IS THERE ANY COMPANYS THAT HAVE W900 or Pete 379

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by cowboy385, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. cowboy385

    cowboy385 Bobtail Member

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    to the guy that doesn't believe you make .75 a mile when driving a bull wagon. Lets say you head out of mountain City TN heading to oklahoma city to the stock yard. and lets say it is 1000 miles just to make it easy. ok when you work for a livestock hauling company they pay from 20 percent to 27 percent. the company I will be hauling for pays 25 percent of the gross what the truck makes to the company driver. the company I am working for the gross on the bullwagon is $3 dollars a mile. so if I drive a 1000 miles that is $750 dollars or .75 cents per mile. Now if you get a back haul you would get .75 cents back which is $750 dolllars so for 2000 miles you make $1500 dollars. Now alot of the time with a bull wagon you don't get a back haul so it is turns into .35 cents a mile it is just the luck of the draw. so you make .75 cents per mile or .35 cent per mile. with the company I will be driving for they have a 45 percent back haul. and if you have a good week you will make two trips all at least 700 miles. so if you make two trips and get back hauls both times you will have made $3000 dollars if you get one back haul you would make $2250 if you don't get any back hauls you would make $1500. if you only make one trip that week and don't get a back haul you would make $750 but there again if I start out with a frieght company the most I will start out is .30 cents a mile so I am still better of because the least amount I can make is .32 cents per mile. if you don't believe me call any livestock hauling company and ask them what they pay there drivers.
     
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  3. cowboy385

    cowboy385 Bobtail Member

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    to the guy that doesn't believe you make .75 a mile when driving a bull wagon. Lets say you head out of mountain City TN heading to oklahoma city to the stock yard. and lets say it is 1000 miles just to make it easy. ok when you work for a livestock hauling company they pay from 20 percent to 27 percent. the company I will be hauling for pays 25 percent of the gross what the truck makes to the company driver. the company I am working for the gross on the bullwagon is $3 dollars a mile. so if I drive a 1000 miles that is $750 dollars or .75 cents per mile. Now if you get a back haul you would get .75 cents back which is $750 dolllars so for 2000 miles you make $1500 dollars. Now alot of the time with a bull wagon you don't get a back haul so it is turns into .35 cents a mile it is just the luck of the draw. so you make .75 cents per mile or .35 cent per mile. with the company I will be driving for they have a 45 percent back haul. and if you have a good week you will make two trips all at least 700 miles. so if you make two trips and get back hauls both times you will have made $3000 dollars if you get one back haul you would make $2250 if you don't get any back hauls you would make $1500. if you only make one trip that week and don't get a back haul you would make $750 but there again if I start out with a frieght company the most I will start out is .30 cents a mile so I am still better of because the least amount I can make is .32 cents per mile. if you don't believe me call any livestock hauling company and ask them what they pay there drivers. :biggrin_25525:
     
  4. cowboy385

    cowboy385 Bobtail Member

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    when I said .32 cents per mile I ment .37.5 cents per mile. half of 75 my bad sorry.
     
  5. Big Red

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    I KNOW that what I'm about to say is borderlining on out and out HERESY in the truckdriving fraternity...BUT...

    I just spent a week in a Peterbilt...and it was one of the worst weeks in my driving career. I was in training for pulling a tanker...so the choice of the truck just wasn't mine.

    I've got a bad left knee...the Pete has no room for me to stretch out my left leg. No stretch=PAIN...lots of PAIN.

    Couple the fact that the Pete has no leg room with the fact that it has limited cab room, poorly placed mirrors, rides like a buckboard and has a cupholder that I still can't find in the dark...and I'll take a Freightshaker any day. I sucked it up and just dealt with the discomfort...it was just for a week and I knew it would pass.

    Now...Monday...the 3 of us that just went through the tanker training will be taken to Waco to pick-up our trucks from one of the companies other yards. The company runs Petes and Freightliners. I'll get a Freightliner.

    The typical I've just got to have a Pete attitude runs deep in the new company as well...so, I'll have no problem getting my Freightliner.
     
  6. 379 Peterbilt

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    What model Pete and what was the wheel base?

    There's no way you were talking about a ex hood 127BBC with a 63" + sleeper ?!?!

    I like your signature btw! [​IMG]
     
  7. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    As an O/O I would be standing in line for neither, Company, I would stand in line for the Freightliner.

    That's a no brainer there. While we're on the topic (no brains) I noticed Amarillo Pete was selling a NEW one for $116K complete with a 28 inch sleeper 2 years ago.

    If the old saying, "You get what you pay for is true", then the old saying "There's a sucker born every minute" is even more so.

    Based on ride, looks and chick appeal.

    Cadillac sells a 4 wheel drive Escalade. And they are one of the top tier luxury models.

    That said, would you pay the $50K plus for it? Or would you buy a GMC 4x4 for $22K to rip through the woods with?

    I can't possibly look cool with a gutted deer on the hood of an Escalade. ;)
     
  8. 379 Peterbilt

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    Suffice it to say that when JobHunt, or Swift REALLY wants some drivers to come aboard, they will offer 379 Petes as a marketing/recruiting tool.

    I'll also add that IMO most here who have a ##### of some sort about 379 Petes have never driven one.

    danc694u,

    How many trucks have you owned?
     
  9. 379 Peterbilt

    379 Peterbilt Medium Load Member

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    Here is what Swift will do if they ever get desparate for drivers

    Almost as desirable as a POS Columbia or Prostar...LOL [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Big Red

    Big Red Lonestar

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    This was a short hood day cab Pete. I couldn't tell you the model #

    We're set up for max load capacity with the tankers and end dumps...so home every day and minimal driver comforts. I know...day cabs are a different animal than a sleeper truck of any make....price I am willing to pay to be home and still earn a decent living.

    The Columbias we've got are much better comfort wise...for me anyway...and they still don't have the leg room a Columbia condo does. But better than the Pete.
     
  11. 379 Peterbilt

    379 Peterbilt Medium Load Member

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    That explains why it rode like crap - very short WB. Also, ANY truck pulling a smoothbore tank will ride like ....you guessed it , crap. Even the one in my Avatar rode slightly worse pulling a milk tank, as opposed to a refer.

    If ya still prefer a Freightliner, even after driving a Pete, then I'll give ya some credit. Your opinion matters per the truck you desire.

    It's the newbie/steering wheel holders who've never driven a 379 Peterbilt, yet have strong negative opinions on these trucks, that I find laughable.

    Company drivers opinions mean little to me when they are extolling the negative virtues of a Pete.

    I guess that makes me old fassion here, as this website is seemingly LOADED with newbs. Hey no offense, just my old fassion opinions getting in the way LOL
     
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