YRC Maybrook is starving me

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  1. Bucky

    Bucky Light Load Member

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    Last week's net $600. Week before $700.

    $65K a year per the YRC web site claim? That's funny - really funny.

    Thanks to the union way of doing things, drivers with more seniority than me make two trips to my zero trips.
    If a driver with more seniority becomes available before I get a load, then he gets the load and I sit home.
    Today is the second time since 1/1/14 that every driver in my bid has gone out twice (two work days) while i sit home and make $0.
    Can't do it anymore. I have as many bills as those with 20 years seniority. I can't starve for their sake.

    If I'm going to starve, it might as well be in a late model truck, as opposed to the well worn out
    of over a million miles tractors that YRC runs. In ten months time on separate occasions - two maxi brake cans fell off the trailer axles.
    Nice.

    Signed,
    Soon to be gone.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2014
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  3. Boy Howdey

    Boy Howdey Medium Load Member

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    So you only been with YRC for two weeks and you're crying about $650 net average?

    You're new, all new guys start off at the bottom, and struggle at first.
    You can't live off $650 net a week?
     
  4. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    If you don't run, do they still deduct those union dues:biggrin_2559:
     
  5. 77smartin

    77smartin Road Train Member

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    Man you must have some bills if your "starving" on that.
     
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  6. reddawaydriver

    reddawaydriver Light Load Member

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    This is how it is at an ltl company. Every driver has been through the same thing you're going through. My first two winters were rough, but I made it work. This is life in the winter at ltl, just keep your head up spring is right around the corner.
     
  7. 112racing

    112racing Road Train Member

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    January and February are the 2 slowest months of the year.

    plus you are only at 70% pay which will go up every 6 months .

    hog board sucks.

    they didn't hire you because they don't need you. because they only have a 3% turnover compared to the rest of the industry's 90+%

    have patience grasshopper
     
  8. 12 ga

    12 ga THE VIEW FROM MY OFFICE

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    You could always leave them go to one of the bottom feeder companies and be lucky to make $1300 a month. Like everyone is telling you be patient.
     
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  9. ladr

    ladr Road Train Member

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    The good ole union once again.....
     
  10. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    wow...$600-$700 take home a week for a part time job. Brother, there's A LOT of people on this board who are gone from their home and families for 2-4 weeks at a time who don't make that much.

    You might have come to the wrong place to whine and you might also want to count your blessings.
     
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  11. 12 ga

    12 ga THE VIEW FROM MY OFFICE

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    Three years in the industry, you should be so luck as to get a Union job. If you have never had one you don't know enough about a Union Job to pass judgement. With 32 years in the Teamsters Union I retired at age 54 with a $36 K a year pension. Now with social security any another 19K and a part time driving job 20 K it is a decent living.
    I hope at some point you are as blessed as I am.
     
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