Watkins shepard

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by sal, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Captamb1

    Captamb1 Bobtail Member

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    Hey Rock the weather is getting nice now, just finishing up our 2 week of the 4 week program.
     
  2. Rockatansky

    Rockatansky Bobtail Member

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    Hi Captam, see ya this weekend.
    Looking forward to class, seeing town and hitting the road.

    It's going to be 85 and sunny here in Phoenix today.
    Weather man says Missoula will have a high of 47 with a mix of rain and snow :biggrin_25523:
     
  3. Captamb1

    Captamb1 Bobtail Member

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    Yep it is warming up :biggrin_255:
     
  4. WingRider

    WingRider Medium Load Member

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    You guys will have a great experience. I was there in January, -20 deg!!. I have nothing but good things to say about this company, Im getting all the miles I can handle and they maintain their trucks very well, and IF you do have a problem, they get you to a shop and get it fixed promptly. Im sure you will agree you have made a good choice.
     
  5. truckin916

    truckin916 Medium Load Member

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    I too have been getting great miles lately. BUT, not everyone is having the same experience. There are quite a few drivers that are NOT getting a lot of miles and/or they are doing alot of sitting waiting for another load. After talking to my dispatcher and two of the load planners they all say it's a really tough time for freight right now, that's why we are doing more and more loads via a broker instead of creating our own business.
    Still a great place to work, just don't get the impression that all is perfect with w/s because it's far from it right now.
     
  6. WingRider

    WingRider Medium Load Member

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    Maggz and Anthony... hows it goin for you guys? I havent heard from you 2 in quite a while. Hopefully all is well. Ive been running from Portland to Denver and back for the last 2 weeks, which has worked out pretty good, 5 days round trip and home for the weekend. Take care.
     
  7. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    I can't disagree with what you say.

    But, I can say it's not as bad as it appears. It depends on what area you are in, when you get empty.

    My truck is in the shop. For an undetermined amount of time (electrical). I offered to take my vacation time. Instead, I'll be picking up a lease truck for the duration. If it's not ready by monday or tuesday.
     
  8. Rockatansky

    Rockatansky Bobtail Member

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    Just a quick update, WS is got us at a fast pace and i need to study.

    #1: glad I flew instead of taking the bus, being in town over the weekend and getting used to the cold helped.
    A lot of pretty women here too.

    #2: Definitely fun, got to drive today with a heavy load for the first time (+43K of paper).
    We picked it up at the terminal near the mill after lunchtime, I went though town with it and then out to the mountains to a truck stop to switch drivers.
    First time with a Eaton 10 to boot.:biggrin_25520:

    Best of all, it's been very casual, but fast paced.
    Plainly put. A quietly adult atmosphere.
    No whoop-de-do about anything, just get er done!
     
  9. Captamb1

    Captamb1 Bobtail Member

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    ooops logged in wrong.
     
  10. WingRider

    WingRider Medium Load Member

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    Rock, glad your having a good time. Im here getting oil changed and lube, hopefully be outta here this afternoon. Later!!
     
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