Just scaling out my options.

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by Barbeque, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Barbeque

    Barbeque Light Load Member

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    1924CFA9-87A7-4D62-BF93-3E922CD7ECC8.png Thinking about different directions. With my wife climbing in and snatching gears in a couple weeks. Should I stick with this FedEx Ground? It’s decent money clearing 1200 each and home at least every weekend. But that’s the end of the benefits. Wouldn’t mind running east/west but not being out several weeks at a time and no way I’m running west in anything under 70mph. But also thinking about buying another truck.

    What OTR companies are out that you know about, that fits those requirements? Living in middle Tennessee so I’d prefer running the super 40 or 10. Or should I say F that and stick where I’m at.
     
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    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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  3. ibcalm19

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    Look at r&l carriers they might interest you. I thought about them if my wife decided to come aboard but I'm not a roadrunner anymore I'm home everyday hard to let go of that. All the best to you and your wife.
     
  4. Barbeque

    Barbeque Light Load Member

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    Lol I’d rather not once the weather changes. And being down in Tennessee it makes it harder getting to the house running that northern corridor.
     
  5. Barbeque

    Barbeque Light Load Member

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    I’d need to get my hazmat back and add tanker for R&L. And run wild out the window. I’ve got a friend and her boyfriend just went there about a month ago. But they do have good benefits and paying about $2000 per week each according to her.
     
  6. "semi" retired

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    Awww, always appreciate personal photos, puts a face on the name. I'd stay put, make sure everything cool with wifey, when she gets her "sea legs", then maybe move on, but stay together. It's a big step taking someone along, and whatever you do, don't get another truck, kiss of death for a relationship. Wait a while, until she gets sick of your sorry arse, then maybe another truck,;)
     
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  7. haz-matguru

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    If teaming is your thing. Seek out a LTL or cryogenic carrier. These type companies would be more worthwhile than a typical OTR outfit. I no a driver at Air Products that made 117k and his teammate made the same.

    Those otr companies can't compare because they will split that kind of pay between both drivers.
     
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  8. ibcalm19

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    There is a thread on here with a husband and wife teams with r&l. I know I was in contact with them. The money & benefits is exactly for the amount of work they put in. If I was going to team they would be high on the list. They also throw in free stays at their three resorts Tennessee Florida & California.
     
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  9. Barbeque

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    I’ve been an owner before. Married 21 and driving 18. Lol she knows the hustle pretty good. Not saying we’re going to buy again or not. But with her being more organized and management I don’t have any doubts she could handle it with me handling the mechanic side. Lol
    I can honestly say I got lucky. Helllllll wasn’t too many years ago we were doing good to bring in $800 a month trying to get by working in factories that were either closing or laying off. Lmao it took 12 years before seeing our first vacation. Going from barely 800 to 9800-12000 a month.
    I was also looking at Old Dominion. But that’s a hard one to get in with in Tennessee. Some the highest pay and best benefits out here. I know a husband and wife team running from Murfreesboro TN to Shreveport all week clearing $3600 a week. They use to pull FedEx doubles out of my home terminal in Nashville.
     
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  10. Arel3

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    If you're content where you are and making that much weekly plus the unfortunately true fact that too many company's false advertise (lie) about almost everything including pay AND you're not made well beyond livid every day from your own office team mates way they treat you, bs and screw ups, lack of organization, and inability to get anything done that you need in a reasonable time although they sit at a desk twiddling their thumbs most of the day (I've seen them "work". what dispatcher and office staff do in this industry is truly a lot of nothing) where you are your best option is to stay there.

    Unless you own a truck and can buy another for her and get with brokers on your own. That's about the only way to increase income over that. If you change company's you will start at the bottom at the new one and be treated like crap no matter your experience. New-driver pay is not going to bring anywhere close (enough) to 1200/week and you can get better coverage and pay less getting your own benefits than what I see company's offering. Company included benefits are scam-like, deductions from your pay and you still have to pay 500-5000$ deductibles and co pays before insurance kicks in. You can get your own benefits that cover almost everything with minimal co pays and deductibles for a lot less than the deductions amount to monthly and yearly.

    In my opinion moving to another company is going to be a mistake you regret. You just cannot believe what a recruiter says because they're either controlled by scripts, paid per sign up (so they'll lie and tell you whatever you want to hear), or not informed enough so they truly don't know things they should or they're purposely given false info to tell you by the company.

    Stay where you are.
     
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