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

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  1. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Be careful what you wish for.....

    We were paying OT after 50 with a 50 hour guarantee.

    We grew a little bit and they started to ask for a 'better' deal in addition to their small raise.

    The owners relented and changed it to OT after 45 and dropped the guarantee to $45.00 too.

    NJ tried, years ago, to address this.

    As long as the wage paid was more than 1.5 times the state minimum wage truckers were still exempt...

    That was in the 80's; long before the push tor $15.00 per hour, but it does not make much difference; 1.5 x $15.00 = $22.50 and we are paying more than that so we stay exempt.
     
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  3. kidz bop

    kidz bop Medium Load Member

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    i wonder how pissed off the customers are
     
  4. Shackdaddy

    Shackdaddy Medium Load Member

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    I’m a LTL driver. The Dominion guys I know seem pretty happy. They are pretty tight lipped about their pay though. They seem to retain them better than most. Perhaps I’ll apply and do some recon.
     
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  5. im not real sure

    im not real sure Light Load Member

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    I will put it this way... I'm almost 40, working full-time since high school, and have been driving for 12 years professionally. OD has treated me better than anywhere I have ever worked. No BS, they are honest up front and give it to you straight. They will have to kick me out the door for me to leave before I retire. The culture is 2nd to none and we take a lot of pride in that. We are a family at OD.
     
  6. JReding

    JReding Road Train Member

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    I'll second that.
     
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  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I say we organize a shut down.
     
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  8. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    If you're getting paid a fair wage for what you do, then maybe you don't worry about the details so much. OD drivers seem to be pretty happy. That tells me something.
     
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  9. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    I know UPS is held up as the evergreen example of a terrible place to work that pays well, but...man. I wish I hadn't listened to the rumors for all those years. I'd love to have five more years of seniority. Lol
     
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  10. City Man

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    I think i will stay at my carrier that pays OT after 8 hours. Worked 3 day this week with 2 days paid for holiday and will still have 7.5 hours of OT.
     
  11. Davo53209

    Davo53209 Bobtail Member

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    Who is your carrier?
     
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