OD Yard Jockeys

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  1. Seebs

    Seebs Medium Load Member

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    Any od guys know how to get into the yard for od or any more information regarding their yard jockeys?
     
  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    have you just tried applying in person?
     
  3. scythe08

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    I never worked for OD, but I've worked for 3 other LTL companies and our Yard hostlers were always internals hires
     
    crb Thanks this.
  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i actually graduated, like a hundred years ago from a trucking school and my classmate went to work for them. (he is still there, over 30 years now) and he was put on the dock and did yard work. so i suggest apply with-in. one way or another he can be a yardman, either right away out of CDL school or from the docks, IF he tells them he wants to only be a yardman.
     
  5. Seebs

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    They don't seem to post for yard positions. Either dock or
    Thanks. I figured you go through the dock side but just haven't seen any information on their site about it and non of the postings seem to be for yard ever. So I was kind of unsure on how I get my foot in the door on it.
     
  6. Sho Nuff

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    Not quite sure about ODFL, but if you wanted to be a Yard Jockey at UPS Freight, you would have to apply as a dockworker. Yard jockeying is part of Dockworkers duties and they get paid the same as Dockworkers, which is about a buck less than P&D. So I would imagine apply as a Dockworker at ODFL. That would be my guess.
     
  7. fuller

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    You want to be a yard jockey?

    Just apply! When I went back to Yellow, they put me in their POS goat...

    I said "What the muck is this?" I'm not doing night goat. They claimed that they cannot find anyone else.

    Well, I quit (again), SO! If you WANT that job, just tell them! TELL them that you would like that job, since no other employees there do.
     
  8. fuller

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    Trust me! NOBODY wants to drive goat!

    My fellow Teamsters even reminded me that I am not allowed to smoke in the goat!

    I asked my Brothers, then why does the regular goat driver, that's been here for 20 years, smoke in the goat?

    My "Brothers" walked away in silence...

    Dude, nobody wants goat work... Apply, apply, apply, and you shall get the job.

    Just make sure not to smoke ANYWHERE near a Teamster, as their "oh so sensitive" noses are more concerned with that, than voting to keep wages and benefits up!
     
  9. crb

    crb Road Train Member

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    Starting oon the dock will be the best way. They usually hire dock workers uup to those positions.
     
  10. fuller

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    Even the dock workers don't wan't that job. They want to stay dry...

    THAT'S why I say, just go in and state that you're willing to endure that job, day or night, and you just MAY get slipped right into that position. Trust me...
     
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