Truck Drivers Review Yellow Freight and Roadway YRC

Company Overview
Number of trucks: 13,000
Number of terminals: 430
Specialty: manufacturing, retail, government, exhibit/trade shows, associations, importers
Labor status: Union

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Alfred February 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

Hard to get into, harder to stay at, imossible to say where they will be in 3-10 years. I was laid-off twice in 2.5 years, the last one laid off guys with 18-20 years, so don’t spend your whole paycheck. Overall I had a good experience, but Union Labor Swagger, and everyone’s a tough guy atmosphere. Side with the company your an a–hole, side with the union and you are a target. It is no wonder this company has spent the last 3-4 years gasping for air.. Great equipment, but don’t tell that to the drivers, you will get an earfull, and it’s usually the bums that spend their first three hours at the shop to get a light bulb replaced EVERY day. Here is the funny part, they all stand at the shop door drinking coffee, talking about how long they’ve been and how good they are at YRC. This company uses the “See it now, fire you later” application tactic. That is, their application asks for SO much information, there is NO way you can answer it all accurately, which is fine until some dumb paper pushing company butt kisser feels it is time for you to go. I do not recommend this company, as you will have to start on-call up to 7 days a week, on the dock, or driving. Even if you are brought onboard as a driver, you will have to bid (union seniority rules) for that spot again in 6 months. Chances are you will be a dock worker on what they call 10%. That means you are committed to working 5 days in a 7 day week. Weeks run Monday to Sunday, so… That means if you work M-Tu-W-Th-F you have the weekend off, but if you do not work say W+Th, then you are on the call list through the weekend. You have two hours to report for your shift.. If you are late, or if ANYTHING happens in your first 90 days, you are fired. 10% people DO NOT have a minimum number of days to work, so again, don’t spend you whole paycheck. Lastly, dock workers make what drivers make, are not subject to Drug/Alcohol checks, unless you are a driver working the dock and they have no respect for drivers or their stuff, so don’t leave anything laying around. One more thing, your heath care is great, BUT, paid Week to Week, which means, you only have beni’s if you work around 18 hours the previous week or that week, I can’t remember, but it’s laim just the same. Good Luck..

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