Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Getting unloaded in Russellville, AR then heading up to Rogers, AR for a load to Hodge, LA, then home for a long weekend!!

Quick update!!

Quick update!

This will be a very short week for me as I've asked the load planners to keep me close by. I have a minor surgical procedure on Friday morning and want to make sure I'm home Thursday. I am also taking the full three day weekend in observance of Independence Day.
So here we go:
I did a drop and hook yesterday in Coushatta. I dropped my Ft Worth load and picked up one going to Ok City, OK. From there I reloaded this morning coming to Mansfield, LA. I'm unloading now and going to pick up here going to Russellville, AR tomorrow. From there I'll catch you up again! God bless and be safe!!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Last weeks total miles!

I left off the last time leaving New Orleans heading to Lacombe,La to pick up a load of coffee to take to Ft Worth. Got that load delivered last night and then did a drop and hook at that same customer. The load was scrap paper going back to our drop yard in Coushatta, LA. That load was the official end to that week, and gave me a total of 3432 paid miles for the week.
Once I got to Coushatta, I dropped and hooked a load going to Ok City, OK. It's now 1am, I'm roughly 60 miles from there and gonna take a nap. Nighty-night y'all!

This blog is an attempt to give real information about my experiences at Tango Transport, whether it be good or bad. This blog was started on day one of my employment here. Go back and read over the past few months before you decide that Tango is the place for you. If you decide to come to work for Tango, and my experiences have helped influence you, please put my name down as the one who referred you. Feel free to call me with questions. My number is 337-789-7925, or you can call Paula in recruiting at 318-683-6694. Come join the team! www.tangotransport.com

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Loaded up and heading to Ft Worth!

It's kinda hard to get loaded in a timely manner when you show up 24 hours prior to your appointment time, but that's how it goes sometimes.
Anyway, I'm loaded here in Lacombe, LA and headed to Ft Worth. Gonna stop by the house in Hicks, LA and pick up Ms America for the remainder of the week. Coming home on Thursday for a long Independance Day celebration!

This blog is an attempt to give real information about my experiences at Tango Transport, whether it be good or bad. This blog was started on day one of my employment here. Go back and read over the past few months before you decide that Tango is the place for you. If you decide to come to work for Tango, and my experiences have helped influence you, please put my name down as the one who referred you. Feel free to call me with questions. My number is 337-789-7925, or you can call Paula in recruiting at 318-683-6694. Come join the team! www.tangotransport.com
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Friday, June 24, 2011

Got to Folgers Coffee in New Orleans and dropped my load and picked up an empty. They had me preplanned on a load from Lacombe, LA to Ft Worth, TX that delivers Sunday night. Total miles on that load will be 564 miles which will close the week out at roughly 3200 miles. I'll update later with the actual end of week totals.
Drivers, Tango really does have consistant freight and miles for those who know how to manage their time well. The people that work behind the scenes in the office will bend over backwards to help you when you have an issue on the road or at home. Can you say that about your company.
I share my experience online with you because I know how hard it is to find legitimate information about a trucking company before you fill out the application. It seems you can only find negative info about companies online. It can be very frustrating, I know.
Tango may not be the biggest, nor the best, but they have great people and they seem to strive to be a driver oriented company. Give them a call. I dare you!


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I got unloaded in Shreveport this morning and then headed down to Coushatta, LA to pick up a preloaded trailer heading to St Joseph, MO.
Good Lord willin' and the creeks don't rise I'll be there in the morning. Then from there I am already planned on a load from Lee's Summit, MO down to my favorite town, the Big Easy!
These two loads together are a total of 1569 paid miles. I'll be catching y'all up later from New Orleans.
Feel free to message me or comment with any questions. You can also call me with any questions at 337-789-7925. Tango gives their drivers steady miles. God bless!

Monday, June 20, 2011

I'm sitting here at RockTenn in St Cloud, MN unloading my last load for last week. Total paid miles for last week were 3192. I already have my dispatch for my next load. I'm picking up in Eagan, MN today and taking it to Shreveport, LA. The deadhead miles is 80 miles and the loaded miles is 960 miles. I'll update again from Shreveport!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

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A Little Catch-Up

I have been neglecting this blog ever since I bought the new truck, and for that I apologize. In the future I will do better at keeping you posted on my day to day progress.
Lets start over by giving you this weeks details and just kinda go from there.
My work week didn't start until 6-14 which was Tuesday. My first load was:

Load #1 Alexandria, LA to Mansfield, LA

Empty Miles = 238 miles @ $.91= $216.58

Loaded Miles = 95 miles @ $1.35= $128.25
Total = $344.83

Load #2 Mansfield, LA to Sealy, TX

Empty Miles = 0

Loaded Miles = 272 @ $1.35 = $367.20
Total = $367.20

Load #3 Houston, Tx to Coushatta, LA

Empty Miles = 51 @ $.91 = $46.41

Loaded Miles = 243 @ $1.35 = $328.05
Total = $374.46

Load #4 Campti, LA to Edinburg, TX

Empty Miles = 16 @ $.91 = $14.56

Loaded Miles = 576 @ $1.35 = $777.60
Total = $792.16

Load #5 Weslaco, TX to Coushatta, LA

Empty Miles = 23 @ $.91 = $20.93

Loaded Miles = 587 @ $1.35 = $792.45
Total = $813.38

Load #5 Hodge, LA to St Cloud, MN

Empty Miles = 43 @ $.91 = 39.13

Loaded Miles = 1048 @ $1.35 = 1414.80
Total = $1453.93

Week Miles = 3192
Week Total = $4145.96
Fuel = $2439.01 not counting Tango's discounts that they pass on to the truck


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Saturday, June 18, 2011

My Tango Transport Diary
A load by load guide of what prospective new hires can expect upon coming to work for Tango Transport. I am a real Tango company driver and these are my experiences. Yours may differ. If you are looking for a new company, I encourage you to give Tango Transport a try. Give Paula a call at 1-866-898-4580 x6694 and tell her that Brady told you to call. Don't just drive...TANGO!!
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I'll be updating later today. Sorry I haven't updated in a while!
I'll be updating later today. Sorry I haven't updated in a while!