Have Your Hours Been Affected By Covid 19?

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

  1. jmz

    jmz Medium Load Member

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    No difference whatsoever for me so far. I've been working a steady 8.25 hours per night except for when I'm called in early for a meeting or pick up an extra turn at the end of the night.

    I put in just about 43.5 hours last week.
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  3. rva trucker

    rva trucker Bobtail Member

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    I haul fuel for Eagle Transport in Richmond VA. We've been cut back from five days to four. Those four days are light, around eight or nine hours.
     
  4. Danny707

    Danny707 Light Load Member

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    I just worked close to 62 hrs with my first Saturday out of the Anheuser Busch plant. Still busy bc I always ask for another load when I do my typical 8 hr run. Nothing g to do at home no gym bars etc might as well work extra.
     
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  5. Deadbeat Dad

    Deadbeat Dad Bobtail Member

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    The pay is good for the drivers with years of seniority; they get to start early in the day and therefore get the best runs. If you start with Foodlion, you will get a temporary shift, probably starting late morning, until this coming December, when you will then be assigned a permanent start time, which will be either 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon. First year, you’ll be lucky to make $50,000. Good pay for some, not so good for most.
    What DC are you looking at applying for?
     
  6. FLtoOKBound

    FLtoOKBound Road Train Member

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    I'm in the health care industry. Moving to Trucking when things open back up. I'm at a health insurance company. They've cut out temps and claims examiners down to 30 hours a week. No changes to customer service. With only essential medical services being done, not a lot of calls/claims happening. I'm literally sitting 20+ minutes between calls when we used to maybe sit at most 5 minutes. So there are for sure impacts to people's lives.
     
  7. rodman71

    rodman71 Light Load Member

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  8. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Its not normal yet.

    Not for a long time.

    Cold storage is being drained of meats of all kinds. In a few weeks your food lion will have to fight for that next delivery of meat. Which is normal times one of the most important of loads of all.
     
  9. sirhwy

    sirhwy Light Load Member

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    There are many meat plants still in operation. Our outbound meat loads are largely unchanged, except sometimes the load is switched to a different plant, due to circumstances.
     
  10. Danny707

    Danny707 Light Load Member

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    I thought of applying with them out of Chesapeake a couple months ago , sucks you’re down to 4 days a week.
     
  11. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    Not much has changed for me. I'm getting an extra day off each week from the slow down in freight. We've been so busy for so long I'm kinda enjoying the time to rest. I suppose I'm lucky to have a good customer that is sticking with me. He's had carriers calling him and begging for loads offering to take stuff for 650 that normally would pay 950 just so they can give their driver a load. Crazy times.
     
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