Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by No Freight, Apr 26, 2006.
all new guys do in the first 2 weeks is drink kool aid, then you're on your own til you go to ann arbor for kool aid.
I haven't seen a "Balls Tractor" since 1999 or 2000, and I doubt there are many non-a.c. units left, at least on the west side :)
When I first started in the SouthWest Desert, it was 115deg a lot, and I had no power steering or A.C. for weeks, I almost quit! Glad I didn't!!! :)
Goodluck, and remember to fill out manifests correctly, and take proper exceptions (damage notes) on the D.R,'s or when breaking a trailer!!!!!!!!!!
Air conditioning? Open the vent windows and aim the air at you. (You need to be at speed to get any kind of flow)
Nice Post... That's it in a nut shell...
I liked my 87,Man did it run.That tractor was a mans truck.Not a/c,air ride wimp mobiles we have now.
Interesting comment ;)
I agree and disagree. I liked having A.C. in the SouthWest, oh yeah, definitely :)
BUT, I do NOT like the Sterlings, I miss the 95 Ford's, BIG time! :(
I like the fact that it had power steering, and A.C., but it was a work truck. Also, the old city fords were really my choice when I ran city, those old buzzards could take a beating!!!! A.C. or not, LOVED those trucks!!!! :)
we've got plenty of non a/c unints in xcl.
The typical "new hire" will work 45-55 hours per week....where is this at?45-55 hrs. yeah ok!
I am going on about 2.5 months with Conway (and would also like to add very happy, better than the OTR low paying crap). I have 2 weeks so far that I have been out of hours. I had to either work the dock or do a team run to save hours.
I have worked the dock maybe 5 times and worked the city maybe 3-4 times, the rest of the time I have been on linehaul. I would honestly rather stay on the flex board than take a bid time and get stuck on the dock.
Thats odd to me...we are fighting to get our 40. Coming in on Saturday morning to make up your hours on the dock definately sucks!
xsb lost 5 apprentice drivers in one week because of they were not getting 40 hours.
all us flex drivers in xcl have been workin our butts off for about the last 2 months. week before last i didn't work on wed, got 7 hrs on the dock thurs, ran l/h m,tu and f. still got 40+ that week. have run line haul every nite other than that, grossin just over 1k a week.
it's nice to see a third dsr from xco here.
thanks, just found this board.
It will get better.
Question for the sr's or someone who knows how this really works.
What is the difference from being on the "flex board" or on the "Road Flex"?
Don't get too used to driving, you will be used more in the city and on the dock as you near the middle of the board :(
it's actually city flex and road flex.
city flex you will work dock,city,day line-haul,and night Line-haul.
road flex you will work FAC dock or run night line-haul.