mercer transportation

Discussion in 'Mercer' started by kw12, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. roshea

    roshea Road Train Member

    Any issues with it so far? I got a quote from TK on a new Evolution and it was 10K installed, not that much more. What does the Dynasys use for heat?
     
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  3. RUSSELBURG

    RUSSELBURG Light Load Member

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    Mercer sent me tickets to mid America truck show ,wants me to come back, I am making about $1.88 a mile now in dry vans running regional. When I was there I found there agents to be double agents with ls or other companys. Low balling freight , the few times I got to name my price I did not nail the agents like they nailed me I ask for some more but not like 50% OR EVEN DOUBLE.
    I am on ltl runs and liking it. The learning curve was too much for me at the time with truck payments and then trailer payments. I have my 2010 Pete paid in April with a fresh crate engine of 80,000 miles on it now. If I would come back I buy my own trailer that has not been nailed to the floor to death like those fork lifts loads. But hey I may come to just eat some pizza with you guys anyway. Maybe someone can turn me on to some a
    Honest agents.
     
  4. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Well, i won't be in Houston for the weekend. In the middle of no where oklahoma, the coolant hose from the block to compressor burst on me. And of course the only way to get to it is to pull the compressor. And the only way to be able to reach the compressor is to pull the steering shaft and wheel well splash guard. Got it fixed and on the road, but no way will i make south Texas early enough to deliver tomorrow morning.
    That's twice in a week I've had to fix the truck on the side of the road. Guess the old girl is trying to make up for not giving me any problems the last seven years.
     
  5. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    A buck 88 with a dry van is stellar. Something doesn't add up. If you're doing so great why would you even consider leaving where you are?
     
  6. RUSSELBURG

    RUSSELBURG Light Load Member

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    I am not considering I am looking for a free lunch from mercer at the show. I liked mercer and the set up but the money not there for dry vans , I know it may be for flats and steps for 9 months out of the year. If I was going to buy more trucks and hire drivers young ones I would put them at mercer with steps or flats. But I only know a few o/o o
    Who are making it with other trucks and I seen and helped a bunch go under inexperience o/o who needed exp drivers always Payed more money and I take there money and watched as they failed .
    You can not over pay in wages,mechanics,or products . Yea I have watch you and several others helping mercer recruits over the time Spyder7723 . The learning curve was to steep for me at the time but it did make me a better at negotiating rates from brokers when I need to ,there always 15 to 25 % more money on the table even in bad area and down times.
     
  7. Driverdad

    Driverdad Light Load Member

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    Can you ask for more at Mercer ?
    I was under the impression that the price is fixed
     
  8. skateboardman

    skateboardman Road Train Member

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    I have had it since Jan 2012, no issues out of the mrmal. Mine is generator model with domestic Ac heat unit, they have a model now that same as thermoking
     
  9. skateboardman

    skateboardman Road Train Member

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    I was thinking the same.
     
  10. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    You can ask. Sometimes you might get it, most of the time you won't, but yes you can ask, worse they can do is say no.
     
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  11. whoopNride

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