Full Rate or lock the gate

Discussion in 'Holland' started by yrc-atm, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. LTL Trkr

    LTL Trkr New Member

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    I have been trying to gather insurance information from the nons, but unlike wages there are so many variables to consider and frankly most drivers just dont understand all nuances. Even if you figure out monthly premiums, Co-pays, deductibles, coverage % your still have to consider quality of care. What I do know, is that I have yet to find any company providing better coverage than YRC and ABF. In 2011 Reddaway was paying about $1350 per month per employee for Medical, dental and vision. I'm sure it's much more now. By the way, the hourly rate for medical should really be computed based on the average hours worked, not too many driver's working only 40 hours per week. If you give a Reddaway driver who works 55 hours a week a $9.60 raise that would equal $465 due to the overtime. I just think that should be considered when the company is trying to make you think it's worth x amount per hour. Also it's worth noting the average driver at YRC is age 55 Thanks for your reply, if you know any specifics about FedEx medical let me know.
     
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  2. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    At one time, we had all the gravy, no bid runs came into Charl. we had them all out of Charl.
    Over the years, I've worked under any kind of extraboard you can imagine, they dispatched on the hour.
    If you weren't called by 12 min. past, you were usually good till the next hour.
    We once had a straight seniority board, a sliding seniority board, if you didn't like what he offered, you slide
    to the next dispatch, you would not be offered that run again unless the board was exhausted.
    We had a preference senority board, you write on your card where you wanted to go, you would not be called for anything else unless board was exhausted.
    We had a rotating wheel board, if you called dispatch and could not be given a start time, you could clear from 2 to 6 hrs and hold your place.
    We voted on what type board at contract time, we rebid runs every 6 mos.
    We did have a mininum running time on all runs.
     
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  3. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I know a lot is hard for younger guys to believe things we did in the old days.
    With few exceptions, I think my job was a lot easier and better than what you guys do today.
    Terrible roads, flat tires, breakdowns to name a few obstacles.
    We had signs on our trailers urging people to call their congressmen to build better roads.
    I still would not trade all that for your traffic, fancy trucks and crap you guys deal with every day.
     
  4. falconfan

    falconfan Well-Known Member

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    Spaghetti junction ,near Atlanta ,was just rated the number 1 bottle neck in the U.S.
    I know it is bad but didn't think it was the worst.
     
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  5. Frootloop

    Frootloop Well-Known Member

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    Worst town on the east coast that I travel in. Guess it’s not too bad if it pays hourly. The productivity level in this area has to be horrendous due to the traffic.
     
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  6. Philoe Beddoe

    Philoe Beddoe New Member

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    Full Rate or Lock the Gate. Plain and Simple. Does this offend you falconfan?
     
  7. Philoe Beddoe

    Philoe Beddoe New Member

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    Maybe you should spend more thought and time posting why we should be compensated like FedEx, Old Dominion, etc.. instead of why we aren't. Do I need to pull up all your posts?
     
  8. Philoe Beddoe

    Philoe Beddoe New Member

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    The name of the thread is "Full Rate or Lock the Gate". It's not "Let's Reminisce About the Old Days".

    Full Rate or Lock the Gate.
     
  9. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Falconfan, can I assume you are a Braves fan also?
     
  10. falconfan

    falconfan Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you should spend some time doing research and math.

    O.D ‘ s ...operating ratio blows ours away by at least a nickel on a bad quarter.

    They don’t pay time and a half.

    Their insurance isn’t close to ours

    Their work rules are nothing like ours

    It’s not smart to compare us to O.D.

    And PHILOE, they actually make hundreds of millions.
     
  11. falconfan

    falconfan Well-Known Member

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    Stop with the stupid shi t .How many strikes you been too PHILOE?
    How much time did you spend at the burn barrel or chasing down sca bs that crossed the picket line?
    Stop with the tough guy bull shi t with me.
    If you want to debate your reasoning for contract we will do that.
    Don’t think I’m stupid and don’t want to make this a better job.
     
  12. LTL Trkr

    LTL Trkr New Member

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    Jump start your career with free CDL training! YRC's free training will help you land a job with with one of the many LTL companies paying a fair and competitive wage!
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  13. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    In the south it is a competitive wage
     

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