My return to LTL... with SAIA

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

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  2. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    ...And of course there won't be any left for the working stiffs when they get back. :rolleyes:
     
  3. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    My center is alternating food for AM and PM drivers on different days, and I keep getting screwed and having to switch between AM and PM on the wrong day, so I haven’t gotten anything since Monday.
     
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  4. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    And... just like that, my “systems” career at Saia is over. I was told today that beginning Monday I have a scheduled bid run. It’s not a high mileage run, but I’ll squeeze my way into a yard horse at the hub to make some extra money to make up for it.

    So, not one day spent away from home and on a bid in less than 3 months.
    Also by sheer coincidence, my 90 day probationary period is over during this weekend.

    If only I had a coaster to celebrate such good fortune ;)
     
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  5. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    This was a false alarm thankfully. Ended up spending the whole week on daytime linehaul with one day off in the middle. 2500 miles in 4 days without living like a vampire at night was pretty refreshing for a change.
     
  6. LPjunior1970

    LPjunior1970 Light Load Member

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    NWB?
     
  7. Ronniev1262

    Ronniev1262 Light Load Member

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    Well, my first 2 weeks on my own are done. First week I covered for someone on vacation. Second week 3 days running wild and 2 covering for someone who took couple days off. So far so good. I have plenty of LTL experience so I know whats expected of me. Still trying to deal cameras, no talking on phone and no CB. But..take the good with the bad. The more terminals I see the better. Thanks for the help!
     
  8. LPjunior1970

    LPjunior1970 Light Load Member

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    I see a bunch of trucks with CB’s at the hub I run to. Just can’t talk on it while you’re driving. No reason you can’t listen to what’s going on.
     
  9. keebler13579

    keebler13579 Medium Load Member

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    Thats micromanaging not letting you talk on the cb. What happens if you are coming up on something and need information to get around it?
     
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  10. Ronniev1262

    Ronniev1262 Light Load Member

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    Act l like 80% of today's truck drivers out there and not turn something on that I don't have.
     
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