Driver Retention

Discussion in 'Southeastern Freight Lines' started by LTLIndentured, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    What tools or persuasive arguements are scms using to keep people are your facilities? We are losing drivers to the competition
     
  2. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    When I talk with drivers for other ltl carriers I get the same response when asked if they would consider working for sefl. "Do y'all still overload the drivers?" Honestly, I have to answer yes. Conversation ends at that point. I guess we need a recruiter to sit outside JB Hunts terminal and try to get the mental midgets they hire to come work for sefl; a company they haven't heard of.
     
  3. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    My SCM actually looks for drivers with no LTL experience. He prefers guys with those $14 and $15 an hour jobs so when they waive that $23.15 starting pay in their face they jump on it thinking they reached the Utopia of truck driving.
     
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    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    23.15 to start??? You must have a higher scale than us. I can't reveal anymore about that for fear of social media negativity retribution
     
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    We aren't the highest though.
     
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    Larger cities such as Houston, Atlanta, Dallas etc.
     
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  8. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Which carriers would you leave se for if you could choose any ?
     
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    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Personally, none in LTL. This job isn't what it used to be. If I left here it would be out of LTL altogether.
     
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    Did you have it any better at fredex?
     
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    Would abf be a good move?
     
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    I agree, but if I stayed in the LTL business, I'd go to a carrier that at least paid overtime.
     
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    I hear they're the best of the rest but I don't know anything about them.
     
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    It's amazing these carriers are getting away with not paying overtime in the 21st century.
     
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    They lobby for and buy no OT. My opinion. No facts to back me up other than the obvious one
     
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    I enjoy being out and about. No factories. No beverage companies or O
    where would you go?
     
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    If the Cassels valued their people the way the proclaim they'd pay it.

    My area has fallen nearly two dollars an hour under our competitors, some of whom pay overtime. If it weren't for the kool-aid drinkers the turnover would be astronomical.
     
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    I don't know really. I've thought about Airgas. I have also thought about buying a bread or snack route too, as an independent contractor.
     
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    Leadership says our only competition is Estes, Averitt, AAA, R&L, etc. When asked specifically about FX, ups, and OD the response is those are not regional carriers; they are national and therefore aren't our competitors
     
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    Tell my customers that they shouldn't ship with fx since their shipment is staying in the south and see what they say
     
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