Wilson Logistics, we follow policies except when we don't

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  1. Delang

    Delang Bobtail Member

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    I was running otr out of Blaine MN. I was at manning transfer they were the best otr outfit I've been with if you are looking for otr . I desperately need something local 2 of my kids are still in school its the only reason I don't go back to manning
     
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  3. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    That is what you call, "Over The Road Trucking," especially with a big carrier. I personally think 5 days is awfully generous, but you'll have to remember, they still have a business to run and nobody makes money if you're at home 2 weeks. Those trucks cost hellified money, parked or running. That being said, where'd you end going to?
     
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    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Judge Road Train Member

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    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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  7. bobklobb

    bobklobb Bobtail Member

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    Still looking, found a smaller company closer to home I'm seriously thinking about.

    That being said 5 days wouldn't be so bad if they'd been honest from the start instead of letting me think I'd get a couple weeks off if I was out for 5-6 months.
     
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  8. bobklobb

    bobklobb Bobtail Member

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    Well, looks like this might be the end of my journey with them. What broke the camels back was rather than getting me to the main yard like I'd requested, they put me almost a full day past that with no indication of how I'm actually getting there afterwards. Maybe I'm just burnt out and need a vacation they're not offering me, maybe I'm just not meant for OTR.

    I'd planned on dealing with the situation at the yard I'd started at, but if I'm being honest, I'm so burnt out I don't even want to deal with the ridiculously tight warehouse I'd have to pick up from. Really, it shouldn't even still be there in what's now a tight residential area but that's another rant.

    Got unloaded late tonight and the only spots still open at the nearby TA were the ####ty unlit ones. Not that I could've fit in them anyway because nobody could color within their own lines. On the way to the yard further down the road is when I decided enough was enough.

    Yeah, it's not always going to be a fun job but I'm having a hard time remembering the last load I really enjoyed. Between the lack of parking, nearly constant beeps from the nanny ######## on this truck and the general assholery of everyone we're forced to share the road with I've had it. It's getting to where I'm annoyed more than not and having stayed at jobs that made me that way longer than I should've, I don't want to go down that road and become that person that's mad at the world before they're even out of bed again.

    Sorry but not sorry, I need a break and if you won't work with me on it when I say I'm burnt out, I'll do what I have to to get that break.
     
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  9. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    You definitely need a break, I can't say if you're meant for OTR or not, because there are other companies that work with you. I'd advise you to take some time and get your mind right before you sign on to your next company. When you get home, press the reset button and start over. Wilson Logistics is in your rear view mirror now. You must resist the urge to hold on to these feelings going forward. Keep us updated and good luck to you!
     
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  10. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Road Train Member

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    They all lie! ALL OF THEM! You have to standup for yourself and if that backfires and you gone up with an “X” on your back as a result, move on!

    The company I’m with so often not have loads when I return to the yard. They tell me to sit, but refuse layover pay? How have a handled that? “Oh hey you got no loads, ok, heading home, call me when you do, if I’m available I’ll let you know, if you wanna pay me layover pay, I’ll sit here at the yard or nearby. If you demand I sit, without pay, well I guess you can meet my attorney.”

    best way to avoid it, is move on. F-them.
     
  11. Badmon

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    The ultimate truth in this industry for drivers today. Mega or Mom and Pop, prepare to be confused and potentially disappointed because you're about to get deceived in one way or another
     
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