Driver, S Sioux City, NE - April 24, 2016
I took this job out of desparate after a long time out of work. I can't really complain about the home tome as I stay out extra long to try to catch up for the time I was not working. There's the rub. The 2500 mile per week guarantee. They pay it within very clear perameters. It's a nice little safety net. The problem is that there are far too many weeks that they have to pay the guarantee or just barely get you the 2500 actual paid miles due to lack of miles and wasted time. I am away from my family all the time because I want to earnearn enough money to support them so need many more miles. As a minimum I ask for an average of at least 430 mi per day and they can't get it done. Realistically I can do 510 a day but only ask for the 430 as a MINIMUM. Could do better and earn more while getting better sleep if the company would raise the truck speed too. Trucks are set at 62 on cruise and 65 on foot. So if you want to use your dot hrs up fast you can just cruise it but if you want to make the best time posdible with this set up you are stuck wearing out your foot leg and back and being significantly more fatigued than you otherwise would be. Finally the constant switching from day to night to day and back again is exactly what the hos is trying to prevent with the 14 hr work window and 1p hr break. I don't mind running at night but quit switching me up and get me some bloody miles. I would recommend you look elsewhere unless you are desperate or need to gain some recent time in a truck to move on to greener pastures in the next year or two. This is not a place to stay long term. Some people say those who complain abot K & B are lazy and that's garbage. I'm begging for more work and miles and they either cannot or will not give it to me.