Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by UncleRob, Nov 15, 2014.
Hub divers .03 no more bunk rooms. $30 untaxed cell phone.
But that's just it, FedEx isn't failing.... Might be getting a little stricter over there, but not failing... Most of the Overnite guys are probably retiring or retired by now..
Really? Damn.. Which is that Roanoke?
I can't comment personally on anyone of them.. I really don't follow who is in or out of the white house in Richmond. I only know of all the decent people that started at the bottom and worked their way up here at 024. People who had the family mentality not this corporate bs mentality that showed up 7 or 8 years ago. Suppose thats what you were getting at though.
Oh I don't know for a fact they have all retired, but I know back in 2000 they hired a bunch of Overnite management that had been with Overnite for a number of years before they cam to Estes.... Mildew had one over at 041 for a while.. Knew his stuff, but what an .. Junior knew him from Overnite..
Wasn't one of those guys the "pups" guy. Lol. I've always heard one of those overnite guys brought the use of pups along with him to estes.
I don't remember who it was, but Junior was dead-set against any pups being on an Estes yard, or that's what he said in ATL... Probably was one of those early FedEx guys that come over... I know Mr. Robey didn't want'em.... He said "If I would have wanted small trailers I would have them move the freight in pickup trucks"...LOL
No more bunkrooms for extraboarders is what I meant to say. I edited shortly after.
You skipped out on a $120 bucks also. Uncle Rob endorsed a check for us video watchers
Unofficial but it's not guessing
LMAO...... You need to quit......LOL
I agree with Starkravinloon!! Estes wants to be a the top then pay should reflect that. As far as cuty drivers, did that for the 1st 5 years here, "hard work", Hardly !!! Go roll beer or soft drinks back in the day. Thats "Hard" work ! I just believe in getting paid for what you do. If youre supposed to report for work at 9:00 and dont leave till 10:00 you should be compensated for it. This is not "rocket science". Why do you think theyre having such a difficult time hiring and retaining drivers? Im thankful for what we get but doesnt mean we have to be satisfied with it. God Bless America.
I meant city drivers!!!!
I retired August of this year, 3 months ago.. They were 2 drivers short in the city then, now they are 3 drivers short because one city driver went linehaul after I left.. Drivers are too hard to find to be treating them like they are.. Estes will always be the best LTL company's I ever worked for, bar none, and I worked for 3 counting Estes.. Treat your people right, pay them well and they'll go to the moon for ya... Now I'm talking about city drivers now, when I ran linehaul, it was heaven... Except for the downtime with no pay, that's the only thing I have against'em..
If more drivers walk i would guess it would take place in the first part of the year :)
If you are union you are not getting paid for everything either, and depending on how long you have been union you had to give up some money to keep the company going. There are a lot of dead times involved with union jobs just as many other companies.
Maybe if you are in the Teamsters yes, but not all unions... There are other trucking unions besides the Teamsters... I told you this already.. Get up earlier in the morning..
does anyone know what the mileage rate starts at for a Hub driver?
I'm guessing around 50 cents. They give something like .0125 increases every 6 months for 3 years until top pay is reached. I think hub pay is topped at .575 and twenty something on the doc.