You Ever Heard of This?.....

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by 31N90W, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. TakinItEasy

    TakinItEasy Medium Load Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    OKC, OK
    Worked for them twice! I agree with you on transforce giving you time off. I took off a month and came back and got back to work like nothing happened. They have contacts in all facets of trucking. I pulled flats, vans, and straight trucks.
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  3. BOO!

    BOO! Road Train Member

    Oct 21, 2016
    Your backyard
    Don't know where your at but I drove part time for a company here in OKC and I ran all the miles I could stand, good equip too! I ran when I wanted and didn't when I didn't want too, they were pretty good about it. I finally just stopped doing it and they kept calling me wanting me to come back. I'm sure it's easier for them to not have to pay all the stuff they have to pay full timers and still get their loads delivered. Sounds like there are plenty of Co's out there that will let you do that, it's a great way to go truckin IMHO.
  4. Wooly Rhino

    Wooly Rhino Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Liberty, Missouri
    Good luck getting back into the United States. They are going to build a wall. Hopefully, it will keep all the Swifties out.
  5. WildTiger1990

    WildTiger1990 Medium Load Member

    Apr 21, 2015
    I did that with Knight, I am doing it with Rogers.
    Staying 12-15 week on , thet taking my deserved 2 days off on each week I was working.
    For example I was working without hopetime for 97 days, on regular schedule 5 days off /2 off. I would have 28 days off, so what the difference instead of taking them 1 at a time i want to take whole 28...
    BOO! Thanks this.
  6. 31N90W

    31N90W Light Load Member

    Sep 3, 2013
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  7. 207nomad

    207nomad Medium Load Member

    Jul 8, 2015
    I agree. As long as you're on good terms with the company it shouldn't be a problem. I am taking a month myself in September and into October for my honeymoon in Costa Rica and I've only been with this company a little more than a year. But, I run hard, do my job and don't complain. When I told them I needed an extended period of time off, they said no problem. Makes me want to work even harder for outfits like that.
    28 and BOO! Thank this.
  8. hotrod1653

    hotrod1653 Heavy Load Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    Somewhere in America
    Try Holland. Very flexible on time off.
  9. Bill51

    Bill51 Heavy Load Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    Suggest you watch the Ancient Aliens series before heading south. Some of the places they go to I would really like to visit.
  10. beachin

    beachin Light Load Member

    Oct 10, 2013
    Buckeye, AZ
    I was going to chime in, she's right they will. Actually I think most of the bigger companies do. Also don't approach with that on an interview. Wait until you've gotten the job and then do it. As long as you do as you are and find out who allows that you will be okay.

    I lived in Mexico twice, once for only 6 months. The next time over a year. Make sure you for your i's and cross your t's. Where ever you stay don't pay for it like a touiress. I'm on my cell and it won't let me fix the spelling... Sorry. Good luck.
  11. al_huryn

    al_huryn Medium Load Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    I usually take Christmas to beginning of March off. I worked the holidays this year and got home 2 weeks ago. Will go back beginning of March. I run entertainment and am on the road rest of the year. Lotta guys in this do the same. Have a buddy at a different company takes 3 months in Cuba thru the winter months..
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