Valley Transportation in Ashland, OH?

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  1. doninwooster

    doninwooster Light Load Member

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    I've been looking at moving to Valley Transportation in Ashland, OH. They are a small (125 tractors) operation that haul steel coil, aluminum, etc., flatbed loads using conestoga and covered wagons. Home every weekend (Friday evening - Sunday night/Monday am), nice looking equipment. Small, family run business. Anyone currently driving or recently drove for them who will offer opinions, pro's and cons?
     
  2. Rugerfan

    Rugerfan Road Train Member

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    Never driven for them, but hauling coils was never fun for me. Usually it’s long wait times at steel mills. Personally I don’t want anything to do with hauling steel. But some guys seem to dig it.
     
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    already gone Road Train Member

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    I like hauling steel better than anything else, wait times depend on customer mainly....
     
  4. NewbiusErectus

    NewbiusErectus Medium Load Member

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    Ive never worked for them, I know a few who have (within the past 5 years).

    They wouldn't be on my list if I were looking, even if I wanted to haul steel.

    Maverick wouldn't be on my list either, but if I had to choose, I'd go with Maverick over Valley.
     
  5. doninwooster

    doninwooster Light Load Member

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    You stated "they wouldn't be on my list", yet you give no reasons why. What was the point of your reply?
     
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    already gone Road Train Member

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    Id take it as he has experience steel hauling, and has knowledge of their reputation.
     
  7. NewbiusErectus

    NewbiusErectus Medium Load Member

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    I know people who have worked for them. They no longer work for them. They told me why they left.

    In other words, I said that I wouldn't want to work for them, based on information from people who have.

    I'm not going to list the reasons on a public forum, since I haven't worked there myself. But I think I know enough to give someone a heads up , to check into it further before jumping.

    So, you can either check into it further,,, or maybe just go for it? Maybe you'll like it :)
     
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