Team starting out with US Xpress

Discussion in 'US Xpress' started by NoCoCraig, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    last week i ran solo 1,000 miles and my check was over $1,500 now why would i want to run team 6,000-7,000 miles to make the same..... we can sit for 4 days a week and run 3 days and we make more than your teams do a week..... it's called working smarter not working harder

    btw when i run team and do 6,000 miles we each get about $5,000
    last year our avg pay for every day the truck was out was $1,088 and we didn't run every day we were out, thats 182 days team and 81 days solo, lots of weekends off but still away from home.

    i say "I" and "WE" because i run solo when the wife wants to be home and team when she wants to..... would Abilene let me change from team to solo and back anytime i want....?

    like i said Abilene doesn't pay enough for me to think about it
     
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  3. NoCoCraig

    NoCoCraig Road Train Member

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    You are being very unfair Flood. Obviously as an O/O this does not compare. (and you are kinda rubbing his nose in it)
     
  4. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    not realy i just called them and their O/O pay is (highest is NE) is $1.06 not NE is .96
    so for the 1000 miles i ran last week with them i would have made $1,000 + fsc but doing what i did i cleaired (after fuel and everything) over $1,500 so why would i want to do the NE and make way less..
     
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  5. runningman0661

    runningman0661 Road Train Member

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    No big deal NoCo I'm a big boy, wasn't trying to start anything. I enjoy your thread and blog. Be safe.
     
  6. T.Bear

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    Well all I can say is it has been a rough week and I am ready for some miles. I'm forgetting what it feels like to drive a full shift lol. Looks like we will be heading north from Waco and hope the weather stays nice. I can hope!
     
  7. SheepDog

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    The ONLY thing's I hate about going back to Let's Go Xpress is having to go through the complete orientation we went through a little over 18mo's ago... USXpress's orientation is stupid, in my opinion..having newbies with experienced drivers all in the same class! They should have a newbie orientation, a separate experienced driver orientation and a separate orientation for drivers that come back. We still have the med card that we got from USXpress in 2011/2012 Also,,,I hate auto's but,,I will deal with whatever, the Lord will give me the strength to get through it all...Amen!
     
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  8. T.Bear

    T.Bear Light Load Member

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    SheepDog I agree with you. Good luck and hope it goes smoothly!!
     
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  9. cool35

    cool35 Heavy Load Member

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    New to this board, but just wondering Flood, do you work for USX? If you don't mind me asking. Sounds like you have a good thing going wherever you work.
     
  10. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    was a company team/solo with usx for 7 years then went true O/O with usx for the last 2 years.... well we have usx on the truck and trailer anyway but usx has no say about what we do....

    we run for a small agent/sub-fleet. nothing about what we do is the same as usx... pay/ dispatch/loads
     
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  11. cool35

    cool35 Heavy Load Member

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    Got it. So you have your own authority? I take it being a regular o/o for them isn't that great?
     
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