Have Your Hours Been Affected By Covid 19?

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by Deadbeat Dad, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. Deadbeat Dad

    Deadbeat Dad Bobtail Member

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    I’m a delivery driver for Foodlion, which is a large grocery chain in the east.
    For the past 6 weeks or so, we have been crazy busy delivering grocery products to the Foodlion stores in our area, however, things are beginning to slow way down and it seems to be getting back to normal.

    We have been getting OT bonuses but that looks like that may not be around much longer.

    How are things with all you drivers right now? Hours affected?
     
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  3. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

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    I work for NFI on the Kohls account. Since thy shut down a month ago we have been filling in on other accounts until this week. Most of them have caught up or slowed down so much that thy don't need any help, I'm an O/O so I decided just to take a couple weeks off because the only things thy had to do were short crap loads not worth starting my truck for. All we can do is hope things start to open up before to long but I can't see it in the near future, it's going to be a hard road for some, it already has been for a lot of people, I'm just thankful i got to stay busy up till now.
     
  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I had a light day here and there, but for the most part I haven’t been affected much at all.
     
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  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    For the most part our drivers are getting the same hours they did last year at this time.
    Our fuel tankers are down a little but hardly enough to notice.
     
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  6. Shep Shiloh

    Shep Shiloh Medium Load Member

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    I'm temporarily not driving. They were trying to keep things as balanced as possible, so they took me off the road and brought me inside to do painting and maintenance work.
     
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  7. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Still going back and forth between Phx. and LA, had a couple of smaller loads than usual, but looks to ramp back up this week.
     
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  8. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    Office asked drivers to cut to 40 hours weekly instead of 45 until this all blows over.
     
  9. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    Are you actually getting less work?

    Are they intentionally letting you milk the clock to get a consistent 45 hours per week?
     
  10. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    My offices workload has remained consistent. We’re just being asked to reduce our milking from 45 hours to 40. I’d say in a given week I have 38-39 hours of work. The time up to 45 hours has always just been milking the clock, albeit completely sanctioned by my boss.
     
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  11. rodman71

    rodman71 Light Load Member

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    Can you tell me what the schedule and pay are like starting out at food lion. I seen an ad they were hiring near me and thought I might give it a shot.
     
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