Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by gearraker, Jul 12, 2018.
Found out today estes hired me...should be starting in a few weeks
Congratulations! You hit the trucking lottery. What terminal are you out of?
Welcome to ESTES.
Just remember when dropping Vans they want you to slide the tandems all the way to the back. Welcome aboard.
I just found out today that I'm officially on board also. Start in a week.
Welcome to TB,s and welcome to Estes..
What barn will u be out of
Columbia, Mo. OTR regional.
I am doing regional otr myself
You guys will like it. Good home time good miles and no idiling trucks
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.
From what I've been told its all the miles u can handle right now...cause there so busy
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
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.
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
Best part is your start day. You'll work the weekends which mean you'll very rarely sit past your 10 on the weekends .
Does estes load the wagons pretty heavy...do you have scales at the terminals ? Who pays over weight tickets ?
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.
You get a lot of light though