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

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by Captain Zoom, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. FatDaddy

    FatDaddy Road Train Member

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    Bummer about what happened. On the positive side could have been way worse
     
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  3. Bumper

    Bumper Road Train Member

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    Who pays for the trailer and product damage, you or them?
     
  4. Captain Zoom

    Captain Zoom Road Train Member

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    I have a $500 deductible on my insurance. They're calling it a no fault non preventable incident, kind of like a deer strike.
     
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  5. Captain Zoom

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    Wind rain and hail last night. Gonna obtain over there later to check on the trailer and tarp. Hoping nothing bad happened.
     
  6. BIF MALIBU

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    used to haul those huge paper rolls around in a dry van as a rookie driver. dont recall any warnings or special precautions taken.
    now i always see these trucks that went around a corner and the paper rolls just keep going straight through the trailer wall!!
    starting out pulling doubles probably help keep a guy out of trouble
     
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  7. blue1005

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    How are you handling risinger with the lower than average fuel service charge?
     
  8. mnmover

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    The discounted fuel price probably makes up the difference....
     
  9. BigKid2

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    Just finished reading through this whole thread which took about 4 hours. I see not much has changed there at Risinger in the 49 months since I left. Pretty much the same freight and customers except they are no longer doing the Fedex Freight runs that they were just stopping around the time I left and you can lease newer trucks then what they had available when I left. It also looks like they are using a new drop yard in the Chicago area which you should be very thankful for. Old one was at like 34th and California which was a pain in the butt to get in and out of. Also sounds like some of the names in the office are different.

    Only reasons I left were because at the time they really did not like doing any repairs to the truck I was leasing that did not stop it from running down the road. Heck when I first leased it they had a trailer tire on it as a steer tire and could not believe I would not take it without them changing it.

    I don't know if it is still there but there used to be a great BBQ restaurant which I don't remember the name of real close to the Uline place in Coppell,Tx so give it a try if it's still there.

    You stated earlier you don't know if they read this thread but I know they sure did when I was doing mine. Do a search in this category and you will find it. I actually almost went back there about 2 years ago but I got my own authority instead.
     
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  10. Captain Zoom

    Captain Zoom Road Train Member

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    I'm really liking it here; thought about getting my own authority but decided it isn't for me. Now they lease trucks from Penske and they have a much more comprehensive maintenance plan. Hope things are going well for you.
     
  11. Captain Zoom

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    Well I'm over the Plague, more or less, and today I'm supposed to get that cargo cross loaded to the empty I have. Tow guy says he will tow the damaged trailer to a dock and do it there. Gonna call him after breakfast and shower. We'll see how things go....
     
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