PepsiCo

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Pepsiguy77, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. JPenn

    JPenn Road Train Member

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    I'm out of NY, and I run NY, PA, NJ, MD and a few stops in northern VA, for the most part. All day cabs, many runs are back within 14 hours.
     
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  3. Pepsiguy77

    Pepsiguy77 Bobtail Member

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    I'm actually looking for something else that pays more, here in buffalo Sysco us foods new Penn, holland are all hiring.

    It's just risky to make a jump. My wife is due in November. So I don't wanna go somewhere and start all over. I already have three guys under me here on seniority.
     
  4. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    That's pretty darn good money.
     
  5. Weeezerd

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    These companies (Frito-Lay, Pepsi, UPS, etc) typically hire individuals whom have been OTR or trucking for 3-5+ years, or is it possible to get into one of these companies with less experience (at lower percentage pay) and work your way from the bottom up?
     
  6. Pintlehook

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    They'll definitely hire someone with no experience, I started at Coke when I was 17 years old. When I turned 18 they started training me for my CDL. Great way to get experience, if you live near a union facility you can start making decent money from day 1. I did start in the warehouse, but it was only a few months until they asked me to learn to drive. Granted, that was 26 years ago, but I believe they still have opportunities like this now. Just be advised that it's an EXTREMELY physical job until you get some seniority, then it's a cakewalk.
     
  7. Weeezerd

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    extremely physical aye? there aint a job exists on this earth more physical than what I been through working for labor finder. :p I've furnished entire college dormatory buildings with prebuilt furniture within an 8hr shift. I've worked 10hr days clearing water retention basin ponds of bamboo & trees walking up and down a 130 degree bank in 100 degree weather with nothing but a pair of work gloves and a hatchet. I've unloaded truckloads of exercise equipment for new gyms with my bare hands. Carried 200lb school classroom cabinetry boxes over my back up 3 flights of stairs, and I'm under 5'6. I've moved mountains of dirt with shovel & barrow. Lifted 270lb 50in old box style TVs onto conveyor belts for 8hrs a day. I've hand carried woodwork wall trim boxes from a drop site to every condo in the cul-de-sac in a new building project.

    ALL for 9.15 an hour!!! lol. I'll tell you, even if it's as physical as what I've done the past 2-3 years, these dock work jobs sound like candy mountain, considering the pay difference. lol.
     
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  8. JPenn

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    The Frito Lay location I work for typically only hires experienced drivers...I haven't heard of anyone with less than 3 years getting hired recently. Doesn't mean it hasn't happened, or that other locations do the same.

    At any rate, you're going to feel like you found a money tree if you're doing that kind of work at that low rate now. I think UPS dock workers here start north of $19/hour.
     
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    That's what everyone says! Till they try it. Lol. The majority of them give it it up the 1st week (usually sooner). True story.
    ;-)
     
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  10. Weeezerd

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    when it comes to labor I have the mental fortitude of a stud being tasered while getting it on. Either that or I'm just plain stupid. I'd like to think I'm a healthy mix of the two. But I'll be honest I routinely work spring/summer/fall and take winters off. I like to work on myself mentally. I can spend months researching philosophy or psychology. & I've had that opportunity. My father left my mother a large home & it's been comfortable here. But I'm definitely growing out of it. At any rate, it's definitely time for me to wise up & make myself a living outside of this home. I'll be getting my CDL soon enough. sooon enough. Put down the shovel n pick up the wheel. :) They can pay me 3 cents a mile for training, as long as it gets me out of this ####ing house. Been living hard, hard living. lol.
     
  11. Cardfan89

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    If you can't get on with coke or Pepsi you might try the beer companies. Where I am at coke and Pepsi are union and it's harder to snag a job with them but bud and coors always has now hiring signs out front. Might not be that way in your next of the woods but it's worth a shot.
     
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