Venezia transport

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  1. Eric11b

    Eric11b Bobtail Member

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    Nah I'm in temporarily In a red international. I imagine some are, but not all of them apparently.
     
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  3. Eric11b

    Eric11b Bobtail Member

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    Easier than sulfur
     
  4. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    Well I hope things work out well for you. If there's something you want that you're not getting, say something. In my experience they'll try to work something out for you. I wanted a manual trans truck and they got me one, I won't let it go either lol
     
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  5. prostartom

    prostartom Light Load Member

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    I just applied with them, curious how much vacation do they offer? My current job is with a very small private fleet and they only offer 2 weeks PTO.

    Plus when there is a holiday you have to work the scheduled day before and after the holiday in order to get paid for the holiday, or use a day of vacation day. Unfortunately most holidays there won't be any deliveries going out the day before or the day after, so we are forced to use our vacation days in order to get paid for the holiday.

    I don't like being forced to use my PTO when I don't have plans, especially since we only get 2 weeks.
     
  6. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    You get a week after a year, 2 weeks after 2 years, 3 after 3 and I'm pretty sure you top out at 4 weeks. Since they honored my prior tanker experience I'll get 2 weeks after a year. Your time does expire too, you'll either have to use your vacation days by the end of the year or they'll just pay it out. Paid holidays, 25% added to your pay if you choose to work a holiday or weekend but it's very rare that will ever happen
     
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  7. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    So my good run here may be coming to an end, I still haven't decided yet. I was given a formal offer for a company called Nalco Water, a division of Ecolab, hauling chemicals in bulk. They pay all hourly, starting at $30/hr with OT after 40, up to $33/hr after training is complete, 60 hrs a week max. New equipment and an extremely organized, by the book company. It sounds like a very good deal.

    If I take the job it will not be an easy move. I've really enjoyed working for Venezia. They leave you alone, maintain their equipment, have no problem getting me home when I need to be, pay very well (and pay you for everything you do), pay for any and all detention, and are just nice people to work for. I've been re-routed a few times leaving Massachusetts to go to Philly. I made it halfway back and have been turned around to go north to Warren PA. They would drop a pin where I turned around and pay me the entire trip instead of just from A to B. I've been making between $1,800 and $2k a week running 25-2,800 miles. This is the easiest best paying job I've ever had. I really can't think of any downsides. I hope I'm not making a bad move.
     
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  8. Trashtrucker1707

    Trashtrucker1707 Medium Load Member

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    For what it's worth, and simply my opinion, but if you're as happy as you are with Venezia, and they treat you that well, is it really worth it to make the move based solely on that hourly wage? I live in Florida so I can't vouch for the cost of living in PA, but the money you're making at Venezia is excellent. I've been with my employer for almost 7 year this time, I worked for them prior so I have nearly 10 years with them, I don't make anything near those numbers but my equipment is new, my customers are familiar, and some of them I consider friends, and the company as a whole treats me well, that's worth a lot to me. We all have different priorities, but the numbers at the new company wouldn't be enough to entice me away from a really good living and a company that truly cares about me.
     
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  9. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    Very good point! It isn't just the hourly rate, the new place is only 30 miles from my house and I would be home about 2 days a week. My fault for not including that. The more I think about it the more I think I should just stay where I'm at. I don't like being watched like a hawk, I like the fact that I'm left alone. I appreciate the insight!!
     
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    Had a coworker apply to Nalco and man they are by the book according to his assessment very strict on certain things he ended up declining the offer didn’t feel comfortable being watched like a hawk.
     
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    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    They consider one drop of material a reportable spill...I understand their point of view, but that's just too much. The bonuses are, your per diem is a credit card so all your meals are paid for and you don't sleep in the truck you stay in hotels. I was excited at first but I'm seriously second guessing it now
     
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