Vacation time offered?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by All-American82, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. All-American82

    All-American82 Light Load Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Spanish Fort, AL.
    Ok, can anyone tell me who offers the best Vacation package? or are they all the same ( 1 week after a year/ 2 weeks after 3 years, ETC) ???

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  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    you can get/earn 21 days from the start at wm. plus you can earn 4 safety days. one for each quarter. so a total of 25 days your first year. all of wm benefits start the day of hire. the only thing that has a waiting period is the dental. guys with 20 years earn 41 days plus 4 safety days. 5 day work week. also you are paid ADP for each day off. so if your ADP is $350. then thats $350 x 5 days off
  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    “In most cases, trucking companies provide their drivers with about two-weeks vacation time a year—just like most careers do—but that number will usually go up once you stay with a company for a specified number of years.”

    I have just been unfortunate to work with those who don’t the last 20 years,
    Had two months notice of my last vacation coming up, to have the terminal manager go in the computer and cancel it.

    So I went from vacation, to quitting, and made them pay me vacation pay, though the did make me wait the full 10 days by law.
    I’m going to quote the terminal manager,
    “You are only needed when there’s freight to be delivered, and we’ve picked up so I’m going to need you to work.”

    This was after 4 1/2 years of working without taking time off except to go to my mothers funeral, which he took three days vacation from me because the company doesnt pay bereavement.
  5. All-American82

    All-American82 Light Load Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Spanish Fort, AL.
    WOW! :mad::mad::mad:
  6. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

    Jan 29, 2019
    After the Funeral I would have gone to work and told him to take his truck n shove it up his ###.
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  7. superflow

    superflow Road Train Member

    Jan 2, 2014
    They're all pretty much the same , accept Holland offers 1 week vac first yr plus 5 paid days off per yr , birthday paid off each yr
    ....but Holland is hard to work for ,too much BS hoops & turns
  8. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Vacation? HA.

    Not happening. UNLESS you take it on your days off every so often.

    We had not had a proper vacation since childhood. Even if we did where would we want to spend it? Not in the USA. Been there done that a few days at a time in the entire country.

    To the poster whose term manager erased the computer etc I would have quit on the spot to his face. He can need all he wants but do it off some other doofus. Pretty selfish of him if you ask me.

    Thats one of the big reasons why when I am out of that truck there is no way to get in touch with me at home or on vacation. What part of on vacation or time off do they not understand?
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  9. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    Fairmont NE
    The company I worked at for about ten years had the standard for paid vacation, but we were allowed to take as much non-paid time off as we wanted up to six weeks per year. Anything over six weeks and we had to pay half of the insurance cost while the truck was parked.
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  10. laaylor

    laaylor Road Train Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    Creston, Wa
    I get 1 week every 30,000 miles!
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  11. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    New England area
    best vacation time..??

    do you wanna be a trucker, or a banker?

    this is your job (when you get one) and you just do it.

    some companies give you 1 week after 6 months, some 1 week after 1 year.

    some have a limit you can earn "Up to", then that's it, no more.

    the object of the game here is, become a trucker, get a job, do your job SAFELY, earn your time off.

    but to start looking for a job that offers time off, tells me, you really ain't into this industry.
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