G.O.A.L.

Discussion in 'Swift' started by pagan trucker, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. pagan trucker

    pagan trucker Bobtail Member

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    is anyone actually sending in a GOAL message every time they back.I run heavy haul which means up to 10 backs in a day.
     
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  3. inkeper

    inkeper Road Train Member

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    come on now driver...it's company policy! I'm not going to admit that I don't do it every time on the internet. I always send my G.O.A.L. message.:biggrin_25514:
     
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  4. Germangirl

    Germangirl Light Load Member

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    I hear that SWIFT requires their drivers to send this message.
    USX doesn't have such Macro, but I do get out & look before backing, I think better safe than sorry.
     
  5. mgfg

    mgfg Road Train Member

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    You're joking right...What does that pay...brainwashed truckdrivers
     
  6. blsqueak

    blsqueak Road Train Member

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    Got a message about 2 weeks ago, 4 drivers where suspended for 1 week for a backing accident. Did not send GOAL msg. This was out of the Cols Terminal.
     
  7. stranger

    stranger Road Train Member

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    It might be a good idea for them to have a spotter with a 2 way radio for backing and pulling out.
     
  8. inkeper

    inkeper Road Train Member

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    Do you use one driver?
     
  9. stranger

    stranger Road Train Member

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    Can I borrow yours?
     
  10. KE5WDP

    KE5WDP Road Train Member

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    When are you Swift drivers gonna stop putting up with your company treating you like babies? Yall need to take a stand! I am sure you are all grown men and women. They should treat yall like such.
     
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  11. stranger

    stranger Road Train Member

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    The truth be told, this is a good policy for the company. They, and every other mega-carrier, hire people that can't even drive a car properly, and put them on the road woefully inadequate to drive a truck. There are reports on here every week of hoods and mirrors being taken off in backing or pulling out accidents. I have had my hood taken off before while sitting at a dock. As long as this practice of putting unqualified drivers in trucks is continued, then the reminder by way of a macro for a driver to get out and look before screwing up is a money saver and good idea for the company.

    I also know there are some very good drivers at every company, but with as many trucks as Swift has, just a 10% reduction in backing accidents would save millions. Unfortunately, the "can't drives" makes it so everyone has to do a macro on GOAL. If Swift were mine, and I recruited and trained like them and other mega-carriers, I would do the same thing.
     
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