Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

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

  1. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    I would tend to agree normally, but the growing trend with corporate with regard to their decisions that negatively affect drivers are almost always rooted in “Freight 2020” and “Capital expenditures in TNT Express”.
    Those two excuses seem to be the most commonly used when they release bad information internally or to the public. Listen to the last several earning reports that FX released.

    Fred Smith is also recently on record as almost being in awe of Old Dominion.

     
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  3. Naptown

    Naptown Road Train Member

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    I started out local in a private fleet for a company I already worked for. They needed another driver, I volunteered, and off I went to driving school. The only sleeper truck I've ever been in was a loaner when my truck spent a week in the shop.
     
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  4. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

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    We are super short handed so I would like to come in a Friday to work a 6th day and help out but I just know I'm really not gonna feel like it lol.
     
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  5. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    Guess it depends on the company. The only time I've really ever had to do that was with some fresh new guys and I got paid for my trouble.

    Around here the slower guys just tend toward the easier bids. The guys with some hustle go for the big bids if they have the seniority for it.
     
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  6. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina Road Train Member

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    I've noticed it is often the case that the lower parts of the pay scale progression have smaller raises. What did your top scale increase by?
     
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  7. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    Man... I gotta ask. State your region or state and tell us if you are busy or not. Specify if you are at, above, or below average.

    I am in SC and we are running at almost half of our usual freight. It's been like this all summer. They are looking for volunteers to take an unpaid week off. This is not going to end well for those of us that just signed on this year.
     
  8. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    In MA, we’ve been running our gonads off all summer long since the beginning of the new fiscal year.
     
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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I made them mad on the dock this morning.

    I looked in the trailer this morning and 4 skid spots back from the nose, what do I find?

    ....A skid of a drum of class 5.1 on the left side, and a skid of 2 drums of class 3 and a drum of class 8 alongside it. :banghead:

    Houston, we have a problem!! :director:

    Those 2 skids have to be four feet apart per the segregation chart, and this truck’s not leaving until it’s fixed.

    “But, but... That’ll take.... Uh... I didn’t know.....” :rolleyes:

    I don’t care. You should’ve done it right the first time. Next time read the #### chart. :cool:
     
  10. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    Ever find poison in the same trailer as food? That happened to me once. It was a placarded load I just didn't know I had food on the trailer. I should have checked what else was on my trailer but they where in a hurry to kick me out of the door. I did call and ask about it when I realized what was going on. They told me to keep it to myself and keep working.
     
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  11. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    Not sure, probably what @McUzi said since he is at the top of his pay scale.

    Midwest here, seems to be a pretty normal volume. My terminal hasn’t been keeping anyone home, but we’re not adding runs either. Occasionally a run gets canceled, but that driver just gets bumped down to the very short hub shuttle bid with 5+ hours of dockwork in the middle.

    I loaded a bill labeled as foodstuffs with 10 skids onto an outbound trailer at the hub, and when I went to put the bill in the slot I saw there was one already in there with poison... I had some words for the dock sup, who had some words for the idiot who loaded poison into the nose without telling her or putting up the required warning signs. She looked at my bills, saw the only actual “food” in those 10 skids was a case of Gatorade, and just told me to leave it.
     
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