I seem to have a lot of trouble getting home time. Any advice?

Discussion in 'Werner' started by mateynine, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Thetommygunz

    Thetommygunz Medium Load Member

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    They are not doing it on accident. They just don't care about the driver needs. It is all about them all them only them. I would also suggest Schneider or swift they both pretty decent on home time they both big enough do dedicate in most major cities. but I would try Schneider before if you have any desire haul liquid they have a tanker division could be a foot in the door for other stuff oil field related. another option is Danny Herman trucking I just joined they are very accommodating for me but I don't know your particular needs. only you do.
     
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  2. QuietStorm

    QuietStorm Heavy Load Member

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    Tell them in no uncertain terms that you ARE going home.

    Then tell them to fix the plates and route you there or you're just going to take it to the nearest yard as is and leave it there.

    Be prepared to face the ######## and have another job lined up. But under no circumstances leave the truck anywhere that isn't on their property.
     
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  3. Thetommygunz

    Thetommygunz Medium Load Member

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    yes, I and everyone should mention don't ever, ever abandon a load, and or the truck you will hurt your chances of future jobs.If they won't route you home have them route you to a terminal leave there have another job lined up if you can. hard to do sometimes over the road. it's doable but hard sometimes filling the application out.
     
  4. mateynine

    mateynine Bobtail Member

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    Looking at Schneider... their drop lot in MA is actually closer to my home location versus Werner's yard in Holland. Schneider was actually my first choice of company before I got into trucking, but they wouldn't hire me because of the one accident I had from 2016. I'll give them another go.

    I finally picked up the license plate for this new truck but I had to drive a 192 unpaid miles to a terminal in order to get them.

    Tomorrow is supposed to be my off day, but I'm sitting in Tennessee getting routed to South Carolina. If they fail to get me there by Thursday then I'll have to reschedule an appointment I had to Monday or Tuesday... which means having an entire weekend off where I'm not getting paid, or doing anything exciting... an entire weekend where I'll be applying to different companies. :biggrin_25513:

    I kept holding out hoping that things would get better but they haven't.

    [UPDATE]
    Schneider is out. The 2016 rear end accident is still the reason. I've only had enough time to fill out apps for 3 companies now and all of them were no's.
     
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  5. mateynine

    mateynine Bobtail Member

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    After weighing my options for a bit I think I might just go O/O and work with landstar. I already have 86k in the bank so buying a truck isn't a problem. My current savings rate with Werner as a company driver is quite high; I put over 3k in my pocket every month after all expenses and bills. My credit score is 774. I know I can do it but I haven't done all my homework yet.

    Freedom from forced dispatch would be amazing.
     
  6. jdimes

    jdimes Medium Load Member

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    Good for you~research research research~hope it works out for you good luck
     
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  7. Rocknroller4

    Rocknroller4 Road Train Member

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    Was that savings if you mind me asking from working as a company driver? hmm what I am trying to do.
     
  8. mateynine

    mateynine Bobtail Member

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    Partially, I already had around 45k before becoming a truck driver. When I lived with my parents they didn't charge me rent so I stashed a lot of money doing pizza delivery before the age of 21. So about 35k of what I currently have was saved after 14 months working as a company driver with Werner. I use a private mailing address and don't pay rent or a mortgage of any kind. Also my stock portfolio gained $6,500 this year.

    If you want my advice on how to manage funds, keep a high interest savings account (like ally bank, or capital one 360) for short term savings, a high growth mutual fund or index for long term savings (Fidelity investments, Charles Schwab, or Vanguard.), and use a citi bank double cash card for 2% cash back for everything you purchase.

    Right now I have 25k in pure cash and the rest is in stocks.
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    unrelated, but I just found out that you need to be 23 years old to work with landstar. Which means I'm still stuck with Werner till October this year. Dang it.... but I wanna leave NOW. :biggrin_2552:
     
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  9. Rocknroller4

    Rocknroller4 Road Train Member

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    35 here and always lived paycheck to paycheck. Was never good at saving but looking to change that. Most of the problem has been not working because of my terrible work history and dislike of retail/fast food managers. How did you get into stocks? Just a website? Thanks for the advice. I will definitely keep those tips in mind once I start rollin.

    So you use a credit card for all purchases (food, clothing, etc) and just pay the card?
     
  10. mateynine

    mateynine Bobtail Member

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    I got into stocks using Fidelity. I don't invest in individual stocks rather I buy shares of a mutual fund. You just buy and hold and over the long run and your invested money will beat inflation and generate revenue, but you need to be consistent and disciplined enough not to pull money out when a recession hits. I put around $3000 in a mutual fund every month. If you want to learn more on how mutual funds or index funds work you can watch videos on YouTube. Investing sites like Fidelity also have fund comparison tools which allow you see which funds have the best performance history and rating. That will help you make a more informed decision. Unfortunately there are no tax benefits with investing in a mutual/index unless it's in a retirement account, but that also means you don't pay any penalties if you need to sell/withdrawal for any reason, and you can put a lot more money in. Long-term capital gains get taxed at income brackets of 0%-15%-20% and dividends get taxed as ordinary income.

    And yep, I use a credit card for everything and I automatically pay the full statement every month to avoid paying any interest. Since becoming a citi bank card member I've earned $267.31 in cash back. Not a lot, but I figure it'll add up over a lifetime of spending.
     
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