Swift enters ltl world

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by D.Tibbitt, Jul 6, 2021.

  1. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    Do you have drive facing camera?
     
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  3. streetglider

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    AAA cooper use to have the DFC but have since turned them off.
     
  4. road_runner

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    We have dual cameras with the DFC deactivated as of now.
     
  5. KaoMinerva

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    I'd argue it could still very well be active. I wouldn't trust it. I'm suspicious like that lol.
     
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  6. road_runner

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    They put a sticker on the forward facing lense rhe says the camera has been deactivated. But to your point, there is a special privacy mini visor that flips down (presumably intended for OTR trucks to shield drivers while they are in their sleeper bunks). I'll flip it down whenever I start my shift.
     
  7. jgarciajr40

    jgarciajr40 Medium Load Member

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    I can confirm DFC at cooper are currently turned off. Cooper had too many drivers leaving due to them.

    I work for cooper, and currently im alittle worried. I never worked OTR because they never paid well in my opinion. I’m not like you old farts; I’m not okay with working 60-70 hours a week. I can’t believe the industry is okay with that for local work.

    Swift/knight from my experience is predatory carrier that targets minorities that don’t know any better.

    reid dove, coopers ceo said via internal email/ Qualcomm all operations well remain the same and that cooper with maintain independence within the knight-swift family of companies. I don’t see any company laying down 1.35billion and letting the sister company remain independent.

    I’ll let you guys know if/when my pay goes down. Currently most terminals pay around $29.55hr for P+D and 0.69mile Linehaul. No time and a half, no sick pay, and no PPO insurance only high deductible HSA plans.
     
  8. FLHT

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    Ya think Reid Dove and Bill Zollars are related ?
     
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  9. streetglider

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    cooper in Montgomery is not paying 29.55 and they are trying not to have the drivers work over 55 hours per week. which terminal you out of?
     
  10. jgarciajr40

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    I can’t tell you which terminal because I’m buddy buddy with half a dozen terminal managers you’d find me in a heartbeat. Also my terminal has 14 drivers so it’s small there are no dock workers

    but I’m in Florida. I know each terminal has its own pay scale based on geographic location; Miami pays like .50 more but it doesn’t matter because for $1800 a month I can have a mansion in my city versus a garage in miami.

    also to clarify I’m not working 60-70 consistently but it does happen to me around the last three months of the year because of the holidays. I average 45ish but right now I’m doing 55ish

    They had me doing Linehaul every Saturday for a month and I’m not in bottle of the totem poll.
     
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  11. KaoMinerva

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    I hate how truck companies can just do what they want. No overtime is complete bs.
     
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