Tired of reefer work

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by LAtrucker2390, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. LAtrucker2390

    LAtrucker2390 Bobtail Member

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    I’ve been dragging a reefer around for 17 years and before that I did a variety of trailer types except flatbed and livestock. I’m 47 and too old to start wrestling around with livestock but maybe I can give flatbedding a try. I’ve been out here for 27 years so experience isn’t an issue as far as driving. I’ve looked at TMC and I’m just wondering if it’s worth it. I live in the St. Louis MO areas if there’s anything else around or if anyone has anything to say about TMC.
     
  2. RustyBolt

    RustyBolt Road Train Member

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    As for load securement training, you can't go wrong with TMC or even Maverick. I have been with both. And both have good programs. Downsides, TMC's trucks are set too slow, IMO (62mph). And Maverick has a very thorough physical that puts a lot of prospects on the bus home. And they run automatics.

    With either one, you'll get your fair share (along with 2 or 3 other people's share) of tarping.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    West Side Transport hires in your area. They're dry van and have a guaranteed minimum weekly paycheck where you can make more, but not less, than the guarantee. The company has an excellent reputation.
    @DoubleO7 works there; maybe he'll see this and answer your questions.
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  4. DTP

    DTP Heavy Load Member

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    Are you tired of reefer work because with the elog mandate it’s crippling your income and hometime? Or just bored with it? I hauled reefer in the STL area until last June and when the company said they were going to elogs July 1st, I put my 2 weeks in because I knew at least working there with their customer base, I was gonna never see my house and/or lose $.
     
  5. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Since we're tossing about companies...

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    Hauling glass on flat, single drop and double drop, all the fun of flatbed without schlepping tarps.
     
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  6. Rooster1291979

    Rooster1291979 Road Train Member

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    27 years, don't go with a starter company. Many of the tier 2 and better flatbed companies will train an experienced driver how to secure.
     
  7. poppapump1332

    poppapump1332 Road Train Member

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    pull a tanker pays good.
     
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  8. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    Every TMC truck that I pass has been empty lately. Does TMC even haul anything?
     
  9. tuckerthetrucker

    tuckerthetrucker Bobtail Member

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    The TMC truck in the median on I-29 in South Dakota two days ago was loaded.
     
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  10. RustyBolt

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    Shingles. Lots of shingles.
     
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