How many of your companies are struggling to find drivers?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Wecj3381, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Cardfan89

    Cardfan89 Medium Load Member

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    I work for the same company in missouri and its the same here. We hire three guys at a time and only 1 might work out. Just puts more work on us but whatever at least they pay per hour and overtime.
     
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  3. Digman943

    Digman943 Light Load Member

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    If the closest food service company wasn’t an hour commute I would of been on that already. My road driving job is located less than 6 miles from my house. That 10 min commute is priceless IMO.

    If your company advertised the home daily, no weekends, no nights. They may have a better chance of getting more applicants. I personally wouldn’t apply for a driving job that advertised pay. More often than not there’s a bunch of loop holes to jump thru to get that advertised salary. I know food service is different than OTR company’s that advertise wages on the back of the trailer.
     
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  4. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    Same problem at FedEx Freight. They use the same exact template for drivers, dock workers, clerical, even management. No mention of pay, home time, benefits, shift, weekly hours. Doesn’t help that when applicants do find out about the pay, it’s too low and the progression is too long.
     
  5. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    There wont be a driver shortage much longer after they legalize 15 million people and they will be flooding truck schools. This means less money for you.
     
  6. '88K100

    '88K100 Light Load Member

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    We snagged 3 drivers from other companies, each with over 30 years experience recently. Guys like these don't want 70 hours a week/weekends and thats what drives potential employees away...
    "there's more to life than making a living"
     
  7. Gen_Picketts_Ghost

    Gen_Picketts_Ghost Bobtail Member

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    And it's the business class that will have pushed for it.
     
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  8. Gen_Picketts_Ghost

    Gen_Picketts_Ghost Bobtail Member

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    What do they offer for insurance? Do they have a good 401k? Sometimes the hourly rate isn't that important if the company doesn't offer low cost insurance or a good 401 program.
     
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  9. Brrrrr LTL Guy

    Brrrrr LTL Guy Bobtail Member

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    I was looking at getting my CDL and finding a job in GR doing good service, do they hire without experience?

    I ended up taking my old office job working at a local asset based brokerage. Pays not bad but no where close to the food service guys.
     
  10. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    It’s a good living but you’ll earn it. Most food service gigs I’ve seen accept new drivers with the schooling certificate.
     
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  11. Cardfan89

    Cardfan89 Medium Load Member

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    Decent 401k in my opinion and decent insurance plus almost 3 weeks of vacation time starting out. I don't understand but I keep my mouth shut and keep unloading that trailer.
     
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