SAIA Northeast Expansion

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  1. Pintlehook

    Pintlehook Road Train Member

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    SAIA has previously announced their expansion in to the northeast and they've been advertising for drivers on the radio in my area. 64 cpm is a nice wage - I'm not looking for a job currently, but it sounds like a good opportunity. I found this ad for the Pittsburgh area -

    https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/trp/6019074273.html

    I'm betting there are similar ones throughout the northeast. Figured I'd post this for anyone looking for a good LTL job.
     
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  3. chalupa

    chalupa Road Train Member

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    Interesting....the coon arses moving north like that. I had occasion to run with 5 from the line group . A steady run up to the rock every night. They were all happy as clams. Steady runs, good wages and good enough equipment. ( Volvos )
     
  4. LakeLife80

    LakeLife80 Light Load Member

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    I know they are quick to fire guys, especially the ones that have been there awhile.
     
  5. Maxgussam

    Maxgussam Light Load Member

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    Ask about the new driver facing cameras that they are installing as well.
    They are said to be slowly putting them into all of the trucks, along with a bunch of ridiculous rules.
    I know one of their drivers, and he told me that when the camera goes into his truck, that will be his last day there.
     
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  6. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina Road Train Member

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    I've heard that one a million times. That's an easy decision to make at a mega rookie carrier, but a lot more difficult when you have a high-paying gig. I'm curious what the percentage is of drivers who actually follow through with that.

    If I'm ever in a similar situation I certainly won't like it, but I won't threaten to quit on day one. However, I'd probably think twice before eating food that requires a fork or spoon while going down the road.
     
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  7. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Where saia bought my ltl company years ago and we were suddenly talking to central dispatch in Atlanta instead of omaha someone quickly decided saia stood for .
    Some arsehole in Atlanta ...lol
     
  8. Maxgussam

    Maxgussam Light Load Member

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    According to him, the rules are far more restrictive than that.
    For example, turning your head too far to the left or right.
    I mean, really, you have guys with 15+ years of accident free driving, and you feel the need to micromanage them like a brand new swift driver?
    Piss on that!
     
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  9. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina Road Train Member

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    I hear ya. That's one reason I was never interested in UPS despite the huge money there. Micromanaging how you crank the landing gear and all that.
     
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  10. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    They've been advertising around here too for a new terminal in Newark so I filled out an app. $28.41/hr it said...I gotta admit that's not bad. Driver facing cameras though...oy
     
  11. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    I always wondered why they didn't service the Northeast. I got ignored by them a long time ago in Portland, OR back when I only had 6 months of seat time. (that was probably why)
     
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