My history. Show me yours.

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by road_runner, May 5, 2023.

  1. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

    6,282
    14,342
    Jan 18, 2011
    0
    Nothing Spectacular??
    Kudos on your humility.....Support for 1st of the 7th Air Cav??
    Got a couple very close friends....flew for that bunch way back when....They don’t get much better or bad %#€ than that bunch
    Thank you...well done
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. jgarciajr40

    jgarciajr40 Medium Load Member

    602
    811
    Jun 18, 2016
    0
    I can’t even get mine to buy washer fluid. They think water works good enough on love bugs
     
  4. plynnjr92

    plynnjr92 Light Load Member

    240
    432
    Jul 9, 2014
    Inland Empire, CA
    0
    1. Werner Enterprises - October 2013 to August 2014. OTR 21-25cpm
    2. Gordon Trucking (now Heartland Express) - August 2014 to May 2015. OTR 31-38cpm
    3. JB Hunt (Amazon account) - May 2015 to August 2016. Dedicated 44-45cpm
    4. Pacific Tank Lines - August 2016 to February 2018. Fuel Tankers $70k/yr
    5. Reddaway (Yellow subsidiary) - February 2018 to July 2019. LTL
    6. Estes Express Lines - July 2019 to October 2019. LTL, First Termination
    7. Schneider National - November 2019 to June 2020. OTR Lease Operator
    8. Crete Carrier Corporation - July 2020 to September 2020. OTR 55cpm
    9. Old Dominion Freight Line - October 2020 to Present. LTL 80.18cpm solo, 87.24cpm team split.
     
    Speed_Drums and dwells40 Thank this.
  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    45,693
    198,881
    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    0
    What’d you get canned from Estes for?
     
  6. plynnjr92

    plynnjr92 Light Load Member

    240
    432
    Jul 9, 2014
    Inland Empire, CA
    0
    Estes had just transitioned to the ELD software on those ancient PeopleNet units. I was trying to logoff and clock out at the end of my shift but the system kept freezing and restarting on a loop, with no way for me to properly clock out. This went on for 90mins. I asked my terminal manager for assistance but he just said to "figure it out", so I hopelessly walked back to the truck hoping for a miracle.

    Just as I climbed back in, my wife (fiancée at the time) calls me in a panic after seeing her negative pregnancy test she took that morning turn positive when she came home from work. She wouldn't listen to my rational explanation of how the test becomes unreliable after a certain time until I came home. Problem was, my house was an hour from the terminal and I had already been sitting there 90mins, unable to leave.

    So now in a hurry to try to get home and calm my wife's delirium, I try everything else I can doe the next half-hour to get the PeopleNet to work. Nothing works. So I punched the unit in frustration and broke the screen.

    Told my terminal manager what happened, he wrote down my off-duty time (why couldn't he have done that BEFORE?) and sent me home. 2 days later I was fired.

    The kicker is, while I was in orientation for Schneider, I ran into another Estes driver a couple weeks later. Turns out Estes had so many problems with the PeopleNet units rejecting the ELD software that they upgraded the entire nationwide fleet with brand new tablets!! And nobody at my terminal thought to reconsider the conditions of my firing!

    You better believe I was pissed. Still pretty salty anytime I see a black and yellow truck..
     
  7. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

    2,435
    6,842
    Feb 18, 2007
    Central AZ
    0
    No, you weren't "unable to leave." You just needed to tell them that it's their responsibility to fix the junky technology they foisted on you, and go on about your business.
     
    gentleroger, JoeyJunk and plynnjr92 Thank this.
  8. plynnjr92

    plynnjr92 Light Load Member

    240
    432
    Jul 9, 2014
    Inland Empire, CA
    0
    I admit it wasn't my finest hour, and like George McFly, I'm afraid I'm not so good at confrontations. Telling my terminal manager, a man quite literally twice my size, that he's responsible for the equipment I'm given wasn't something I was prepared to deliver. Especially since I had only joined the company 3 months ago. Saw myself as low-man on the totem pole, and after he said "figure it out", I shrugged myself back to the truck.

    I honestly, probably just should have left for the day. But I only put myself in a worse situation.
     
  9. Shep Shiloh

    Shep Shiloh Medium Load Member

    475
    436
    Feb 12, 2008
    IN
    0
    90-01 Factory work, got tired of being inside, got my CDL
    01-02 Werner
    02-13 River Bend
    13-14 Kruse World Wide
    14-22 Shelton's Wholesale
    22-22 Troyer Frozen(back in a semi for the first time since Werner, going down a ramp with meat took its toll quick)
    22-now Shelton's
     
  10. Digman943

    Digman943 Medium Load Member

    405
    983
    Mar 17, 2016
    0
    Gave all my old hats away.
    YRC 13 months
    Airgas 3 months
    XPO 4 months
    FedEx Freight going on 6 years.
     
    Speed_Drums, McUzi and Cardfan89 Thank this.
  11. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

    2,435
    6,842
    Feb 18, 2007
    Central AZ
    0
    Transport America '96-98
    Stan Koch '98-'00
    JB Hunt '00-'00 (BIG mistake)
    Local rolloff '01-'02
    Core-Mark '02-'06
    Knight Port Services '06-'07
    Johnsrud Transport '07-'08
    FedEx Freight '08-'23
    And now...

    ...(to be continued)
     
    plynnjr92, Speed_Drums and Cardfan89 Thank this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted