Next bid will go by company time

Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by mildew, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Nightrain

    Nightrain Member

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    To be quite honest I personally haven't heard any linehaul drivers wanting to go to the city, I only hear city drivers bitching about not being able to use their "company" time. That being said I think Estes would have an extremely hard time retaining drivers if they let this rumor become a reality.
     
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  2. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Much more sacrifices becoming a linehaul driver than a city for most. Some were at the right place at the right time. Took me nearly 7 years to end up with a gravy bid. Every city driver knows they need to go extraboard and earn time. They chose not to. Maybe for good reason. Some don't like working nights. Some think Jody is going to steal their woman. Probably more about Jody than anything else.
    Just my opinion
    I've been accused of being Jody a time or ten
     
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  3. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    It use to be said amongst drivers ..... if you have not heard of a rumor ny 10 am.... then make one up.
     
  4. Stinkeye

    Stinkeye Getting my sheep on

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    Who the hell would want to go from line haul to the city?
     
  5. dpog28

    dpog28 Member

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    Definitely heard were getting solar powered tractors...
     
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  6. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Cool..No work on cloudy days.
     
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  7. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    I heard a rumor at the coffee shop that all CDL holders will require a tattoo on their forehead signifying their job classification. Road, linehaul, OTR and team drivers will say "Loser", city drivers will say "Idiot", flatbed, tanker and car haul will say "Crazy" and dump truck drivers will say ":censored:".

    Truck drivers say the craziest things sometimes. But maybe I should get ahead of the trend and write "Loser" on my forehead just in case.
     
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  8. Nocturnal1

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    I heard that we are all going to be merged into one , even the yard jockeys but they have to use the yard horse for their truck. Dock will be combing with office. It should be really a great thing.
     
  9. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    I heard we were bidding based on the PASS score thing.
     
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  10. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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    I heard DHL was buying Estes, because their trucks are already painted the right color to match those little step vans....
     
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  11. donut

    donut Active Member

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    I hesrd midew was being promoted and transferring to richmond
     
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  12. dnr1262

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    Say it ain't so! Guys at our barn get written up for 1 point off of "over rpm" and "over idle".
     
  13. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    Those guys are gonna be forced to extraboard. Thursday start
     
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  14. Nocturnal1

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    Hold up !!!! Come to our barn you can smoke on smoke on the dock, not set you tractor trailer brakes let it roll from the dock and drive a horse off the dock almost get crushed , drink booze in the office pull the wrong trailer get no time off. Fake an injury go on fmla come back like nothing ever happened
     
  15. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    Just as long as you don't let it go 70mph down a hill or climb a hill at 1510rpms.
     
  16. FLYINGBY

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    Because of the 5 different categories thats what happened to alot of drivers in 08 when it got slow, linehaul was screwed, let go of guys that been there like 10 years and kept 3 month old flex drivers cause they could work the dock, but when I was a green board driver I worked the dock for the 2 hub runs we had the time. I was Linehaul, then went to Hub and got a lovely weds night start when after being there for 9 plus years, long story short just look back on what Ive said before, glad I left cause now I work the Dock and know where I stand, and my time matters, Categorys suck...
     
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  17. Stinkeye

    Stinkeye Getting my sheep on

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    I'm wondering if you had to go to Hub or did you have a choice to stay line haul if you wanted to? Furthermore, in all of my 15 years with this company I can't recall a Hub run with a Wednesday start.
     
  18. dpog28

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    What terminal are you out of???
     
  19. krud kutter

    krud kutter New Member

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    yeah probably should not have started a thread on a rumor....being a moderator...
     
  20. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably not! someone should know something by now. I never make the meetings. All my info comes from this site
    :popcorn:
     

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