R&L how good is it?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Giuseppe Ventolucci, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Let me ask this question.

    At the companies where the drivers don't have to buy their own jacks, are the drivers allowed to lock them up?
     
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  3. Pintlehook

    Pintlehook Road Train Member

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    Why would they want to lock them up? I understand that a driver wants to maintain the same pallet jack on a daily basis, but I'd think it would be the company's responsibility to provide their drivers with functioning equipment to perform the job. To me it would be in the best interest of safety and efficiency. Just my opinion.
     
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  4. TahoeTrucker

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    I know Reddaway doesn't require anyone to buy a pallet jack but guys put a lock on them mainly because they seem to grow legs and walk off. Terminals never have any extras either from what I've noticed.
     
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  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    R+L drivers do lock theirs up at the end of the day, BTW.
     
  6. lcfd15

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    I know at our Lexington terminal we do. First day there I was told by the other guys to get a pallet jack, rubber jack stop and hand cart and put my name on it. We only have 10 drivers and 14 sets. Pretty much use the same truck as well.

    Hey for R&L, are you sure it's free stay at those company resorts?? I thought they just offered drastically discounted prices for their employees.
     
  7. MACK E-6

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    I have a friend that works for them, and he told me the resorts are free.
     
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  9. Mike2633

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    At Superior Beverage in Solon, Ohio the answer is yes if you were a bulk truck driver some of those guys were issued there own electronic pallet jack and absolutely had them locked and chained to the wall. Actually at Superior Beverage all of us had our two wheeler locked up so nobody else could use them, but the person assigned to it.
     
  10. so useless

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    when I worked at us foods you were issued a 2-wheeler you chained it up if they needed a 2-wheeler on your day off -- wala out came the bolt cutters and it walked away never to be seen again unless some one drove over it and left it by the mechanics garage or by scrap pile pallet jacks 1st come 1st served if your late your out of luck
     
  11. Giuseppe Ventolucci

    Giuseppe Ventolucci Medium Load Member

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    Went to the interview earlier today. The guy is in charge of two terminals. He's replacing a lot of drivers because "they're not good drivers". He mentioned the TM at the Oakland yard fired himself and now he's trying to find more drivers there as well.

    The pay is slightly better than Reddaway, he says as a line driver I would be making $21. and some cents. I would be driving from Benicia to Sacramento (one hour distance), stay in Sac Town for 6 hours and do 6 hours of dock work with a forklift and then come back to Benicia.

    He says he likes the idea that I already have experience as a P&D guy, that way if sh!tt hits the fan I could be placed doing deliveries as a P&D driver.

    Bottom line is I'm NOT sold. Ima wait 3 more months where I am and see how it goes once I hit top pay
     
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