Food Lion Delivery Driver/ Adusa/ Delhaize

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  1. Baron Von Jellybean

    Baron Von Jellybean Bobtail Member

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    Hi drivers.
    Does anybody else drive for Food Lion, Hannaford, Stop and Shop or any of its’ associates?
    I’m currently driving for a Food Lion distribution center in North Carolina.
    It’s way easier than doing foodservice since we don’t have a ramp or use hand trucks (we bump a dock and use manual pallet jacks).
    Money is decent, I’m averaging about $1800.00 gross a week, 60-65 hrs per week.
     
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  3. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    I drove for them 20 years ago. The way they treated me convinced me to become an o/o. Haven’t looked back!!!
     
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  4. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    Grocery store delivery would have been my next choice after LTL linehaul. Unfortunately, there are far less grocery DCs than LTL terminals, so chances are high that most of us don’t live near one.
     
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  5. Baron Von Jellybean

    Baron Von Jellybean Bobtail Member

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    I agree; LTL Linehaul is a great choice. I’m always eyeing the available linehaul jobs in my area which is in Charlotte, N.C.
    Very good chance I’m going to be re locating to Maine next year; maybe I’ll be looking for a linehaul gig in that area soon.

    The one really good reason for grocery, as compared to LTL is consistancy and relative job security. I’m 60 years old and I’ve seen my share of some really heavy duty layoffs in the past; some pretty brutal with nowhere to go as far as job replacement. I suppose that never leaves the back of my mind. Comparing the two, however, and as far as the actual working conditions are concerned, I’ve always preferred LTL ( both city delivery and linehaul) to grocery delivery.
     
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    Yeah I used to drive out of Salisbury. I couldn't stand upper management then....I didnt like the "new guy usually starts at 10pm-11pm" loads either. Is there a driver with the handle "brokedown" still there? A few others who are near to mid the seniority list are named Skippy, Mickey Mouse, Flatspot, and a few others LOL
     
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    Food Lion Delivery Driver

    This was the last time Food Lion came up that I know of.
    I’m still curious about Butner but haven’t heard anything lately from a Food Lion drivers point of view. The OTR guys hate Butner though. 6 hour waits, mandatory lumpers, not being allowed to leave, etc. I hope they treat their own better but just as I noted in the thread above, they are hard to find in person. Let me know what’s different nowadays. My main question now ( assuming nothing has changed), would be how long would one expect to work there before getting a Mon-Fri morning start time?
     
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  9. Baron Von Jellybean

    Baron Von Jellybean Bobtail Member

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    I know what you mean about the upper management, things haven’t changed much since you left, I’m sure. The one thing that might be different though are the starting times; new drivers now usually start at about 1:00 PM, maybe 2:00 PM at the very latest.
    All the guys that you asked about may or may not still be there; not sure because no one really seems to go by handles anymore.
     
  10. Baron Von Jellybean

    Baron Von Jellybean Bobtail Member

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    The OTR guys are definately treated like dirt; not right at all, especially since the Distribution Center depends on them for survival.
    The Food Lion drivers are treated better, though sometimes it doesn’t allways feel that way.
    As far as starting times, there are very few Mon-Fri shifts, even for the guys with a lot of seniority. Every week is different then the previous week as far as scheduled days off, and about every three weeks, everyone eventually gets a Saturday and Sunday off.
    Some weeks you will work 6 days in a row (with no overtime at all) and some weeks, you will work 3 days, get 1 day off, then 4 days, with 4 days off, etc. It’s kinda wierd but it allways works out that everyone works a 5 day work week, every week.
    The goal is to get as early of a shift as possible since all assigned runs usually are filled by early evening.
    The new guys usually start at 1-2 PM. You want to get at least 2 runs minimum per day, if not, then your’e not making much money.
    Starting at 1-2 PM can be ‘iffy’ because you might get a second run, or you might not, especially during the slower times.
     
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