L.J. Kennedy

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by skinnytrucker, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Ragman

    Ragman Bobtail Member

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    What is the benefit of an unpaid sick day? Are they saying you would still qualify for a bonus, or something along those lines?

    BTW, nice detailed info in the above post.
     
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  3. skinnytrucker

    skinnytrucker Heavy Load Member

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    Marinevet I will definetly plan my meals around my load and unload times....nothing like getting paid to eat.Ragman I agree with you about the unpaid personal days, no real benefit there unless you wake up one morning and the kids are begging me to take them sledriding instead of going to work that day. I do think that will take away the 1c.p.m attendence bonus but, I don't know for how long. Could be just for that load or that week. I'm glad you guys are enjoying the information I am giving out and as I have said before I only hope it will help out other drivers if they are looking for work as well.
     
  4. skinnytrucker

    skinnytrucker Heavy Load Member

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    well guys here is an update for you on L.J. Kennedy. On Thursday I got a call from the recruiter and was told that I was excepted into the Kennedy family. He then went on to go over what the offfer consisted of as far as pay. He tells me the job pays .38c.p.m. plus a .2c.p.m bonus which is 2 cents less than what I was told in the interview. I then questioned him why the change and he tells me the N.E. system drivers get the extra 2 cents because they have to deal with a lot more traffic than the Midwest system drivers. So after a little hesitation I still agreed to attend orientation on the 23rd of Feb. Then this morning I was on there website and see one of there recruiting brochures on there that says, "Don't believe us call one of our drivers". So I took them up on the offer and called the first guy on there. Really nice guy who had been with them for 6 years and I spent about an hour talking with him. He tells me the owner of the co. passed away about a year ago and some guy from Schneider is running it into the ground. He also told me they are sitting for 1 to 2 days at times waiting for loads. He also told me the other two guys numbers who is on the rec. brochure have left the co. since this new guy is running the co. I took the time to also call them as well and was told pretty much the same thing from the other guys. This is a very tough decision for me to make but I do think I am going to call on monday and turn down the job. I have been reading a lot about Superior Carriers on here and put in an app. with them this morning and will follow up with that with a phone call on monday morning after getting of the phone with L.J. Hope this helps and let me know if I can help anymore..........gotta say I love this message board and wish I found it years ago.
     
  5. luvtheroad

    luvtheroad Road Train Member

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    Is this company based in Columbus Ohio?
     
  6. skinnytrucker

    skinnytrucker Heavy Load Member

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    No they are not based out of Columbus. They have 7 different terminals up and down the east coast and one in Carrollton, Ky. They say they need driverd that live in and around Columbus. Of course they told me a lot of other things that I see are not true now as well. Hope that helps out.
     
  7. luvtheroad

    luvtheroad Road Train Member

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    Theres a Kennedy in Columbus Ohio, I didnt drive for them and wasnt involved with them in that capacity but found them, the one in Columbus to be a little arrogant. No so good. LOL
    Best of luck...
     
  8. Driverbb

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    I drive for LJK I've been with them for going on 9 months now... I really don't have a bad thing to say about them other then the trucks being automatic...I avg anywhere between 1800 to 2100 miles a week at .40 a mile they pay $15.00 to get live loaded $10 to tarp it $10.00 to untarp it if you have more then one stop its $15.00 a stop... they give you $100.00 a week on monday just for stayin in the truck if you are out on saturday they give you another $25.00..they have 9 paid holidays they pay you $110.00 for each this also for your b-day

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    for I hear threw the grape vine LJK has ordered 50 new trucks should be getting them by the spring for I hear the good news LJK is going back to stick shift getting rid of the automatic's
     
  9. already gone

    already gone Road Train Member

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    it's supposed to be 50 a day on the weekends, or 150 for the whole weekend if you don't make it home. they stopped telling people that about the same time i started, back in july of 2009.

    hope you get one of the new trucks, those automatics are one of the reasons kennedy has so many breakdowns....
     
  10. TDriver4Life

    TDriver4Life Medium Load Member

    do you Kennedy drivers know if they are selling their terminal in Aliquippa PA? I ask because there is a for sale sign out by their entrance.
     
  11. Driverbb

    Driverbb Bobtail Member

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    I've never had to stay out all weekend I've only ever worked a handful of saturdays so really dont know what they do for all weekend.

    about the new trucks not going to hold my breath on that one but ya never know...
     
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