My Averitt adventure

Discussion in 'Averitt' started by SmokeMac, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Double post.
     
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  3. SmokeMac

    SmokeMac Medium Load Member

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    Come on man not getting baby sat in the military. Really I would like to be in that military. Even though I don't need there benifits. Their benifit package is only $50 a week for a family and $20 a week for a single driver. I have made a personal commitment of a year. Will see what happens. I can live off of 1500miles a week no problem. Thanks for the warning though guys
     
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  5. ryan7659

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    I have worked at averitt for over a year now and have not had any major problems. my miles have averaged around 2100 a week there have been a few weeks with 1600-1800 miles but they were around holidays or when i had to be off for a doctors appt, and i have been home alost every weekend. The thing that got me to work here was the good benifits and i do like that they have you wear uniforms. I have been happy here and feel i will work here for a long time, however it is not for everyone. good luck, and hopefully things will work out at averitt for you too.
     
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  6. SmokeMac

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    Okay day 2 of orientation was Averitt history, image policy, met MR Sasser, then in the afternoon we had benefits. Day 3 was break down and safety. Got out of there at 3:30 in the afternoon and drove back to Savannah GA that same night. Got home at about Mid Night.

    Went in Thursday about 10:30 and got oriented to the account I am going to be driving on, and left out for Atlanta to pick up my truck a 2013 Freight Shaker. I pulled a load back to Savannah. I am dispatched on a load going to Chicago to deliver Monday at 8 AM Central time. It has been a year since I have driven a big truck so I will be leaving out tonight being Saturday to give me plenty of time.
     
  7. tow614

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    They had me do a monday chicago run every week after hometime. I would run up there sunday so I would have fresh hours to run monday morning after delivery but they always gave me a load at the averitt yard to pick up at 11pm.

    every time the load canceled at the yard and I had to wait until tuesday for a load. Several times I had to wait until Wednesday.

    The terminal manager at chicago said that they would always have a couple otr trucks on standby in case the ltl had more freight than ltl trucks but this never happened so I always sat an extra day with no pay...

    curious to see if they still do that.
     
  8. SmokeMac

    SmokeMac Medium Load Member

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    I don't know I am working supply chain ( Dedicated ) so like I said we will see what happens Monday morning. I am sure they didn't buy the truck to sit around Chicago
     
  9. chopper103in

    chopper103in Road Train Member

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    which dedicated did you get on?
     
  10. wyldhorses

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    How much time do you get home on the weekend? Is it a full weekend, like get home friday, be off saturday and sunday and go back to work monday? Or is it one of those 'weekends off' where they get you home Saturday afternoon and want you to be back out Sunday night? Thankyou.
     
  11. ryan7659

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    Most of the time I will get home friday night or very early saturday morning and be back out monday morning. but every once and a while i will have to go out late sunday night
     
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