Should I stay? They keep canceling my loads every week or two.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ExoGeniVI, May 28, 2024.

  1. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Good choice
    A good boss will always remember who stuck around during the bad times..
     
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  3. ExoGeniVI

    ExoGeniVI Bobtail Member

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    You know? That's very true and this ain't that bad honestly, maybe I can even get a raise after this year is up lol.
    I only made $400 this past week.
    But it'll get better because I've seen it.
     
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  4. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    a good boss and atmosphere were always worth money to me
     
  5. ExoGeniVI

    ExoGeniVI Bobtail Member

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    I do have a good boss, he's pretty strict and keeps the terminal run well, he don't let things slide. He keeps us all professional lol and I like driving and operating good, maintained equipment.
     
  6. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Deliver pizza for shop thay has own cars
    Likr Domino
    Or something else to help income until things pick up
     
  7. ExoGeniVI

    ExoGeniVI Bobtail Member

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    I already spend $80/week in gas just to drive to my terminal, I'd hate to know how much gas my 30 year old truck with 300k miles would guzzle down doing pizza deliveries lol..
    Poor thing would probably break down lol. It already shakes when driving over 65mph. It's the only vehicle I have and I don't have the time to fix the little things that go wrong with it. The shop I go to wants you to schedule service two weeks ahead because they are busy. I don't trust anyone else to work on it.

    Last place I used they couldn't even balance my tire and they left the oil cap on my engine... Completely incompetent.
     
  8. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    You didn’t read his last post. He’s trying to help you figure out a side hustle. But you are still thinking inside the box.

    You’re comfortable. Nothing wrong with that. Except for when a load gets canceled. Then your money is hurt. You might want to figure out how to make your situation work while things are still comfortable.

    Six back quiet.
     
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  9. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    My buddy lives in Greensboro and he's been trying to find a local gig himself. He was looking at Foodliner for a while, why he didn't take that one I'll never know. At least you're close to a year. I'd look at Averitt, Venture Express, or any flatbed outfit there. If you can learn to secure and tarp loads, you're in the flatbed capital of the country. Alabama has all kinds of opportunities for flatbed and you can still be home frequently.
     
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  10. ExoGeniVI

    ExoGeniVI Bobtail Member

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    I could do door dash probably, but only accept really close orders and orders with good tips. Never had a side hustle before though lol.
     
  11. ExoGeniVI

    ExoGeniVI Bobtail Member

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    I thought flatbed was mostly OTR? You can get local/hourly routes? That's good to hear.
     
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