L/O Changing Terminals, hard/easy

Discussion in 'Swift' started by blsqueak, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. blsqueak

    blsqueak Road Train Member

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    Thanks fr8. I do not know what the hold up as far as Mac 30 is. I was told that it will be soon. My DM only handles L/P and O/O out of the Cols terminal. I think that he has abt 70 on his board. I am going to see what happens this week. Accordidng to the manual that they gave me and I read, Rapid Response is there for many reasons as far as assisting with problems. BTW, did you get my last PM. Oh, the other day, Fountain, CO to Glenwood Springs, CO, 4.9. That was a joy. Today was great on 76 and 80. Until I swung north on US83.
     
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  3. Injun

    Injun Road Train Member

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    Tried to post this earlier, but it didn't take for some reason. Okay, here goes:

    Go to the terminal you want to be based from and make friends with the DMs. Find the one you want to work with and ask if you can be on his or her fleet. If he or she says yes, go to that FM or TM and request the transfer, saying you would like to be on So-and-so's fleet. Boss will call that person and ask if it's okay with him or her. During this time, let your own DM know that you would like to move to a different terminal, explain why and make sure you tell him that, while it's been nice working with him, you just feel like you would be more comfortable with So-and-so and that the desired terminal appears to fit your needs more closely than Columbus. Being cordial and polite about it is your best bet...and more likely to score you what you want.

    When I came back to Swift, I chose to be out of the Troutdale terminal despite being domiciled near El Paso. That was one of my negotiations. I am out of the terminal I wanted, working with the guy I wanted to work with. It didn't hurt that he was requesting me from his end.


    The more I hear about this "pods" thing, the less I like it. I hope this doesn't become a company-wide epidemic.
     
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  4. Texas-Nana

    Texas-Nana Princess Drives-a-Lot

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    Or you can just be "kidnapped" by a fleet manager. LOL He calls up yours and says "I'm taking them".
     
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  5. blsqueak

    blsqueak Road Train Member

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    Injun, thanks. There is just one thing wrong with your scenerio, I have to get the loads to get by those terminals, and they are southwest of where I am running. Wonder what it is like in the NW. Been so long since I have been up there.
     
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  6. hunnerbunner

    hunnerbunner Light Load Member

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    again, i would really really like to run the west/ northwest. it seems the only state i run in anymore is texas. i really don't like texas. i talked to the pod about switching terminals so i don't waste my life away sitting in texas but they wanted me to hang on for a bit to try out the new pod setup. turned down two loads to texas already. getting tired of it.
     
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  7. Texas-Nana

    Texas-Nana Princess Drives-a-Lot

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    *jumps up and down, waving my hands* pick me! pick me!!! I want the Texas runs!!!!
     
  8. hunnerbunner

    hunnerbunner Light Load Member

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    i would trade if i could. seriously.
     
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  9. Texas-Nana

    Texas-Nana Princess Drives-a-Lot

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    If I never drive on another CA highway it would suit me just fine. So I completely understand.
     
  10. hunnerbunner

    hunnerbunner Light Load Member

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    see, now if there was a way for swift to accommodate drivers by letting them choose the regions they prefer to operate in....
     
  11. Injun

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    They do. It's called Comfort Zones. But that's available only to company drivers now.
     
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