Work for Estes

Discussion in 'Estes' started by ACH1130, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    I applied to them, havent heard back yet but wanted to know if any one has ever worked for them and can tell me some feed back
     
  2. fluffypapa78

    fluffypapa78 Bobtail Member

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    They are hard to get on with, but once you do...NEVER let it go, I worked for OLd Dominion, and my buddy works for Estes, and they pay excellent, good equipment, and they work you... some of thier policies may seam strange, bt Its a small price to pay to make 70 K plus a year, and many of thier drivers are in the 80K range
     
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    Estes is a good company. They really seem to treat their employees well. However, if you are a local driver, you wont get overtime until after 55 hours a week.
     
  4. fluffypapa78

    fluffypapa78 Bobtail Member

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    @Harvey, well those real truckers just dont know do they... were in Hotels while they are in a parking lot, and nearly double the mileage pay, They can have thier " Real Trucker " Life, Im enjoying mine just fine...lol
     
  5. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    thanks, and i applied a little over a month ago, never heard any thing back. Guess your right about hard getting on with, as of now Im trying to find some small carrier to get more experience with so I can get on with a big company again.
     
  6. JerZGirl

    JerZGirl Bobtail Member

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    :love4::love4:I just got my CDL before the holiday and I applied to Estes. The manager seemed like he was eager to take me on so lets keep those fingers crossed
     
  7. ACH1130

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    good luck, hopefully you will get on. Let me know if you do
     
  8. JerZGirl

    JerZGirl Bobtail Member

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    How Ironic
    I have a date to go to Joplin next month-just in case Estes doesn't come through. How do you like Con-way? Are you with Truckload or freight?:smt055
     
  9. ACH1130

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    I'm was with freight. Due to personal reasons I can't and do not want to run OTR. I don't mind staying out a day if need to but I'd prefer to get home every night.

    As for freight I liked it and hated it. Enjoyed the work but hated the flex/extra board. I had to call in every morning at 6am to see if I'm working. Out of a three month period I only worked 15 days, the others were part-time dock work so they didn't have to pay anyone overtime.
     
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  10. hazmat897

    hazmat897 Bobtail Member

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    i worked for estes for 7 yrs between the dock and driving..and i also got my cdl thru them ..they have their own drvier training classes(payed training)...i did local p&d for 3.5 yrs before i moved on...the company overall isnt a bad company...just wanted to run the road and at the time they didnt have a run for me so i moved on..they have good hourly pay...i was out of the northest...im sure it varies depending on what part of the country you live in...benefits were good,quartely bonuses...
     
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