Schneider Chat Room version 2.0

Discussion in 'Schneider' started by mickeyrat, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    I now only perform the simplest of tasks on trailers such as lights. I sent the head of maintainence an email a few years ago inventorying my time spent making repairs and included an “invoice”. Naturally I never heard anything, but they in turn know where I stand.
     
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  2. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    IC? Company? Both?
     
  3. nightgunner

    nightgunner Road Train Member

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    I actually called the recruiting team and asked about leasing on. That was until I was told that they do not allow contractors to see the actual rate confirmation sheet for the loads. Sorry, not getting ripped off like that!
     
  4. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    Well, I’m staying one more year. In the interest of simplicity, I’ll list the reasons.
    1. I make what I need to make without working all that hard. I never hit my 70. I make about what a company driver makes with a helluva lot more time off.
    2. I have zero interest in ownership.
    3. I tired long ago of dealing with load planners that kept me running OH and PA.
    4. I go see family on the left coast when I want. Dad just had major surgery, and I was there. Mom and dad are almost 80 and 79.
    5. I can work on transitioning out of this once great profession and into my new line of business utilizing the freedom of scheduling I have.
    6. My wife has a good job and good insurance.
    7. I get an annual windfall in December stemming from family income-producing property in Los Angeles.

    I am certainly in the minority, but this fits my life right now. I have no desire to work harder for more income. The degree of risk in leasing at SNI is appropriate for my goals. If I planned to retire as a trucker, I’d buy my own truck and trailer, get my own authority and go. But after hoping that this year would be it, I find one more year necessary and sufficient to achieve my goals.

    So...to those who disparage leasing, you certainly have valid points. I would never lease for a flat rate of a buck a mile nor would I allow myself to be under the thumb of a dispatcher. That’s why I’m here and not elsewhere. But for me, at this time, with my set of circumstances, I have what I need.

    Thank goodness.
     
  5. TennMan

    TennMan Road Train Member

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    Both the way I read it.

    I'm not sure, I know it was from an attorney office
     
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  6. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    recall any details at all? general reason for the suit itself?
     
  7. TennMan

    TennMan Road Train Member

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    It read as if it's about shorted miles.
     
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  8. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    Assume then that means paying hhg and not hub or best route miles?


    well if that is the case , them boys on the jcp account stand to make some bank then.

    I estimated 200 miles a week on that account.
     
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  9. TennMan

    TennMan Road Train Member

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    I'm not sure, I haven't heard anything other than the driver yesterday who was leaving the fuel island as I was pulling in and he asked if I had received a letter. He then showed it to me as I was fueling, said his came Tuesday and he had just left the house Wednesday.

    It looked legit, 2 pages and all but I'm clueless as of noe.
     
  10. nightgunner

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    What about the bulk side? I was leased onto them in 2014.
     
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