Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

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

  1. misterG

    misterG Road Train Member

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    Ditto for us as well. Unless its a Friday. Then, wait. For a few minutes at least.
     
  2. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    Yes we have at GFS
     
  3. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    It has been nice on that end the nursing homes a lot of them won't let us in at all and I just leave there stuff outside and they have to get it. That part has been thumbs up for me.
     
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  4. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    Anyone watch Office Space? Right now it feels like that birthday scene where Milton gets screwed out of the last piece of office cake while inside a skeleton crew room cause everyone got laid off.

    Took a paid day off to celebrate my birthday in the AM of the 9th. Dispatcher was on the way out with his usual cheerful smile. ",Hey ya R/R. Happy early bday. You taking your fam out anywhere fancy to eat?". Took me a second to mentally browse through all the cool places I had lined up before I went "mother....trucker"...

    Loud chuckle before I heard Happy Birthday as he left.

    This is a union thing. But they put up the bids twice a year for all of us to sign on to. They took down the bids before the rest of us got a chance to sign on. It's the equivalent of someone tearing down your work schedule cause they plan on laying off a bunch of people.

    Yeah, I am Milton and I got my cake. But things just got real. Bill count collapsed from 300-500 a night outbound to about 120 within two weeks.

    Happy birthday to me. Send beer.
     
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  5. jmz

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    FedEx cancelled the bid as well, and I don’t blame them. All the work they did analyzing freight flows went out the window and now it’s anyone’s guess what this summer will bring.
     
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  6. jmz

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    I would have killed for some of my old nursing home stops to be like that! I had one that got an entire pallet of dry goods. About 20 packs of 6/10lb cans got wheeled into the kitchen, the rest of it had to be stacked onto the tail of my trailer and then stacked onto a flatbed cart and brought down to the basement. The cart barely fit through the door and you had to get a running start to make it over the bump in the door frame. Then figure on waiting 5+ min for each elevator trip because the residents preferred using the freight elevator.

    This was on a light day, usually filled a second cart and second dolly too.
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  7. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    Were not hiring either they just furloughed another person today.
     
  8. jmz

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    Seeing people post on FB that FxF is starting furloughs, voluntary for now. These days I’m seeing 3-6 road trucks parked at night, so even if they need to get rid of 6 drivers I should still be ok.
     
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  9. misterG

    misterG Road Train Member

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    We've had a couple driver self quarantine at home. That has helped.
    Start times have been posted later in the day, to prevent us from being in so early.
     
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  10. LTLTRKR

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    Fedex Frght is asking for Volunteers for furloughs or they will start at the bottom drivers and work there way up till they have their numbers.
     
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