We got a raise and trucks turned down.

Discussion in 'Tyson' started by TruckerPete1990, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. eeb

    eeb Heavy Load Member

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    If you don't have deliveries or delays that put you over your 14.
     
  2. Pharroh336

    Pharroh336 Light Load Member

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    Plus your mandatory 30 minute rest break. Don't know many people who can run 11 hrs non stop.
     
  3. poppapump1332

    poppapump1332 Road Train Member

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    Its the old bait and switch tactic
     
  4. runningman0661

    runningman0661 Road Train Member

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    When I great Govt. Gets there way, and they will, all trucks will be governed. So either deal with it, or find a different occupation.
     
  5. Thebrainfart2000

    Thebrainfart2000 Bobtail Member

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    Yeah, if you're straight up intrastate no stops, no traffic, weather, or accidents and don't forget different speed zones. I drove for swift at 62 mph... I'd only seen 620 miles in one go maybe 3-4 times in the 4 years I was slaving for them. Speed reduction = governed miles and pay per day/week/month/yr... That and that stupid illegal 34 hr reset rule they forced on the slaves of the industry.. tell me, I'm new here.. have they abolished that slave driving tyrannical money killing rule yet??
     
  6. Thebrainfart2000

    Thebrainfart2000 Bobtail Member

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    Just wondering because, no one not even the Government should be able to tell a driver when he or she should or can take a break, and then punish you for taking it when he or she feels it is necessary, by saying, "oh, by'the'way... You can't get your reset until this amount of time has passed.. so, take this small check for the week.. who cares if it's less than minimum wage.. it's your fault for not letting us whip you SLAVE... Now drive"!!! :p
     
  7. S M D

    S M D Road Train Member

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    I'll tell you this and what it means... that raise and slower truck means YOU need to change YOUR schedule to work with the load being on time and they expect nothing less. Think about it. If you were already getting great miles at lets say 42 cents I'd rather keep 42 and my 70mph truck rather than 45 and a slow truck.

    P.s. You're going to start disliking working there just because of that. Being a company driver.... Although I can say for owner ops most run 65 66mph anyway.
     
  8. Thebrainfart2000

    Thebrainfart2000 Bobtail Member

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    Raise pay then lower speed and given miles... Sounds like no raise at all.
     
  9. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

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    Well if u now anything about TYSON FOODS you dont pick when those loads get dropped out of plants. i've already left that company and moved on with my own things.
     
  10. dragginmaster

    dragginmaster Bobtail Member

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    truckerpete, I been with Tyson for almost four years, starting my search for greener pastures. was wondering where you went to?

    When the trucks got tuened down they only turned my cruise down, I still have foot feed @ 70, but am moving to PA and may be forced to run only north east and I don't like that so much.
     
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