Saia vs. r& l

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  1. mikew900

    mikew900 Bobtail Member

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    Have many years over the road looking at r&l Carriers or saia here in New York starting pay for r&l is $31.99. Do you have any opinions on which company is better to work for??
     
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  3. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    R&L is a dumpster fire, go with SAIA
     
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  4. LTL Bull

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    Saia has driver facing cams. I spent 8 years with R&L. Not a bad company but ALOT depends on Service Center Manager. A good one makes a big difference . P&D work is very different from OTR. If you’re going linehaul, R&L is one of the few LTL’s where the city guys generally make more than line haul. Linehaul guys are paid a flat rate per run, nothing extra for D&H or fueling, etc. which R&l. Facility are you looking at?
     
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  5. mikew900

    mikew900 Bobtail Member

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    Maybrook ny
     
  6. mikew900

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    Both starting at top rate for p&d
     
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    Also nice sob at both for L/J
     
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  9. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Medium Load Member

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    Sorry, can’t give much info on that one. I know a little about Buffalo and it isn’t good. I’d try to snag one of the local guys from that center and pick his brain. We had no recruitment bonus/incentive so you should get a good feel. R&L is a strange company, not all bad, they have good points so I’m not bashing them. I left on good terms with them. Are you looking at city or linehaul?
     
  10. mikew900

    mikew900 Bobtail Member

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    Also hear new boss in VA
    Is the one that screwed up yellow, now at R&L..
     
  11. LTL Bull

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    Linehaul is less affected by the SCM. Central dispatch has more control. The night dispatcher you work for at the terminal can affect you still though so be nice. Unless you’re a system driver or team all linehaul is out and back. Either meet for a swap at a truck stop or go to a terminal and turn back. You’ll probably have to share a truck with a daytime guy and may slipseat everyday till you get established . All runs pay a specific flat rate, no cpm
     
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