Reason Why US Xpress Cant Keep Drivers....

Discussion in 'US Xpress' started by guitar_plyr, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Jarhed1964

    Jarhed1964 Road Train Member

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    Yep, thats pretty much every industry in this country. Ever try customer service? Stuck in a cube, working crap hours for crap pay, crap benefits, etc...

    Not one business is different as far as I know, unless you work for yourself......... then it's even WORSE! I've worked for myself several times, including now. Tried to fire myself several times, but I just keep showing up. I keep threatening myself that if I don't get better benefits and better pay, I'm quitting. My boss (me) had the NERVE to tell me that if my production was better, I'd get better pay and vacations.

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    WRIGHTRACING Heavy Load Member

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    I hate the route solutions...Especially the ones they send you on 2 lane backroads because it is saving the company 2 miles...nevermind it is costing them more for fuel stopping at all those redlights:rolleyes:
     
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    I can't complain, I left USA to come here, but also went from solo to teams when I came here. As far as what I see it is way better, but I also make more money and have a better fm than I ever had there.

    I didn't just wanna complain without mentioning the good. The money for teams is there, but there is a lot of people that work in the office that should re-think how they try and over control things.

    Send drivers to shippers 1.5-3 hrs early(I'm sure this is because some drivers can't get there on time).

    Choosing routes and fuel stops(I get paid less than what it actually is to begin with, and then get sent on longer routes, or slower routes that cost me more money...All this again because drivers are incompetant and go 2 hours out of the way to go home on a run, or run out of fuel)

    We can't have a parts kit. A mudflap cost $60+ everytime I get one replaced. Sometimes it takes TA's up to 5 hours to get you in for that 10 minute job.(Again another example where some drivers can't replace simple parts, so everyone else has to suffer).

    Can't get extra DEF from the terminals to haul in your truck, in case you need it, or more importantly to save the company money(because some drivers sold it)

    You know what would solve every above example...FIRE THE MORONS.
     
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    Entrepreneur (noun) One who works 16 hour days for themselves to avoid working 8 hour days for someone else.
     
  5. pas

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    I have to comment on this. I have been working for USX, OTR company driver for almost 6 months I average $640/week gross (being generous) and I am out 3-4 weeks. Wish I would have read this thread before I started with USX. One run I had was dispatched 280 miles, 365 actual with live load/unload that took a full day. made less than $90.
     
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    Welcome to USX and that wonderful dispatch system they have and just how well they take care of people too!!!
     
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