Our new 2015 Volvo is sick, in Volvo hospital

Discussion in 'Watkins & Shepard' started by jungledrums, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. jet460

    jet460 Heavy Load Member

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    I spent 2 years there. Might be going back. My Volvo drove like a cadillac, and rarely had a problem, but I did not try to beat the hell out ot it either. Every time I had a problem, I just went and got it fixed, no questions asked. That's why you do a pre and post trip. Things break. You can't be shy about reporting problems. Out here where I live, all the trucks are garbage and the companies don't fix ####. I tried an ag company that sent me out in a truck with 3 bald tires even though they knew about it. I bailed. You would never get that with WS.
     
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  3. jungledrums

    jungledrums Heavy Load Member

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    99% of the trailers we had during our stay at W/S were in need of repair.We lost a lot of time because of bad trailers.
     
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  4. jet460

    jet460 Heavy Load Member

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    When was that? They have hundreds of brand new ones now. No more ABS lights, etc...
     
  5. Mtn. Dew

    Mtn. Dew Light Load Member

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    Yes... the shop answers quickly too. The new Volvo are bad. It's true... Watkins got screwed... tons of the leased trucks are loosing 7th gear. Volvo is backed up replacing the transmitions. They are having to send the broken ones back to Germany to be repaired. It's bad news. Be careful. I don't know why they don't replace the trailers. They have cost the company a lot. Customers, tickets, drivers. People are bailing. Please believe me... I had to leave. I didnt want to but it got too bad. I have to eat man.
     
  6. jet460

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    I left 2 months ago due to too many live loads/unloads/broker loads and too many 8000 mile months. Not good enough for OTR, or so I thought. Most places I have checked out are much worse.
     
  7. jungledrums

    jungledrums Heavy Load Member

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    We left because of low pay plus low miles.
     
  8. Brandson

    Brandson Medium Load Member

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    I don't understand how you guys stand up for this carp company. You've all admitted the pay is garbage and you have to be lucky to get decent equipment. OTR jobs aren't hard to find, do better.
     
  9. jontank

    jontank Light Load Member

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    the pay has been increased as of sept 1. its a decent raise for me...
     
  10. TruckDuo

    TruckDuo Road Train Member

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    What's your pay ?
     
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  11. TruckDuo

    TruckDuo Road Train Member

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    Mountain Dew, you ended up going to W&S ? #### man, I never knew. Tell us about your experience there.
     
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