I'm baaaaaack!!!!!!!!

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  1. Letz4wheel

    Letz4wheel Bobtail Member

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    And it is a problem that probably has no cure.
     
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  3. Bumper

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    Now you need to choose the solution that the rest of us did.....good luck to you Zoomer.
     
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  4. ampm wayne

    ampm wayne Heavy Load Member

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    It is ridiculous that a company as big as Gordon/Heartland does not have a load for you until 22:00 tomorrow night.
    Way too much down time.
    Trucking has a rhythm. You need to find a productive rhythm.
     
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  5. Bumper

    Bumper Road Train Member

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    Anytime you let the Planners be in charge of dispatch the driver loses. The Planner cares zero about the driver, only that the load is delivered and he gets his commission.
     
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  6. mitrucker

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    Whatever happened to you becoming that dispatcher's "project"?
     
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  7. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    It's time to call it Zoomy, we all did when Heartless took over. It's a darn shame, but it is what it is. I know you'll land in a good home. Hell, Lessors just might be looking for a good driver, a hot chick and a goat out of Indy.....
     
  8. Captain Zoom

    Captain Zoom Road Train Member

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    Haven't heard back except for a phone interview about when everything started heading south. Hasn't been long.

    Celadon was a much better place to work as far as staying in a productive rhythm. Main reason I left them was pay rate. Their wage lock thing they're doing now seems to have addressed that issue.

    I won't jump ship lightly but if I do it'll probably be back to those guys; I left on good terms. I'm going to give it just a little more time here, like a week or two. I get the feeling Gordon is fighting for me, but someone in the Machine has put me behind the power curve.

    I hate jumping ship; I've done it way too much in the past 18 months.
     
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  9. Captain Zoom

    Captain Zoom Road Train Member

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    Celadon now has a pet policy for company drivers.

    Phredd might be replaced by a Chihuahua named Aristotle. Or Godzilla.
     
  10. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    Power curve? Interesting way to put it. What is it with these planners? Some seem to have huge egos.

    If you are going to make a move, what about Abilene? They raised driver pay not that long ago. Check out FTC Transportation out of OK. Pay was kinda low, but a 30 truck fleet and some extra freedoms. Recruiter is Scott.
     
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    Captain Zoom Road Train Member

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    Might check them out, thanks for the tip.

    Main reason I'm leaning toward Celadon is I already have a decent relationship with them. And the application process is a quick phone call.

    Still, a quick look-see can't hurt.
     
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