City Driver Stuff

Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by SwampRatt, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. Crazy Trucker

    Crazy Trucker Clown Math Expert

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    Are truck drivers allowed to spray their trucks off heard it was against policy?
     
  2. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    If soap from the windows and mirrors runs down the doors, hood, and fenders, it must be rinsed to prevent soap buildup on the paint!! :17142:
     
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  3. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Hmmm. I'd channel my inner Tim Allen and put a Buick Turbo V6 on that pressure washer and those bugs wouldn't stand a chance...arrr-arrr-arrrrr....
     
  4. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    This is not intended to be a "Truck wash". The intention is said to be for windows/mirrors, and (on occasion) the rear of trailer. The rear of some city trailers are often inaccessible during washing service visits. We were told that we should not do it every day, but "could", when needed, spray off the rear, (quote) "perhaps once per week".

    Personally, I'm most appreciative of the brushes and squeegees, as they make the required task of cleaning windows & mirrors more effective. The pressure washer option while certainly nice, remains just that. An option. I just hope that people will take reasonable care of the equipment and be held accountable, to a reasonable degree.

    We do currently have cameras being installed extensively throughout. Will there be any at the fuel island? :idunno:
     
  5. Crazy Trucker

    Crazy Trucker Clown Math Expert

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    That's awesome Swamp wish we could get similar tools, this time of the year with all the salt and grime that gets on our windows that pressure washer would come in handy.
     
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  6. nas250

    nas250 Active Member

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    They are at our place so I feel sure you will see them.
     
  7. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    You can certainly bet they'll be at the fuel island....not that it matters!! I see drivers, those domiciled in CLT and abroad, chocking the pump handle on a daily/nightly basis...to each his own!!
     
  8. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Well, here we go... Not sure if it human error or natural disaster was the cause, but...

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  9. Redracer3136

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    I'm going with laziness!!!
    We have retractable hoses that most drivers refuse to retract which causes the hoses to get run over resulting in cracked fittings and split hoses...then they want to complain when things are broke!!
     
  10. citydog

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    WOW!!! That took all of 2weeks. Then we wonder why they won't give us tools to work with. Kinda like the old saying they would tear up an anvil with a noodle. Guess it will be be back to paper towels and windex for y'all real soon. Hey look they did hang the wheel scotch back up.
     
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  11. Ump

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

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    Hate to say "I told you so" but...
     
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  12. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Ahhh man!! Who put the blown 454 on the washer????!!!
    Too much power for y'all.....
     
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  13. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    The main reason our road drivers get paid more is because the company can't find enough ppl willing to work nights at city driver pay level. Our road drivers avg 70-75k. City at Sefl avg 45-55k.maybe 60k if working 60 hrs per week
     
  14. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to mention that we were told, a month or so ago, that this $47 charge had resulted in a 7% drop in freight to/from the effected zip codes. Whether or not that sticks remains to be seen...
     
  15. The Point

    The Point You get it or not!

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    Has anyone else noticed a fuel surcharge issue? I have seen delivery receipts vary from 5% to 18% for shipments shipped on the same day from the same customer going to the same consignee.
     
  16. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Interesting... todays bills show quite a variety. Everything from 0% (yes, zero), to 3%, 5%, 5.6, and yes, 18.5%.

    Hope I'm not asked to explain that to a customer. If so, we'll refer them to sales.
     
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  17. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    Unbelievable. It's the guys that do this stuff that complain the loudest when the equipment is no longer there to use.
     
  18. SwampRatt

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    Update:

    From very reliable sources, it seems that the surcharge rate is negotiated, and dependent on who is paying the freight charges. There is some valid questioning as to the wisdom of that info being shown on prepaid shipments.

    To be continued...
     
  19. Crazy Trucker

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    It hasn't affected our rural zip codes at all and we have alot of them up here in the sticks.
     
  20. The Point

    The Point You get it or not!

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    I have yet to hear an answer explaining the difference from the same customer. Said shipper shipped two nearly identical hazardous products (weight and number of containers virtually the same), 5 gallon square jugs, on the same day to the same customer. One DR was 18% and the other was 5%. I do not think negotiated will explain it away. But were 1 day points and both priority shipments.
     

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