Who's the highest paid ltl company in the country

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  1. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Every terminal is different. Our guys make big money on utility. They fill in for teams and schedules. If your hired mainly to cover schedules you will make a good check if you run local all week it will be around $600 on the low end and $1000 on the high end (start pay bring home)You'll have the option to run extra every weekend to make a bad week look good. Based on what I've seen. Utility guys eventually do what suits them after a while.
     
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    wolfe New Member

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    The TM said he had several runs that no one bid on, like one to Louisville and back 2x a wk. then a halfway on Friday. Would that be something a utility guy picks up?
     
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    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If nobody wants it, it's yours. Lots of guys get spoiled and don't want laydown runs.
     
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    Mildew, appreciate all your help.
     
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    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    BuzzBeez Extraboard Crazy

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    That Louisville turn wouldnt last 5 minutes at many yards. At my barn it would take about 2 years of seniority to grab that run. The only down side is the Louisville bunk room. Tolerable but not the greatest. Sounds like your timing is right on Wolfe. Welcome aboard.
     
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    six years on the extra board in cleveland and still cant get a run and people are turning down runs. go figure
     
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    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I filled in for 3 scheduled runs last week... Piss on all of that shiyt
     
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    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sometimes I feel many folks save 98% of the time to spend 2% of the time to do what I get paid to do 98% of the time and then get paid $240 a day 2% of the time to do it off the coast somewhere with my family
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    Alright, so I have drug test and physical thursday morning. Then I should be good to go. Taking a little longer than expected but them being busy is a good thing.
     
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    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    All good things come to those who wait. LOL
     
  12. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    Get with Baldie, wolfe,he knows the ropes in Charlotte....
     
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    wolfe New Member

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    10 4. Who's Baldie? Ha
     
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    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    Just ask around,you'll find him...He's one of the top linehaul drivers in Charlotte..Good guy..No BS...
     
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    Drug test and all that done. TM said he should have me ready about wed. to do paperwork and watch videos. It's utility at the Hickory terminal, but he has an extra board position open. We'll see how it goes on utility and make the best of it. Appreciate all of yalls info.
     
  16. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Try and get the extraboard spot if you can. Some of the city guys I know around the company that were chosen to run extra are telling me they are doing very well this week. The guy that's been calling me is sitting on 2500 miles right now with 2 days of running left. I've been giving him directions and he's on break at approx 800 miles from his home terminal. He is sure to see a $1900 check this week because he has 2 nights left of running
     
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    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    Wow Wolfe, I can't believe ya didn't take the EB, far as I'm concerned, getting to hob knob with Mildew just once..just once..would be worth my entire career away from the family!!

    I hear tell that the time you would have with that legend, is worth more than you or I could imagine...I also hear tell that small countries have been sold and bought for the pleasure of sharing a beer with Mildew, some have even killed for the chance..and been killed..once, but only once, a southern city actually sold out to the north...get this, for a mere shot of whiskey with the Dew...

    You coulda had it all my friend...ya coulda had it all................
     
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    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I priciate the flowers GT and I'm trying hard to stay humble
     
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    If I was a legend, I wouldn't be hardly able to contain myself, your doin a proper job my friend, much better than I would..knowing me I would abuse the hell out of it...LOL!!!
     
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    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It ain't easy. $800 phone bill, never get no rest. Always fulfilling womens fantasies so they can have an amazing story to tell their friends. It never ends
     
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