repower abuse

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  1. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    Company sent me to a shipper do all the loading, securement, tarping on a large pain in the a__ load. Then drive it less than a mile and wait all day for another driver. He takes the loaded trailer. I get his empty. They called this a repower. Pure BS. Never left the zip code, so no mileage pay. This pisses me off. That is all.
     
  2. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    How much did they pay you? It should be minimum pay of $200 for example.
     
  3. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    How much pay do you receive for the tarp job? How long did it take?
     
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    W9onTime Heavy Load Member

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    Wasted a day , that's a day rate to be fair .
    I'd be pissed to , with anything less
     
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  5. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    Tarping is $40 total. So I will get $20. How long do it take? Securement + tarping took 3 hours. Difficult load with variable heights and 3 tarps that we’re all frozen solid. The repower meetup is also a pain. Other driver just drops a bunch of equipment and happily hits the road.i waited all day. Not doing anything here but venting.
     
  6. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    Wow, that stink 3 hours work for $20 which doesn't include time getting loaded and hooking/dropping trailer etc etc. Sounds like a raw deal for sure.
     
  7. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    Which company are you working for?
     
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  8. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    I made $20 today. One half of the tarp pay. The hard half. Untarping is easy. Ya $200 would be fair. I’m exhausted, filthy and ...still empty.
     
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  9. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    This is literally the first time I have ever publicly criticized my company. So let’s just say they are a well known large flatbed company. I honestly have never been this mad at them. I’m just talking here. I don’t think complaining about it to them will get me a #### thing. I just wrote a huge nasty letter to the employment services dept. took an hour. Then I read it and just deleted it. That letter was gonna get me nothing.
     
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  10. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    Would that be System transport out of spokane, wa? If so, I worked that ####ty company as well and to be honest most mega companies take advantage of you as a company driver. I left System cause I found better company to work for. My advice is don't stay at low end companies such as this one, you deserve better than this.
    Today they took advantage of you, tomorrow they will take advantage of next guy and will keep repeating this over and over to benefit themselves.
    Work smarter not harder.
     
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