Highway Transport, I drive for them and can answer questions.

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Coolbreeze, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. MYSTYKRACER

    MYSTYKRACER Medium Load Member

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    Sorry to dig up this old thread but it was the only one that I could find specifically on Highway Transport. I've been running otr chem tanker w/ my current company since January so I'm about to cross one year of experience and I'm looking to make a move hopefully to something more regional w/ better home time. I live in Houston, TX so I'm looking at the recent postings at the LaPorte terminal for regional though I wouldn't mind running system to start off and move to regional later. Just curious what things are like at the LaPorte terminal in terms of hiring and how much they keep you running?
     
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  3. WIlee81

    WIlee81 Light Load Member

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    If you decide to give them a shot go ahead and apply. I applied for the St Gabriel terminal back in April and they actually emailed me in August asking if I was still interested even tho I have as much experience as you. If they need drivers something tells me they'll make an exception.
     
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  4. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    Are they still owned by Watkins?
     
  5. MYSTYKRACER

    MYSTYKRACER Medium Load Member

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    I talked briefly to one of their drivers at a PFJ in Louisiana and he said some of their Louisiana terminals got wiped out in the recent hurricanes so a lot of their drivers had been working out of the LaPorte terminal. He said that things were getting back to normal but the region was still pretty busy. I'm just trying to get an idea of what the demand is looking like at the LaPorte terminal going into next year? I'm definitely thinking I'll apply though.
     
  6. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

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    If your looking for regional in H-town try one of these companies. The pay will be alot better.

    Nalco (sugarland terminal)

    Matheson (Roll & Rest) if they say they only have local tell them no!!!

    Airgas (Roll & Rest) same as above-mentioned
     
  7. 01Halfpint

    01Halfpint Bobtail Member

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    Call me if you want to talk about Highway Transport. I have been a driver for 20 Years in various divisions of the trucking industry and just started recruiting for them, I will be happy to talk to you. 865-356-3542 Stephanie
     
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  8. frmtxsu

    frmtxsu Light Load Member

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    If highway ( hytt) would quit stepping over a dollar to pick up a nickel ( junk mack trucks ) ( 65mph limited to save on fuel ) a reverse per diem on pay. Expensive benefits, crappy terminal facilities And actually pay drivers a fair rate, for all they expect, lots of rules, requirements, classes, computer work, plant requirements, ppe, heat exchanger, Then the way they dispatch alot of wasted time. It's why there is alot of turn over in office personnel and drivers. Drivers get the experience and roll out for better pay and less work. hytt is way behind on pay. especially alot of their customers are pain in the ###
     
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  9. Lilj

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    I like Mack trucks, currently drive one for heniff/superior. Been driving a mack since 2015, good solid truck hands down
     
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