Old Dominion Freight Lines - Thomasville, N.C.

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  1. smurf-316

    smurf-316 Resident Nut Case

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    I'm inclined to agree with TURBO on this one. I have driven for O.D. for over 2 years now and have NEVER heard of this happening to another driver. there was even 1 case where one of our drivers forgot to insert the kingpin after hooking on a pup!! and even he didn't get fired. but he did get a very long chat with our safety director. IF this infact did happen the way he stated then he absolutely should file a complaint with his state labor board and contact a lawyer. i tend to think maybe he has something else in his closet. I will say that O.D. has treated me & others that work with me fairly. I have seen many times that this company has went out of their way to help a driver and make sure he has what he needs to get the job done.
     
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  3. scotty13

    scotty13 Bobtail Member

    I'm confused about one thing and maybe Smurf or someone else can clear it up for me. If you get all your sleep in a hotel or private room at one of the terminals and the trucks don't even have sleepers, why run teams? Are you expected to drive ten hours and then sit in the second seat for ten hours?? If not, then what is the point of running teams?

    :biggrin_25514: I'm a Newbie. Hopefully this isn't too dumb of a question. Thanks!
     
  4. flitterby

    flitterby Light Load Member

    Team trucks have sleepers. Only the linehaul and local drivers run the daycabs.
     
  5. smurf-316

    smurf-316 Resident Nut Case

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    O.D. did have a profit sharing bonus of $1,000 this past month. not to bad i guess for a little extra cash.
     
  6. lookingup

    lookingup Medium Load Member

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    thanxs for the valuable info
     
  7. chief

    chief Heavy Load Member

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    smurf, can you send me a private message? I'm thinking about applying to this company and would like to get whatever info you might have to share. thx
     
  8. ripcord

    ripcord Bobtail Member

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    I went to my local OD terminal last week to put in an application. The terminal manager called me today, and said he wants to see me in three days in regards to a linehaul position. Hopefully it'll go well, I'll get it, and this job will meet all my needs, finances, benefits, hometime, etc. If I find out anything useful about the company, I'll post it on here. I've been driving for about four years, have a little OTR, and a good safety record, plus my hazmat. Maybe that's why they called back so quickly.
     
  9. smurf-316

    smurf-316 Resident Nut Case

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    I think you'll do great there. i've always made a good pay check and never have to sleep in a truck!
    let us know how ya doing.
     
  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    No, but he just might decide to while he's waiting for his relay, if he gets a run where the guy coming from the other end wants to take his good old time.
     
  11. smurf-316

    smurf-316 Resident Nut Case

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    Maybe Mack but he could do alot worse than O.D.
    :yes2557:
     
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