New horizons with Holland Enterprises (Fargo,ND)

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  1. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    I have a preplan the day before unload probably 9 out of 10 times. If unload is afternoon I might not get the preplan until that morning.

    On a very rare occasional when they have an exceptional number of trucks unload in a given area ((like on a Monday) it may be possible to sit for a day. But in 2.5 years I can only remember this happening twice and was paid a layover both times.
     
  2. Balakov100

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    I don't wait on Preplans often myself.

    But from some of the different posts I have seen from STexan...I believe he's definitely doing better than a lot of us here. ;)

    I have been here since 2013 btw.
    I don't get anywhere near the miles he does. Nor is it nearly as consistent.
     
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  3. smokey12

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    What kind of miles are you getting and are you acheivig the bonuses? How long do you stay out. The company I am with now I only get a pre plan about half the time before unloading, getting sick of it.
     
  4. STexan

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    I don't know. I don't kiss butt but I will communicate in certain situations where hours are getting iffy. Otherwise I take them as they come. But I think what keeps my miles mostly high is that I don't spend but very little time at home, and they know I have no problem running 650-680 mile days for 3-5 days straight if I have those kinds of hours, to make tighter load appointments happen.

    I'm in a lull the last several weeks just because of timing and load availability issues. Plus, they've peaked out again to new truck count levels so I think we can expect another round of growing pain issues. And I'm starting to think about quitting the OTR game for a number of reasons not related to Holland ... but I don't know for sure what's in my future
     
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  5. Balakov100

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    For me it comes and goes little more.
    I have a 3 to 4 bad weeks then I do well for a while.
    They have been keeping me pretty busy lately to be honest.

    I also don't mind running when the load requires it.
    I usually stay out about a month at a time.
    And as far as pre-planning I think some dispatchers are worse than others..
    Maybe that person doesn't like me who knows.
    I won't post who it is here.

    Right now I only have little over 3h on my 70.
     

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  6. Balakov100

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    As for Miles I need to redo my spreadsheet. I have been to lazy lol .

    From last year.
    June I went on an overseas Trip for 2 Weeks.
    And in October I took around a week off for another overseas trip .
     

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  8. STexan

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    I pulled my second virgin trailer out of the barn last week. (916)

    Anybody notice how the new 9xx series run still higher PSI on the gauge? I'm at 84 psi with 33,740. Seems like every year since the 7xx series, 34k goes up about 2 psi

    The "80 limit" no longer applies with many of the newer ones.
     
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  9. Balakov100

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    I don't think I've even had a 9x yet.


    Seems like they're still trying to hire. :(:mad:
    Don't know where they will put the Drivers though. I saw only 2 Trucks behind the Building
    1x18xx and another Truck with some light Front End Damage think it was a 16xx.
    Didn't stay long enough to inspect it lol.
     
  10. STexan

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    They seem to be losing 1-3 drivers each week for whatever various reasons and they seem bound to keep them cycled back out as soon as they can get them back ready again.
     
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