Dockworkers NOW , Dockworkers in the FUTURE , Dockworkers FOREVER!!!

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by icuicp, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    Hate to say it but none of those items will fail a trailer from an annual inspection.
     
  2. drivin4truthnow

    drivin4truthnow New Member

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    Understood, but this is just an observation of the trimming of maintenance to show a fast turn around, money savings at the cost of quality and overall safety. Is this where we are headed further into the future? Oh yeah, I believe so. Has anyone seen any last mile contractors? Wow, now that's an eye opener! Torn T-shirts, old tennis shoes and a complete rust bucket Ford van showed up to pick up a residential delivery. Not exactly a "White Glove" image portrayed. Credit to these guys though, they did have XPO hats.
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  3. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    Brown glove?
     
  4. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Both @ all companies. The trick is trying to get the parties to work together instead of fighting together. Every company is different. The good ones (I hear Dayton & maybe OD) tell you what they expect & let you go do it. My last dispatcher Chad who is still @ ABF was that kind of boss. Left you alone until he was needed. He spent more time on the dock checking his freight than all other supervisors combined in any given day. He did his best to NOT give his crew a hard time when his boss wanted to see more Article 46 Letters. His answer was he was to busy getting freight out the door on the time line they set, leaving no time for letter writing. He did when it was obvious & could not be ignored. But the small stuff he left alone. von.
     
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    The last mile guys are in my observation exactly what you have seen. Don't forget Jacobs is painting a portrait for investors. It size over quality. We are not what Jacobs is used to maintaining a fleet and hard working career oriented drivers are not his thing. He's used to the contractor model because of the lack of associated cost. That's why I feel we're not going to fare well under his tenure both as a company and as employees when it comes to the long haul. Elevated stock prices does not equal more for the employees.
     
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    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    regaurdless of that fact IF this trailer went through inspection with those items in need of repair than it should have been done. We have great mechanics and I doubt they were being negligent. I also no it against DOT rules to haul hazmat in a trailer with a hole in the floor.
     
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    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    So how much would it cost to pay a freight claim from the hole in the floor, or a comp claim from a door? Sounds like they are tripping over dollars to pick up dimes.
     
  8. whip1

    whip1 Active Member

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    All of my supervisors leave me alone if I do my job. It's telling to listen to the drivers that complain about being harassed by management.
     
  9. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    Well not all the trailers are inspected by our own shops. We have a lot of third party shops that do the inspection. When was the last time a lift-gate or van went to your local XPO shop for an inspection. Now ask yourself when was the last time you put a trailer O/S for a bad door or hole in the floor. I know we don't we load them to our local XPO shop for repairs.
    I believe this trailer was inspected by a third party shop and that all he was told to do is fix it to pass inspection. The local barn should have loaded to there local shop for repairs. Why pay a third party to fix something we can fix ourselves and our paying people to do.
     
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  12. ConwayDSR

    ConwayDSR Well-Known Member

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    It’s not the first time I’ve seen dockworkers that already work here going through the school and becoming drivers.

    But it is the first time I’ve seen it posted for anyone to go through it.
     
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    I know of a dockworker who became a TM, also a dockworker now OB supervisor.
     
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    A huge problem in our region is that we no longer have to call Linehaul to go around a designated route.most every driver, drives the longest most out-of-the-way route, and gets paid for the extra miles to and from an FAC, our region pays a staggering amount of money to run loaded and empty miles.these extra miles causing freight delays of up to an hour either way.
     
  15. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    I thought that the truck told on you for doing stuff like this ? People out east have been fired for being out of route unnecessarily.
     
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    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    So tell us how they applied what they learned working on the dock in their new position. A good thing, or ya wanna stand em up against a wall. von.
     
  17. rangeman

    rangeman Active Member

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    You write the detour miles on your paysheet and it gets signed off by your FOS.The FOS used to ask what the reason is for the extra miles,not anymore they just sign off on it.The best part is the same drivers take the extra miles both ways everyday 365 days a year???Reason road construction.365 days a year ??????????????????????????????????????????For all you nitpickers 365 was hypothetically speaking.
     
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    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Yeah, I try not to work more than 240 days a year, myself. But the wife has other ideas. It's usually better I go to work.

    If they get it signed then what can you say ? More miles and less dock time. Who wouldn't ?
     
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