Don't know which way to go

Discussion in 'ABF Freight System' started by Boona545, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Boona545

    Boona545 BetterSafeThenSorry

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    Im currently employed at YRC (first trucking job out of school) I've been with them for a little over 1 year. I've applied for ABF which starts of at 20.86 with full company paid benefits. I have a interview to do a road test. But I was approached by a Fedex freight driver today telling me to come to FedExFreight and that he could get me in making $26 an hour. I asked him about benefits he said he didn't know about them because he's on his wife benefits. ABF is closer to my home so I wouldn't have to commute 1 1/2 hours to work one way, but FedEx pays more but it's also the same as far as the commute. But having a good hourly pay is just as important as having good benefits. So that's where I'm stuck at, I have a family of 5 and I'm the sole provider.
     
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    Then again, FedEx is also reporting losses.
     
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    Of course, that could be due to their continuing attempt to grow their business by slashing rates.
     
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    stickman Active Member

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    If the abf job is a road job available rate is .60 a mile plus 24$ an hour for any type of work you do you get paid for every thing but lunch. 60mph×.60=36.00$ a hour city rate is 24.00$ ahr
     
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  6. Boona545

    Boona545 BetterSafeThenSorry

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    Boona545 BetterSafeThenSorry

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    Yeah I'm sticking with ABF no commute, full benefits, and a pension. Thank you for your input after everyone's input it aided in my decision.
     
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    stickman Active Member

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    Plus no B.S. easy to work for
     
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    Good choice!!!! I passed up fed ex 2 yrs ago to be road driver at Abf.
     
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    Every barn is different. In Chicago, time off was just not possible. I was extremely depressed and miserable there, but EXTREMELY well-paid with top-notch benefits. I fear for this upcoming contract negotiation, but...all in all? Abf wasn't bad at all.
     
  11. truxforever

    truxforever Banned

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    Fedex pays a little more and hour but does not pay overtime, where ABF pays OT after your 8 hour on duty. This is a big difference in pay at the end of the week.
     
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    Fedex pays OT after 8, just don't expect much OT as that's the way run. My buddy works there and he is also on his wife's bennies. In the Northeast in Boston or New York area thier top rate is a it $27.
     
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    Crazy Trucker Clown Math Expert

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    I work at Fed Ex ot just depends where your at, i get all the ot i want, sometimes more than i want. Our GPD is screwed up top rate here is 24.58.
     
  14. tutone710

    tutone710 Your Retirement Canceled

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    He was extremely depressed and miserable but it wasn't bad, what? Too funny
     
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    Our negotiations will go based on our demeanor. If we are defiant, Hoffa will squash with his minions. Take our vaca, pay cut, etc.if we cooperate, Hoffa will order a fight. You will see...Hoffa is ill, needs to be empowered, needs his image....
     
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    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Wasn't there a German leader somewhere in the last century that lead an entire nation to ruin because of undiagnosed megalomania?
     
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    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    Sure did. I think we have a current US president and two candidates for same that could be categorized in the same column as the not so dearly departed leader of the Fatherland.
     
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    Well, I could afford a lot of nice things that I never got to see, and my finances were stable. My current job is much happier, regardless. So...if you need money and benefits, ABF is a good choice. But forget about life outside those green trucks.
     
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    tutone710 Your Retirement Canceled

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    YRC not much different.
     
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    Yeah, freight is definitely not what it used to be. And there is no end in sight.
     
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