Finding drivers, it is the easy part but ...

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  1. Ridgeline

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  3. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Road Train Member

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    Wow this is 7 years old. The dude made a video of himself backing into a dock at a DC in Kissimmee and in the video, hit a pole LOL
     
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    You guys have the most ####ed up legal system in the developed world.
     
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    His Tinder date spiked his drink with meth at TGI Friday's was an incredible story
     
  6. silverspur

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    I saw a video the other day of a young Schneider driver that got canned for doing an interactive video while driving. He posted it on YouTube and the company has people that monitor that site. They brought him into the SLC terminal for a cordial last goodbye and he had to rent a car for the trip home.
     
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  7. loudtom

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    It's hard to find decent drivers when you pay low wages and give only 3 days off after a minimum of 3 weeks out. Who would have thought?
     
  8. silverspur

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    Have you ever had someone follow and film one of your drivers to find out how they really act behind the wheel? Not just close to your yard, but like a couple hundred miles away. It seems like that would be the best way to weed out the bad ones.
     
  9. cuzzin it

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    Good pay and good hometime does not bring you good drivers. Several years experience, lives in that town and still went under 12'7 bridge with 13' truck and month old trailer Screenshot_20240304_184446_Textra.jpg
    It out of body shop, i get it next week after this freightliner gets fixed.....
     
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  10. Studebaker Hawk

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    Clearly Schneider is relying heavily on technology to monitor their drivers.
    And that technology, revealed in the discovery phase of the lawsuit, gave the plaintiff's attorney's more than enough information to make their case.
    Add to it the other aspects , failing the hair follicle drug test, twice, the really stupid idea of posting your own driver failure on Facebook, well, this guy was just not cut out for OTR driving.
    I was advised when I was a supervisor hiring drivers for Penske Logistics, the most important criteria was "we are hiring good judgement. You can train for everything else" But we were paying at the 90th percentile of pay scales in whatever market we were in. And home every night and excellent benefits.

    It isn't rocket science. You get what you pay for.
     
  11. Ridgeline

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    A L L T H E T I M E
     
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