  3. Phantom Trucker

    Phantom Trucker Medium Load Member

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    What province / general area are you in?
     
  4. pete159

    pete159 Light Load Member

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    I live in Mississauga The truck yard is highway 50 in the Vaughn area with all the others
     
  5. Phantom Trucker

    Phantom Trucker Medium Load Member

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    I think @Canadianhauler21 was doing some GTA to East coast dry van stuff. He may be able to help you with details on that.


    As for recommendations on tanker work: it really depends on your preferences. Each type has its own nature and to some extent product handling. You may find that chemical work is more of a fit for you than milk/food grade products; or propane more than cement powder work. So it’s hard to name a type of tank work and say you’re going to like it.
     
  6. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    Lowering pay is crazy.

    Have you considered telling them if you lower my pay I won't be working here anymore
     
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  7. classicxl

    classicxl Medium Load Member

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    I don’t think his company can even lower his pay if it’s something like 30% lost in wages its illegal and i would be contacting a employment lawyer and get severance pay if it were me
     
  8. oriden953

    oriden953 Light Load Member

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    I know of someone working for a flatbed carrier in Winnipeg that had his company driver rate cut 10/c a mile. Lots of carriers that were doing well like everyone else when things were hot are now struggling to keep the doors open now that the tables have turned. Poor operating practices and bad investments are coming back to haunt carriers.

    Unless you like LTL sort of work I would highly recommend you stay away from multi drop loads on the east coast. Your milage rate is high because you spend more time hitting docks then you will turning a mile. If you like that kind of work go for it, if not don't even consider it.

    As far as tankers go I know someone at TD Smith. They are very happy there. Otherwise check out Trimac , Contrans Tank. Go to your local truck stop grab the hiring magazine there is a ton of carriers to choose from.
     
  9. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Heavy Load Member

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    Where are you based out of? The market is kinda crap, the ones who have work are quiet about it. 5-10 drops sounds like crap. East coast isn't that bad depending on where you're going, I ran it for about 2 years.
     
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