My new adventure with Gordon Trucking

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  1. truckinmike1984

    truckinmike1984 Light Load Member

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    Lol yea I have noticed between this thread and his, that he dislikes those who succeed or succeeded during their time at Gordon where he failed. So all those who do well are liars and cheerleaders for Gordon because he couldn't figure out how to do so. Oh well, Im sure he will call me to the carpet as well lol.

     
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  3. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    Well on that note, my check on Friday will be over $1700 and this week will be around $1000. Some checks are better than others. It is what it is. Like I say, gotta learn how to work.
     
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  4. Victor_V

    Victor_V Road Train Member

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    tow614, you're always good for a chuckle. truckinmike1984 says:

    I think I've pointed out numerous times that someone with a couple years at Roehl, Crete or similar can do well at Gordon out the gate. That's not the typical rookie experience, though. It is a big system to learn and awash with 0-300 mile loads that will cause the rookie to donate a ton of uncompensated time to Gordon.

    I would like to see this thread allow for that, moderate the macho cheerleading and point up realistically how long it will take to earn those chops. I still see Gordon as a learning experience that I'm thankful for. Just not the pee-wee pay! But it was, overall, a good experience...

    Just not a big 'rah-rah-rah-sis-boom-bah' experience. I could have done a lot worse! I see Gordon as 'one of the best' (good equipment, terriffic driver support, safe place to park CDL) of the worst (lousy short loads, pee-wee pay).

    I made more $$ before Gordon (full-time) and I'm making more $$ after. Part-time!
     
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    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    And another thing. The new HOS aren't all that different. 70 hours/7 days, which most of us followed anyway. A 30 minute break that's mandatory, I take one anyway so it doesn't bother me. 1 reset in 168 hours, once again, I don't reset that often, the only kicker is the 1-5 period. My logs are set to eastern so out west it becomes a little tricky. But over the weekend I got a true 34, ended my break at 34 hours on the button. Your move FMCSA. Lol
     
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  6. Victor_V

    Victor_V Road Train Member

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    Not at all. I have the utmost respect for your experience, joseph's and some days even tow614's.
     
  7. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    I like your writing style. I disagree with you immensely on the company, but then again some people have different expierences for things. You may you feel you were burned by them, while I read your posts and see you may not have been ready for the road yet. No big deal. One thing you have to remember is that some of us have been doing this a while. I have a groove I get into, and that, along with some serious heavy metal music, I can get it done no matter what. Even with the new HOS. It's all about adapting. This is what I do. I don't have another source of income so I need to make the HOS work for me. A trip across the US and back is still possible. The key is knowing how to make the most out of the time you have.
     
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    scythe08 Road Train Member

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    Good debate, Gents! I have been following this thread since day one and I love it! Not because I like Gordon, but because I have trendous respect and admiration when someone puts their life on a forum and its awesome to watch them succeed.
     
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  9. roadlt

    roadlt Medium Load Member

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    Where do you get he is bragging or misleading anybody? I've followed this thread from the beginning. I do not see any bragging in his posts nor, do i see anything misleading. What he has done is find a way to make it work for him. All I see is Joeseph explaining how he makes it work. What he said is true in any job. You have to give a little, be a team player and work hard to be successful. That is not kissing up, that is called working for your employer and not against your employer. Butt kissing is a whole different level.
     
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  10. Dieselgeek

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    The ones who are often the most vocal with complaints are the ones who show up late, and leave early...
     
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  11. GreyHound

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    You know Victor instead of just crying about the company you should have been getting advice from some of the people that make it work. I think off the bat that you wanted a part time job with a full time company and full time wages.
     
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