How's things?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by McUzi, Jul 23, 2023.

  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, that’s not right. How are dispatchers supposed to be able to play favorites like that?
     
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  3. snowlauncher

    snowlauncher Road Train Member

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    I'm just paraphrasing the upper echelon of our company, but they don't want to jeopardize our regular accounts by taking on too much new. That's why they are asking drivers to check in with local management beforehand. They are also concerned about akward or excessive length shipments, which can affect the volume of the freight lane.
     
  4. Bill51

    Bill51 Road Train Member

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    We have that happen, usually one or two more pallets on a separate bill, but that isn't taking on a new customer.
     
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  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    That’s a good thing. That means less “help” for the ones who want to lay down all day.
     
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  6. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    Those were my favorite stops when I was on the city board. Mainly because my dispatcher loved to run me into areas surrounding Boston that if I had to come back to the terminal for an mty, it would be game over for any of the other pickups they wanted because they'd be closed. Not because I didn't want to do it, but because the dispatcher would let the guys at the top of the board decline the work instead of making them pick things up that were en route to the terminal.

    'Wah I have seniority, I don't want to do pickups'. Brilliant, let's let you pass pickups to all the junior guys so you can come back mty, and then the junior drivers miss a boatload of pickups because they're green and still figuring their stuff out, or they make the pickups and end up getting back too late for getting priority freight on the first linehaul runs.

    City drivers at that barn on the upper end of the board were primadonas about everything.
     
  7. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Road Train Member

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    Digman943 Medium Load Member

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    A lot of high seniority guys have the entitlement syndrome. Bigger centers it’s worse with road and city. I’m sure most are grateful for their situation but others have been towards or at the top for so long they don’t know how good they have it. When I was on furlough I was looking for another job outside of trucking. It’s rough out there to find a job making 75-100k a year when the only thing on your resume is truck driving. You can get a trades apprenticeship but you’re gonna be eating hotdogs and spam for 4-7 years before you get close to what you were making.
     
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  9. plynnjr92

    plynnjr92 Light Load Member

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    Some of the road drivers at my barn are like this. We're the largest terminal in California so we run a lot of freight, but every now and again I hear guys complaining about pulling heavy trailers.

    I'd personally rather be grossed out than empty. Sure I'll climb hills slowly, but when the high winds pick up, I'd prefer being planted to the pavement than tumbling through the air like a stock car at Talladega.
     
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  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I have almost 19 years and I have no problem getting my work done, pickups or otherwise.

    The only thing I ##### about is why should I have to go do somebody else’s work after knocking my brains out in my own territory with 16-18 deliveries and possibly 5 of my own pickups to do.
     
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