Inhumane cold dock work environment

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  1. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay , Never forget

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    Inhumane sub zero cold dock working environment , is something our union should ask to be changed in our next contract talks in the year 2525 !!!
     
  2. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    I can sympathize but how long have freight companies been moving freight in cold temps? You choose where you live and know the temp averages...
     
  3. Lazer

    Lazer WWG1WGA

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    lol, park the tow motor, and grab a pallet jack! You'll be warm in a little while.
     
  4. Volnuck

    Volnuck Well-Known Member

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    Oh yea, that should be no problem. Big warm terminals should be easy to finance after the "Union" and "YRC" negotiate(sorry) make a deal on new wages a few more times. Pay scale for drivers should be around $10 an hour by then, which should leave lots of money for "terminal enhancement". That will be a new catch phrase, kind of like " negative cash flow". Lololololo
     
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  5. yrc-atm

    yrc-atm commodities relocator

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    Take a yard bid.
     
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  6. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    I found tossing rugs works great. Inside a trailer with no wind, nice easy pace and nice and toasty in less than five minutes.
     
  7. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash They will make you look foolish. AD-FREE USER

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    Come on........it hasn't been that bad.




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  8. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash They will make you look foolish. AD-FREE USER

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    I've always watched people complain about how cold they are, as they stand in one place shivering. Move, do some work, produce some body heat. Git-er-done.......and get off the dock sooner.
     
  9. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash They will make you look foolish. AD-FREE USER

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    There comes a point where you might need to go into the break room to thaw out though. lol




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  10. skullcramp

    skullcramp Government Seal

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    can't warm up in the break room in MI furnace is broken. still trying to fund the repairs
     
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  11. skullcramp

    skullcramp Government Seal

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    i always wondered what T-Shacks screen name was
     
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  12. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash They will make you look foolish. AD-FREE USER

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    It was either furnace repairs or executive bonuses and well........you know the decision.
     
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  13. beingpissed on

    beingpissed on Active Member

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    I thought that is why we make the big bucks
     
  14. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    I seen guys that had to have the seat surgically removed from their ass...

     
  15. rainman220

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    I think in some New England states or mat be in Connecticut, thereis a state law that requires heated docks. I think New Penn has a few. Not kept at tropical tempatures but maybe around 50.
     
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  16. 616jimmy

    616jimmy Well-Known Member

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    Are you kidding,It is what it is, they should have more important things on their minds than warm docks, grow a set and get with the program!:6792::wtflol::usa2:
     
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  17. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay , Never forget

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    well jimmy , I have to disagree with you on this subject , as with the pay cuts & etc cuts , the very least we should have a dock above 32 degrees to work on !!!
     
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  18. usmc2k1

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    Been working docks for CF and Holland 28 years and the key is dress warm layers and move. Hand warmers and foot warmers are great. It is not hard really. Yes sitting on a tow motor is no help but...adjust
     
  19. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

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    I don't work the dock and I disagree with the most of you on this. all other industries have improved their working conditions and passed along the coast, but no the trucking industry has to kiss everybody's ass and :censored: their employee's over. I work for a non union and as long as we have people that drink the koolaid
    we will be keep in the 18th century
     
  20. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    The Holland terminal that was in Erie pa. ...actually northeast pa.... had dock bumpers. ...and was insulated. ... even had a gas well. they could not heat it ...

    It was the nicest dock I ever worked on. ... it was cold but ... no wind.

    Now because of yrcw it's owned by fedex. ..

    The cf dock I worked on. .. you would have to shovel the snow off to work
     
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