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Discussion in 'R&L Carriers' started by crb, May 16, 2016.

  1. White

    White Well-Known Member

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    Well, sure. A lot easier to be a mgr if you don't have to manage people or equipment.
     
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  2. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Our jacks are sent to the shop for repair when they get worn, so that's not really a concern
     
  3. munson

    munson Gold card member

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    R+L also fixes our jacks..
     
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  4. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Then why are they "junk"? If we send one out for repair it gets new wheels and even a pump if needed. Not trying to be a jerk, I just don't understand what the difference is. I mainly don't think it's the drivers who should bear the cost burden. I don't know if R&L makes up the compensation in other ways either. Maybe your insurance is cheaper or 401k is higher match is higher
     
  5. munson

    munson Gold card member

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    It's $5 a week big deal and it's a tax write-off.besides do mechanics share tools ? No they spend thousands on thier own tools.i would rather have a jack that I know is going to work everyday day.dont make this out like you have to take out a second mortgage to get one
     
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  6. alj96z

    alj96z NorthSouthCarolina

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    Well like I said, in California you dont have to buy your jack, and the one they get you is yours only, it’s not a community jack, we lock them up every night with our own locks. Best of both worlds.
     
  7. munson

    munson Gold card member

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    Since they open the California terminals the other Terminals and had different rules than what California have
     
  8. Fedexfedex

    Fedexfedex New Member

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    Do u you a pay raise every 6 month. It's true..
     
  9. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Disgruntled

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    I don’t wanna use some POS that some stupid mother ****er broke the day before and didn’t tell nobody. R+L only has that problem with trucks, not pallet jacks.
     
  10. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    I've worked for two LTL's and at both the company provided me a new, assigned pallet jack that I lock up with my personal lock. I'm glad you all don't mind doing it, I just personally find it ridiculous.

    I've had to leave mine behind doing pickups when loaded to where there is no room for it to go back on, and told dispatch I had to leave it. Fortunately, when I go back the next morning to pick it up, my customer has taken care to insure it doesn't wonder off in their warehouse. What would happen to an R&L driver if it did "wonder off"? Would he/she be required to purchase another jack again?
     
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  11. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    I would wonder where it wandered to.
     
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  12. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Of course, but if it's a big enough place you're likely to never see it again.
     
  13. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Or better yet you run wild and you can't get back by the place. What happens then? You're dependent up on the company to retrieve your equipment that you purchased. I'm betting they wouldn't have a sense of urgency to retrieve it.
     
  14. coondogg

    coondogg Freight Herder

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    I see what you did there...
     
  15. Rollin

    Rollin Member

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    When the pallet jacks are in the shop who pays for repairs?
     
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  16. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Ya all should know this answer. Why it's the 15% payroll reduction ya all agreed to a few years ago. By now they should have a nice escrow balance built up. von
     
  17. shadowr434

    shadowr434 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If your asking who pays for repairs to the jacks at R+L? The light repairs are done by our mechanics, if they need more extensive repairs, they are sent to our HQ in Ohio and repaired, then sent back, and it is done free of charge. Our only cost is the initial purchase and any future purcases since they don't last forever. I'm on my 3rd one in almost 14 years.
     
  18. TDriver

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    What payroll reduction?
     
  19. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    TD, find a fellow rank & file who has been there for @ least 5 years And ask him about the part where he did or did not vote for less pay. His answer might be your answer to 'what payroll deduction'. von.
     
  20. TDriver

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    No pay reduction here that I'm aware of.
     
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