Any other good paying jobs?

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  1. bigdad7

    bigdad7 Road Train Member

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    Forget all this mess i.d have taken that job with the railroad my uncle offered me 20 years ago
     
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  3. ShooterK2

    ShooterK2 Road Train Member

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    Oilfield. Crude, fuel, sand, water, etc.
     
  4. Sho Nuff

    Sho Nuff Road Train Member

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    Yep... definitely agree with grocery fleets. Out here on the East Coast, Albertsons owns ACME and Safeway and they make over $100k. No touch freight too. Free healthcare, pension and $4 an hour severance pay. Same with SuperValu...Union also with free bennies and 401k. Wegmans and Wakefern/ShopRite make around $30 an hour...also Union (Wegmans has Non Union barns) and they make over $100k. Gravy jobs.

    LTL Linehaul...if you can stand night work. Also $100k +.

    Private fleets like Dean Foods, Franz Bakery, Grocery Haulers/Bimbo Bakeries, Shaw Flooring (Non Union), etc. Also Union with free bennies. $80-100k +.

    Praxair. Also Union...make over $100k +.

    And obviously UPS and USPS. $100k +.
     
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  5. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    Yeah the union bennies are top notch. My healthcare is 800 a month but free for me obviously. 401k and pension. Our pension is garbage though but our company might just buy us out and put 70 dollars a day in a 401k for us instead of our wack pension.

    I knew the pension was screwed when I took this job though. Still no other local job is gonna pay 31 an hour with free health, ot after 8 and time and a half Saturday if I work them.
     
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  6. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    Oh so that is why my groceries are less $ at Aldi.?? Now before I strike a nerve, just a short story. Was making a delivery to OK grocery a few years ago in Pitts, Pa. (Giant Eagle). Appointment was in the morning and us drivers were standing around to check in. Someone said it will be awhile as they have a meeting every morning to bid on their job for the day. Talk about time consuming, and thats company time. The man said used to bid weekly on jobs or monthly, don't recall. He says guys were "crying" about someone getting a better bid job. Its all union, great pay, and still not happy.
     
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  7. Sho Nuff

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    Wow... that's crazy. Never heard of Union gigs having to bid weekly or monthly. I would be crying too...lol. Don't know about Aldi too much other than Black Horse Carriers delivers for them. Albertsons (ACME, Safeway) have annual bids. And it's for start times...not actual bid runs. SuperValu (which use to own ACME) have actual bid runs.

    Grocery DC's are a pain in the ### to deliver to. Long wait times, lumpers, all that crap. But if you're a private fleet driver, you don't have to deal with any of that. All you do is deliver to your chain store's. Live unload, no touch freight. In and out. Maybe do a couple backhauls and get paid trip rate. You do a 12 hour run in 9 hours, you still get paid the 12 with OT after 8. Extra days are paid time and half, second extra is doubletime. Holidays are paid triple time. ACME and ShopRite are the largest grocery chains in the NE, and they're operations are run pretty efficiently. I have no idea why OK grocery operates the way they do, but yeah...I agree, weekly or monthly bids...that's ridiculous.
     
  8. bigmotor1212

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    LTL line haul. It can take a couple of years or so before you make the big bucks. Unless you're on an extraboard that's rolling really good. But, you're up a lot at night, and can have some long days.
     
  9. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    We don’t bid for start times.

    Senior drivers start before the bottom feeders like me. They can leave at like 1 or 2 pm a lot of times meanwhile I’m still pouring concrete at 5:30 pm.

    But they also have the option to stay. They could work a 14 every day if they want but most don’t.
     
  10. already gone

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    There might be a reason for it. When i was at us foods, a real ########## safety guy found some weak language in the contract to exploit, and started watering down the bids, so you were almost just bidding on a day off and start time, instead of a familiar area.

    I screwed them good though, since we had a wheel board at the bottom of the seniority list, i refused a bid next time around. I bid to the extra board, on the wheel. Screwed them out of a lot of overtime, since they wanted to play games over the bids. They straightened out the bids, next go around. They couldnt afford the overtime they had to pay out.
     
  11. jraulpilot1998

    jraulpilot1998 Medium Load Member

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    Greetings.....
    Define..."Good paying Jobs"..
    Define..."Lot's of money"...
    Thank you for your time and reply.
     
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