Work for Estes

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

  1. TJ_97

    TJ_97 Bobtail Member

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    Anybody work out of the west middlesex, pa terminal? I applied and got a phone call. I worked at conway freight for awhile on the extra board and starved! How does it work with estes? Does the extra board work or do they starve? Any info would be helpful. Thanks!
     
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  2. mpow66m

    mpow66m Medium Load Member

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    ive been to the wst mddlsex term,its pretty big.xtra brd drivers make good money,the highest paid drivers at estes.im an xtra brd driver,my 1st week out i ran 3113 mi in 6 days made 1200 net.not to bad for a new hire.it also depends on the terminal you work out of,i work out of pine brook nj term which is a hub and theyre always busy and have alot of freight.right now im covering a hub run to williamsport pa,pay sucks but you can always work sat or do a quick run after your shift.also alot of new trucks coming in and the lh drivers get 1st dibbs on em.my only complaint with estes is their tractors.junk.but that seems to be changing.............hopefully.get used to doubles,thats what youll be pulling 99 % of the time in a single screw in the snow,and its bad in your neck of the woods,lots of hills and ice.
     
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  3. mpow66m

    mpow66m Medium Load Member

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    say hello to jose' for me,lol.
     
  4. TJ_97

    TJ_97 Bobtail Member

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    Is it out n back or are you gone all week and home on weekends? I'm good with either but obviously it would be nice to get home every night or every other. As long as the pay is there I guess it doesn't matter.
     
  5. mpow66m

    mpow66m Medium Load Member

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    as xtra brd you will be at 5 days until you get a bid,they have greenboard runs where youll be home wed for 10-12 hrs then back on the road and a meet and greet fri,home early sat.no sleepers or bunkhouses,you r put up in a hotel.you can also work something out with dispatch if needed,they seem to be pretty flexible.
     
  6. TJ_97

    TJ_97 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the info. I'll be calling them back on Monday to see what the deal is. If the miles are there it doesn't sound like a bad gig really.
     
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  7. TJ_97

    TJ_97 Bobtail Member

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    Interview tomorrow. They have a combo deal (little bit of everything I guess) and a linehaul position. The guy told me the linehaul position is out 5 days home on weekends. From the way he talked they are super busy and hiring 35 more drivers. 35 seems like quite a bit. I'll see how the interview goes but as long as he's not blowing smoke it sounds like there's some money to be had.
     
  8. mpow66m

    mpow66m Medium Load Member

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    id go for the lh posistion,more money.combo is bs.
     
  9. JerseyJerry68

    JerseyJerry68 Bobtail Member

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    I started orientation today in South Plainfield, NJ (Edison #006). I'm going to be doing Line Haul as an extra board driver. I'm really looking forward to hitting the road and running hard to make some decent money.
     
  10. mpow66m

    mpow66m Medium Load Member

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    goos luck dude,see ya out there.make sure your tractor has heat.
     
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