The line " (seriously guys, 2500 miles a week should be easy for an OTR driver…)" and the line"(do like we ask, get the bonus and you’ll probably back yourself into more home time)"i must have missed something, seems like any other ordinary recruiting ad?
ok, you made an edit, as i was about to type,The line " (seriously guys, 2500 miles a week should be easy for an OTR driver…)" and the line"(do like we ask, get the bonus and you’ll probably back yourself into more home time)"
Both a big old dose of nopity nope nope. Oh and under L/O
Keeping a truck running is something that takes continuous effort. Sometimes keeping your truck running might mean you have to make a choice between a personal and/or home matter and your truck because of a breakdown.
Translation. Screw the house yo u need to pay for this truck.
I agree! But 2500 mile is about enough to make the payments and pay a wage, So like the minimum.2,500 miles is not difficult and it's a good idea the company posts its expectations up front.
To hear some drivers, though, it seems abusive to expect them to move the damn truck if they want a paycheck.
As a company driver considering a percentage based wage, I would be asking what's the average linehaul rate and how much of that gets skimmed off as "fuel surcharge" before the driver gets his cut.
To be honest, my husband was with them for 2 years. November 2018 things started falling apart. He was an O/O. Dispatchers wouldn't do their job and you are not able to dispatch yourself. The dispatcher would have him sometimes sitting for 2 days. My husband has been a truck driver for over 30 years so he knows what it is all about but when your dispatcher fights with you about loads, it usually ends up as a no win situation for the driver. Also Big Tim /owner is stepping down and letting his son, Brent take over plus they are in a big lawsuit which they will lose which will probably bankrupt the company. When my husband parted ways in December 2018, he left on good terms but we just received notice that he'll be getting back 0 from his escrow accounts. They invented items /expenses that were not even in the contract to keep all his money which was around $10,000. So my advice, stay clear of ELS.Lease purchase does 99.9% of the time benefit only the company during the lease. However the end game for the lease operator needs to be the fact of owning a truck. I've been an owner operator for 9 years I bought my first truck in a lease purchase program with Fraley and Schilling Trucking. That was a no-nonsense lease, and very cheap. After I paid it off I bought two more trucks in finance them through out side finance companies. I lost everything January of last year, due to incompetent drivers, and Equipment failure. I am going to Els in Kenly North Carolina, the deductions are very high there's no doubt but it is also getting a brand new truck. Any company whether it's lease owner op or company driver company wants things done a certain way and if people try to Buck those ways they find themselves on the wrong side of a losing battle. I'm a bit nervous as any truck driver is with switching jobs unless you know somebody that works there. But it's definitely not my first rodeo in Starting Over Again so I'm going to give it a try. The lease company is taking a huge risk and putting somebody in that truck if the lease operator is not willing to take a risk as well then there's no point. The other option is to be wealthy and go out and buy a truck without Finance I however cannot do that. Every company has a Nook or cranny they use to keep from paying out what they have to pay out on the full load it's BS and I don't agree with it but it's going to take more than a few people to change that and no one is willing to step forward and stick together to change the industry but yet everybody is willing to step forward and complain about something they believe they have no control over. if it can't be changed why complain about it all that does is raise our blood pressure and cause daily mistakes. So did those who want to complain needlessly and don't have a clue about what they have gotten themselves into I would say suck it up buttercup and let's go to work.