Hansen and Adkins

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by dollarbill225, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Just got a job offer from Hansen and Adkins. It was definitely my number one choice out of companies I applied for. I currently have have a solid lazy home daily dedicated working 7 days a week with good money around 60k per year. I know the work is really hard, but I'm young 23 y/o so it won't be a problem. I really want to take my career to the next level. I guess my question is do you guys think the switch will be worth it?
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  3. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Road Train Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    That is really up to you. More work more money. You said you wanted to take your career to the next level. Your 23 let it fly. You only pass this way one-time. I hope all goes well for you
  4. Tropsnart

    Tropsnart Heavy Load Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    Pavilion New York
    60k is good money. At H&A it would be possible to double that . At 23 years old it's a no brainer.
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  5. Rebel2016

    Rebel2016 Light Load Member

    May 25, 2016
    What terminal will you be running out of.
  6. Thanks for the responses. I would be running out of Jacksonville, Fl. I live there to.
  7. sxdime

    sxdime Medium Load Member

    Nov 9, 2010
    Elkton MD
    I will be the negative nanny lol. I would keep the home daily gig you have over car hauling. Yes you can make better money but is the money going to outweigh getting to be home every night? If you find a honest guy or 3 working for them I would bet that you will find out that they are maybe making $20k a year more than you. The big thing in car hauling is you HAVE to want to be a car hauler. Secondly you ask yourself...is the risk worth the reward? Car haulers are the postmen of trucking. Rain/sleet/snow you name it we are out in it loading/unloading or driving. Just things to think about before you jump ship at your current job.
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  8. That was pretty much my biggest gripe about it. I don't think that extra money is going to be worth walking around those huge auction lots in 100 degree weather looking for cars. It's way to hot in my region down south.
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  9. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

    Aug 19, 2012
    If you don't think the extra money will be worth it then you better not try it because you could be right.
    If you don't really want to haul cars and work your butt off fetching cars don't leave a cushy job.
    That said, from some of the drivers I have spoken to in Jacksonville there is money to be made there and can be home often. Some loads out of Jacfl you break the bank and other shippers it's just ok. But a brand new driver probably won't be getting the money loads day one. You prove your worth to the dispatcher and you will eventually get the money loads. It is like many jobs, you won't make the money at first and may take you a while to find a routine that suites you. There is plenty of north/south freight in Fla so if you want to work it is available, but it doesn't seem like you really want to be a carhauler. It is the hardest trucking job you will ever have.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
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  10. Tropsnart

    Tropsnart Heavy Load Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    Pavilion New York
    But in the end, the carhauler always gets the girls.
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  11. diesel engine

    diesel engine Light Load Member

    Feb 18, 2015
    You figure that out, in the best case scenario you will be making $80,000 which is 35% increase for a very intensive labor work.
    Than, you will pay more taxes and real gain wouldn't be what you really think.
    If it's me, just to become an employee I wouldnt take it jut for a sake of home time. You will be feeding uncle sam, your town, state.

    Unless you want to learn and become independent. I make $250k clean, home 14 out of 15 weekends, basically no holidays.
    And it's very difficult and stressful.
    I plan to leave it behind in 2 years and find a local job
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