Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by road_runner, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    It isn’t the money. It’s the slip seating, two seniority lists, and no territory bidding.
     
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  3. Digman943

    Digman943 Light Load Member

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    Well I’m usually a play it safe type of guy but I’m gonna give OD a chance. I’m looking forward to being a trucker instead of a portable dock worker.
     
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  4. FLHT

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  5. FLHT

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    No Hours of service at Fredrick X ?
     
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  6. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    I've basically got my own truck unless it gets sent down for maintenance. :)

    So, when a line driver takes the short-haul, dockwork overnight BS runs for years, waiting for that guy ahead of him to retire so he can get a day run, it seems totally fair that some jackwagon from P&D can just come and take it? Not from where I'm sitting. o_O

    We bid our territories at this yard, so IDK what you're talking about. :confused:
     
  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Same here. Thankfully we don’t slip seat the single screws.

    It is if the city guy’s been there longer. Was the night guy somehow forced to work nights?

    Here, only the combo guys do dockwork. The linehaul guys are not required to do it, and the only way anybody’s forced on either nights or days is if he just hired in and that’s all that’s available. All bids are available to anybody that’s qualified. Highest seniority gets it.

    They don’t at the Baltimore yard. Sure, they SAY they won’t send you to an area you don’t know, but I like having it in writing in case in case I have to go to HR.
     
  8. Jay5GS

    Jay5GS Medium Load Member

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    od job fair was a bust 29 an hour start time between 1000-1200 lol
     
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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Right, so they can keep you out until midnight. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Jay5GS

    Jay5GS Medium Load Member

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    Lol me and my co workers laughed. I'm not starting at noon unless it's no touch shuttles
     
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  11. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    Over here, there's no such thing as 'combo.' If you want to run linehaul, you start at the bottom of your yard's LH board, and most of those runs are short-haul overnight and include dockwork. (City generally only includes dockwork at very small yards.) Now, our line guys aren't forced to dockwork, either, but they'd rather get paid to drive a forklift than sit in the truck/break room for 7 hours and make nothing.

    Of course, us FXF city guys aren't forced to buy our own pallet jacks(which I'm pretty sure is illegal)...
     
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