Cartage anyone?

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  1. Griz

    Griz Well-Known Member

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    Was told this morning due to the acssesive absenteeism Holland ME will be using cartage on Monday and Friday. We will see?
     
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  2. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay & Broke Pension Fund

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    Yep , most all barns been using them for a long time , can't hire nobody , but for some reason our greedy parent company old yellow thinks we can run a trucking company without Driver's ? And thinks we can hire Driver's when we are the lowest paid in the LTL Industry !!
     
  3. Snark Monkey

    Snark Monkey Well-Known Member

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    NO! Grieve it! No Cartage companies in AK and many many other terminals.

    >>>> Do lay down and just take it! <<<<

    If the Company is allowed to do it for 6 months then it becomes past practice and you will NEVER get that work back.
     
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    Or :censored: B.A. Used to say -Your lucky to have a job. Now get your Ass back to f-em work.
     
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  5. Skypilot

    Skypilot Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like me needs an illness to hit all city drivers,
     
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  6. Skypilot

    Skypilot Well-Known Member

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    Aweso,so you don't need me on Monday and Fridays ,no problem
     
  7. Hoodock

    Hoodock Well-Known Member

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    Been using them in Joliet for a long time
     
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  8. Griz

    Griz Well-Known Member

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    Hoodock do you know the percentage they use for cartage? Or like we were told if we have 12 call offs he'll call for 12 cartage drivers. This is going to get ugly.
     
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  9. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    Heard you guys where overwhelmed with freight down there.
     
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  10. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    Saw a cartage rig when I visited Detroit today. A tractor older and more beat up than anything Holland has left the yard with a tailgate pup. All I could do is shake my head in disgust.
     
  11. Griz

    Griz Well-Known Member

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    Yes and no. Just say we are overwhelmed.
     
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  12. Hoodock

    Hoodock Well-Known Member

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    They use as many as they can get away with.
     
  13. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay & Broke Pension Fund

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    Overwhelmed indeed like most barns are lately ! good thing we got a lot of trap trailers !
     
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  14. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    Carolinas is licking their chops for freight. Just enough work to keep city guys going. Road is struggling to clear boards. Wish they would lay these guys off so they can find work elsewhere and if they come back when called back good if not tough :shit: Ware/Cook for playing with people's lives.
     
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  15. skullcramp

    skullcramp Government Seal

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    MI isn't using them. I'm sitting home on a CC day. just finished my wifely duties, and getting ready to drink some lunch. :guiness:
    Besides, a year and a half or so, we won't have to worry about it.
     
  16. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    It's not the hourly rate, it's how much you keep. Your drivers take home pay is higher than ours for same 50 hour week
     
  17. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    It IS the hourly rate. It is the lowest in the LTL industry. That's not up for debate, that is a fact.
     
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  18. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    You aren't following what I'm saying. When you factor in OT and the free medical holland drivers take home more than sefl drivers. The hourly rate may be higher where I am, but my insurance takes over 100 per week plus a 401k contribution of 100 plus no OT ever and you arrive at a lower take home amount than a lower hourly rate holland driver
     
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    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking at going to holland to work, but I fear what yrc will do to damage it beyond solvency
     
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  20. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    Then I would suggest that you leave SEFL for greener pastures. Apply at Holland if you think that's better than what you have now.
     

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