Average Length Career Length (Years) of Linehaul Driver at Old Dominion?

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  1. SierrasTrucker

    SierrasTrucker New Member

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    Any current or recent Old Dominion linehaul drivers care to hazard a guess at the average tenure length in years of a linehaul driver (Ie, time from hire to fire/resign/retire? Not counting time working P&D or Dock.

    I realize the range is going to be high, but I'm looking for a typical number of years based on your personal observations.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    No one told me there was gonna be a test...
     
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  3. SierrasTrucker

    SierrasTrucker New Member

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    just trying to get with good, stable employer and work well there and retire there.

    but I've seen veteran line drivers say they only lasted at OD 2 years, others 30 years. trying to figure out which is more typical.

    maybe I should have asked for tenure years in range, mean, mode?
     
  4. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Not much help with your average tenure, rumor has it,3 of their drivers have been drawing social security checks a few years
    Not to mention names, one pulls triples and part owner of the Do Drop Inn, one is an all time Mastio Champ and professional lawn care specialist, the other
    is a part time goat herder and driver trainer for Swift.
     
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  5. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    Them is fightin' word old man... I'm a full time goat herderlll
     
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  6. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    Line drivers hired by OD work here until retiring or death. You won't make more anywhere else. OD is the biggest company and any LTL you go to work for will end up being bought out by OD or put out of business thanks to OD's aggressive attack strategies. The line drivers you hear that put in only 2 years usually are fat slob pigs that wear sweat pants and got fired for speeding recklessly in OD terminals.
     
  7. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    And, or, failed to keep the bossman's grass cut!
     
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  8. Mike S

    Mike S Member

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    Watched one speeding bobtail last week. Ended up crashing into my dolly because he couldn't stop
     
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  9. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    Sure don't know what the big hurry is some of these guys are in. Bet it cost him more time to fill out paperwork and phone calls then if he just done that 10 mph.
     
  10. flybynite

    flybynite Well-Known Member

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    Oh come on now, I was just trying to chase down a stray goat. With 3 trailers the goats don’t stand a chance. I can corral them no problem. In fact I might have to get with Ump and see if I can become a professional goat corraller. Seriously, though most guys stay until retirement.
     
  11. Mike S

    Mike S Member

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    That damn goat got out again?
     
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  12. Mike S

    Mike S Member

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    That's exactly it Billy but most guys don't think like that, you spend more time fixing your mistakes then if you just prevent it in the first place. I think he just wanted to look cool flying through the gears
     
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  13. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    Sorry.. Can't help. My goats are free range.
     
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  14. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Well,all depend's how long you drink the green kool-aid till you drown :lmao:
     
  15. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Mike, your post has merit, but always remember, "Billy doesn't make mistakes"
     
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  16. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    Uh huh. Some people think my Hat derails topics on TB. But all y'all just sent ol' Sierra over to apply at Central Transport....
     
  17. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    We’ve got 30+ year vets down in ATL... if you’ve got the attitude to stay, the willingness to put up with a crappy schedule for about 10 years, and show up consistently, you’re set. If I stay in the trucking industry for the rest of my career I plan on retiring here and I’m 37 now.
     
  18. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Song, if you're tuff enough to live in Atl.30 yrs, .... you deserve your retirement, plus a little more!!
     
  19. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    Traffic on 85 and 285 is enough to warrant hazard pay, even in your personal vehicle!
     
  20. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Song, I ran Bham. before I 20 or 285 was completed and enjoyed the run, shortly after 285 was opened it became a nightmare;
    I gave it up for a Jax.
    We had guys that ran 6 Atl. turns from Charl. each week, talk about a glutton for punishment!!
    You're right about the hazard pay.
    BTW, We got 262 mi. for Atl., I saw a post from some guy said they get 243 now from Charl.
    Guess they are paving roads with more alum these days.
     
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