How slow is ABF?

Discussion in 'ABF Freight System' started by canaryinthemine, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. nightowl

    nightowl Well-Known Member

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    36+10 is all we get for 6 tours in the Southern Conference....
     
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  2. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    Ya I was meaning central. I don’t know work rules in different areas.
     
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  3. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Well-Known Member

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    I talked with a friend of mine who's still there, and I did remember it correctly. A sick day breaks your tour count. Chicago, regardless of what's in the contract, just kinda does what it wants. And the stewards never seem to get much done.
     
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  4. 6PakAbs

    6PakAbs Well-Known Member

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    must not be too slow or everyone is working a lot of forced o/t and too tired to post?
     
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  5. canaryinthemine

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

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    Yeah, those 14 hour days are killers........Come home late, have the wife stick a soda straw in the beer can,.....spoon-feed you the Dinty Moore Beef Stew TV dinner..........turn the tube on and zonk out before the first commercial....Damn! Never find out who won Dancing With The Stars........

    Get up in 7 hours,.....pour your black coffee over the Cocoa Krispies to save time,........change clothes,....do it again.
     
  6. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Well-said, canary! As we all know, what you wrote is all too familiar.
     
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  7. canaryinthemine

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

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    Hah! .......And people have the nerve to ask me if I ...."miss trucking".....since I've retired..........

    I would rather tend beehives in a ballerina costume than go back to driving truck.......
     
  8. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I'd like to see this, with or without bees!!
     
  9. gravytrain1

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    We have been busy. They are loading lots of contract carriers and running them direct. In the contract they should be running to the closest break. this is in the southern conference . Panther is getting a lot of ABF freight. they haul it cheaper and they put more money in their pocket.ARC BEST Fort smith.. they are spending money on the non union companies and not replacing road drivers when they retire at ABF. The red circle is getting smaller each day. I work at ABF and run the system as a road driver.
     
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  10. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    K.C. Has 20 more road drivers than it did 3 years ago. They run out of drivers. Each terminal is different. It’s different at each terminal I suppose.
     
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  11. canaryinthemine

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

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    Hah! Send $29.95 to Canaryinthemine c/o Torrance State Hospital and Car Wash, Looney Bin Department.

    For an extra $39.00, I'll get my personal secretary in the next cell,...Napoleon Bonaparte,....to personally autograph it with my name........
     
  12. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Please, I need the zip code. von.
     
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  13. gravytrain1

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    This is at my barn in the south. I still believe or would like to know if system wide,, do we have less people or more. Contract carriers are hauling a lot of freight alone with panther.
     
  14. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I think if we get ABFer to take a few dance lessons, he may be interested if you waived S&H chgs.
    You may need to keep an eye on Von, he has been known to sell counterfeit items on Ebay.
     
  15. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    :nono h4h:
    Did you fall and bump your head?
     
  16. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    ABFer at dance school
     
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  17. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    He did. Now we know the results. von.
     
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  18. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Well-Known Member

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    This whole thread fell and bumped its head.

     
  19. useless

    useless Active Member

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    does he have counterfeit S&H green stamps?
     
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  20. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    You must have a teenage daughter too...
     
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