Looking to not work as hard or as much

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by HoneyBadger67, Sep 10, 2021.

  1. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    11,631
    33,058
    Aug 8, 2015
    0
    Finding the right Company might be hard. I think a lot depends on Who’s paying the Liability. If they charge you back, they shouldn’t care. It’ll cost more to take time off. Same with own Authority. Companies that provide everything usually want to Utilize the Equipment. Good Lick finding a Trailer. Power only might just be the ticket right now. Soon UPS will be looking hard. Along with a lot of others right now. Eventually get a Trailer when possible, or you have to due to Power only drying up. Aside from Amazon, that place is booming. Not sure how Lucrative it is. The aggravation level seems very high amongst the Drivers. Seems like they’re scrambling hurrying to make it. Maybe they’re killing it, trying to make more. Hard to say. Looks like a nightmare though. Just got done dealing with them in Charlotte NC. Place was a disaster.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. striker

    striker Road Train Member

    5,468
    5,329
    Aug 8, 2009
    Denver, Co
    0
    @HoneyBadger67 just be #### careful if you do the power only Amazon route, there are some serious horror stories regarding this, and you really won't be able to take the time off you want. One of our O/O's decided to go back out on his own late last year and started running Amazon loads, he did it for 5 months, Not uncommon to report in at 2 am, to be told your trailer won't be ready till 8 am and you almost have to stare out the windshield to be available, then they expect you to run your tail off, and as soon as you drop, they expect you to be ready to go again. When his truck broke down (complete DPF failure) and had to be towed in, they fined him for being 4 hours late with the load, despite it being beyond his control. Any late load that was not caused by the terminal, was declared to be driver fault, another time he got caught in 17 hour shutdown of 80 across Wyoming, he notified whoever, IIRC he said there was a dozen Amazon trucks parked together, when he got there, they advised all of them that they should have found alternate routes.
     
    HoneyBadger67 and D.Tibbitt Thank this.
  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    5,388
    30,442
    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    0
    I agree. ;)
    No sense in sitting there all that time, I’ve seen pictures of trucks going around, maybe @Cattleman84 will show you some of the whiteout driving photos that come with driving in Wyoming. :cool:
     
  5. striker

    striker Road Train Member

    5,468
    5,329
    Aug 8, 2009
    Denver, Co
    0
    Not sure which I despise worse, shutting down for weather or chaining, but one thing I do knew, driving off the road in a blizzard when I should have been parked sucks 100x worse, I've spent enough time in rural Wyoming
     
  6. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

    7,014
    38,642
    Nov 1, 2017
    The Sticks, Idaho
    0
    Only a few ways aroumd 80 in WY that dont add a full day... But it can be done. I used to do it all the time, but the routes that bypass 80 in WY are not for the faint of heart in the winter time...

    1108201445.jpg 1108201439a_HDR.jpg

    In that first pic the snow is about 12 inches deep on the roadway and I'm pushing snow with the front bumper.

    80 was shut down for a week when those pics were taken... I crossed the state twice during that time once going west and again 3 days later going east.
     
  7. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

    7,014
    38,642
    Nov 1, 2017
    The Sticks, Idaho
    0
    There's only an area of like 10 city blocks in the entire state that isn't rural....
     
  8. striker

    striker Road Train Member

    5,468
    5,329
    Aug 8, 2009
    Denver, Co
    0
    I find it thoroughly amazing that there are currently three dozen houses on the market in the Cheyenne area priced over $1 million and a dozen over $2 million
     
    Cattleman84 Thanks this.
  9. striker

    striker Road Train Member

    5,468
    5,329
    Aug 8, 2009
    Denver, Co
    0
    Like I said, it'd be my luck, I'd screw up and slide off the road, I've not had the best of luck with detours in recent years
     
    D.Tibbitt and Cattleman84 Thank this.
  10. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

    1,868
    4,024
    Dec 15, 2018
    Champaign, IL
    0

    Tried leasing on with Oakley a while back but they don't like tattoos or facial hair. I think there are two Oakleys, I can never keep them straight, though.

    A 160mi bounce wouldn't be near as bad as trying to get home from the lanes I'm running now.
     
    Judge Thanks this.
  11. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    5,388
    30,442
    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    0
    Yeah, one Oakley is out of lane wales FL, tanker, other Little Rock.
    I’ve been doing the hopper gig about 1.5 years, usually run for same broker, running. KS, OK,MO mostly, but he’s runs out to Bowling Green KY and Lebanon Tn a lot
     
    HoneyBadger67 Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted