Heartland Express - I was asking for it.

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by kid_cardiac, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    I found 3 post cards from them the other day in my mailbox...talk about desperate people...wow you pay .52/mi..but.....no miles...so who castes...it don't matter if it's $1/mi if your not running it equates to....$0..
     
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  3. loose_leafs

    loose_leafs Road Train Member

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    you are still going to get a few select individuals who will say, "wow! $0.52 per mile! oh I'll be okay I'll just think positive, all those other drivers are just making negative comments, but I'll be alright and make a fortune here!" Bwahahahahahaa
     
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  4. moraramis

    moraramis Light Load Member

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    They are burning up Craigslist in my area with offers. Here is one of them: http://littlerock.craigslist.org/trp/4603386641.html

    I doubt you'd actually get that much pay, but I do wonder if any people replying to that ad will actually be on a regional run, or be surprised at orientation that its actually a OTR position. J.B. Hunt is famous for that bait and switch.
     
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  5. Brandson

    Brandson Medium Load Member

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    Only read the first page, but... this is the a pretty tame situation for that much explanation. They didn't put you in a 50 dollar motel room after you quit... Why should they?
     
  6. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Well heartland is desperate for drivers...paying .50/mi they shouldn't be but they are because they look at drivers as numbers instead of people and don't cases whether they make a decent living or not...
     
  7. STexan

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    A don't doubt there are a handful of senior drivers at Heartland/Gordon that are grossing well in excess of $5,000 month ... but how many are grossing under $3,000 month is the big question. There's only a finite amount of freight and too many trucks/drivers. Somebody has to sit, and somebody has to run.
     
  8. loose_leafs

    loose_leafs Road Train Member

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    that's why it's better to work for a small company, where ALL the trucks have to run. But you cant tell some people that!
     
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  9. kid_cardiac

    kid_cardiac Medium Load Member

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    I understand they didn't have to do that. I get it. That's not the point I'm trying to make. All I'm saying is a little human compassion goes a long way. For the most part, they lack it. That's all I'm saying.
     
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  10. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    What it really comes down to is this: There is NO shortage of truck drivers at all. If anything, there is probably a SURPLUS of truck drivers all over.
     
  11. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

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    If there was a shortage, price would had gone up, and pay would had gone up

    Hmm but let's say we have "shortage" so we can get a surplus of drivers to keep the cost of living down.
     
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