Waste management and Republic services

Discussion in 'Waste Removal and Garbage Truck Driver Forum' started by Wdever, Mar 18, 2021.

  1. Wdever

    Wdever Bobtail Member

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    I'm amazed to read so many negative reviews from drivers at these places. Are they really that bad? They all complain about working 10-12 hour days. I mean it's trucking that's to be expected anywhere. Then the NO family life stories. I really don't know what to say to that! Maybe you should have went to college and did something different. Bad management comes with every job. You might luck out and get a manager that really cares. In my area you never see these companies looking for front load commercial drivers so at least this position must be pretty good. It's usually the residential drivers that they have a hard time finding. I understand that's a very physical job, but is it really that bad to work for these companies?
     
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  3. FinkPloyd

    FinkPloyd Light Load Member

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    I used to do contract work for Wm and republic, most of the trucks were junk and they are a poorly managed company and very fire happy from what I hear. Though some people do make a career out of it.
     
  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    The Republic trucks that pick up my garbage, don't touch anything. Truck is air-conditioned. The driver is the only person on the truck. He pushes a button and the truck dumps the garbage container and sets it back down on the curb.
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  5. truck6677

    truck6677 Light Load Member

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    Been kinda look a a couple of positions my self in ft.worth..for waste management and Republic by the time I make it in on Fridays most of the drivers to talk about benefits and pay are gone ..Lol
     
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  6. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    This sums it up
     
  7. Itsbrokeagain

    Itsbrokeagain Light Load Member

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    I saw all that hydraulic fluid spraying and instantly knew there was gonna be a fire, especially all over that hot exhaust setup right behind the cab. Jesus
     
  8. truck6677

    truck6677 Light Load Member

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    I got a call back from republic services Friday not bad on the rate..about 50 to 55 hrs a week with ot. She couldn't give me any information on the price of medical for a family. Only 10 miles from my house
     
  9. truck6677

    truck6677 Light Load Member

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    Well got a second interview with the ft.worth yard Friday for roll offs..just got to make it in tomorrow to talk with a driver lol
     
  10. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Congrats mate. Hope it works out....bring air freshener
     
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  11. snowlauncher

    snowlauncher Heavy Load Member

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    A co-worker of mine worked for WM in Central Cali several years ago. I believe he was mostly on a front load commercial route.
    He says it was fast-paced and labor-intensive at times. He also said he was compensated fairly well.
    From what he told me, at the location he was at, the newer drivers who busted their butts for awhile were given better opportunities on the route choices.
    Essentially, there were some better positions awarded based on merit.
    Take it how you will...
     
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