What do you Love about working here? What do you Hate about working here?

Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by mildew, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. jmsconstantino

    jmsconstantino Member

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    Ok the good....
    treated like a driver, a dispatcher that actually say hey in the morning
    most of the freight is very easy off the trailer
    paycheck is "ok" ( I'm only here since November so I have a while to bump up)
    Now the bad.....
    equipment, equipment, EQUIPMENT!!!!!
    I am treated as a driver yes, a senior driver also, ( which I am 20 yrs moving freight). I am new to the area and customers and sometimes when I ask about a customer or how do they do things here, I get an almost "what are you, stupid?" kind of answer.


    All in all it seems very similar to a lot of other companies, laid back though and they are relaxed about a lot of things.
     
  2. Mrclean091

    Mrclean091 Member

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    People... I like just about everyone I deal with. I've been here almost 10 years and still like it.
    Just started a line haul bid but have been p&d before that out of jersey.
    Just found this site and thought it was neat... We'll see. :^|
     
  3. Mrclean091

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    What I hate: When you take care of your tractor wash and clean it and any terminal can put whoever they want in it to trash it. Yes hate is a strong word..... Not strong enough. I know I know my name isn't on the door.
     
  4. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    I quit a long time ago trying to keep it clean.. I dump my trash in the dumpster and I dump the city drivers trash on the TM's desk(I've done it three times and I'll do it again).. Yes, he thinks I'm nuts..... But hey, it's not my place to clean up after HIS kids... Mine are grown...
     
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  5. atdriver

    atdriver New Member

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    I worked for estes for 14 years and the only good thing about working there was my paycheck
     
  6. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    Hopefully, you're still doing well driva...
     
  7. truckinggenius

    truckinggenius New Member

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    love the work but HATE the Friday 1 hour back-up. All the other LTL companies tried it and realized it DID NOT work.
     
  8. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    Conway use to have a two hour backup on Fridays.. I think they have narrowed it down to one hour nowadays...
     
  9. Mrclean091

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    Not all terminals have it. But ours has it mon-Thursday and Friday is a 2 hour lol.
     
  10. rob0126

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    Ours is a 1 hr on fridays. Helps the TM get drivers to do a little extra.
     
  11. Groceryhauler

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    Yes, we still have a 1 hour backup every Friday night. I have no idea why. The last friday of the month is a 2 hour backup.
     
  12. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    :hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:... That's some funny stuff right there.... TM's over here are just zombies, just walking around looking for quitting time to come...... They do exactly what they are told to do..
     
  13. FLYINGBY

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    Worked there for 13 years and wasted alot of time for things to change, like a word named senority. Class drivers are just stupid. Glad I left, and glad I got out of trucking. Been in it for 18 years and you know when you go somewhere else you are just the new guy, even though you got all kinds of experience. I said screw it and went on to new adventures.
     
  14. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Whatcha doing?
     
  15. trucknfool

    trucknfool Well-Known Member

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    Hi, drivers, I am getting processed and getting ready to start to work on the extra board. Big E seems to be laid back more than my previous employer. I left them after 20 years there. I hope that I will have a long and productive career here. Any pointers???
     
  16. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    I had a great time at Estes.. I think some are pissed because I left on my terms and not theirs.. But hey, I wasn't there to come and go on their terms... I never looked over my shoulder because they knew, I really didn't give a flip what they thought...

    But as far as Estes. I had some fun.. This guys never will though, because they are always worried about what others are doing... But hey, that's OK, I knew who my friends were from the start...
     
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  17. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    Tend to your business.. Say only what you don't mind others knowing. Do your job and go home...
     
  18. trucknfool

    trucknfool Well-Known Member

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  19. Stinkeye

    Stinkeye Getting my sheep on

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    FLYINGBY left trucking to become a lot lizard.
     
  20. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Lot lizard tranny.
     

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