Black Horse Carriers for those that don't know is a large logistics provider in the United States. They have terminals and operations all around the country. A terminal in Pewaukee, WI is closing. In fact, they gave the drivers 3 days notice. Isn't that wonderful? Of course, there is the WARN Act but apparently if a company says it is because of "unforeseen business issues" they don't need to give proper notice as required by law. There are approximately 61 drivers at that location.
This is a good lesson for anyone. No matter where you work, your job is not secure. A job is not security. Always, always keep your record clean and get your endorsements. If a situation like this were to come up at your company you would be ready to move on. Have an idea of where you would go if you had to leave or the place closes. In Indiana, every resident can upload and store a copy of their resume to the Department of Workforce Development free of charge. See if that is available in your state. You can then send it immediately if you needed to do so.
I also recommend people sign up to drive for Uber. The sign up process is easy. In Indiana you need a 15 year old car/minivan/truck or newer, insurance and it needs to be in good condition with no dents or stickers. There is no minimum requirement on taking passengers so get signed up and you could just turn it on in the parking lot and continue to make money while you look for another job. Depending on what you were doing you may find it pays as much or more than you were making. Another YouTuber did a test with Lyft. He ran just like he had a log for 3 days. He only drove 11 hours and even took a 30 minute break. Funny. What is funnier is that he took home over $660 in 3 days. That is roughly the equivalent of $300/day gross or about $75000 a year driving a truck. No matter what, don't think it can't happen to you.
See you on the road!
Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.