It's getting bad on the concrete side too

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by FinkPloyd, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. FinkPloyd

    FinkPloyd Light Load Member

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    2 weeks ago our overtime got capped at 50 hrs, today we find out that we are no longer getting our 40 hour guarantee but 32 hours. Which is better than some companies that are only giving their drivers 24 hours. The work is starting to dry up, thankfully I don't have huge overhead but there are people out here really starting to struggle. Companies are looking to let people go for any small infraction and have started doing so. A month and a half ago all the companies around here were going all out, hiring left and right. Now they have all pulled their hiring signs down. This is really starting to get bad, I hope this virus clears up soon or there are going to be a lot of good men and women out here going broke.
     
  2. Western flyer

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  3. FinkPloyd

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  4. Western flyer

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    I'm out of Grand Prairie.
    The construction projects that were already started
    Are gonna get finished.
    I'm guessing that after that, a lot of things have
    Been put on hold.
    Unemployments got you covered.
     
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  5. EuropeanTrucker

    EuropeanTrucker Light Load Member

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    It’s getting slow everywhere...LTL, tanker, food service, truckload... no matter what you do it seems like.
     
  6. road_runner

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    Agreed. Two weeks ago I was rolling in OT. We had 400+ bills going out and 350+ bills being brought in to be shipped out. Not sure what our inbound is since I come in so late, but our outbound is down to about 100 bills tonight. And this happened over the span of just two weeks.
     
  7. Danny707

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    I think Mclane doing ok since they have all the fast food restaurants with drive thru as well as Wawa and 7/11. They just put a ad out looking for shuttle drivers.
     
  8. Doby24

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    Not bad mines did the same thing
     
  9. x1Heavy

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    The one thing that matters is the I-57 interstate project and one cracked bridge at James street which is rather a emergency now. (US67 Arkansas)

    However I have not seen ready mix hardly anywhere, then again I have not been out much. Emphasis on much.
     
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