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Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by gearraker, Jul 12, 2018 at 9:05 PM.

  1. gearraker

    gearraker Active Member

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    Found out today estes hired me...should be starting in a few weeks
     
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  2. dpog28

    dpog28 Active Member

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    Congratulations! You hit the trucking lottery. What terminal are you out of?
     
  3. gearraker

    gearraker Active Member

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    Columbus ohio
     
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  4. dpog28

    dpog28 Active Member

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    Welcome to ESTES.
     
  5. BGWVTRUCKER

    BGWVTRUCKER Member

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    Just remember when dropping Vans they want you to slide the tandems all the way to the back. Welcome aboard.
     
  6. SemiBlue71

    SemiBlue71 New Member

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    I just found out today that I'm officially on board also. Start in a week.
     
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  7. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to TB,s and welcome to Estes..
     
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  8. gearraker

    gearraker Active Member

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    What barn will u be out of
     
  9. SemiBlue71

    SemiBlue71 New Member

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    Columbia, Mo. OTR regional.
     
  10. gearraker

    gearraker Active Member

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    I am doing regional otr myself
     
  11. Jtrucking06

    Jtrucking06 New Member

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    You guys will like it. Good home time good miles and no idiling trucks
     
  12. SemiBlue71

    SemiBlue71 New Member

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    What kind of miles can I realistically anticipate? This is my first job in ltl & pulling doubles. Looking forward to learning a new side of transportation.
     
  13. gearraker

    gearraker Active Member

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    From what I've been told its all the miles u can handle right now...cause there so busy
     
  14. Jtrucking06

    Jtrucking06 New Member

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    I only do 5 out. I’m a Monday start I start 9pm every Monday. I’m home Friday night between midnight and 6am sat morning. I get anywhere from 2700 to 3000. I have got home noon on a Saturday before and hit 3300. Save your hours run on your 10 and you can get all you can run
     
  15. SemiBlue71

    SemiBlue71 New Member

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    I am going to be Wed through Sun. 2700-3000+ sounds good. I want to do my 10 then get back at it. Run my week then get back to the house.
     
  16. Jtrucking06

    Jtrucking06 New Member

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    Depends on the terminal. Some times they can’t roll you on your 10. If smaller term don’t have the freight you gotta wait on p&d guys to come in with stuff for you to go. Happens some. Some times I can leave at 5pm they don’t get you rolling till 9-10. Never check out hotel until load is on you. But sometimes it works out you start at 9pm start of week and Friday your rolling at 1pm and home Friday night with 2800 miles
     
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  17. BGWVTRUCKER

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    Best part is your start day. You'll work the weekends which mean you'll very rarely sit past your 10 on the weekends .
     
  18. gearraker

    gearraker Active Member

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    Does estes load the wagons pretty heavy...do you have scales at the terminals ? Who pays over weight tickets ?
     
  19. BGWVTRUCKER

    BGWVTRUCKER Member

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    Vans they TRY and load 30,000 or less. You'll have a tandem so no problem. Very rarely you'll pull pups equal to 40,000. Most large terminals have scales. Indianapolis and Atlanta are the biggest I know that don't have them. There are truck stops within a couple of miles to scale and you'll get reimbursed by any terminal manager. I got popped at the Savannah GA scale house. Manifest straight from customer read 20,000 on lead pup and 12,000 on rear. I was grossing 88,000. Estes paid that one cause customer lied about the weight or amount of shipments on trailer.
     
  20. Jtrucking06

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    You get a lot of light though
     

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