specialized express, columbus, ohio

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  1. SCar72

    SCar72 Light Load Member

    When I was supposed to have been routed Home for Time Off ( NC ), they sent me to Pheonix, AZ. Did a reset there. Went to Sparks, NV. Then relaid a load to 1256 in Cali. Back to Sparks and then grabbed a load to Salina, CA. There, I took another reset ( had 35 hrs left on my 70 ). To get me Eastward for home time, I picked up a load in Exeter, CA heading to Pittsburg, PA. I legged it to the Yard and turned in my Truck.

    Last two checks they combined, 4000+ miles. They took their $522 for Hotel and Airfare. Which we signed agreeing to in OR. Took home around 900ish before child support and deductions. Lol!

    Everyone there was nice to me. Did get into a huge argument wirh Doug about them sending me West when I should have been home. I was also out of my BP meds tgen too for a week. My supply was scheduled to last until I went Home to refill.

    Not bashing them in any way. Just not my style of way to drive.
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    God bless the guy that loves his job to the point of setting up a company Facebook page and running it.
     
  4. BULLDOG22

    BULLDOG22 Bobtail Member

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    Lmao well all the guys I came here with are resdy to quit
     
  5. Phantompoodle

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    My hubby and I drive team for Coldliner. We also drove for them when they were Specialized. The very 1st post was silly as nobody ever sticks a temp probe into the meat loads. They have been good to us and we are going to stay working with them. The only thing we don't like is the fancy tech front collision warning system. It starts beeping when it's way to far away. But the refrigerator works great!
     
  6. Phantompoodle

    Phantompoodle Bobtail Member

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    Hope you stay. My hubby and I drive team for them and they are good. We drove for them when they were Specialized too. Our poodle got pneumonia when they were Specialized and they had no problem with us taking him to an emergency vet. We had to wait overnight and we were able to continue on the next day. No dispatchers calling and yelling at us to keep going when our baby was sick. We'll always be grateful to them for this.
     
  7. BULLDOG22

    BULLDOG22 Bobtail Member

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    How many miles are you guys running? Cause most of the solo guys are getting only 2000 miles
     
  8. Phantompoodle

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    We started out slow in December cause Coldliner was just getting off the ground. It was up and down for a while but now we're getting about 5,000 a week. We just spoke with a solo who said he was busy all the time. My hubby got 3,500 by himself when I had to be home for a couple weeks.
     
  9. SCar72

    SCar72 Light Load Member

    I'd have one week at 1500-1800 miles, then the next would be 2600-3200 miles. Spoke with a few out there that I ran into. Half said they ran crap, half claimed the were killing it. Guess it's a flip of a coin? I ran poor, then other guy hired in with me claims he runs his butt off. It all boils down to what you're use to and what you expect. Some people think 2250/Solo and 4600-5000/Team is good. Others think anything under 2500/Solo and 5200/Team is a waste. When I ran Team with my GF, anything under 5400/wk was crap. Solo I think anything under 2800/wk average is a waste of my time. And less CPM makes it worse.

    It just comes down to what a Driver thinks his time ( 24/7 for weeks at a time) is worth. For me $1,200/wk in just enough to keep me quite. Others $800/wk and they're happy as a Clown.
     
  10. BULLDOG22

    BULLDOG22 Bobtail Member

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    Such a small company should be able to keep everyone happy.
     
  11. BULLDOG22

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    3500 miles alone on elog lol that is not possible sorry .
     
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