Worker shortage has sparked a rent-a-driver boom in the food industry

Discussion in 'Other News' started by Chinatown, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    52,600
    93,542
    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    0
    Chef's Warehouse locations:
    [​IMG]
    `
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

    1,057
    1,929
    Jul 28, 2019
    Neenah Wi
    0
    I'd like to see the hotel , this aint Kansas toto.
    Let's see some check stubs and real proof.
     
    D.Tibbitt, Rideandrepair and bzinger Thank this.
  4. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    13,334
    44,739
    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    0
    I retired from doing the Hunts Point terminal market 4 years ago ...every week was .
    Mountain states Rosen.
    Pork king .
    Westside foods .
    Nebraskaland .
    Westside kosher .
    Fancy foods .
    Made some friends there and the Cafe had good food along with some good entertainment at times .
    It was cool to watch the market come to life about 3am .
    I'm older and have moved on to easier ways to make a living ...good memories tho
    .
     
  5. '88K100

    '88K100 Heavy Load Member

    762
    1,437
    Aug 23, 2020
    0
    Im in Northwestern Ontario. Some of our drivers trailers are piggy backed by rail as there is no road access
     
    Magoo1968 and Rideandrepair Thank this.
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    52,600
    93,542
    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    0
    The problem is, the company has many more runs than drivers. Looks as if they have high dollar customers also.
    "We are focused on serving the finest restaurants, hotels, caterers, gourmet stores."
    Yeah, they can afford $3K a week until they get the open drivers positions filled with full-time drivers.
     
    bryan21384, bzinger and Rideandrepair Thank this.
  7. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    12,219
    36,390
    Aug 8, 2015
    0
    Last week I say an Independant O/O with a Big Pete/sleeper Road Truck, pulling a Local Grocery Trailer. Making restaurant deliveries. Must be paying good. Never saw that before.
     
    bzinger Thanks this.
  8. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    13,334
    44,739
    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    0
    Another point to consider is that when that meat load leaves the pack plant in the midwest headed for the bronx the kill date and time is stamped on every box .
    If the load is more than about a day late to the wholesaler they will ding the packer on the price as the retailer will ding the wholesalers on product not considered fresh .
    So imagine being a wholesaler the size of Nebraskaland with a few mill worth of fresh beef sitting in the cooler going out of date because they can't get it to the retailer .
    I've had few loads out of Nebraska going to points east where I ran into closed roads and the packer was up my arse over being dinged over kill dates .
     
    D.Tibbitt and Chinatown Thank this.
  9. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Medium Load Member

    477
    1,131
    Mar 18, 2021
    St Malo mb
    0
    I used to drop loads at Cochrane that took a train ride to moose factory iirc
     
    AModelCat Thanks this.
  10. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

    1,025
    3,466
    Sep 26, 2019
    USA
    0
    For that kind of money and free accommodation I might check in a week or two to see if they are still looking. It would be interesting if anyone from the forum took a job and reviewed it.
     
    sevenmph and bzinger Thank this.
  11. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

    2,432
    6,272
    Nov 19, 2018
    0
    I certainly hope you aren't hinting that this story might be of the fake news persuasion. :rolleyes:
     
    bryan21384 Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted