How often are you getting home with Boyd?

Discussion in 'Boyd' started by martee99, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Drivers girl

    Drivers girl Medium Load Member

    Oct 21, 2013
    Just FYI my bf has been with Boyd for a yr and a half and been home almost every weekend.
  2. FireFighter_02

    FireFighter_02 Light Load Member

    Mar 28, 2014
    Keystone heights, fl
    Hate to bring up and old thread but....I live in north Florida, what's the home time looking like for me?
  3. Lux Prometheus

    Lux Prometheus Heavy Load Member

    Oct 28, 2013
    San Venganza, Tx
    Hard to say, it seems they like to run newbie drivers a bit, before giving them decent home time.

    That said, I stay out 2 weeks at a time, and sometimes longer if I have appointments I need to make on Thursday or Friday.

    The new trucks are Cumming 13liter, and Cummins won't unlock them, so 67 is it. They still like to push the mpg limit on us, but if you're close or running heavy loads, they won't complain too much. Of course, the tractors are Internationals, and they just aren't all that. For what we're expected to do, we don't get much more than the minimum to do it; and the AC units in the sleepers don't work well at all.

    Biggest problem, besides FMs with bonuses that are more important than you are, is they're cutting costs in alot of areas (tarps, tractors, techs, straps, etc) that they shouldn't be doing so. Plus driver turnover is horrendous.

    I've been here 2 years now, and overall had a good run, mainly because I've had two very good FMs that made sure I get good runs, and get home when I want to. My only concern is the corner-cutting that's affecting everything else we do. Otherwise, the cpm is decent (.40 to start as a rookie), the benefits are excellent, if a bit pricey; and they won't question you if you have a problem that needs fixing, a tire blows, or if the weather is so bad you feel unsafe driving in it.
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