need info on barr-nunn

Discussion in 'Barr-Nunn' started by jessiemae83, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. BikerDon

    BikerDon Light Load Member

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    Hey Bigman I just started last week with BN and going OTR. I finished orientation on Thursday and had a load to Illinois and then they routed me home to get my truck loaded with my things. I do have a load for Monday already and hope they keep me moving. I expected to by off this weekend because of the holiday,it probably is slow. Where are you from, I live in Wi. and they say there is alot of freight out of here a prime spot . I hope this is true. I know my last company had alot out of here too. I worked at my last company almost 2 years, left because their trucks were constantly breaking down, insurance was 600. a month for my wife and I. I was given a truck from BN a 07 with 430,000 miles, I hope they do repace at what 500,000, at least thats what I was told. How is the company otherwise? I did read alot of bad but there is no perfect company. Anything you can tell me would be appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. whydontchahey

    whydontchahey Light Load Member

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    Hey Biker Don, I use to work for Barr-Nunn. Found a local job I couldn't pass up. U will get a new truck once that one hits 480ish. I liked working there. But my last few months there the company was really starting to micro manage drivers. I still have a friend that works there. I talk to him about once a week. He has been there a long time and at the top of the pay grade. I know he is frustrated,because he has noticed that regional drivers get loads first cause they make less. He has been saying that the routing is getting rediculous to keep the trucks off the toll roads. I have a suggestion. Why don't you start a new thread,and update it regularly with ur miles,good and bad things that happen each trip. Other drivers are doing it for other companies,and I love those threads. Since ur new with the company. It seems like ur a patient driver and will be giving the company a fair shake. Hope u decide to. Good luck out there!
     
  3. barwick

    barwick Light Load Member

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    I sat when I was w/nunn most of the time. Have to stay 90 days to keep first 400 of 1000 sign on, will expect u to run fed ex loads nonstop.
     
  4. melpromud

    melpromud Medium Load Member

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    Ok, so were you sitting most of the time or running non stop? Cant do both.:biggrin_2556:
     
  5. Tapeworm

    Tapeworm Medium Load Member

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    I am a rookie, but have had some experience driving a truck with a TOASTED clutch brake. The method that I have found to work very well is to downshift into 7th, 6th, or 5th gear until you are very close to the intersection. Then, use the clutch to move shift lever to neutral. Rest the shift lever against 2nd or third gear, and it should pop in without grinding just before you come to a stop. Then push the clutch pedal in (not to the floor) and make a complete stop.
     
  6. Keepfrozzin

    Keepfrozzin Bobtail Member

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    :biggrin_25510::yes2557: "All alone,done for!" The children mocking Captain Hook..
     
  7. Keepfrozzin

    Keepfrozzin Bobtail Member

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    :biggrin_25510::biggrin_2552: Hello Mr.Don, I am driving for B.N.T. also. They replaced my first truck with a new ProStar alot sooner "18,000 mi."than I thought they would. This outfit gets you home if thats what you want. A word of caution be safe the police in Indiana are very strict.
     
  8. HardlyWorkingNeverHome

    HardlyWorkingNeverHome Heavy Load Member

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    How do you like the new sensor in your truck that prevents idling between 45 degrees and 77 degrees? All the trucks numbered 2201 and up have them.
     
  9. skyysdalimit

    skyysdalimit Bobtail Member

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    Hired on Nov. 2010. At the time they had 1000 sign-on bonus that was reduced to 500 when I came on, which was a red flag, since no one offers signing bonus anymore. As another post stated things go fine for 2 months and then down hill. I was hired as OTR which wasn't the case, but it went well for 2 months. I unofficially was a Midwest expedited driver. This works great if u live in Columbus or Cincinnati OH areas or even N CHI or S. WI near I94. If a driver lives in these areas, U can probably sneak home but bad for E. Coast drivers they recruit in Charlotte, NC. Seems they got me to these areas IMMEDIATELY after time at home and I ran FedEx, DHL, and Whirlpool back and forth between the cities listed earlier. The miles are low (200-350mi runs) and most of the loads pick up midnight-2am and delivers 5-6 hours later. Then u sit all day to load at the same hours.
     
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