Shaffer Experiment

Discussion in 'Shaffer' started by xlsdraw, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. 5speed

    5speed Heavy Load Member

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    I think I'll pass. The "shaffer" lady said I'd start at .41cpm but after ready this all I learned was heavy loads and northeast. Hell... that's all I'm doing now. I do like the benefit package but 62mph....wow.
     
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  2. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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    Shaffer pays better than most but you the driver earns it in slow Freightshakers with heavy Northeast loads.
    Though I lived an hour from the Lenoir city terminal, I must have saw the New Kingstown, PA one 10 times more often. Now that is sad.
     
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  3. 5speed

    5speed Heavy Load Member

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    I live in wv and the lady... Samantha I think...said I'd go there to New Kingston. Yes the pay is an increase from where I'm at now, and the insurance and such are good but man...that 62. Plus I'm fat. I thought I read somewhere on here about that sleep apnea stuff. I took that twice and came up negative both times. But it's like their drivers stay in the NE. I do go now but it's like maybe once a month.
     
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  4. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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    Well if it helps I did get to go to Colorado once and Florida three times in the 7 months I worked there.
    So those were nice "doing some different" trips.
    Most carriers have slow trucks these days. 62-65 is the norm it appears. Schneider and Prime are known to be even slower.

    I did get health insurance for $100 a month that was $1000 deductible and good coverage.
    Joined them with less and a year experience and earned $1150 to $1300 a week working a full week so I can't really bash them because a job is to make money and I did well there. Yeah there was cheap slow trucks and heavy Northeast but at least I got miles.
     
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  5. 5speed

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  6. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Medium Load Member

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    Shaffer trucks are being bumped up to 65 for cruise, but staying 62 for pedal. Adjustments are being made as trucks get A or B service.

    As an OTR driver, I'm all over the US, though my first month was mostly in the Northeast and Great Lakes areas. Currently in Idaho. Grabbing a drop and hook load tomorrow AM and headed to IL.
     
  7. ShooterK2

    ShooterK2 Road Train Member

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    Can someone explain to me what the point in having a truck that runs faster with the cruise on than with your foot on the floor is please.

    Seems to me like it oughtta be the other way around. So you can slam your foot down and get around that truck that's .2 mph slower than your cruise.
     
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  8. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Medium Load Member

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    My guess is that Shaffer/Crete has been looking at fuel economy and cruise control usage. Cruise control is more fuel efficient for most drivers. Shaffer wants to encourage drivers to use it.
     
  9. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    It encourages using the cruise control in rain and snow and heavy traffic and construction zones.
     
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