Gypsum Express drivers?

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by ny2tn, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. ny2tn

    ny2tn Light Load Member

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    Has anyone recently or currently been driving with them in 2015? How are they now as a company?
     
  2. GoneButNotForgotten

    GoneButNotForgotten Medium Load Member

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    See them operating out of a gypsum plant in my neck of the woods. I have not talked to any drivers, but they always seem to be driving nice equipment in a professional manner. And of course with hauling drywall.... tarp, tarp and tarp.
     
  3. White Dog

    White Dog Road Train Member

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    They have a lot of drop trailers at the gypsum plants...the plant workers tarp the load for you (8 foot drops stay with each trailer), and when you pick up the load, you throw your straps and go. Get to your destination, and roll the tarps on top of the load...nothing to it. If you are a little older, carry a 6 foot ladder, so you ain't climbing the load.
    Live loading you will tarp it yourself, but the fork truck driver will set your tarps on top for you.

    To the OP, I have no experience WITH Gypsum Express...just NEXT to them. Constantly upgrading their equipment...and that includes securement equipment. Never seen a ticked off Gypsum Express driver (for what it's worth).
     
  4. lee2442

    lee2442 Light Load Member

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    i see some of there drivers park at the truckstop i work at. clean equipment, kind drivers.
     
  5. rda2580

    rda2580 Heavy Load Member

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    They recently gobbled up Tandem Transport in Mich, Ohio and
    Georgia and like previous posts have said run nice looking
    equipment. Hopefully some Drivers will chime in on miles for you,
    if thats what your curious about. They do haul alot of building
    materials that I've seen and that season is getting ready to ramp
    up.
     
  6. ny2tn

    ny2tn Light Load Member

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    Yeah i just want to make sure that what theyre saying is true and not a hook and run.
     
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  8. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    Any updates on this? Did you go with them? I'm considering switching to flats instead of reefer, but the idea of having someone else do a good chunk of the tarping appeals to me very much. :)
    Know what their hiring area is, without me having to contact a recruiter and deal with them?
    Also, for weekend hometime, do you take the trucks home, or park at the nearest terminal? (nearly 2hrs to Michigan City)
     
  9. Goothva

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    I'm sorry, did my reply get deleted? I posted a link (to TTR here) with Gypsum in the search bar, but now it's gone.
     
  10. Goothva

    Goothva Light Load Member

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    oops, that was a different thread. i'm sorry, the kids woke me up after about 4 hours of sleep.
     
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