Taylor Truckline NorthField Mn

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  1. truckin4alivin

    truckin4alivin Light Load Member

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    Does anyone know any info on Taylor truck line
     
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  3. _ton bundle

    _ton bundle Road Train Member

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    They are a good carrier. I know a lot of people over there. They run good equipment, LTL, TL, van and flat. They use qualcomm. Their main lanes are south, southeast and midwest. They have dropyards in Romulus, MI and (I think) Portland, TN. I think that their starting pay for company drivers is average at best, but that is everyone nowadays.

    They run their business in an honest way and a lot of drivers have been there for a long time. I don't know if they will be a good fit for you, but plenty of drivers are happy there. They are an out and back carrier for the most part, so you should be back in Minnesota pretty much every other load.

    Of course, no carrier is perfect, but my opinion is that Taylor is better than average.
     
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    truckin4alivin Light Load Member

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    Thanks they called me back today and wont hire me because of a accident I had in Feb.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. It doesn't suprise me that they wouldn't hire you with an accident, they can be pretty choosy right now.
     
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    truckin4alivin Light Load Member

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    You got that right!!
     
  7. faujky

    faujky Bobtail Member

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    In Northfield, MN. I have an offer to drive for them. Haven't heard from anyone yet about this company. Thank you in advance for any information you can share.
     
  8. faujky

    faujky Bobtail Member

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    Mary, told me home time is every other weekend. I'm scheduled to go to orientation Monday but need to leave saturday morning, sharing a rental car with another driver and his wife. I'll miss automatic transmissions. She told me .37 mile, I think. Been 3 yrs since drove 10 speeds. I had an incident in Feb. also. It was my fault, bent a bumper on another truck when pulling out from a dock door. I'm gratefule that they are willing to hire me. The regional driving you wrote about makes it a big plus. Thanks again for info.
    Have an offer from Hogan Transport out 12 days but all trucks are automatic # .35 mile, and drivers go everywhere. Brings to mind the horrors of NYC + inside Washington DC belt. Ben said might be able to get me in orientation this Monday also.
    Need someone to talk to for sure.
     
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    Taylor is a million times better than Hogan. They're not even in the same category as a truckline. I don't know if Taylor will be a good fit for you or not, that all depends on personal circumstances. As far as hometime, I'd feel better about you getting home if you were based in Minnesota, but if they say that they will get you home every 2 weeks, then I know that they will try to do just that. You'll find the good and the bad with them, just like with every other trucking company.

    I've rarely heard of them much farther east than Cleveland, OH, so I doubt you'll see the Island or DC with them. Now, Chitcago is another matter... Also, lotsa Indy (piece-o-cake), Detroilet and Florida.

    Good luck and let me know how it goes. Are you thinking of van, step or padwrap?
     
  10. Allow Me.

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    There is an ad in one of the throw-aways booklet advertising for Transport 21. At the bottom of the page is a cluster of 6 companies (Taylor Truck line, Transport America, Bay and Bay, Overbye Transport, Styer Trans, and Min Star). Not sure if that means they are affiliated, or what. FYI :blob:
     
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    They aren't affiliated. They all have different owners. Maybe they use the same hiring service, but I haven't seen the ad, so I couldn't say. Taylor, Bay and Bay, Overbye and Styer are all above average companies to work for. I don't know much about Min Star (reefers, if I recall) and I wouldn't touch Transport America with a 10 foot pole (although they are better than Swift, Hunt, Schneider, Werner, etc.).
     
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