Estes | Linehaul setup

Are linehaul drivers home nightly, every other night, or out all week. Thanks.
They have linehaul scheduled drivers and linehaul extraboard. Most schedules are home every night or every morning. Some schedules do laydowns then come home. Extraboard drivers stay out all week but not uncommon to get home once through the week. It's also not uncommon for extraboarders to be told to stay home due to lack of freight during the slow months.
 
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You're spot on there Mildew. When the freight's running hard, extraboard checks are the biggest. Slow freight means small checks for extraboard. Which yard were you looking at Truckerman79? Sometimes that makes a difference what to expect.
 
Indy is a great location. Lots of activity/ sometimes a bit too much at certain times of the day. Also rumor has it that there are bigger things on the horizon for "093" so if this pans out, now would be an excellent time to jump aboard.
 
Sounds good. Just sent an online query, we'll see if I get a response. I'm pretty happy with my current job, just seeing what options are out there.
 
Sounds good. Just sent an online query, we'll see if I get a response. I'm pretty happy with my current job, just seeing what options are out there.

Lots of 600 mile round trip day runs at Indy. A utility position would probably be a good choice there also.
 
Well that was quick. Just got a phone call today about coming in to discuss their linehaul opportunities.

How do you guys like working at Estes?
 
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Well that was quick. Just got a phone call today about coming in to discuss their linehaul opportunities.

How do you guys like working at Estes?
I feel like i'm retired only I get more money than a retired person. lol
Seriously it's a good company but like someone else said, "theirs is no baby sitting here." It's pretty laid back. I'll never quit working here
 
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I feel like i'm retired only I get more money than a retired person. lol
Seriously it's a good company but like someone else said, "theirs is no baby sitting here." It's pretty laid back. I'll never quit working here
I'd agree. I've been a "professional" (sic) :^) driver for 17 years, and without exception it is laid back...if you perform. They don't keep riff-raff around. One of the comments I remember hearing at my terminal when I started 4 years ago is, "If you don't hear from them or if they let you be,...it means you're doing a great job"! It's true. Most company's policyprintpuckerpunt you to your grave. Not here. I like that about the big E,...go in, work hard, paid well, go home to your family...often.
 
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I'd agree. I've been a "professional" (sic) :^) driver for 17 years, and without exception it is laid back...if you perform. They don't keep riff-raff around. One of the comments I remember hearing at my terminal when I started 4 years ago is, "If you don't hear from them or if they let you be,...it means you're doing a great job"! It's true. Most company's policyprintpuckerpunt you to your grave. Not here. I like that about the big E,...go in, work hard, paid well, go home to your family...often.

it is the same with the company I drive for, I wish I knew about LTL Linehaul when I first left trucking school 15 yrs ago instead of 6 yrs ago.....I have a friend that just went to work for Big E in GBO a few weeks back and seems to like it
 
I'm going in tomorrow to the Estes Indianapolis terminal to fill out an application and find out what they've got going on there. I don't know much about LTL trucking so I was hoping that some of you could post some good questions to ask for my interview tomorrow.

Thanks
 
Sorrv Truckerman79, didn't see ur post about indy job till to late to give any advice. But anyway, how did it go? If you've never done LTL and want a low stress good paying job then you are on the right track. Keep us filled in.
 
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