SAIA Northeast Expansion

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  1. brtecson

    brtecson Medium Load Member

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    They do have the money for the extra wages, but they're spending it on new hires instead via sign on bonuses.. it varies from terminal to terminal, but chicago is at the top with a 15,000 sign on bonus.
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    That, plus their apparent policy against CB 's makes them one I wouldn't particularly recommend.
     
  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I saw a set of Saia pups on 95 on my way home tonight.
     
  5. lcfd15

    lcfd15 Medium Load Member

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    Yeah Mack,

    We now have a terminal opening up in Baltimore next week. Than in about 4 weeks we have another one opening up on the NE extension in PA. can't release where until corporate does, but it is going to be in a really good location up there....

    Right now Saia is looking to open 1 terminal each 2-4 months until the northeast is locked in. I just got back from the driver trainer course in PA that they hosted and flew the drivers in not from the NE region. It was nice.

    Saia has big plans in the future. The stock already has jumped from $34 a share up to about 58 in less than a year. Big money and we just got a pay raise for the 3rd year in a row due to the profits we made from the NE expansion. For instance, Philadelphia terminal (actually in NJ) almost doubled the projected outbound bill count daily and had to expand quickly to accommodate.
     
  6. BigTennOTR

    BigTennOTR Medium Load Member

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    I work for saia.....i enjoy it...home every day...bring home 1100 a week....insurance is cheap...

    Ppl complain about no phones about CAMERAS and about no CBS....yet their making 1500 bring home a week....

    Mind you ive been here 4 months...and dont plan on going ANYWHERE
     
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  7. De Trucker

    De Trucker Medium Load Member

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    No bluetooth or CBs with cameras facing you is absolutely ridiculous!

    You're gonna be gone from yuour family for long periods and you can't even talk to them.
    Lot better options out there.
     
  8. BigTennOTR

    BigTennOTR Medium Load Member

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    10 to 12 hours is a long time?? You can talk...just not when driving smh...
     
  9. BigTennOTR

    BigTennOTR Medium Load Member

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    Or if you need to talk.....pull over????
     
  10. De Trucker

    De Trucker Medium Load Member

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    A Lot of new lnehaul guys at Saia have to run "the system" and are out for days.
    Not to mention when driving in the middle of the night talking on the phone helps alleviate mental fatigue.

    There are many other LTLs that pay just as well or better that aren't as ridiculous.
     
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  11. CasanovaCruiser

    CasanovaCruiser Road Train Member

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    From what I've seen the senior Saia drivers hate their company more than the YRC guys who lost wages/retirement do and I think that really says something
     
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