How long is your day , typically?

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by icuicp, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. pops11359

    pops11359 Banned

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    Since no one else has said it, I'll be the smart a$$ and say it, my day is typically 24 hrs then I start a new one.
     
  2. vetran peddleman

    vetran peddleman FOR ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Yeah HS...I know.That's been the model at my barn ever since I was hired on back in '94, and probably goes all the way back to '83 for dsr's since Conway came into existence...I get that. What I don't get is management's inability to put a few more pt dock guys on to help w/ I/b and o/b dock in order to reduce OT for comparatively more expensive dsr's.
    I guess I've become spoiled in recent years in just doing a few hours of I/b , my peddle, and then going home. I guess it's back to the good olds days of grinding it out at the Conway salt minds as galley under rowing slaves everyday now till things improve...if that should ever happen.
     
  3. vetran peddleman

    vetran peddleman FOR ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Well pops...years ago I worked for another LTL back in the booming 80's. Some times I'd work 16 hours a day. Start at 02:00 and quit at 18;00. Yes, I know that's illegal, but that company didn't care about hours. Once in a while they'd cut me some slack and get me done in only 12 hours. The standing joke when they did that was, and I quote..."Hey driver we're being nice to you today by letting you go home now ...heck you've only worked half a day."
    Bottom line ...I guess I'll just have to humor myself and smile w/ those memories in order to get through all my 'half days' here now at Conway/XPO. :1036316054:
     
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  4. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    More people means more work for management. Maybe it would help if FOS level management was paid hourly. Then they wouldn't be cutting every corner to leave as soon as possible.
     
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    Are you kidding me? Yea go ahead and make FOSs hourly lol. That would be good for absolutely NO ONE except FOSs who want a higher salary. I can promise you there is not a single FOS who wants less help. That's for FOMs and above to worry about.

    "Oh man I'm late on my rent, well let's go ahead and drag this shift out as long as I can." That would make every driver happy (sarcasm). Trust me, there is no FOS who wants less workers.
     
  6. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    Less people and more work = more productivity = better numbers = more bonus

    There are less FOSs than drvers for example. Drivers are hourly when on linehaul. Drivers can be managed - so can FOSs. Personally , I want the management to do a quality job and get paid for ALL of their time up front instead of cutting corners and pushing numbers for a bonus.
     
  7. peachykeen

    peachykeen Member

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    I thought i would ask if other terminals are busy or slow. At my barn most drivers are getting less then 8 hours a day and some are getting worried because we are so slow for this time of year
     
  8. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    End of the month , end of the quarter. Our freight may have doubled , even tripled at my terminal.

    Friday outbound closed 2 1/2 to 3 hours late. In most places things are turned up a notch or two and the parts of the economy that require LTL are doing fairly well.
     
  9. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    We haven't been able to catch up for over a month. Outbound has had freight on the dock for that long. We get rid of some but it just fills up and waits for the next day and so on and so on. Full dock and no where to put it or the freight that comes in from the city. Viscous circle. This is what the company needs and they can't even do it anymore.
    Shame.
    Not enough equipment and not enough people.
    Their little coos have done em in.
    It's caught up with em at our barn anyways.
    I'm tired.. End of day. Night. Whatever it is anymore.
     
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  10. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    Very sad
     
  11. Fly-by-night

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    Whats you area. You don't have to give your sic code but state would be nice
     
  12. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    How is being very busy "very sad"
     
  13. cavscoutdad

    cavscoutdad Active Member

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    Sounds like job security to me. What's sad about that?
     
  14. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    I was referring to the customers freight sitting on docks for days missing service. Coming up on the 2 yr mark since we were bought I hope they can figure it out soon before we loose more business.
    Having more freight than you can handle is only good for short term revenue gains. If that's what their focused on to drive the stock price up than that's great "success " but if you interested in building a long term reputatable company that is substainable not so good. Con-way had a good reputation for delivering on time. Reputations are built on service that's the key to job security. More business will come when you do that. Customers don't care how big you are or how high you share prices is at the end of the they care if their freight arrives on time and undamaged.
    Only time will tell which path Mr Jacobs is really perusing.

    As to the length of day .. typically 12 hrs.
     
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    He's saying that it's sad that many or most of our terminals are so short on drivers and/or equipment that when we get busy, we are unable to provide the service that we are supposed to. Same here. Guys are leaving and they are not able to find replacements. Makes for long days. Some don't mind, but when the long hours are forced, it gets old quick.
     
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  16. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    Trying to run profits up by choking the system the big losers are drivers taxed to the limit and customers who are not happy with service.
    I think mostly everyone at our terminal works at least 12 hrs on average.
    That being said you have to remember there a lot of "country club "terminals in rural areas that don't see much change from the past because they never get the business levels that more metro areas do. It's hard for them to see the difference so their sceptisism is not surprising. In all fairness to those who work at the smaller terminals we can post how much it's changed but for them nothing has.
     
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  17. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    So whats the contract on this freight is it economic freight which it moves when it can. We no nothing about this barn or where the freight is from or going. You make it sound like the freight is sitting there for days at a time. I don't know and I sure the one who posted doesn't know either.
    You said "Con-Way had a reputation" yes they did, the big word is HAD. Last I check my paycheck said XPO.
    Back in the Conway days I have pick up 1 skid from a customer and next to it was 10 skids going to the same place that OD was getting. When I ask about it they said you, Con-Way will get it there quickly but OD won't damaged. Con way also would spend $1 to make .75 ¢ and doing that doesn't keep the doors open either.
    As we all know some barn lost work while some have gained and we all know it takes time to move eq around. The poster said this has been only going for a month and might be a new account you make it sound like this has been going on since XPO bought Con-Way.

    If you want an 8hr days I sure their a $14 warehouse job out their. If your a truck drive 8hrs day are rare and if you don't like it then you might what to change your career choice
     
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  18. Maltman

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    He works for one them awesome union shop's that run so efficiently. I think mistic works for yrc so hold your horses before you start with the same old "anti corporate elitist, they're running this place into the ground, ruin the company to drive up stock price" crap.
     
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  19. Fly-by-night

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    So we can stamp this as fake news.
     
  20. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    I'm think your confusing me with someone else I never said I wanted to work a 8 hr day. I'm fine with my hours.
     

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