Watkins & Shepard - The Adventure Begins October 8th

Discussion in 'Watkins & Shepard' started by BigRedBigRig, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. the flying scotsman

    the flying scotsman Medium Load Member

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    i think i done 10 my first month, then i usually averaged 13k a month, my best was a touch under 16k, you will pick up lots more after xmas..
     
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  3. sherlock510

    sherlock510 Road Train Member

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    I think my first month i only had around 8 or 9k because i was still learning how to properly manage my hours.
    Starting my 3rd month today, actually, hopefully ill be at around 11-12 at the end of month 3.
    Never refused a load and wont take home time until late next month.

    So far so good at W S.
     
  4. Punky74

    Punky74 Light Load Member

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    Does Watkins-Shepard offer cdl training?
     
  5. southcarolin

    southcarolin Bobtail Member

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    how much fright is in las vegas.
     
  6. southcarolin

    southcarolin Bobtail Member

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    where is oreintation from las vegas nv.
     
  7. hup

    hup Medium Load Member

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    Nope. Just a 10-day orientation.
     
  8. Warpdrvr

    Warpdrvr Heavy Load Member

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    It's in Missoula, MT for 10 days then they have a driver pick you up to take you to where they should have a truck for you...
     
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  9. BigRedBigRig

    BigRedBigRig Light Load Member

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    Finished up my series of stops in Texas. Had to backtrack to one of the stops. Very unpleasant customer and one I hope I don't have to deliver to again. Not a fun trip, all told. Glad to be moving on to other adventures.

    I picked up another load in Houston and I'm sat in Tupelo, Mississippi ready to deliver first thing in the morning. Not sure where I'll be heading after this.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Be safe.
     
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  10. BigRedBigRig

    BigRedBigRig Light Load Member

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    So my load to Tupelo. It couldn't be delivered on Thanksgiving because they were closed. The last I spoke with my dispatcher was Wednesday morning (when I was finishing up the furniture load.... picked up the load bound for Tupelo in the afternoon) and she said she was trying to get me a delivery appointment. I called the place myself several times on Wednesday afternoon after I picked up the load... but no one answered the phone. I figured they'd just gotten off early for Thanksgiving or something so I didn't really pay it much mind.

    I drove all the way to Tupelo on Thanksgiving and drove to the customer first thing the next morning (I got there about 15 minutes before they opened). I parked in a nearby parking lot and waited until 8am to call and ask about setting up a delivery time. Apparently they only unload from 8am to Noon and they were fully booked for the day. Crap. The office manager had me park on the side of their lot and wait and said they'd do their best to get me in. I called my dispatcher and asked (if the customer couldn't unload me until Monday) could I drop the trailer at the Myrtle terminal (about 30 miles away) and another driver could deliver it on Monday rather than me sitting around for three days. She said no other driver would be available to do it... and it really did look like I was going to be hanging out in Tupelo until Monday. They did finally manage to squeeze me into their unloading schedule after 11am. Yay!

    My next load was dropping my empty trailer at the Myrtle terminal, hooking to an already loaded trailer and heading west. I'd never been to New Mexico or Arizona, so I was kinda excited about it. I still can't get over how much the scenery here makes me want to watch roadrunner cartoons.

    It's Sunday night and I've pulled into a truckstop in Arizona for the night.

    I had a guy tell me this morning that I should forget about truck driving and look into prostitution... because I'd make a lot more money. He used that as a segue into hitting on me and was genuinely surprised when I didn't go for it. I hadn't had enough coffee yet for that conversation to be even remotely funny. Most of the people I meet are really nice, but some of them are such creeps!
     
  11. jomar68

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    Don't let jerk drivers like him bring you down just Keep on Trukin' BRBR:biggrin_25514: and enjoy the southern half of the west!
     
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