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Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by BGWVTRUCKER, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. BGWVTRUCKER

    BGWVTRUCKER Member

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    Other than Charlotte linehaul dispatch, are there any other ones that act like a circus at cut times? Lol
     
  2. ghostbommbb

    ghostbommbb StarFlyer59

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    Since linehaul reset, not much has changed. Cut times are still a joke.
     
  3. BGWVTRUCKER

    BGWVTRUCKER Member

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    Might be this new E dock thing
     
  4. dnr1262

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    Charlotte is a joke!!

    Central is the biggest joke! Just the way they (Central) treat the driver! I know for a fact they wouldn't talk to me like that in person or in front of someone in management. It's getting old and fast!!
     
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  5. ghostbommbb

    ghostbommbb StarFlyer59

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    Same ol Same ol. Loading vans on pup runs. Loading pups on van runs. Estes got single axles for pup runs but the management they hired doesn't care. The management they hired doesn't care about cut times, they don't care about switchers sittin around milking all shift. At some point ya just have to laugh. Cause it really is a joke. It's the management they hired.
     
  6. ghostbommbb

    ghostbommbb StarFlyer59

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    Oh by the way, keep your idle time down cause your terminals pass score is dropping.
     
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  7. ghostbommbb

    ghostbommbb StarFlyer59

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    I don't think it's E dock. A boss needs to be a man and tell the dock hand to stop dragging their feet. Do you realize how long it takes these switchers to hook a set? Estes would save money if they had us do it. I believe management at the terminals belong to a union. LOL
     
  8. PistonRing83

    PistonRing83 Well-Known Member

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    You guys don't hook your own sets? Dang...
     
  9. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    I think a hostler has hooked one of mine in the past 2 years.
     
  10. BigEpuller

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    I hook all of mine. It just depends on what terminal you're at.
     
  11. donut

    donut Active Member

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    been hooking my own for 20years for 7.50 when will we get a raise , until then I really don't care to hook mine.
     
  12. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    I like hooking mine for safety. What I don't like over here at OD is having to break it down and back both in while the hostler runs hot laps around the yard like he's qualifying at Martinsville...
     
  13. ghostbommbb

    ghostbommbb StarFlyer59

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    I hear ya. When you have to wait 30 to 45 min to get your set hooked for free, 7.50 and getting out of yard quicker sounds better. You can linhaul reset all you want but if it takes 45 min to hook sets your just spinning the wheels. May look like on paper we are getting cut on time but in real life we sit and wait and wait and wait for free. I could hook my own faster and cheaper , be down the road moving freight.
     
  14. BigEpuller

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    Yes, I agree the $7.50 needs to be raised since it's been at that rate forever. However, it's the easiest money to be made here. It takes 10 minutes to hook a set, which is the equivalent of $45/hr. If you add that extra 30 minutes of time waiting for a spotter to do it, you're losing $20+ worth of miles driven. Give me the numbers and I'll hook mine myself every time.
     
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  15. dnr1262

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    At some terminals it takes 10 minutes just to find 1 trailer!
     
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  17. trucknfool

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    I certainly don't want to pull a set that someone has just taken 10 minutes to hook, cause there is no way that a proper pre trip has been completed in that amount of time, just saying.
     
  18. BigEpuller

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    I said 10 minutes to hook, not 10 minutes to hook and pre trip. You'll have to pre trip it no matter who hooks it, so the time it takes to pre trip is irrelevant.
     
  19. trucknfool

    trucknfool Well-Known Member

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    Any way you mix and match, It still cost time to do it. I am in agreement here, not to argue . I have had a lot of pre hooked sets that were half azzed and I really check out EVERY THING !!! Missing glad hands etc will get you killed. Do not take any thing for granted. Just Saying.
     
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    Next time you call tell them ,this call is being recorded for quality purposes
     

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