Let the journey begin!!

Discussion in 'Anderson' started by DaReallyst, May 26, 2014.

  1. DaReallyst

    DaReallyst Light Load Member

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    Here after a few hours of sleep I will be hitting the highway headed to St. Cloud for orientation on Tuesday morning. I'm going lease flatbed with no prior flatbed experience and first lease...
    I plan to do my best to keep this thread updated on my experience with ATS.
     
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  2. Puppage

    Puppage Road Train Member

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    Go get 'em, man! Best of luck to you.

    Pete
     
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  3. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Good luck, you're going to need it
     
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  4. CRN

    CRN Bobtail Member

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    Another victum of the Evil Empire (ATS)
     
  5. Soule_Man

    Soule_Man Light Load Member

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    Definitely keep us updated. I have been interested in this company for a while.
     
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  6. DaReallyst

    DaReallyst Light Load Member

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    Lol never a victim... Truck'n just like life is a game of chess not checkers :)
     
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  7. DaReallyst

    DaReallyst Light Load Member

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    Well after a long day after driving all night to get here, the first day of orientation is over and not sure how I feel about it all yet. Maybe because I was so sleepy and was hard to really concentrate.
    I was definitely not impressed with the equipment available to pick from. There is six of us on the flatbed side and we had seven trucks to pick from. I was the lucky person that got to go last :biggrin_25510:

    The he seven trucks where:

    09 Columbia w/Detroit 527k mi
    12 Pete 386 w/cummins 258k
    12 Volvo 780 w/cummins 295k
    12 Coronado w/Detroit 336k
    13 Pete 386 w/cummins 210k
    13 Coronado w/Detroit 151k
    09 Columbia w/Detroit 395k

    by time it got to me, I had the two most expensive trucks to pick from, the 13 Coronado and the 12 Volvo. I got the Coronado.
     
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  8. Soule_Man

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    How much were the trucks going for as in the payments? Which of the ones would you have picked if u had 1st pick? I think the pick you got was great as it has low miles and great warranty left. Keep us updated. Thanks
     
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  9. DaReallyst

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    The 2 Columbia's were $250 and $292. The 2 Pete's were $410 & $440. The 2 Coronados were $390 & $465. The Volvo was $410.
    If I had first pick I would have took the 09 Columbia with condo sleeper and 395k miles for $292 a week or the 12 Coronado for $390.
    tomorrow we sign our leases and get the full breakdown of all our fixed cost, I will let you know the damage tomorrow night.
    Overall, I'm impressed with the company and see a future here.
     
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  10. Soule_Man

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    Any updates over there? I'm just wondering how it is going over there.
     
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