How does home time with Boyd work?

Discussion in 'Boyd' started by Pandemic, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Pandemic

    Pandemic Bobtail Member

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    Can anyone tell me how home time with Boyd works? Can I take it in 2 different areas? Also, is there much freight around the Chicago area? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Drivers girl

    Drivers girl Medium Load Member

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    I'm not sure about taking home time in 2 areas but I can say that my bf has been in the Chicago area many times although he mostly runs between ky, ks, tx, and al. I know that Boyd has a drop yard there though.
     
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  3. Pandemic

    Pandemic Bobtail Member

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    Thanks Drivers girl.

    Does anyone else know about how home time works with Boyd? I'd really appreciate it.
     
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  4. brsims

    brsims Road Train Member

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    Boyd offers home time? I thought you gave up ypur family, home, and immortal soul when you signed up...

    Note, the above comment is a joke (JOKE: a story or phrase used to entertain in an amusing fashion), and not intended to cause any current, previous, or future Boyd Brothers drivers to get their knickers in a twist. Not that this disclaimer will stop them from doing so. So have at it!
     
  5. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

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    Chicago(chicagoland area) is a great place for flatbed
     
  6. flatpete77

    flatpete77 Bobtail Member

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    Boyd gives drivers great home time, if you live in Alabama. Anywhere else; good luck.
     
  7. Drivers girl

    Drivers girl Medium Load Member

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    Have had great hometime in KY with them.
     
  8. Poa Triv

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    When I was with Boyd I was getting home every other weekend. I live just north of Milwaukee.... In 2 years with them, I was only out for 3 weeks twice and I was broken down both times. I know the regional fleets can get home almost every weekend guaranteed. as for Chicago freight, there is plenty of it. there are at least 6 places I'd pick up around there for Boyd. If you live around there, you could be able to get on their Midwestern fleet. That's what I wanted but couldn't because of living in Wisconsin.
     
  9. kelmonkey79

    kelmonkey79 Bobtail Member

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    My husband gets home every weekend or every other weekend, especially this winter. It may be that you have to stay out longer like 3 weeks at a time if it is summer. He can usually get home when he needs to. He has a great dispatcher though.
     
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  10. White Dog

    White Dog Road Train Member

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    I've always hated that phrase: "We get home when we need to".
    Well; I NEED to be home every Friday by 4pm. (Central), and not leave until Monday at 5am. (Central)....is that possible? No....not for most companies.
     
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