Linehaul at xpo

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by Wildwilly, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Fly-by-night

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

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    8hrs on the dock is a hell of a lot better then 0hrs driving and sitting at home
     
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  2. Fly-by-night

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

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    I guess you never been to some of the XPO warehouses yet
     
  3. prezars

    prezars Active Member

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    I been running linehaul since I started in 94, we've gone thru a lot of changes but you were always expected to work the dock. We had turns, meets, layovers and reship ( we didn't call them FAC's back then). Reship drivers worked the dock the others got paid wait time kt127 if their trailers were not ready. My thought has always been, if you're not happy here you can leave. This company has provided me a great income ($114,000 in 2016), I'm home daily, weekends and holidays, when my parents died I got paid without having to use my PTO time. I've raised 5 children, have a 9.5 in the mountains where I'll retire
    I've invested a lot into my 401. It's not perfect here but it fits my needs. I don't mind the dock at all. Heck, most of the freight is on pallets now anyways. There's always gonna be disgruntled drivers on here, in my opinion they should seek employment somewhere else.
     
  4. Polebender

    Polebender polebender

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    Beg your pardon ...... been at OD 11years and still working the dock
     
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    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    And driving? If you are a driver are you linehaul or city/p&d ?
     
  6. rangeman

    rangeman Active Member

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    Key word!!! Suits my needs. I love it here , I love working the dock, and I cannot think of a better place to work, because it SUITS MY NEEDS
     
  7. trucknfool

    trucknfool Well-Known Member

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    I started in 93 , I would have never left If the old top Management had not wrecked the Company. I didn't mind working the dock. I do now with my current employer. I have found out that they don't have the best total compensation package as they boasted.
     
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  8. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    UPS (package) Feeder drivers make .80 +cents a mile 36.77 an hour when they are on the clock. Remember a $114,000 a year is great money but you are working 70 Hours a week for that. Hell the UPS package car drivers make more than that working 60 hours a week. When you put it all in perspective we in the ltl industry has slipped far behind their pay. We are the ones that have to have our class A license with doubles and hazmat endorsement as compared to a package car driver. I can tell you for a fact that 20 plus years ago we had pay parity with those drivers for the most part. This is a big problem for this industry(not xpo alone) that are pay was not what it once was in comparison to years ago. This is a major factor (not the only) as to why we have a driver shortage.
     
  9. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    Oh and I forgot they don't pay a dime for there healthcare and have a company paid pension and matched 401 K. We have a ton of room for improvement for our compensation package.(the entire industry)
     
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    trucknfool Well-Known Member

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    I agree, I don't see my money go as far as I did in the nineties. Insurance, groceries cost of just existing has really went up. I can kind of see why people will not work the minimum wage jobs because cost of transportation to and from , and eats don't leave much left. I hope that pay wars hit this industry . I would like my last decade to be a good one and help me reach my retirement goals , especially since Con-Job done their dirty deed with the pension.
     
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  11. Polebender

    Polebender polebender

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    I'm a line haul driver . I go to a hub , work the dock for a couple hours and go back . Sound familiar ?
     
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  12. sportsman800

    sportsman800 Active Member

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    Have you applied anywhere else what
    A job were you drive a truck full time with no dock work is even better
     
  13. sportsman800

    sportsman800 Active Member

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    No and im,not planning on,it
     
  14. JstBlendinIN

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    Comparing LTL to package is like comparing apples to oranges....Package is whole different world...,,tons more $$$$$$
     
  15. Serene Gene

    Serene Gene Well-Known Member

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    The funny part is that UPS *has* an LTL freight company, and they don't make anywhere near what the feeders make. ( Of course they are all Teamsters, FWIW)

    Maybe, and I'm just throwing this out there... again... maybe we are getting paid what an LTL freight driver is worth in the marketplace.
     
  16. Fly-by-night

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

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    But yet they still work here??? They all talk about other companies but yet stay here??
    I know some package drivers. They work there asses off and most have bad knees and backs
     
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    sportsman800 Active Member

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    Wow I'm speechless your such a wealth of knowledge
     
  18. sportsman800

    sportsman800 Active Member

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    Most of the people here are over paid and some us are under paid
     
  19. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you feel your underpaid, do something about it. If you have a clean CDL, you can get hired anywhere.
     
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    Agreed. There is a reason those package guys don't make so much as eye contact when they rush through a customer. They literally have no time for anything.
     

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