My return to LTL... with SAIA

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by McUzi, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    Wonder if you had to be employed at Saia by a certain point to get the extra COVID days, I started in June and have zero accumulated/available sick time.

    I need to approach HR and ask about this topic regardless, because MA’s sick time laws require employees to either have 40 hours available for sick time yearly (even if not accrued) or earn 1 hour of sick time for every 30 worked up to a maximum of 40 hours.
     
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  3. USMC 3531

    USMC 3531 Medium Load Member

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    I was a June hire as well, if I remember correctly they gave me like 3 PTO days for the remainder of that year, they may have shown up after probation period but I can't remember for sure, and as far as the extra covid days that one I don't know.
     
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  4. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

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    Couldn’t tell ya! Lol. Never dealt with hurricanes.

    Last year the road closed before my dispatch which cancelled me. If the road was open generally I’ll have to run. No big deal to me. It’s just nice to have a call off in my back pocket. I know which storms not to run in. If. It’s a blizzard and road is somehow staying open then that’s when I might have to call off. Haven’t had to yet but I’m sure one of these days I will have to tap out.
     
  5. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    Also, it just dawned on me, that this week will be interesting (mainly because I am still trying to figure out methodologies that Central uses for dispatching) as the #1 guy in my barn is on vacation and he has a ridiculously wonderful meet point run. I'm hoping I plug that spot all week long, but don't know if they will bump the list up all week. No one in my barn has an answer for how it will shake out.
     
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  6. USMC 3531

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    Yeah especially if involves that Loveland Pass, no no no no no no haha, I know that I 70 is pretty routine to you guys Radman, but as I have said in past discussions with you, much respect I wouldn't want to deal with it in winter.
     
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  7. LTLdreamin

    LTLdreamin Bobtail Member

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    Hello, I've applied to Saia since June 29th and haven't heard anything from them yet. Do they usually take this long or is it slow to hire because of covid?
     
  8. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    My experience was quite accelerated due to previously knowing the tm.

    Does the recruiter listed on your profile have a name that starts with a B (no need to name names)?
     
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    LTLdreamin Bobtail Member

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    Yes, it does start with a B!
     
  10. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    Corporate in all their wisdom decided to declare that for Driver Appreciation Week (however, they dubbed it Employee Appreciation Week) they would send us a small token of appreciation in the form of... car cupholder coasters.

    I'm not typicall one to complain about trivial things, especially where I enjoy the work I do etc. But part of me says "why bother"? It's kind of like heading to the Dollar General on the way to a birthday party, not finding anything suitable for a gift and saying "fornicate it" and grabbing something so you at least aren't empty handed.

    I don't nor have I ever expected anything for the CDL hallmark holiday, but hell, if you don't want to participate then don't.
     

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  11. Digman943

    Digman943 Light Load Member

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    Weird. I’ll probably get another Fedex beer koozie. Which I find strange to hand out too.
     
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