West of Mississippi

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  1. thelinedriver

    thelinedriver Light Load Member

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    Any one out here run mostly west of the Mississippi?
    My previous employer did not know how to do a w2, it was a good company but it cost me money each year, I was there for a little over 2 yrs.
    I like running west of Mississippi, seems like now days it's a little easier, I don't mind going into the eastern states I just want to get out of them, after unloading, some guys send you to a certain region amd then leave you there for a couple of weeks, I don't like that, I like coast to coast but not region to region. I looked into frey miller, and I heard they had driver facing cams, I'm nit particular fond of that,but maybe it would be ok? They seen to have good benefits, but I'm still looking, any one got some ideas ? I've got 15 yrs experience.
     
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  3. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    Be more specific: what kind(s) of freight did you have in mind?

    How long do you want to stay out -- before going home?

    Do you have any CDL endorsements? If so -- which ones?

    -- L
     
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    Not to upstage the master, who will be a long shortly, be prepared for a bunch of opportunities, but if it was me,,,right here! Coors to the west coast, garbage( produce) back, all large cars,,,I heard they were a good outfit.
    WDTC: Western Distributing Transportation Corporation
     
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  5. thelinedriver

    thelinedriver Light Load Member

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    Just looking for some general answers
     
  6. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Well you gotta answer those questions to get some quality "general answers." Most importantly, posting your location will get you the best answers. That way you'll be able to get suggestions that will actually hire you.
     
  7. thelinedriver

    thelinedriver Light Load Member

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    I run reefer
    I have 15 yrs
    I love volvo trucks... well, let me rephrase. My back loves the volvos
    I'll stay out as long as I need to, home time is the road for me
    I don't mind going east I just want to get out asap, I don't try to run super hard if I can maintain 500 to 550 a day I'm ok with that
    I'm not looking to burn out too quick, I am capable of doing more miles, but in the long run I'd rather be on the safe side and just not stress out about it.
    I don't have endorsements I just run reefer I have over 1 million safe driving record I never had an accident or incident, I try to avoid those at what ever cost.
    I was a safety expert in the oilfield before I was a trucker, and safety is important mindset. I was looking at companies like coldliner express, and some others, but I need lane info , and how they run before I make too many decisions, reason is I worked for Heartland for a bit and although I loved so many things about them, they could not run me coast to coast, they like to keep their drivers regional, helps with getting better home time, but I was never concerned about that. I don't have any late or rescheduled deliveries on my record... ok well maybe one or two haha, but only because of miscalculated traffic problems and maybe some miscommunication from time to time, but I do try to keep a good record.i worked for coastal carriers recently and they had the lanes I liked, but safety and regulations on HOS weren't on their radar, and when your the only driver trying to comply with rules amd mandates, it makes it a difficult environment to breath in.
    They are good people though, but I follow the data amd statistics of companies their size, amd running the way they do they are headed for hitting a big brick wall.
    I'm not lazy, But I'm not trying to kill myself out here either, I just take it one day at a time. Nice amd easy, but from time to time when duty calls I will run 600 to 650 miles in a day, but I really don't like to.
     
  8. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    So where are you located?
     
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  9. thelinedriver

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    Over the road, pretty much homeless even though I made 63000 last year, it's hard to find a place when all you do is drivr
     
  10. hotrod1653

    hotrod1653 Road Train Member

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    With that experience, and what you’re looking for is give Holland a shot.

    They run a LOT of coast to coast, you’ll see Jersey and the NE but you’ll be right back out of there. No forced NYC either.

    Homepage - Holland Enterprise

     
  11. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    I get you live on the road. A city and state is G-14 classified. Got it. Lol Maybe you can try Doug Andrus. I forget where they are located in Idaho but they run some of everywhere.
     
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