worst states to pull doubles out of

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  1. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    Even worse is where salt is.
     
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  3. Atlaw4u

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    I was behind 4 trucks yesterday all pulling doubles in Utah heading up to Soldier Summit. Snow was heavy and fhe road was iffy.
    Every 1 of the 4 trucks lost traction on the single lane road and 1 slid into the oncoming lane.
    The "chains required" sign was nit on but sometimes it's just better to do it sooner rather than later.
     
  4. Woppin Wild

    Woppin Wild Light Load Member

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    I've only ever pulled sets in Florida and Georgia, and I'm happy to keep it that way.
     
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  5. LtlAnonymous

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    Well, the state of confusion isn't pleasant for doubles.
     
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  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    68 posts and you've been here 14 years??

    Please, drop in a little more often. :)
     
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  7. kidz bop

    kidz bop Light Load Member

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    does anyone know if the ltl companies out of arkansas or tennessee pay lower than in so cal. i am considering moving to a state with no state income tax. i do linehaul i like to put in long hours and try to save up money. so i was thinking a state with no state income tax may be ideal for me, BUT if the pay is lower there then it may offset it.

    another thing that discourages me to move to the south east is the rain and ice and snow. i'm actually right now visiting the area, and this snow storm here has me demotivated a little bit. in so cal didn't have to deal with icy bridges or snow as much. i seen alot of trucks crashed this past week or so on these icy roads. memphis seems to get hit hard with snow even back when i did 48 states its like every time i went to memphis terrible snowy roads.
     
  8. LtlAnonymous

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    They may pay less, but your lifestyle will remain the same. National company officials already have a lifestyle in mind for you, and the local officials will tailor a pay package commensurate with that for the local economy.
     
  9. kidz bop

    kidz bop Light Load Member

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    inner city vs outskirts can be worlds apart affordability to live there. 2 terminals close to one another in the same state aswell.
     
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  10. LtlAnonymous

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    Well, I live in Chicago. My friend just 50 miles south of me in Kankakee makes pennies on the dollar compared to his equal position at a Chicago-area company, but he lives very well there because of the lower cost of living.

    Union contracts can vary from area to area based on the cost of living.

    All companies need to be competitive in every area they hire from, and from their standpoint it doesn't make sense to be the best paying company in an area and pay New York wages in Fayetteville, AR.

    They'd get the best workers from that area in theory, but they don't really care about that for the most part.
     
  11. idriveaholden

    idriveaholden Light Load Member

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    this thread assumes pulling doubles is hard...
    deserves the same pay as any other door slammer
     
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