How Long Will It Take To Realize What is Happening?

Discussion in 'ABF Freight System' started by 6PakAbs, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. LS1GTO

    LS1GTO Former LTL driver turned package monkey...

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    The money was decent because we hit top rate in a year... But there were days where it was too much... Not enough help, too much planned on a given day, running UPacks and cubes late at night, pissing neighbor off... The vacation thing will catch up to you, even being laid off and not working a day here and there.
     
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  2. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    And that is where we all should be, one could live decent on that.
     
  3. LS1GTO

    LS1GTO Former LTL driver turned package monkey...

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    It would be nice for everyone. If everyone got paid the same and had similar benefits and retirement, then it would be equipment, type of freight and management to bitch about... Oh wait, we do that anyway... Being a driver... Such a love/hate thing...
     
  4. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like we've had a very similar experience in our career. ABF burned me out, and UPS is reinvigorating me.
     
  5. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    I saw a 53ft'er yesterday with this logo. He took an offramp going in another direction so I couldn't catch him to get a close look. White trailer with black logo.

    Is there a truckload division for ArcBest now? It was being pulled by blue long nosed sleeper cab. Too far away for me to see what company the tractor was running for.

    Apologies for barging in , I didn't want to start a new thread and tried to post this question in the closest topic I could find.
     
  6. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    You're not barging in......ArcBest is now a gypsy low-ball board. They contract the load, take loin's share of revenue,....and throw it out on contractor load boards for guys to fight over the crumbs....

    "Hey! That's my backhaul to the house! I'll run it for .70 cents a mile....Gets me home.."

    They'll use anyone,.....although I hear their preferred carriers are HapHazard Freight out of Bugscuffle Arkansas,......and Wing'N'a Prayer Freight Lines, out of Hellmouth W. Va............
     
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  7. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Well-Known Member

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    They whipped this up with your 7%.

    https://arcb.com/solutions/truckload

    I'm not exactly sure how it works, but... it's non-union, and not a good sign.

    I wonder if Judy has a Con-Way logo she kisses every day before leaving for work.
     
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  8. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Yeah,......The Con-way logo is plastered on the belly of the statue of Beelzebub, surrounded by the dried bat wings and clenched mummified monkey's paws on the dark altar in the sub-basement caverns under the corporate headquarters.......
     
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  9. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Well-Known Member

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    I just laughed out loud in the driver's room. You dick.
     
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  10. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Free admission...with a Union card.
     
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  11. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Well-Known Member

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    If anything, that union card is like showing a silver cross to a vampire. She screeches and runs into the catacombs.
     
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  12. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    I vastly apologize.........But you've made my day. ...

    My motto is that if I can make a stranger laugh at least once a day,...that day is a success.....
     
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  13. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    And a quart of blood.......
     
  14. useless

    useless Active Member

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    no... she has it tattooed on her right cheek, she just slaps it every day
     
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  15. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    I...hate...to ask this,...but it must be done......Inquiring minds want to know..........

    Which set of cheeks? Upper or lower?.............

    ( I'm gritting my teeth in anticipation of a grisly visual image that'll scar me mentally for life..).....
     
  16. 6PakAbs

    6PakAbs Well-Known Member

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    well...remember the scene in the movie "Forrest Gump" and he was told during a rectal exam to bend over and spread his cheeks? If you remember correctly (and this brought down the house) he bent over and spread his upper cheeks?
     
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  17. gravytrain1

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    in ATL Sunday. .It was a BARR NUNN Trucking truck stop at ABF. More of them than ABF drivers.. I say we lock gates at contract time.
     
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  18. 6PakAbs

    6PakAbs Well-Known Member

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    pay the rate or lock the gate
     
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  19. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Good Grief!

    What say you, Mr. Soehl? Is it fair that a cut-rate, low-ball, low-trained, low-paid, carrier cross ABF's gate and suck all the work away from dues-paying Teamsters?

    They really suckered Fric and Frac..( Tyson and Gordon..) last contract. That's painfully apparent 5 years later.
     
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  20. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    Ernie will do no better if he knows what's good for him. They all dance to Hoffa's tune or the get moved out. It's hopeless for us.
     

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