i have an interview at old dominion Indianapolis on monday

Discussion in 'Old Dominion' started by Freebird135, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Freebird135

    Freebird135 Road Train Member

    May 7, 2009
    In the air conditioning
    a little backround on me, im 20 years old, class A CDL...currently working at UPS Freight part time making $10.50 an hour, only getting 20-30 hours a week, which isnt much now but when i become a driver the money will be good

    freight is very slow and im going broke so i started filling out applications and got a interview with OD

    they are literally across the street from us, our yards basically face each other

    i dont want to leave my job now and would like to stay on so whenever they do need a driver i can make the big bucks:biggrin_255: but i have to get another job and wonder how both companies would respond to this conflict of interest

    any opinions or thoughts on Old Dominion or my situation in general? ill probably start on the dock but i heard they start between $14-15 an hour
  2. 1laidbacktrucker

    1laidbacktrucker Medium Load Member

    May 3, 2009
    Ups will be already, do what you needs to do
  3. ODman

    ODman Bobtail Member

    May 25, 2009
    Kentwood, Mi
    How in the world can they be hiring? I have been laid off from OD since Feb. If thats how it is they need to call me back first.
  4. Croosbronx Expressway

    Croosbronx Expressway Light Load Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    Bronx, NY
    Stay at UPS as long as you can. $10.50 and hour is not a lot of money but look at the possibilty once you become a driver. You stand to gain by being a driver with UPS. The other option your taking a big chance. A chance you really don't know about. On your part, cut whatever costs, e.g. private expenses you can. Hold on as long as you can. The trucking industry is a gamble at best right now. A big gamble that might not profitable to you and your family. Look for other alternatives close to home that can help you out. 30 hours a week is not alot of hours but you still can work a second job and probably make ends meet. then when you become a driver for UPS you can leave and start a life. In my opinion your ahead of the curve so to speak. If you go elsewhere that may not be the case.
  5. GIP

    GIP Bobtail Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    Prattville, Alabama
    I worked for OD for 2 yrs and then was screwed over by the outbound supervisor.....od is ok but if your ever in Montgomery,AL, slap the inbound guy for me.....
  6. soloflyr

    soloflyr Medium Load Member

    Nov 6, 2009
    Houston, Texas
    I would stay with UPS, they are probably in the best position to offer you future opportunities.

    If the supervisors for both companies don't have a problem with you working at the other one than see if you can make it fit scheduling wise.

    Chances are that at some point there will be some sort of scheduling conflict & you will have to make a choice on which one you will tell no.
  7. ironhead03

    ironhead03 Bobtail Member

    Jan 8, 2011
    Piedmont SC
    and deliver pizza p/t till you get to drive for brown. but for GODS SAKE man stay.just think of your goal in 10 short years you are in at 100k and other monie bennies.Stay.
  8. Freebird135

    Freebird135 Road Train Member

    May 7, 2009
    In the air conditioning
    appreciate the advice, since this thread was made i became a driver long ago, got about a year in the city
  9. fergytex

    fergytex Bobtail Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Just a little info for you. ODFL P&D drivers normally start out at about 17-18.50 an hour, depending on experience. You have to sever your relationship with UPS. OD does not allow that.
  10. cool dude

    cool dude Bobtail Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Thank goodness you stayed.:biggrin_255:Glad things worked out.Hope the money is better for ya now.I'm sure it is though.
    Freebird135 Thanks this.
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