Truck Driving for Pepsi

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  1. zaptear

    zaptear Medium Load Member

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    My Experience with Pepsi


    I have been working for Pepsi for almost a year. And all and all its not a bad place to work..
    at 1st I was shocked with the about of work it takes to work in a Pepsi truck. 300-600 cases of soda out of a side loader.
    Days starts at 4:30 am. Can work 14 hr days
    using a hand cart up and down stares in and out of coolers all day long.



    So what can you except working for Pepsi
    good free Class A traing
    hard work, day to day in a different truck or routes.
    Good pay I make 14.50 with overtime after 40.
    lots of rules you will deal with all day long. With a lot of paper work. You also deal with cash,checks and you to = out at the end of the day and using hand helds and have printers in your truck
    long days most of us start at 4:30 and can work 14hr days.with up to 25stops a day Mon-fri.
    Also you can see a lot of help come and go. This can be a vary hard job.
    If anyone would like to know anything about Pepsi just let me know. I will do my best
     
  2. Spacecoast

    Spacecoast Light Load Member

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    Did you start out as a loader in the warehouse or right into a driver trainee. How does their CDL training go? Just interested...
    Seems here, that you need to know someone who works there just to get anyone to look at you.
     
  3. zaptear

    zaptear Medium Load Member

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    i had a class B cdl for 8 years before i was hired as a driver trainee. my CDL training i was told to get my perment as i was whating for my backgrand check that tuck 3 weeks. so on day one i had my perment. then i was with a driver trainer for 4 weeks doing pretrips and just runing routes and the stops.. the day before my cdl test we spent 4 hrs on pretrip and alley dock. I passed my test.. but got some points off for not useing the cluch.. already had 8 years driveing class B 8-10 speeds.. .. whats a cluch anyhow. then the next day i was put in a class B side loader for 1 week.. then after that i was put in a class A that was it. i have ben told it is hard to get in to pepsi but.. i dont see it as that way. but some do start in the warehouse 1st as a loader then work up.. see pepsi hire within a lot even for management (bad spelling) with pepsi you can start as a warehouse monkey and work you self all the way to the top of the line. and pepsi takes pride in this. .
     
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  4. zaptear

    zaptear Medium Load Member

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    also every year every manger in the plant even the GM must spent 2 days a year with a driver on a route yes thay get a hand cart and do all the stops with you pulling soda out of the side of the truck so no one can't tell them you dont know what it is like out here that is a nice part of the job.. becuse thay do know.
     
  5. MassHole

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    im looking into employment with them now. I did my app with them and they just recently sent me a email with a link to answer a bunch of questions and give them some more information. They want to hire me as a class a driver starting at 6am which dont bother me much, also said my pay will start at $21.34. Are they blowing smoke up my #$$ or what? Is it legit to start at that wage or do they want to get me in the door and then tell me otherwise?
     
  6. walleye

    walleye Road Train Member

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    Depends on if it is Pepsi Co,...Or an independent Pepsi bottler/distributor,...
     
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  7. zaptear

    zaptear Medium Load Member

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    i work for Pepsi Bottling Ventures
    Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) is the nation's largest privately-held manufacturer, seller, and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages
    on 21 bucks a hr i dont know depends on ware you live i gess.. we start at 14.50 but that about ave around here.. some do start about 3 doller more a HR for others around here but about ave
    but if thay tell you 21.. it must be 21 are you cold bottel or bulk. bulk truck drivers make more but get less hrs. cold bottel (side loader) make less but get more over time. i work in Cold bottel i work 50-65 hrs a week mon - fri

    http://www.pepsibottlingventures.com/
     
  8. MassHole

    MassHole Medium Load Member

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    hmmmmm i see, how could i tell? I did the app right through the pepsi website, not sure if that makes a difference. Its in Taunton Ma, maybe if someone knows of it and if it helps to figure out if its pepsi co or not
     
  9. MassHole

    MassHole Medium Load Member

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    Ok ya I understand. Im actually going through Pepsi Co. I should have figured out that it was the actual company by the website. de de dee. http://www.pepsico.com/
     
  10. zaptear

    zaptear Medium Load Member

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    lol thats cool.. ya im going to be moveing down south in about 2 years. if thare is not a PBV down thare i kinda hope i can slide in a Pepsi Co. job.. but i would think i cud
     
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