Do you guys ever have to go out and do other things?

Discussion in 'General Food Service Discussion' started by MikeJ, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,465
    Likes Received:
    377
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Hi guys,
    I work at a yard and I don't mind doing the extra credits, like long story short Friday night I went out and extracted a driver who got his truck stuck in the snow. The truck was later recovered earlier this week.

    Also did a tractor swap with another driver on Tuesday.
    Do you guys ever do extras like back hauls and what not?
     
  2. 2wheeldriver

    2wheeldriver Active Member

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Nope cause the company stopped paying for extra so let the supervisor do the work he is on salary.
     
    MikeJ and sabresfan like this.
  3. Lazlo

    Lazlo Active Member

    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    126
    Trophy Points:
    43
    How the heck they get away with not paying it?
     
    MikeJ likes this.
  4. 2wheeldriver

    2wheeldriver Active Member

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Cause they expect you to go do their job and not say anything cause they are your boss.
     
    MikeJ likes this.
  5. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,465
    Likes Received:
    377
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Wow that sucks some people at GFS make a living doing internal trucking for the company and just picking up back hauls and stuff.
     
  6. 2wheeldriver

    2wheeldriver Active Member

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Hey Mikej do the chain delivery guys usually work 2 days at a time. Is it possible to make 75k on chain delivery? They have a chain in Nc what area do they serve?
     
  7. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,465
    Likes Received:
    377
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Chains are usually 4 day work week with 1-2 and 3 day routes. I think it would be possible to make $75K on chains I don't quite know exactly what the chain guys make a year, because they kept separate from the broadline guys like my self and usually based out of the warehouse.

    As for there service area in N.C. I don't know it depends what chains they service. I know our Pottsville warehouse went from Pottsville, PA all the way up to Boston and all the way to Baltimore. The warehouse that loads my drop lots trailers there chain drivers go into Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York State, Virginia they did go all the way from Pittsburgh to Virginia Beach, VA.

    So basically pick all the states boardering N.C. and you'll be headed there, with chains there's goofy overlap because of where certain restaurants have there stuff brought to and stored. Like GFS had a chain warehouse in Greenville, SC that warehouse is closed, but they built a new warehouse in Douglasville, GA and where the warehouse in Greenville, SC used to be it is now a drop lot. I would have to bet there is overlap between you guys and there warehouse. I don't think you would get any Florida, but I'm not 100% sure of that.

    However, I am sure you would get VA,TN, NC,SC and maybe creep up into Washington D.C. and Maryland. I don't think you would make it all the way to Kentucky, but I can't be sure of that. I know either N.C. or Douglassville, GA one of those warehouses in doing TN because Shepardsville, KY is to busy.

    I hope that helps at all.
     
    2wheeldriver likes this.
  8. Lazlo

    Lazlo Active Member

    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    126
    Trophy Points:
    43
    On the subject of the Shepardsville, KY warehouse: I know a guy working for GFS out of a drop lot in KC. The loads are coming out of Shepardsville, they runs sets of 28's to KC meeting in STL to swap. Chain division (Culvers/Bob Evans/Backyard Burger), loves the job, LOVES the company,says they only cover about + - 150 mile radius of KC out of their yard, 5-8 stops/day. Only works about 35 hrs/wk in 4 days last I heard.
    I was struck by how large a geographic area they cover from each of their warehouses.
     
  9. 2wheeldriver

    2wheeldriver Active Member

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Lazlo that is funny i thought back yard burgers went out of business we use to do them in nc 3 stops 900 cases good routes but they all shut down here. Thanks mikej for your good information.
     
    MikeJ likes this.
  10. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,465
    Likes Received:
    377
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Yeah GFS invented running doubles for the food industry. They run doubles because it's easier to run doubles then build warehouses. We're much more efficient with warehouses because we cover more ground with doubles.
     
  11. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,465
    Likes Received:
    377
    Trophy Points:
    83
    @Lazlo and @2wheeldriver
    GFS started doing doubles in 1968, to cut down on warehouses here is a picture of vintage GFS doubles from that era:

    [​IMG]
     
    2wheeldriver likes this.
  12. Lazlo

    Lazlo Active Member

    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    126
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Man that pic is right out of the 70's.Picturing this guy climbing out of the cab.
     
  13. Lazlo

    Lazlo Active Member

    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    126
    Trophy Points:
    43
    [​IMG]
     
    MikeJ likes this.
  14. DonRobbie

    DonRobbie Active Member

    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    28
    I occasionally have to go out and pitch in. Usually it's one of my route drivers that's out of hours but I've had to drive a few hours to help out a guy on a layover route. We do some backhauls from suppliers.
     
    MikeJ likes this.
  15. 2wheeldriver

    2wheeldriver Active Member

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Sounds about right for these food company's screw a driver let a shuttle or other driver go help.Heaven forbid a supervisor go help and actually work.
     
    MikeJ likes this.
  16. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,465
    Likes Received:
    377
    Trophy Points:
    83
    @2wheeldriver ,
    Are you still at Sysco? I figured you are. Does your Sysco have certain area's where route over cross and are heavily saturated like Sysco Cleveland in down town Cleveland it's self they literally have like 5 38' and sometimes a stray 28' all doing down town. When I used to do down town on Monday before I bid on my new route, I would literally see a Sysco truck on every corner. I'm not exaggerating either. I remember seeing one 38' making a delivery and another 38' on the same road in the same direction driving right by it.
     

Share This Page