How are things handled at your terminal ...

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  1. wawtrucker

    wawtrucker Well-Known Member

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    @lhdrvr these matters seem to be handled differently by each terminal / linehaul manager. I am not aware of any broad 'corporate policy' on such matters. I can tell you that at HAR, it can vary. Usually if a new run is introduced it is put on the board for all to bid on. If a run becomes vacant for whatever reason then drivers can bid on the run starting at where the original driver was on the seniority roster at the time of the original bid. Often, new runs or vacant runs will be covered by extraboard drivers, and these drivers aren't always chosen based on their seniority. So it's a grand mix of how it's handled, but usually runs are bid on by drivers - extraboard or not.
     
  2. wawtrucker

    wawtrucker Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and we don't use the word 'bid,' anymore. Apparently it smacks too much of union talk. We can call bid time 'schedule selection,' or 'schedule allocation.'

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  3. wawtrucker

    wawtrucker Well-Known Member

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    Driver, I've never even attempted to become involved with corporate politics or office policy - it's not worth it. Best to just do your job and stick to driving.
     
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    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Well,another one stopped drinking the kool-ad.:poster oops:
     
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  5. wawtrucker

    wawtrucker Well-Known Member

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    I only gargle with it now.
     
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    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    With you my friend.
     
  7. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    This doesn't look good, you say you do not tell the company how to run the business, change their policy and just do your job.
    I'll bet you don't even have a truck stop law degree, sorry, I'm just not sure about your future as a truck driver. best luck
     
  8. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Yes...God forbid employees of a non-union company use a ‘union word’ (huh???) like ‘bid’. Is Ump allowed to use the word ‘strike’?....I mean...since he’s an ump and all? Would that be okay, or would he get his fanny paddled?
     
  9. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    According to Billy, Ump is allowed use of the words "Gee and Haw" when driving a team of goats on or off any public highway
    with no reprocusion!
     

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