My Experience as a Line Haul Driver

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by American-Trucker, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Roach

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    Whats it like driving for the worst trucking company in America?
     
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  2. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    far from the worst, most local drivers in charlotte work as many hours as i do and dont make as much as we do (with the exception of the bigger LTL drivers)



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  3. xlsdraw

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    My job isnt going so well either Grasshopper.
     
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  4. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    why whats going on over there? they still keeping you in the SE?



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  5. xlsdraw

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    Less than 5% of my miles here have been SE. Average length of haul is too short. Dispatcher and I are not meshing. Seems like I am working way too hard for my money. Got a call from safety the other day griping about me doing 27 mph on a ramp in LA with an EMPTY TRAILER! His little sensor on this pitchy Volvo told him I am too fast. May not be here much longer.
     
  6. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    that sucks, so much for regional if they are sending ya to LA lol. That tip sensor thing is stupid id have hung up on the guy lol. Any ideas for where your headed?




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  7. xlsdraw

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    Not really. I hate to leave this quickly but it gets old being aggravated every day. There is a slim chance of working out of a different terminal. I met a guy that lives near Houston but works out of Indy. That may be my only shot at sticking around. I do meet plenty of happy drivers here just not from my terminal.
     
  8. Big Moe

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    I couldnt agree more. I came off the road for my soon to be ex wife. Worked at a nice outfit with a company I loved and could retire from. Now I am starting all over again. Im going after my dreams now. If some poon wants to join me, thats fine, but im not changing my goals and dreams.
     
  9. paul_4lp

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    Already?? I had a few rough weeks solo after Vic left but nothing so bad I need to quit or make a change ...so what ur suppose to be SE out of LakeLand? Sorry I haven't been keeping up on Knight lately....
     
  10. Roach

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    CT is far worse than any other ltl out there. You all make Vitran look like the holy grail.
     
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