Yesirree Rob. I had just about 5-years with Superior and quit last year. My green pasture turned to manure in less than 3-months.
Presently looking for work and flipping coins between van and tanker.
Venezia seems to be the best fit on the tanker end. I really, really need them to understand that I want my weekly home time - it doesn't need to be the weekends - just home a couple days a week.
Dry van - easy work and the 2 companies I am speaking with promise weekly home time. Benefits are kind of sucky compared to tanker. Surprisingly the offered CPM is on par with tanker AND the freight doesn't beat you up.
I am good at what I do - don't beat up the equipment, respectful on the road, punctual, and don't spill the product. I will get a good job. Just hope it's the right one.
Sorry for venting your thread.
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I'm new to this forum and found it will searching for info on Heniff.
I recently have been offered a job at Heniff, if I take it I was told that I would be dedicated to the Richmond Ky to Orlando run, which would work well for me since I have a home in Cincinnati and the Orlando area.
It appears that you seem to be happy with this company, so I was just checking if there was anything you might add to help me decide if they are for me?
Thanks for your input.
The majority of the loads coming out of KY will be preloaded, and then you will head for Orlando, though occasionally you may head for Chicago (I'll cover that next). Anyway, ya head south and when you arrive you check in, then the unloader will spot you. You open the dome lid then wait in your truck while they do the unloading. When done, button up the top and head north to the QualaWash in Conley, GA. Drop the dirty tank, write it up, and wait for them to get it cleaned and prepped. Once it is ready and you can roll, drive back up to KY and repeat.
Notes for Orlando:
There is no overnight parking at the plant, so you'll need to camp out in the Ocala area or Wildwood if you have an early a.m. appointment.
You'll have to have $32 for the round trip to cover the Florida toll. We're in-process for seeing if we can get Sun Pass to avoid delays, especially coming south exiting the toll road.
Orlando is only open for receiving Mon-Fri, and it's 805 miles between load to unload point, so remember that since payroll runs from Sun-Sat.
Now, if you go to Chicago, things work similar concerning arrival, check-in, and unloading with your only labor being to open the dome lid. The big difference with going to Chi-town is that you can sleep there. The distance there is just at 390 miles, just fyi. After unloading, you'll head over to Alsip and drop your dirty tank, then dispatch will get you a run to head back south.
If you (or anyone else reading is interested) start at the base minimum starting pay rate you should make in the neighborhood of $740 minimum per Orlando trip, and about $385 minimum to Chicago. I'm at 26% and make $780 and $401, respectively. So personally I will run this stuff until the cows come home.
I hope this helps out and answers some of your questions. If you think of any more please don't hesitate to ask. Be safe!
Pay. I really like the company but the income is just not there. I mostly run regional now and we are paid by 25 percent of the load, when you figure the pay per mile, it is about 84 cents a loaded mile (42 empty and loaded average) but the miles aren't there, or there is a lot of deadhead to get a load.. I also am a trainer, and it seems as of late I train an new driver and the they end up getting the good runs and I am stuck with the runs that don't pay as well. I attribute a lot of it to inexperienced dispatchers at our terminal. Some trade off is that I am home most nights.
Cyanide, I worked at heniff for 3 years and I ran out of kingsport. Unfortunately, my management team wasn't on the ball like ole ed and jeff in central. I always made good money pulling for beaumont, passadena, and for chanahon, except the gonzalez load, lol...glad they are running you and taking good care of you.... I couldn't take getting the knife from kingsport any longer.. truckem safe... what's your name, I prob know u
Good morning everybody, I hope this finds you all doing well and ready for Santa Claus lol. Just a quick check in, my apologies that I disappeared I have just been extremely busy here with work and also focusing on other things besides blogging such as my son and reconnecting with a lot of old military buddies, especially my crew from Somalia.
To say that I am an extremely happy camper here at Heniff is a severe understatement. As with everything else in life, I can only say that you get as much out of something as you put into it, and by far after almost a year and a half here I'm still tickled to death. I simply have not worked for a company that has given me this much support and how I run and more importantly, how I take my time off. It wasn't even this good back in the days with Superior Carriers or Jim Aartman.
Some quick info concerning just how good, as of my actual 1st year anniversary with them back in August (and not including two referral bonuses), I made a little over 64k with lots of time off to enjoy things. Concerning this calendar year, I am on pace to break 65k easily, as I'm working right up to the 23rd before going home for the holiday.
For the most part, I am still considered one of the runners for the Kentucky to Orlando-and-back dedicated run, but the last couple of months have seen me get back out into the system, stretching my legs on some really long and very well paying loads going into Canada. Namely, a run between CT and Vancouver that is just wow! The normal routine after unloading this is to head down to the SeaTac area (sometimes Portland, OR) for the tank wash and then subsequent reload coming back east. This time however, I will be high tailing it back to Alsip immediately so that I can get home ASAP.
Anyway, enough of my rambling on and on. Y'all be safe out there and may everybody get to enjoy Christmas and get a great start going into 2014!
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