Snackbar is chillin'....at Shaffer

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  1. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    That does seem like a fair and balanced program that would work good for drivers and the company.

    The fatal flaw, in my opinion, the program my company laid out is they set the goal to high. 9900 miles what is the goal, anything below that still pay 9900 miles and anything above it paid a hefty bonus.

    they should’ve probably set the threshold at 7500 miles with bonuses kicking in at 9900 miles. They eventually started putting people on a program like that but they waited too long and we lost a few drivers with hurt feelings when they got bumped down to the lower programs.

    The numbers don’t lie though, when you have guys doing mostly oversize limited to daylight travel turning in 14 to 15,000 mile months there’s no reason guys who do you only legal freight can’t do 7500 in a month.
     
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  3. Deadwood

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    Amen. Hourly driver as well and I’d never go back. It’s the most honest way to pay your drivers.

    If there are slackers, it’s up to management to look at productivity metrics and do their job - manage the slackers, not use it as an excuse to pay ALL the drivers to the lowest common denominator using cents per mile.
     
  4. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Road Train Member

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    Popped up on my feed.

    Splitting a load multiple times sounds awful.

    at least creefer haven't started doing stuff like that.
     
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  5. O.Henry

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    Hourly drivers…doing 45 in a 65 with one foot on the dash.
     
  6. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Road Train Member

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    Not Dayton Freight. They get hourly but fly through construction zones as if they aren't there.
     
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  7. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    I called Deland at 11:15 to let them know that next Saturday morning my cleaned out truck will be there when the office is open. By noon someone from Hunt was calling me to offer me a flatbed job. "Because I have such a great reputation with Shaffer, they have what I am looking for instead leaving the Acklie family of companies". I am still chuckling a out that.
     
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  8. newbietrucker91

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    That's what HR is meant to do.

    If any driver had enough, wait don't go, how about a little more pain but with a different division!?
     
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  9. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    It would be better to pay per mile plus accessorial pay. A friend worked for F & S hauling coils. They didn't pay that great per miles, but paid extra for a lot of the stuff drivers do on a regular basis, and paid extra on a couple accounts if you worked over the weekend. They just had less than acceptable health insurance and forced drivers into per diem. When he got a foot injury (not related to work), he got hosed on short and long term disability.
     
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  10. BuffaloCreek

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    At least some in the industry are considering driver pay and treatment. The following is from Steve Rush, owner of tank carrier Carbon Express at the annual National Tank Truck Association annual meeting a couple of days ago:

    “We’ve got to get our head out of the sand,” he said. “We really, truly do. I get so sick and tired of reading articles about, ‘it’s not pay.’ What the [heck] does anybody go to work for? To get paid. That’s all they want. Truck drivers are not any different from lawyers, doctors, or any other professional people. You’re going to find time stealers in every walk of life. Why does it always have to be the driver who’s stealing your time? Why is he the one who has to be motivated?

    “If you ever drove a truck for a living, you’d find out that is the motivation. They predominantly love to drive a truck. That’s why I drove one for so long. I loved it. And then this industry went to hell in a handbasket, with all kinds of smoke-and-mirror ways to pay them, because they’re ‘not motivated.’ They just drive a truck for a living. “[Now] look what we’ve done to ourselves. Look what we’ve done to them.”
     
  11. keebler13579

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    If I saw correctly he is with creaffer. Not sure which side he is with but with his number 10 reason he will have fun over there
     
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