Stevens Transport Aviary . . cont'

Discussion in 'Stevens' started by Dryver, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. old scummy

    old scummy Light Load Member

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    Stevens seems like a very well run outfit. I had the good fortune of having one of y'all's drivers watch my back while delivering to Melba Utica up in Brooklyn. Very helpful dude.
     
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  3. KMac

    KMac Road Train Member

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    Send a PM to Corporal Clegg
     
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  4. SHOJim

    SHOJim Road Train Member

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  5. KMac

    KMac Road Train Member

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    Wow, the Aviary has been quiet for a month. The end of an era!
     
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  6. donnieboy

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    I am really saddened that Stevens drivers don't post here anymore because they prefer to go to their private Facebook page. I check here almost every day to no avail. I left here in 2011, but will always remember them as the company that picked me up when others said I was too old and to set in my Class B tanker to actually go OTR. I saw more of this wonderful country in 5 months than I did in 57 years of life. Just hit 64, and if my dam* doc would give me the OK, I'd do it again with Stevens as a part of my bucket list. Thanks for checking in KMac!
     
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  7. pasmurf

    pasmurf Light Load Member

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    Yeah, not much action here.

    The alliance lease program -prealliance, business class, info from the people is top class. May be able to get on a dedicated route with Purdue to improve my home chances to a mid Atlantic state.
    Truck stop talk would make you think that Stevens get paid amongst the worst. I've talked with people who have gotten 400k + miles in two years. My cdl class buddies that graduated in mid march. Some are netting 4800 a month.
    I struggle with transition to a years worth of trucking life. Just see it as the best opportunity going and something I have done well for 3 months now.
     
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  8. Kiltmedic

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    Am a solo driver and alliance. I make stevens work for me I do a lot of the leg work. I call shippers and receivers. Get my app times moved up to fit my needs (when the shipper/reciever will do so otherwise I get to finally relax) I look not one or two days ahead but at least a week ahead to see if a load will work for me or if I need to ask for a repower. I am clearing $1200 average a week. After all my paybacks I also run 610 to 652 a day. I have done way better than anyone else from my class that's stil here. I was talking to a team and they said they were only getting around $1000 a week. I guess they are not calling and doing the leg work. I like to question every load and see what are my next load options when I'm empty if it puts me in a place that has no freight but has good miles I run the heck out of it and repower. I also watch repowers and don't take every load some of then just are a bad wrap and got that way by a lazy driver that only drives 500 a day and shuts down. It is possible to make money here but you have to work to get your money some times. Of course that should be a duh statement but to many drivers don't want to work they just want to drive the bare min and then complain. It's a job yes you work. I say this is the hardest laziest job I know. I know I can do better but just started a few mo ago. Learning how to play the game.

    Yall be safe and drive on
     
  9. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    I am no longer with Stevens, left in March, but I spent somewhere between 4 and 5 years with them and that's about what I pulled solo, but like you I did a lot of work on my own to make it happen. When I'd have a student, it was much better. I was happy there, just tired of training, decided to move on to bigger and better things. I truly don't see how people struggle unless they just choose to, though. I've had several students ask advice on how to make it work for them and I go over everything I would do with them. Inevitably they would always say I'm doing all that and nothing. I dunno, never got it, always worked for me, pretty much always got what I wanted.
     
  10. FozzyBear

    FozzyBear Heavy Load Member

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    Personally, I am one of those who will only drive 500 a day when I can get away with it, I made plenty of money at Stevens without killing myself. The secret is to be proactive, call those receivers and deliver early whenever possible, and it helps if you have a good DM too. I actually had to tell them to let me rest a few times.
     
  11. Kiltmedic

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    Lol I don't kill my self driving so much. I guess my prior job trained me. I am thinking about training but I'm worried I was scared a few times by the ( ok I'll be nice) wonderful class of people in the school. And that's still the ones that passed off to go out. That and I love my truck by myself I don't wanna share my space. . And yeah I got that same responce talking to people"well that's what I do and still don't get miles" when I tell them what workes for me. I don't get it. Maybe they have a piss poor attitude when they talk to people. I respect everyone I talk to try not to act like I think they are dumb even when they tell me it will be ok to only get 1200 miles in a week. (Had a load that Delivered in 7 days with only 1200 miles and the dispatcher told me to just take an easy drive ) yeah right. So I don't know. I do know what works for me and use it.
     
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