Is dayton any good?

Discussion in 'Dayton' started by truckermatt, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. truckermatt

    truckermatt Member

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    Hello,

    my local terminal in Wisconsin has a city opening according to the website.... Would it be a good place to work?

    What is the pay range in this area? Overtime Policy?

    Any info would be nice.

    I am also considering SAIA and ESTES for other companies... any thoughts?
     
  2. Freight Fool

    Freight Fool They Call Me Extra

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    You won't be disappointed, great pay, benefits, equipment, overtime after 40 hrs. We are a very progressive company utilizing the latest and greatest technology, newer facilities. Ground support at the Service Center and Corporate level are fabulous. We do work hard but we are rewarded. the pay scale is in line with most premier LTL carriers, its not a secret but I would rather give you the numbers in PM. Good luck to ya.........
     
  3. wonderring99

    wonderring99 Well-Known Member

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    Hey rake ... lol ... I know guys who have jumped to Dayton absolutely love it there ...
     
  4. truckermatt

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    Hey, I guess some things just wont be forgotten... as for dayton, hopefully I am good enough... I have a stable job now,
    How you been?
     
  5. wonderring99

    wonderring99 Well-Known Member

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    Cant complain really ... just plugging along .. go in .. drive .. work dock.. go home .. I like it that way
     
  6. wonderring99

    wonderring99 Well-Known Member

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    If I were u Dayton would be top of my list
     
  7. truckermatt

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    I agree with you W99 I dont have to go anywhere. but i can always look.... and I am looking at dayton.

    BTW I still do dock work at my current job 3 hours each morning... then go drive. Somethings dont change
     
  8. wonderring99

    wonderring99 Well-Known Member

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  9. Shilka

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    DF is a top contender for my services in the near future. I tried to PM you Freight Fool but haven't posted the minimum times. Would you forward me the mileage and hourly breakdown in a pm plz
    Thanks in advance

    Shilka
     
  10. truckermatt

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    I would contact the nearest Dayton terminal to see what there starting pay is. I think it varies place to place.

    Which terminal you looking at joining?
     
  11. Shilka

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    Hi and thanks for speedy response. Toledo is the closest barn to me.
     
  12. Lazer

    Lazer lied to again

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    Driver and dockworker pay is based on seniorty, the pay scale you are at,(length of full-time statues),is uniform accross the company. Drivers,(linehaul) pay by the mile, P&D drivers and dockworkers pay hourly. A linehaul driver at top scale gets paid the same per mile no matter if the are domiciled in Chicago, Evansville IN, Sringfield MO, Wisconsin Rapids WI, or wherever. Same goes for hourly pay. Management and office personell compensation is soley at the discretion of corporate.
     
  13. 2152

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    I have been with Dayton for 19 yrs. a geat co. that care,s for all thier drivers and everybody that works for them.
     
  14. Shilka

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    Hi again and Thanks for the responses Lazer and 21. I have come round-robin. Started in freight, went the postal route (vested) till couldn't stand the environment anymore and coming back "home" to my freight roots.

    Shilk

    a late PS, what the difference in line-haul and line-haul - Kelly?
     
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  15. Freight Fool

    Freight Fool They Call Me Extra

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    Kelly is our OTR division. Totally different deal.Its basically truck load from shipper to consignee. Very little terminal to terminal. Its a great outfit just different pay scale.
     
  16. FLYINGBY

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    Don't go to Estes, after spending years in one class they might decide to change operations to something you have not done and you will be screwed, they got some really messed up ways of doing things at the Big E
    I feel like I wasted 7 years of my life there, which I did for what it got me.
     
  17. Freight Fool

    Freight Fool They Call Me Extra

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    Wow we have a 2 page post.....:clap::clap:
     
  18. Shilka

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    lol on the golf clap

    As for operational changes they DO happen. Been in transportation for 34 years and seen changes that 1. make sense and 2. closed the doors on companies....
     
  19. wonderring99

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    I can agree with you about Estes flyingby .. I did 5 years at that outfit
     
  20. CROCKETT

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    Kelly goes into the terminals quite a bit actually, They pretty much help with overflow, like the outside carriers..
     

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