YANKEE FREIGHT SYSTEMS Alsip IL - DO NOT WORK FOR THEM

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  1. AJ Trans

    AJ Trans Bobtail Member

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    Signed with them about 2 months ago as a company driver.
    After phase 1 and phase 2 training, I sat for 8 total days. Unpaid and not allowed to go home. By the time I did get home I was gone for 7 weeks and only allowed 2 days home. Mostly east cost routes. Lots of back roads. Lucky if you get 2000 miles in a week. When you do get a longer run it is spread out over too many days. No APU's or Inverters on trucks. Sticklers for MPG's(even though they don't compensate you for it). Most Fleet Managers think of themselves as "Gods". They are always right and you are always wrong. The lack of communication is laughable. The insurance package is very, very expensive. Well over $100.00 per week. They will screw you out of detention and layover pay. The terminal in Alsip, IL has the worst run maintenance staff imaginable. After I gave them 2 week notice - they ran me 50-200 miles a day. My last day was over 45 days ago and guess what - Im still waiting for my last paycheck. Accounting department is just not willing to talk to you. I do not recommend the company to anyone.
     
  2. Lonesome

    Lonesome Road Train Member

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    Another Chicago area company. Sorry for your luck, driver.
     
  3. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    with 30 plus yrs in this biz, I have worked for co's that hire college punks for dispatchers (no, say it ain't so !)that use an atlas to route you. And don't get me started on shop personnel. $9.00/hr diesel school rejects in most places. Considering all the "flunkies" working for trucking co's (including drivers) it's a wonder this business survives. I've always wondered how a truck co sales team actually "sells" their service to a potential shipper.........like, "hi, Mr. shipper, our co with it's so-so dispatch system and so-so drivers and so-so mechanics WANT your business. Hopefully, we'll get your product to the other end undamaged and on time" Har-har
     
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  4. thejackal

    thejackal Road Train Member

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    Isn't Yankee a Canadian company ? if so it's fits right in.
     
  5. Lonesome

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    That's Yanke.....and I think they are owned by someone else, Swift?
     
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  6. truckerlife74

    truckerlife74 Medium Load Member

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    Until we stop allowing companies to treat truckers this way it will continue, why do we allow this, I don't get it
     
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  7. bigkev1115

    bigkev1115 Road Train Member

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    Yanke is part of Celadon now
     
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  8. AJ Trans

    AJ Trans Bobtail Member

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    - thats different Yankee. I was talking about Yankee Freight Systems out of Alsip IL. They are small company, ran by crooks.
    Update:
    Got a call from the owner at Yankee on Saturday, he was threatening me with lawsuit if I dont remove this posting :)
    It made me laugh, so I told him to go ahead and sue me :))
     
  9. White Dog

    White Dog Road Train Member

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    Truth hurts. Tell them to go pound sand....ain't got a leg to stand on if everything you said is true.
    Gotta love these companies that think their crap don't stink.
     
  10. sgt slaughter

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    To the owner that made the threat, How about cleaning up your garbage company and treating people with the respect they deserve you POS, Try that first and maybe your company will make the Good Places To Work Forum.
     
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