Married Team Drivers Seeking Advice

Discussion in 'Lease Purchase Trucking Forum' started by Whiteline64, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Some husband/wife teams doing linehaul are making well over $200K per year.
     
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  2. x1Heavy

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    Well.. if you know of a major McKesson shipping facility, you can find the tractors in the shipping area where they work on getting load information. Off those tractors are company names and so forth. You can talk to drivers and learn more.

    Every city large enough to have a hospital recieves straight trucks of medicine quite often, you can follow or talk to those drivers to learn the location of the distribution hub it came from and then by extension talk to the drivers who run loads into those places every morning.

    There is or was at one time a company called Longistics which had trailers for McKesson, if you saw these trailers you can then find the company, MC DOT number and etc off the tractors and track them down to call. I don't know if Longistics is still in existence or they continued to mark their trailers as such.

    Memphis is or was my shipping point for this outfit, however my boss contracted to them out of Little Rock and Im not willing to divulge that location or company because they for obvious reasons must be discreet. It's something I cannot do.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Line Haul Driver - Tractor Trailer McKesson- Suwanee, GA 30024
    McKesson Medical Surgical. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission.
    Minimum Requirements
    2 years experience in a straight truck delivery vehicle or larger. 2 years experience driving a combination tractor-trailer truck is preferred.
    Position Description
    Transports materials to and from specified destinations, unloads and may assist with putting away product. Builds strong relationships with customers to ensure customer satisfaction.
     
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  4. KaoMinerva

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    ESTES EXPRESS OR NOTHING OTHER THAN ODFL.

    THE team runs I saw on the board at the Dallas terminal are insane. One run had 7500 miles due at the end of the week! That's insane.
     
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  5. sdaniel

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    That's $5625 a week going to the same house at OD's team rate for a married team.
     
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  6. Old Man

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    Not bad, at JCT that much work might net you $1500 with no benefits.
    You cannot make any real money with a dollar a mile lease purchase.
    Linehaul (union if possible) you will make money from day one. No negative settlements, no unpaid time while truck is in shop away from home.
     
  7. KaoMinerva

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    Fact. I've been at Estes for 9 weeks... Gross 13K so far. The money here is INSANE and they DO VALUE drivers. They don't play about drivers being unhappy.

    I come from an OTR company so I chose to run the road. Linehaul manager called me just to talk and asked if they are feeding me the miles I want. Says he knows it's slow season and he wants to make sure I'm happy.

    I've never in my life had anyone care like that.
     
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  8. x1Heavy

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    That's about right. I was close to .50 and spouse was breaking .30 So 75 to 80 a mile to the truck. A round trip from LA to Avenel NJ each 6 days comes out to 3600 to 4000 plus gross weekly. With that kind of work, money is not a problem. Actually a nice position of way too much to spend. Here in the south we don't require much to pay the Revenuer in taxes annually.
     
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  9. Jess2419

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    Fedex
     
  10. hollywood76

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    me and my wife goin over to CFI seem a decent company to drive for and they drive coast to coast
     
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