Box trucks

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  1. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Word on the street is my terminal will be getting up to ten box trucks. They're being labeled as SEFL final mile, or something to that effect.

    They do not require a CDL obviously, and guys are worried they'll be used to cut pay by cutting routes, which cuts hours. It has already happened to one driver here. They have used the box truck we've just received to shorten up his route.

    The theory is that they'll use these on a larger scale to cut down routes and pay these non CDL drivers significantly less hourly pay.

    This will save the company on overhead in cost (fuel, wages, insurance etc).
     
  2. hotrod81

    hotrod81 Member

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    From what I been hearing there are a lot of guys leaving the company all across the board. Some of these drivers had significant time with the company and are walking away. But I don't think things will ever change there.
     
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  3. ltltrkr

    ltltrkr Active Member

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    We have them up at Duie for almost a year now, they put every house, small store and crappy city alley way Del on them. Pitt Ohio has used NON CDL S/T for probably 10 plus years, Ward and NEMF hae them also.
     
  4. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Hearing they've bought two to three hundred company wide.
     
  5. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    3rd generation child always screws the company over look at AAA Cooper.
     
  6. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    Allows them to pickup more non pallet freight.
     
  7. CenturyClass

    CenturyClass Lead-side Recruit

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    From a business standpoint it makes sense.

    It is an area where every large carrier is trying to get in..XPO has one,JB Hunt has one...With Amazon selling everything under the sun, it is one strategy business have to use to compete, to get business... When this Uber model hits the freight industry, the race to the bottom will accelerate.
     
  8. gtr1186

    gtr1186 New Member

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    I worked for Pitt Ohio in clv. Every terminal had a bunch of straight trucks all with lift gates. All of them needed class b license. They started getting lighter units just before i left there
     
  9. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    If IBT had a product worth investing in then I'd say let the union talk begin, however... they don't. Our only choice is to like it or leave.
     
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  10. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    To clarify, will the sefl box drivers get less pay than class A?
     
  11. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    If the company does this it will kill the "culture". It also does not reflect the values of our pyramid "value our people completely". It will be interesting to listen to the spin. The senior VPs have been saying for the last few state of the company adressses that if we don't like the direction our company is going then maybe we don't belong at sefl
     
  12. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    That's the word. Nothing definitive.
     
  13. Redskins

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    Box trucks are not a new concept at SEFL. They've had one in Raleigh for a while now. The same driver that drives the box truck also drives the big rig making the same money on either truck. Trust me when you're trying to deliver in a downtown area as Raleigh or Charlotte, you'll be glad you're in a strait truck. Trust me though, I share your sentiment but I wouldn't put a lot of stock on a pay difference. I'm not convinced that SEFL is hiring non CDL drivers at least for now.
     
  14. gtr1186

    gtr1186 New Member

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    I was in Orlando the other dand saw a small like 1 ton box truck with SEFL markings.
     
  15. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse WHO IS JOHN GALT?

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    Can they carry hazardous?
     
  16. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Not to my knowledge.
     
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  17. troubleman84

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    I saw one in Greenville SC I just shook my head.
     
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    No hazmat, truck won't weigh over 8500lb. Pay is roughly $17 in my area. They're looking to get 25 shipments on them, no pickups. That's what I've been told.
     
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    BHM just got 2 in. Haven't started using them yet
     
  20. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Supposedly no p&d drivers will be kept at home while using the cheaper box truck labor, but I've also got sefl offering me swampland on the cheap in southern arizona
     

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