Millis OTR journal

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  1. keen98

    keen98 Road Train Member

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    Well let's see if that 5 cents is worth it when you're sitting in Texas in 100 degree heat sweating your ### off in the truck because you can't idle.....lol

    That fuel bonus/idle program is a bunch of bs. Good luck getting all these trucks to terminals to turn their speed up and down, and nevermind the whole calculation of it is beyond ridiculous....shouldn't have to do fn caluculus to figure out your fuel bonus lmao
     
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  3. HaglerFan

    HaglerFan Light Load Member

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    I was in Chicago, last night, 90 plus degrees when I stopped for the night, tried to turn it off at 8PM and 30 minutes later I said screw that, and turned it back on.
     
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  4. MIT

    MIT Heavy Load Member

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    I did the same in Atlanta. Went to bed with it off. Woke up a half hour later sweating. Woke up this morning comfy and refreshed.
     
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  5. packersfanmw87

    packersfanmw87 Medium Load Member

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    What's the new fuel bonus policy? I never got anything about that.

    Yeah, company I'm looking at pays percentage of load and the guys from Millis I talk to who went over there easily make what I grossing having an AWESOME week at Millis (i.e. out all 7 days and not going home the 8th).

    I didn't even think about the annual safety bonus. My two years is August 27th, but I don't really want to wait until then to move on (plus when I asked about the vacation time coming to me after the 27th, if I'd be able to cash that out, I got a pretty cold shoulder [of course]). Hate to leave money on the table, but I figure I'll make that up in a month or two at the new place.
     
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  6. HaglerFan

    HaglerFan Light Load Member

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    Are you going flatbed?
     
  7. Stillundecided

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    Same, except I stopped earlier and shut the engine down during the night.
     
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  8. Stillundecided

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    That sounds like an OHSA violation, can they do that?
     
  9. HaglerFan

    HaglerFan Light Load Member

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    Essentially you have to drive between 2 and 2 and a half hours to achieve one hour of inter trip idle time.

    That's impossible in the summer in the south.
     
  10. MIT

    MIT Heavy Load Member

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    Im pretty sure the fuel idle bonus policy especially when it comes to turning the truck up or down applies to those guys that we always see idling their truck on 50 degree days. I have sat next to trucks at terminals that when I’m waiting for b service that seem to idle non stop.
     
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  11. Gremlin304

    Gremlin304 Road Train Member

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    I guess they expect us all to be calculus majors for all of it. Both times that they've given a company-wide pay raise since I've been here it's been rather cryptic. Then there's the "pay calculator" bs on their web site for experienced drivers to try to use of they're interested in driving for Millis.

    It's all a bunch of smoke and mirrors nonsent. That 5 cent raise isn't really enough meat on the bone when you see companies like Eklund advertising $0.60+ cpm and on top of that NO EAST COAST, not to mention the fuel bonus bs. if they honestly think they're going to attract and keep more drivers this way I think they're in for a surprise.

    I know the grass isn't always greener on the other side.....but sometimes it really is.
     
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