BTD and city driving?

Old Aug 29th 2011, 9:01 pm
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Originally Posted by flat to the mat
Am a big Volvo fan myself,but the trucks you mention woudn't last long here,they'd be a pile of bits by the roadside in no time at all.
Why are the city/shorthaul roads that rough?

The Axors/FM's I drive have to stick serious use as they are on the go 24/7 364 days/year, not to mention a limited amount of motorway driving here in NI.
PLENTY of double drive versions of those trucks I mentioned on the waste ejector trailer work hauling 44t(not 84'000lbs!!!) into landfill sites and they are not a pile of bits by the side of the road!!

Those daycabbed city trucks with double drives, what a waste of weight/fuel use, stick a good set up tag axle on the back and that will do the job during the harsh winter months, save a packet on purchase price/fuel/tyres/service/tare weights.
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Gremmie
I just had to copy this quoter from the Blogger.. "The only person to have ever put their name to a negative comment was Mick Flynn, and i deleted these comments because i didn't want to be associated with his campaign against H&R"""


Wonder what would be said back here if you handed somebody the keys to that for their dayjob!!!!! probably Oh shit
Notice his timeline?

may 11 2011 rounded flag pole
july 19 2011 PR cards recieved
july 20 2011 finished at H&R

Mick the blogger is not one to burn his bridges and was very upset when I was critical of H&R, seeming to think it was a personal criticism of him when I asked for a warts and all blog post!
The reason he has packed in at H&R is explained on his posts.
Read between the lines on all blogs about H&R, it suits some and doesn't suit others.
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 11:28 pm
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Originally Posted by mickfly
Read between the lines on all blogs about H&R, it suits some and doesn't suit others.
I would guess the ones that it doesn't suit are:

Those with a family.
Those who like the majority of resets at homebase.
Those who would like the odd set of days off to be at the weekend.
Those who do not want the "lifestyle" of lving in the truck the majority of the time.
Those who are forced to wait around all day for a load only to be given said load@ 11pm and being cajoled to use "creative logging" and drive all night to get back on the delivery schedule.:curse:
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Originally Posted by mickfly
Notice his timeline?

may 11 2011 rounded flag pole
july 19 2011 PR cards recieved
july 20 2011 finished at H&R

Mick the blogger is not one to burn his bridges and was very upset when I was critical of H&R, seeming to think it was a personal criticism of him when I asked for a warts and all blog post!
The reason he has packed in at H&R is explained on his posts.
Read between the lines on all blogs about H&R, it suits some and doesn't suit others.
Just think Mick if you had kept ya trap shut ,that could've been you with PR
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You driving full time now for someone, Andy?
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Originally Posted by CurtNIR
You driving full time now for someone, Andy?
More or less mate,
divide my time between Tesco via Jark agency and Sainsburys via Grafton.

Will also give Randstad agency a turn on DHL work,(TK Maxx stores) hourly rate not great(£8.50+OT) but £32.50 night out money with ALL parking paid should help.
Out on a late Sunday boat and back on an early Thur morning one will see you pull your card@ Thur lunchtime with £130 earned on nightout money alone!!!!!

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So what happenend with the 45k a year four on four off job ?
You're really just an agency bum at the end of the day
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Originally Posted by kb33
So what happenend with the 45k a year four on four off job ?
You're really just an agency bum at the end of the day
Dam you beat me to it.... so all the big talk and stories was just the usual BT. BS
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Suspected that was the case for a few years , a lot of his arguments just don't add up , I mean why does he even bother to come on here ? Just another minimum wage trucker lol
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Originally Posted by kb33
So what happenend with the 45k a year four on four off job ?
You're really just an agency bum at the end of the day
Well you see if I told you what was going into my bank from 31st March til 31st December this year it would scare the life out of you!!!!!!!

On 5th January 2012 I will collect £112k redundancy money and@46yrs of age my £75k mortgage will be cleared.
August 2015 I will get my £45k TAX FREE pension communtation plus approx £380/week AFTER TAX for the rest of my natural life from my public sector pension.

Ahh,
the UK is such a terrible place to live ain't it!!!!!!!!

Sure roughly £500 take home/week at the handy agency work ain't so bad is it?!!!!!
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Old Aug 30th 2011, 7:06 pm
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Originally Posted by kb33
Suspected that was the case for a few years , a lot of his arguments just don't add up , I mean why does he even bother to come on here ? Just another minimum wage trucker lol
£100 take home per 10hour shift is minimum wage?!!!!!!!
The DHL work will be two 15's plus a 13+10= 53 hoursx£8.50=£450.50+£130 night out=£580.50, is this minimum wage for approx FOUR days work?

How much is a shorthaul driver earning in Canada for a 10hour shift then?

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Not a bad wage packet at all ! lucky ******.

I've never seen a min wage class1 job advertised here, ever.
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Originally Posted by CurtNIR
Not a bad wage packet at all ! lucky ******.

I've never seen a min wage class1 job advertised here, ever.
Exactly mate EXACTLY.
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2 things. First, you even hijacked your own thread!!

Second, 8.50 an hour is not that special. My base rate is $17 and time and a half after 9 hours. So us poorly paid, overworked NA drivers are earning more that you do then....
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£100 take home per 10hour shift is minimum wage?!!!!!!!
The DHL work will be two 15's plus a 13+10= 53 hoursx£8.50=£450.50+£130 night out=£580.50, is this minimum wage for approx FOUR days work?

How much is a shorthaul driver earning in Canada for a 10hour shift then?

CurtNI knows the craic you "knowalls" know sweet FA!!!!
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