Starting to regret

Discussion in 'Willis' started by Moose1958, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I don't know if it is just my bad luck to have a series of problems (last 2 deliveries took over 7 hours NO PAY) or this will be something to expect. Last week I brought home a bit over $200 this week is not looking much better. I will give it 30 more days, if my miles don't get much better I will clean out my truck. I also am not happy with my fleet manager. It looks like I am just a bother to him. I hope I am wrong about WSE, if I am right I will be gone very soon.
     
  2. 123456

    123456 Road Train Member

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    Talk with them,

    proceed up the ladder..........
     
  3. Swift338

    Swift338 Light Load Member

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    whos ur fleet manager please dont say becky
     
  4. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I will have about 2400 miles for the week. I had a Joplin Mo to New Caney Texas run that would have made me close to 3000 miles on Sunday afternoon, but I had to call Extended and get off the load. My FM told me Friday to return to Elm Springs after I delivered so I could get truck repaired. It appears my Truck is repaired now. I think I am headed to Joplin after I get back to terminal (in Hotel as I type this). I had a chance to meet FM (Justin Johns) yesterday he seems like a stand up guy so I think my original opinion of him was in error. I (along with several other drivers) got chewed over excessive idle but nobody got anything serious did to them over it. It turns out both of the shocks on my tractor were bad (one was totally gone) it is no wonder my lower back is sore. I delivered at a Walmart DC Sunday afternoon, I had about 30 minutes left on my 14 when they notified me I was empty. I had to pay $10 to park near the DC, but I did get in. I also found out I might qualify for a new International 9400 with an APU soon. Not really expecting to get a new Truck, but it would be nice to do so. Over all I think Willis Shaw is a fair company, but time will tell. I just don't want too many weeks like I just finished.
     
  5. Swift338

    Swift338 Light Load Member

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    OH you got JJ he was my old dispatcher he use to be in breakdown
     
  6. jlind

    jlind Heavy Load Member

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    Exray, if you don't have an APU do they expect you to leave truck off when its hot or cold out so you don't burn too much fuel??? I guess they don't run heater/ac at home to save on electric bills then either...guess truck drivers aren't supposed to be comfortable!
     
    mtnMoma Thanks this.
  7. dave26027

    dave26027 Road Train Member

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    Feast and famine is a popular pay program in Trucking. I sure hope it gets better for you.
     
  8. nuts&bolts123

    nuts&bolts123 Light Load Member

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    $200.00 for 2400 miles? Man your boss is def swinging the golf club and smiling.
     
  9. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    No, the 2400 miles are on todays pay period. :biggrin_255:
     
  10. hmeondaroad

    hmeondaroad Light Load Member

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    im in the same boat as u exray i've been over here about a month and have all of 1,000 miles this 04 mack i got hasn't seen a shop it doesn't like im sitting in Tenn at mack shop waiting for truck repair as i type. had to explain to the wife how we can make a $200 check strech,, maybe i can stock up on the hotel free breakfest and eat that for a week , live offf the fuel points on card she can spend the 200 on bills. i been thinking of sheding a few pounds anyway
     
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