KLLM advice and a warning.

Discussion in 'KLLM' started by desperado75, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. desperado75

    desperado75 Light Load Member

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    Would like to share some advice and warning for anybody who drives or thinking about coming to #KLLM. First I have been driving on and off since 96 with over 13 years and 1.5 million miles under my belt so take it for what it is worth. The best way to make money here is to be company on a dedicated fleet like I have for over 1.5 years. 80% lease here but at the end of the year I take home as much or a little more then the average lease driver (unless they make their money recruiting.) without all the headaches like paying for everything for the truck getting in trouble with IRS and fighting for miles. The warning is just because #KLLM puts a DOT inspection sticker on a truck does not mean it is leagal. Example on 2/24/17 George C. at the Jackson yard passed my truck with the engine light on a 15 inch crack in the windshield lose body parts and the left steer tire was illegal.. I had to get those fixed on the road and sent them a couple messages on our FB page but no response.. that was my first time in almost 2 years I got that done at a yard and my last if I can help it... My first time in 20 years I saw this happen at any company...Thx
     
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  2. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Find a shop and get it fixed. Do not move until it's fixed. All of it. Dig in and get stubborn about it. Let em fire you... that falls into coercion laws in effect these days.
     
  3. desperado75

    desperado75 Light Load Member

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    If you read the whole post you'd know I already did thx
     
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  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    That is usually a challenge with these boards, eventually everything is read.

    It is also presumed by myself that if solution to a problem is found there is nothing left to worry about. I just let it go. Which is why many threads with offered assistance or ideas tend to be left hanging after it is closed, moved or otherwise resolved. No biggie. Until the next problem.
     
  5. desperado75

    desperado75 Light Load Member

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    The warning is because it happens at the our shop in Jackson,ms alot and for our drivers to know about this. That is the issue now...
     
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  6. NavigatorWife

    NavigatorWife Road Train Member

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    A company is only as good as its' shop or having driver have it fixed on the road with no issues. I know many companies have had their problems with mechanics not doing things right until enough drivers complained often enough.
     
  7. Chas8387

    Chas8387 Bobtail Member

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    Personally I have always put my foot down I won't let any company run me around if the truck's not legal I'm not driving it end of story. Full stop!
     
  8. BlueThunderr

    BlueThunderr Light Load Member

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    You say a company dedicated can make money...What about a company OTR ? Also, are they still having issues with unsafe trucks ? And, if you find something wrong with a truck, will they fix it right away ? thanks, BT
     
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