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Discussion in 'Old Dominion Freight Line' started by DayliteDean, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. inthegame

    inthegame Active Member

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    Heard that also, heard that many of the drivers no longer work for OD.
    Just keep doing what we are suppose to do and things will be OK. Remember the Open Door Policy, if you do not like the answer given at the home front move up the ladder, may even have to go to the top.
     
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  2. ColumbusTrucker

    ColumbusTrucker New Member

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    Is there anyone on this thread from the Columbus, OH terminal?
     
  3. WHO KNOWS105

    WHO KNOWS105 ASK ALICE

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    I have a question did you guys raise your freight rates lately and are you busy in the 4th Quarter?
     
  4. DayliteDean

    DayliteDean Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes to the first question, seemsthe freight has picked up recently but I don't have access to the numbers proving that.
     
  5. Freightsup

    Freightsup Active Member

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    Depends on where you are for the second question. As a whole we are up, but I know certain centers are not.
     
  6. WHO KNOWS105

    WHO KNOWS105 ASK ALICE

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    Thank You, it seems LTL has picked up in the Q4 for just about everyone, good sign the economy is staring to really get going, freight rates up, freight levels picking up, shortage of Drivers etc. I know one LTL company that lost some of its Contract Carriers that they used because they could haul freight now that paid more than the LTL company would pay them.
     
  7. Freightsup

    Freightsup Active Member

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    It's been a very odd year. The election certainly played a role in what we saw, but a 4th quarter surge isn't typical. I'm hoping that pricing doesn't go crazy in early 2017 and that we have steady growth.
     
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  8. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY COOP Dispatch GPS Division

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    Please don't say driver shortage. Say pay and benefit shortage. Thx
     
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  9. WHO KNOWS105

    WHO KNOWS105 ASK ALICE

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    LOL, You are right I did mis-speak.....
     
  10. miltowntrucker

    miltowntrucker Member

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    I should be starting soon Linehauling, im in the hiring process now. Just wondering if they require Linehaulers to wear uniforms? Also what does OD govern the top speed on the tractors?
     
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  11. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    No on the uniforms, voluntary only. Speed is governed at 64 except turned up units for long runs 68 or 70, varies terminal to terminal. Don't worry about how fast you go, that's for supertruckers. You make twice what they do now, sit back and enjoy the ride.
     
  12. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    Oh and be careful, billylo don't know you yet but he automatically thinks you're lazy and good for nothing and has no respect for you just because you're a road driver. Don't say you haven't been warned.
     
  13. Freightsup

    Freightsup Active Member

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  14. ROUGHBOY

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    Has anyone heard of O D hiring in Huntington /Charleston,WV area ?
     
  15. Freightsup

    Freightsup Active Member

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    No, but a driver from that service center does a turn to my service center so I'll ask next time I see him.
     
  16. miltowntrucker

    miltowntrucker Member

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    Thanks Freightsup! I start next Wednesday. I'm really excited to get on board with ID!
     
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  17. hotrodd

    hotrodd Active Member

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    Does OD have driver facing cameras yet or just outward?
     
  18. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    Neither, for now. I haven't heard any chatter that we're going to cameras but just because I haven't heard it doesn't mean anything. But it seems to be the way of the future...
     
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  19. Bigreem1985

    Bigreem1985 Active Member

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    With all these accidents lately, I'm guessing they'll be coming sooner than later.
     
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  20. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    You're probably right...
     

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