Which company do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Western Express' started by NatureGirl22, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    True this is a good site to find jobs but there's always extra sites like their local news paper,google their city and what type of driving they prefer.Craigs list,not all jobs are bad from that site.
     
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  3. NatureGirl22

    NatureGirl22 Light Load Member

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    Sorry about that Chinatown. I was incredibly sick with a nasty sinus infection when I posted this. You have helped us before, and I thank you. We are located in NE Ohio, near Canton. We are looking into Transport America and Schneider.
     
  4. NatureGirl22

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    Okay, everyone. We are asking other drivers because, even though we have a computer, we can't take it in the truck. Why are we leaving? Well, let's start with the list. We almost froze to death last week (literally) because we were in the cold and could not run the truck. Our company gives us only just enough money to make the run and get back, not enough to be able to run the truck at night. Our truck heater requires that the truck be on to work. We have several blankets and such, but it is bad. We woke up one day last week to see frost on the inside of the cab's windshield.

    Also, the truck is not maintained properly, so we have a problem with it almost every week. There have been only two weeks when we have not had some issue with it. Then, the boss regularly calls us up and hassles us on our days off. When we are running, he actually followed us one time when he should have been going the opposite direction. He called us up and asked us what the sign we just passed said. Our dispatch doesn't give us an address to the places where we load or unload, or even directions. There have been times that we have walked into a shipping office without a number because she would not give it to us. We are not being paid holiday pay, yet we were expected to run over the holidays. When we are running, we have to lock the doors or they will randomly come open while we are going down the road.

    There is much more to this. However, I am not going to go completely into the rant. I am sure you get the picture here. We are just looking for someplace where we can eliminate some of that hassle. Also, our boss is getting up there in years, has several health issues (his doctor told him that he should have been off the road five years ago), and will likely not be in business much longer.


    If anyone has any suggestions, let me know. I think I accidentally posted in the Western Express thread because we were checking them out...
     
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Pride Transport - 100% no-touch freight
    Ozark Motor Lines - 100% no-touch freight/no NYC/no Canada

    Are you both drivers running teams?
     
  6. holycow

    holycow Medium Load Member

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    if u live in ohio then Ozark would be a good fit.they have ohio reginal that gets u home every week end.great shops good pay,35 cents for new drivers under a year if reginal and 39 cents for otr.good people and very driver friendly.i just retired and worked for them and I got plenty of miles.they have lots of freight
     
  7. DenaliDad

    DenaliDad Retired Wheel Dog

    And there's always Craigslist
     
  8. NatureGirl22

    NatureGirl22 Light Load Member

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    Well gang, we found a different position. We are working for a company out of Medina Ohio. We like it so far. I am sorry I didn't update this sooner, and I would like to thank everyone for their help.
     
  9. NatureGirl22

    NatureGirl22 Light Load Member

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    He drives, and I drive him crazy!! Seriously, though, I handle going into the places and doing the paperwork, help with fuel stops, communicate with our dispatch, run maps, whatever needs doing that is legal for me to do and doesn't require me behind the wheel. That's one of my jobs, and I try to freelance write whenever I can edge it in.
     
  10. DenaliDad

    DenaliDad Retired Wheel Dog

    Good luck. I hope this one works out for you.
     
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