OT after 50 Hrs. Why Don't Old Dominion Drivers Complain?

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  1. sabresfan 76

    sabresfan 76 Light Load Member

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    I'm hourly with OT after 40 and paid for our breaks and lunch. No off duty time all day. I've worked for all the different pay structures over the years and with elogs I wouldn't want to get paid any other way than I am now.
     
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  3. BeHereNow97

    BeHereNow97 Heavy Load Member

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    One thing that amazed me when I worked in LTL (in a CDL Class A driving role doing both P&D and linehaul) earlier this year was how dock workers, who (99% of the time) don't even have a CDL, are exempt from normal overtime rules as well even though they're paid hourly and are not classified as "salary" employees. When a dock worker told me that for the first time, my mind was blown.

    Anybody want to explain how that's legal? Lol

    When I left LTL at the midway point this year companies were starting to go lower and lower in terms of OT. In my area as of August Old Dominion was actually OT after 60 hours. Estes was OT after 52. Southeast was one of the best with OT after 45. I think I read somewhere on here that OD was going to OT after 50 hours starting in 2022, if they haven't already.

    If the industry can stay competitive and stay a drivers market (which we all know won't last forever), OT after 40 might be a reality for many local driving jobs just to stay competitive with other employers. However, what I'm afraid of (even though I'm back to OTR so it wouldn't affect me) is that when the economy starts getting bad again, that the trucking companies will then reverse their trends of getting closer to OT after 40 hours and instead going back to no OT at all (or at least trend back in that direction).

    I agree though that OT should be given to local drivers after 40 hours. I agree with the other poster who said the reason many leave the industry is because of lack of overtime for local jobs and not getting paid for everything you do with OTR jobs. These trucking companies (even the better ones like OD or other LTL companies) all cry about lack of workers and yet they can't even give drivers OT after 40 hours like basically every other hourly employee in this country gets. Many truck drivers are pretty blue collared and have skill sets that go beyond trucking, I don't blame many of them for going into other trade type of work where it's easy to work for yourself or get paid OT after 40 (and that's to say nothing of the OTR sector of the industry).
     
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  4. Davo53209

    Davo53209 Bobtail Member

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    How about it Old Dominion drivers....what is your input? What makes you happy about working 50hrs. of straight time?
     
  5. Capacity

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    No OT after 40 , prospects do a about face and disappear into the thin air here in Wisconsin.
    The law needs to change , Drivers Lives Matter DLM.
     
  6. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i went to trucking school with someone who went straight over to OD out of school he had to start working the docks, but that was short lived. he retired from OD..

    i guess they are doing something right.>???
     
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  8. Davo53209

    Davo53209 Bobtail Member

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    What's so good about Old Dominion where everyone is happily willing to work 50hrs. of straight time?
     
  9. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    go online, fill out an application, get hired, then you tell us..??
     
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  10. jgarciajr40

    jgarciajr40 Medium Load Member

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    There’s someone in analytics who calculates your expected salary annually.

    they could pay you OT at 40; Lower your base pay and cut hours and you’ll still end up with the same amount of money. It’s all about moving peanuts.

    I have a coworker that came from OD and he swears up and down OD has no shame in making you bring back a full trailer and calling up customers and telling em you can’t make it/have no drivers.

    We’re paid straight time at my place; and i currently deal with it because even with not paying time and a half they pay substantially more than other employers. I can keep my $30 an hour; or lower my pay to $21-25 be OT eligible and can guarantee I won’t touch my current salary.
     
  11. JReding

    JReding Road Train Member

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    I think it may have something to do with individual state law, perhaps. (Although I'm not sure if what you said is correct, I'll have to check.)
    Here in Washington state, ODFL P&D drivers are paid OT after 40 hours (linehaul is still PPM regardless of hours). I know in a recent posting from our corporate office, they informed us that they would now be paying dock workers and hostlers OT after 50 hours. Admittedly, I'm still pretty new to the company (just passed my 90 days a couple weeks ago), so I'm not entirely up to speed on all our policies and pay structures yet.
     
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