Offically Retired

Discussion in 'Averitt Express' started by jeepman, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. jeepman

    jeepman Truckload Mercenary

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    Turned in my ID, Keys, Fuel Card and wiped down the inside of the truck yesterday. Threw out ALL of my uniforms...received a nice retirement letter from GS...The 12 years at Averitt is now behind me. 25 years, 3.5 million miles in the industry is enough, will NEVER get back into a truck again, Medical card expires in April, will not renew. Had ups and downs at Averitt, overall been satisfied. I do not recommend anyone signing on to work in T/L although....You all be safe....will check in every once and a while to see what's going on.
     
  2. sabresfan

    sabresfan Active Member

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    Enjoy your well earned retirement.
     
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  3. runningfor48

    runningfor48 Here for Entertainment

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    Congrats! You made it. Now sit back and relax. Happy New Year:guiness::1036316054:
     
  4. rnsgn

    rnsgn Member

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    Congrads! Have a happy new year and a happy healthy retirement!
     
  5. Iceman

    Iceman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats Jeepman ! That is awesome enjoy your retirement and Happy New Year !
     
  6. CenturyClass

    CenturyClass Lead-side Recruit

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    Congrats Jeepman.

    No go enjoy your well deserved retirement
     
  7. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    Congrats to you. Like you, I hope to NEVER get in another big truck. 40 years and 3 companies has given me more than a belly full. One thing I know is that they are pretty much all the same except for the color of the trucks.
    I've been out for 14 months and do NOT miss it one bit.
    Enjoy your retirement.
     
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  8. jeepman

    jeepman Truckload Mercenary

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    Just a UPDATE.....Enjoying retirement, been over 3 months now. I do not miss going to work, don't even think about trucks. I see Averitt trucks out and about, I just smile. If your thinking about retirement, YOU ARE READY!
     
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  9. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    I'm the same way. I briefly glance when I see one of those trucks on the road and truly feel sorry for those drivers that are stuck in them.
     
  10. ThomasCPowers

    ThomasCPowers New Member

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    Happy retirement and bless a long happy life.
     
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  11. tutone710

    tutone710 Your Retirement Canceled

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  12. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    So I look on a job board and find this. Averitt and their 3rd rate low pay policies has shown their desperation.
    Truly pitiful. Unsuspectingyoung inexperienced wanabe drivers see this and come drooling to Averitt to ostensibly have this great job only to get screwed by the lies. And to think, you can wear these nauseating uniforms on a daily basis. :witless:

    http://jobs.averittdrivers.com/jobs...ed053_Class-A-CDL-Team-Shuttle-Driver_Houston
     
  13. Iceman

    Iceman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    58.5 to start is pretty strong !
     
  14. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    Desperation on AE part.
     
  15. Iceman

    Iceman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    team is a hard life I imagine...
     
  16. jeepman

    jeepman Truckload Mercenary

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    If they can find people who are compatable it could be a good deal.....Myself...still enjoying RETIREMENT...Do not miss driving or the trucking industry in general.
     
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  17. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    Trucking industry is going south at a rapid decline. I have been accurately predicting the industry's demise for 10 years.
    Glad to be away from it. Get body pains every time I think about doing it again.
     
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  18. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY COOP Dispatch GPS Division

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    58.5 split. Means you make 29.25 cents per mile for yourself .
     
  19. Iceman

    Iceman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's good math ! 29.25 while you sleep isn't bad either..
     
  20. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY COOP Dispatch GPS Division

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    How many miles a week on average? 4000-5000??
     

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