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  1. BoazTrucker

    BoazTrucker Light Load Member

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    I was offered a local driving position from JBS carriers in Guntersville, AL, pulling out of the Pilgrims Pride in Guntersville. They have recently closed the Boaz Al Pilgrims Pride location where a "terminal" was located. So I apply online and less than an hour I get a call from a recruiter, who calls asks me to come out a week later will fly me, and buy my ticket ect. Told me how much it paid a day, ect. Where the problems lie, she wasnt able to tell me where the daycab would be parked, she kept saying I could park it in Boaz at a non existant plant, and also i asked her to find out where the runs would go, and never got a response. Pulled my reports, everything all good, said due to high costs for airline tickets, she would buy me a non refundable ticket on Thursday to come out on the following Monday. Well Wednesday night i got on here and read mostly ALL the JBS pages and heard about the sleep apnea test, ha I would fail in a NY minute. I am 308 6'1 not round just big and a 19.5 in neck BMI of 41. Well THERES A RED FLAG. I called the recruiter the next morning (when they were supposed to by my ticket) asked about that. She said it was incorrect, and that other drivers "put information to make the dr think otherwise" on their medical information. Well that day i put out some more feelers for local companies, and got a call from another carrier running local in a sleeper truck offered me a job they are out of TN, right up the road, took their offer and called JBS and said thanks but no thanks....did i make the right decision to save me alot of headache? The recruiter kept telling me they give you a 6 month medical card, and after insurance kicks in after 90 days, you can use it to get your sleep study...so wait a minute, you think im fat, you think i have sleep apnea, and you think i need to pay for this when you require it?

    Thanks for the offer JBS, hopefully you didnt buy my ticket already when I left the VM saying im not coming, cause then your going to stick it to me on my DAC
     
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  3. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    Maybe, maybe not. Guess you'll be the first to find out.
     
  4. beerslave

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    They require the test on a case by case situation. It's not required for all drivers, just a lucky few.
    however, if I was you I would be worried about other things with JBS. They are constantly re-structuring the trucking side. Over the past 4 months, they have laid off close to half of their OTR fleet, including myself. Last year, they laid off the entire SW regional fleet as well as half their maintenance staff. You never know which fleet or even which plant will be closed down.
    The trucking side of JBS has lost money hand over fist and it wouldn't surprise me if the owner put a stop to this experiment all together. If you do decide to go with them, just do yourself a favor and always be prepared with another job.
     
  5. beerslave

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    I forgot one thing, as they layoff drivers, they do mass hiring at the same time for other areas. They do not give you the option to move to stay employed. Once they are done with you, they are done.
     
  6. 8thnote

    8thnote Road Train Member

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    I got a call a couple months back from one of their recruiters (no idea how they got my number) about a local gig at the Pilgrams Pride in Chatt. The pay they offered was crap so I told em to lose my number.
     
  7. BoazTrucker

    BoazTrucker Light Load Member

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    Well I did not take the job with them actually, they told me about two weeks ago they wanted to wait until Thursday to a couple weeks ago to buy my plane ticket, well after reading what I did about the sleep apnea having a 19 in neck and weighing 310lbs at 6 1 i am not fat just a big and tall, i rejected the job, only to be offered another local gig the same day from an outfit right up the road in TN. I found both jobs on craigslist, and ill be honest even after checking CL after i turned the job down, they have not reposted it. I am not sure what it was all about, but i know they kept telling me I would be able to park at a chicken plant in Boaz AL that was closed down recently. So I know they dont have their act together.
     
  8. Dinomite

    Dinomite Road Train Member

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    Probably because there's a parking area that is outside of the chicken plant.
     
  9. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Why doesn't JBS Carriers not give an employee the option to move to another hiring area, vs. having to be laid off?
     
  10. Dinomite

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    Probably because the company looks at more then hiring area when they are laying off a driver. They may look at performance such as fuel mileage. On time percentage etc, and if you suck in those categories. No need to keep you on the payroll even if you did move to a better location. For the most part most people don't up and move to stay with a trucking company.
     
  11. beerslave

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    Because it's not their policy. They say you can move and re-apply. When it comes down to it, your just a driver and they could care less.
     
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