1 year and I'm done!!!

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by Cecil, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    let me guess you didn't have forklift either back then. I not bitching I was driving those types of trucks back in the days. I compared 2 different companies at the same time frame to show how much con-way cared about there drivers.
     
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  2. Serene Gene

    Serene Gene Well-Known Member

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    3 companies in 5 years and you're ready for number 4 already? I think your expectations might be a little unrealistic for LTL.
     
  3. Serene Gene

    Serene Gene Well-Known Member

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    There's a pretty simple way to keep the lane departure alert and radar from screaming at you...

    I'll give you that one, though. I'm too self-conscious to dance in the seat anymore, with all those lights I may as well be on a stage.
     
  4. Cecil

    Cecil New Member

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    I spent 3 years as a supervisor and just over 2 at another company. I said that eariler. I don't have a unrealistic expectation of the company I just know I can go back to them company if I wanted once I had the exp.
     
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  5. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    He's doing it right. Finding the right place for him without trusting the words of others.
     
  6. Rollin

    Rollin Member

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    Great post Cecil. Nice to hear feedback from other drives on their thoughts of XPO. That's what I like about TB's, because I have been interested in going into ltl. Here's a few things I've learned from yrs of driving.

    As far as not getting time off, ::shit:: rolls down hill from seniority standpoint. I hear guys complain a lot about being on call, working a bunch of hrs or not enough. It's just all a part of paying your dues. Also, it can depend on the management you're dealing with locally as far as getting time off.

    I've driven Sterlings and still do to this day, as long as they're mechanically sound I'll drive it, slip seating I've gotten pretty numb to driving a lot of different trucks. You get really good at doing your pretrips and postrips. Most large companies I think have a certain amount of older stuff hanging.around.

    One thing to keep in mind the grass isn't always greener on the other side. A good majority of these companies are all pretty much the same as far as I can see, just depends on what you want to put up with. Follow all policies and procedures, CYA. Where you going to go back to your previous employers?
     
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  7. monkeywrench

    monkeywrench Active Member

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    Yes, we had forklifts. But they were diesel, and we had to breath fumes all day on the dock from the exhaust. We didnt have safe stack, no plywood, no straps. Sometimes we could find some rope. We were real truckers :)
     
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    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Stripping a trailer only took 20 minutes without all this :shit: in it. Now you are there forever. Fighting broken deck beams. Pulling off 25 straps. Collecting a chest high pile of plywood. And a stack of plastic deck boards. You know all the :shit: that is supposed to make our jobs easier and reduce damages. Except if you look at our damages back then and look at our damages now ..... hhhhhmmmmmm. Well, I guess if you sit at a computer all day you can learn to find ways to make it all add up.

    And it's not entirely the fault of this horrible system they bought for the trailers. Some blame also rests with the under paid dock hands. Any real warehouse job pays better and is sheltered from the elements. Of course, then you have, lack luster management that sees no point in correcting or even addressing bad behavior. Lucky just to have a body here to do something attitude. But a good deal of the fault is owned by senior drivers that have been robbed of so much and lied to for so long that they just don't care. Ruin stuff on purpose just because " frak this place ".

    All we can hope for is a pay off on the promise. Show us the love. More miles. More meet and turns. A healthy raise next year. ( the FedEx here is over a dollar more an hour ) From Detter to present it's been pretty much all been trending for the worse. So, it's just a damn pipe dream. But it's still fun to think about. That things might actually ever get better.
     
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    rangeman Active Member

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    Bye Bye.......NEXT
     
  10. the5tolls

    the5tolls I hope we make it to 19....got my NO ready

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    I think you could change the last word in your first sentence from XPO to about ten or twelve different company names and posted it on there board and no one would have blinked an eye. It is the nature of the beast, there are many negatives about working ltl, good thing there are positives that outweigh the negatives. I work for Holland and could write the same letter about my company. Maybe the fact that Holland has hired so many former Conway people in the offices has something to do with the similarities?
     
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    And that Holland got bought by a bigger company. There really are a lot of similarities.

    Like you say LTL is LTL . The baby boomers are riding off into the sunset. They are getting out of the seat. Opportunities abound. And not just in LTL .
     
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    Gentlemen, let us extend every courtesy to our most senior drivers. Some of them started out in this industry shoveling excrement in the stables, twenty hours a day for literal peanuts.
     
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  13. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    I was gonna say something about the ltl world.
    But. You did it for me.
    Only the name changes.
    Thanks.
     
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  14. Conway Lifer

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    AMEN Monkeywrench!!!!
     

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