Navajo Express - good or bad company?

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Dwill, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. k7tkr

    k7tkr Medium Load Member

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    Shippers West is run by Dave Bowels ( think I just destroyed that) and is based in the Phoenix Navajo yard. They run primarily the 11 western where he pretty much pulls his own customer's freight. Have a friend who works for him and I also know Dave and a couple of the dispatchers since I'm domiciled out of Phoenix.
     
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  3. stlvance

    stlvance Medium Load Member

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    Ive heard of them but never seen one. It might be one of yhe smaller companies that navajo bought out. If so then they pretty much run the same as we do just different name on truck.same rules and so on
     
  4. stlvance

    stlvance Medium Load Member

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    Learn something every day lol i hometime in phx and havent noticed one there yet but i bail within minutes of parking too
     
  5. Trucker8

    Trucker8 Bobtail Member

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    Ok thats great. Im just trying to find out a bit more about them, im scheduled for orientation mon 5/19/14. Im just curious are the a good company. Treat drivers right and fair. Get you home when promised. I was told i would be home every 10 days about 2400 mi a wk as i live in Reno, NV.
    thanks any info please .
     
  6. k7tkr

    k7tkr Medium Load Member

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    I don't work for Dave- Navajo driver- but those guys I know that do drive for him seem pretty satisfied. Problems usually start when they get stuck pulling our loads under our schedules. Friend of mine is on one right now- team run- and he's solo. Good miles though.
     
  7. Trucker8

    Trucker8 Bobtail Member

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    How does a solo do a team run? Is it a illegal hours type thing? I worked for navajo before but when they owned DSCO. Never had to run really hard on navajo schedules have things changed. If a load like that is so time sensitive and your a solo you have the right to say NO as a driver and safety concern. I dont want to pick in late afternoon to run it all night long to get in there in the AM next day. No load is worth my life. I have kids n a wife. Im not against work.... Im just saying.
     
  8. k7tkr

    k7tkr Medium Load Member

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    I said absoutly nothing about running illegal- bothers me when folks read between the lines and come up with stuff that isn't there. In regard to your comment about loading an over nighter- we do those. So does every other trucking outfit on the face of the planet. You asked me about Shippers West- I responded.
     
  9. dollarmtn

    dollarmtn Light Load Member

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    There is a reason Navajo CSA score is so extremely high. If you value your own, stay away.
     
  10. WitchingHour

    WitchingHour Road Train Member

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    Or, you know, you learn how to drive and take care of your own. If you made it through a year of say, C.R. England with a steering wheel holder mentality, and then you moved on to another company but kept the same mentality, you're not a better driver for it.. you just got lucky.
     
  11. Shaneoboy21

    Shaneoboy21 Bobtail Member

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    That's on you brotha not everyone else!
     
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