Driver Retention

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

  1. Redskins

    Redskins Member

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    I know when UPS bought Overnite, we lost a lot of shipments to them at our barn. As a linehaul driver, I don't expect to be paid .72 a mile, although that would be nice, but SEFL ain't even in the ballpark. But if I were a city driver, I would expect the $28 an hour UPS Freight gets.
     
  2. reknilp

    reknilp New Member

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    That would be nice but don't see us getting $28/hr for many more years. By that time we will probably be closer to $5/HR behind them.

    The safety awards meeting we go to every year is a steam pile of you know what. They preach to us about how much more freight we move in a coverage area than any other carrier. Them they go into talking about how high our operating cost is, them say we'll we had a 90 operating cost for the year but we are taxed here and there on that remaining 10 cents. This company is making a whole lot money than they claim to.

    Our barn is always hiring, try getting a job with fedex or ups freight and see how many openings they have, in my area they have 0 and its hard to get on with them. I'd be gone in a heartbeat if they called me, doing 25-30 stops a day is getting ridiculous.
     
  3. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    And don't forget the part where they brag about how they charge more than the other carriers for the premium service we provide.
     
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  4. hotrod81

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    Another point too look at the freight southeastern is hauling house stops and not to mention the white glove service guys have to do with the motel freight.
     
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  5. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    And the Uline garbage. I love carrying it all up an elevator to the 6th floor. :nut kick:
     
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  6. hotrodd

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    Estes is national so there's another lie they told.
     
  7. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    We've lost a handful more in the last few months. Some were new hires who didn't want to stay.
     
  8. dsmit50

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    I hear that ROA has lost several drivers recently
     
  9. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Compensation isn't keeping up with other industries. As soon as I find better paying locally I'll be gone also
     
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  10. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    It certainly isn't especially with all they ask of a p&d driver here.
     

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