M.S. Carriers

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  1. BigE3

    BigE3 Bobtail Member

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    I was just thinking that I really miss driving for M.S. Carriers. Why did they have to sell out. I made good money and had good miles from them back in the day. I looked at some old pay stubs and realized. I made more money then, then I do now.
     
  2. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    I look at pay stubs from 1986 (yeh I still got a few) and I made as much, often more than I do now.

    Sad state of affairs we're in now.
     
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  3. 1laidbacktrucker

    1laidbacktrucker Medium Load Member

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  4. 112racing

    112racing Road Train Member

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    if i knew 20 years ago the way this industry was headed i would have left long ago

    i see loads that payed more 25 years ago than they do now
     
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  5. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Yup and now things are different. DOT and Highway patrol are Tax Collectors, looking to slip it to you. Your qualcomm is an onboard recorder that everyone has instant access to.... and Minnie-soda can place you out of service based solely on officers opinion of some questions he asked.
    Common sense and morality seem to be signs of weakness
     
  6. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    yup...

    My first job with an O/O, he got $1.25 a mile, fuel was .69 a gallon, and all he did was ##### about the rates. We ran dedicated...paid both ways.

    Now these folks think .87 a mile and a piddly #### FSC is gravy.
     
  7. 112racing

    112racing Road Train Member

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    back in the early 80's fuel spiked to $1 a gallon and we were freakin out
     
  8. Lil'Joe

    Lil'Joe Bobtail Member

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    My best times trucking were with MS Carriers. I would go back to that group in a heart beat if they were still around. Treated very well, good DMs, drivers, etc.
     
  9. Bortack

    Bortack Bobtail Member

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    M.S Carriers are gone? #### i have been out of the business a LONG time:biggrin_2555:
     
  10. Spacecoast

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    I believe they sold out to Swift. I may be wrong.....
     
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