How would anyone know you live overseas most of the time. It's only mentioned at the end of this thread?
Old Experience = No Experience ?
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Chinatown Road Train Member
- Aug 28, 2011
Another guy hasn't posted in a long time. He has a home in Philippines and Indiana.
Several drivers on here own homes in various places, such as Caribbean, South America, African Continent, Thailand, etc. and sometimes drive trucks in the USA.Last edited: May 3, 2022
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DRTDEVL Road Train Member
- Jan 27, 2013
You wonder why Knight won't re-hire you? Look at this snippet:
You aren't going back to Knight. Knight owns Swift, so they technically paid this 4 more times in the preceding 3 years... I am about to sound like Mr. Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off... "NINE TIMES!" They paid these expenses nine times in eight years. Cut Swift off the list as well.
Now, knowing your situation, it looks worse than reality. The paper is what the bean-counters see, and that's where the hard NO comes from. As I told you in the past, you need to find a smaller company that works with a person, not a body. One that knows you fly here, drive for a few months, and fly back to your family overseas. Hire on with them under the understanding that it is "part time," drive until its time to fly back, and then let them know a few weeks in advance of your return so they have a truck ready for you to go again. This also prevents the excess money being spent, as you are paying for your return flight, and you remained on the payroll the entire time you were gone so there is no re-training or orientation, just get a ride back to the terminal, inspect the truck, sleep a bit in the yard, then go grab your first load. This is a win-win for everyone, as the company knows in advance how long you will be driving (and won't NEED to replace you) and you will always have a job every time you fly back to the US.gentleroger and tscottme Thank this.
lual Road Train Member
- Oct 22, 2020
Seems like they would put you to work when no one else would.
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All the hire expenses are for the background check drug test road test etc
According to this timetable , he works for 3 to 6 months and then takes off a few months .
Perhaps he has medical issues or perhaps it’s stress or whatever and he just needs a break from driving .
no one gets upset when school teachers take off during the summer .
farmers work a lot harder in the summer and fall than during winter .
I know a guy that owns a jet ski rental place at the beach and he works his butt off all summer and takes the rest of the year off .
I know a guy that drives a propane delivery truck , works his butt off all winter and plays golf and goes fishing all summer .
say , you’re looking for a seasonal job .
Propane deliver driver might be it .
I’m sure some places would be happy to not have to find work for you to do during the summer , or they might lay you off and you could collect unemployment all summer .
Not sure how that works
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Right now, I’m looking at a one way ticket from Cebu to Phoenix and the cost is nearly $1300. So the expense game goes both ways. The same flight in August 2020 was under $700, thank you scamdemic.
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