Its official may orientation 6/4/13

Discussion in 'May Trucking' started by Bigdogg, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. MJensen

    MJensen Light Load Member

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    Well dang. On the bright side every 6 months you get a bump in the cpm
     
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  3. Scooter Jones

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    DM's at May don't dish out the loads, do they? I believe it's all handled through logistics. Which I why I became friends with the NW logistics manager when I worked there ;-)
     
  4. pjohnso

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    So I have been an official driver for almost 6 months now, and the one thing I have discovered is the disrespect and hatred toward drivers. Drivers have to put up with being ignored, talked down to, people being rude to them, and it has no boundaries. Drivers are mistreated from their own companies and almost every shipper and receiver in the nation. The worst part is the disrespect that comes from $8 an hour employees at these large corporations and then make the driver wait 4-5 hours to be loaded/unloaded. Is there anything that we can do about that?
     
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  5. secorp

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    PJ, go work for Marten, many trucking companies have layover pay. I have been told May pays after 4 hours. This is why you get unloaded just before the witching hour. Marten is 1 hour.
     
  6. pjohnso

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    Secorp... its not my pay; its dealing with the uneducated, under paid, individuals that drivers have to tolerate everyday. If I show up to pick-up or drop-off a load be polite to me, just like you would your own boss, because if it weren't for drivers they wouldn't have a job, and it just the right thing to do. We are all in the same business lets work together.
     
  7. Efon

    Efon Road Train Member

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    The flip side to this argument, is that for every polite driver, I wouldn't be surprised if there were two rude drivers.

    I aways try and do my best to be kind and polite with customers. Working in food service for over 6 years, I have seen how rude people can get over the smallest of issues.
     
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  8. Bigdogg

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    Ok long story short drove a truck from phx to Loveland wasnt told to drop at Denver yard got stuck with the load for 3 days , picked up another loaner truck had check engine light wasted a day n half on that truck , got another loaner truck cuz the peat dealer was gona take too long to fix the other truck so i take off Denver to Missoula Montana truck broke down this morning , reefer broke down last night got truck in the shop put new gas filter and still had check engine light on told otr and they said go on and take reffer to billings mt to get fixed , 55 miles away from destination i break down again So i sit here in the middle of no where. in 6 dzdays ive drove 1300 miles ,trip from hell right out the door so if you want to be a trucker and your reading this just know there's gona be bad days and then there's the trips from hell i signed up for this and i was expecting this at one point of time and its here , trainer told me take the good with the bad and run with it . Be safe now to cosey up because its -20 degrees out here
     
  9. Bigdogg

    Bigdogg Light Load Member

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    Wow that wasnt short at all lol
     
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  10. MJensen

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    That is true it could be worse. Like the first truck I got didn't even have it for 24 hours and it broke but I got put in a better truck first truck was a kw now I have got one of the Pete's
     
  11. Scooter Jones

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    You were as happy as a bluebird in Spring a few weeks ago ;-) Trucking related incidents as you described has a way of bringing one back down to earth in a hurry. You haven't even gone through a winter yet either. Just wait...:)
     
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