US Foods (delivery driver class A) vs Mclane ( class A delivery driver)

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Big8John, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

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    I’ve done both. While you might do more volume at Mclane Foodservice(fast food chains) you can do less volume at USF but you have to dig. Dig is a big word in Foodservice it means unorganized pallets. You can touch a box over and over and over at USF. McLane was waaaay more organized. It wasn’t perfect. Also most stops at Mclane are big chain restaurants so their easier to deliver to and no stairs. USF you deliver to mom and pop places. A lot of these joints are old and back in the day a lot of kitchens went down stairs. Also you can end up in a parking garage then go up elevators or have to park a block over and wheel your stuff to the restaurant. Mom and pops suck cause they were intended to be delivered by straight truck or pickup. If you do a local full trailer at Mclane you generally get a helper. Overnight routes you unload a trailer in two days vs a trailer everyday at USF. Loads are heavier at Mclane but it’s a lot easier to get off the USF. I personally liked Mclane better. But that’s just me. I struggled with the times at USF and always ran 14hr days cause I’d get behind. At Mclane it seemed smoother I’d would hardly run behind. Only when I first started. I generally stayed ahead at Mclane. Organized trailers at McLane and room in the trailer made a difference. I’d hump more cases but it came off smoother.
     
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  3. Whyte Trashe

    Whyte Trashe Light Load Member

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    I got off whenever I finished my assigned route. Most days were at least 10 hours, sometimes 12 or 13 hours. Every day was a little different. Also, there was never any ‘push’ from driver managers to speed up driver pace. As long as you finished your daily route that same day, and didn’t get into any violations, everything was good. If it looked like a possibility that a particular route was not going well, management would send a helper or two to help you finish.
     
  4. drew2083

    drew2083 Light Load Member

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    Anybody know anything about the McLane grocery side? I applied to the Longmont, CO location and have an interview on Monday.
     
  5. Air Cooled

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    Come on guys. Your all bad ### as far as I’m concerned but get your hazmat and roll cylinders. $30 an hour and it’s work compared to the bulk guys but to you food service drivers, a vacation. Many shops are union too.
     
  6. Big8John

    Big8John Bobtail Member

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    I’ve got all my endorsements. Where do I apply?
     
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  7. ChaoSS

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    Maybe one of these days when I don't need to make money any more I'll go that way.
     
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  8. Whyte Trashe

    Whyte Trashe Light Load Member

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    Not sure if there’s alot of good paying tanker jobs down in my area, N. Carolina. Plenty of work, just kinda lousy pay, at least from what I’ve seen.
     
  9. Choward1083

    Choward1083 Bobtail Member

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    I’m looking into getting on with Mclane
     
  10. The Shadow

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    Those guys in the triangle area of NC are making mid 20s per hour at best. Probably starting high teens. It is pretty much ltl though, with bottles being your only product.
     
  11. Big8John

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    We have guys in their 50s at McLane running groceries off the trailer faster than most of the 20-30 year olds. It’s not hard once you get used to it. Here the lowest you’ll make on a bid is around 62k the other routes that are picked up by the senior drivers are 80-90k a year. I don’t see how some of these guys have been here 15 and 20 years. One of the older guys was saying just take your time be safe and don’t put your health at risk. He’s managed to stay injury free for 20 years
     
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