linehaul pay

Discussion in 'AAA Cooper Transportation' started by j418, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. j418

    j418 New Member

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    Can anyone inform me why aaa doesnt pay their linehaul drivers to hook sets, unhook, hostle, fuel and pretrip? How does pushing and pulling dollys around not qualify as doing work for the company? Discuss.
     
  2. j418

    j418 New Member

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    123 views and not 1 reply... weird.
     
  3. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    I viewed it twice driver.. I've been gone from Cooper for over 13 years... I just was on here trying to get some info about my friends and Cooper closing their terminal.. If I could help I would,,, Sorry these guys won't.... It's an every man for himself industry these days.... I hope someone will be kind enough to help you...
     
  4. j418

    j418 New Member

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    All I know is that this is bs
     
  5. Bruno

    Bruno gainfully employed ?";'':/!??

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    Saia does the same thing. They only pay you the one time that you drop and hook at your meet site. $9.70 Because they can get away with it.
     
  6. j418

    j418 New Member

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    They pay cooper NOTHING to hook drop or switch trlrs even at a meet and turn or dark terminal. Its unfair and unjust imo. You should get compensated for the work you do. Period.
     
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  7. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    So call Dothan and let them know.. I'm sure they will get right on it... I thought you were looking at getting a job there, not :stirthepot:....
     
  8. j418

    j418 New Member

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    No buddy I work there. Dothan ain't gonna do ****. I am stirring the pot. Just makes no sense to do work and not get compensated...
     
  9. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    It's not the only place like that..in fact..it's the norm but, nobody can get groups together to do anything about it
     
  10. j418

    j418 New Member

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    I agree. Just seems at best unethical.
     
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  11. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    If you work the dock somewhere, punch on before you drop out.... They use to let us do that... But, as I said, I haven't been at Cooper for over 13 years.....
     
  12. j418

    j418 New Member

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    When were on the dock we have to punch out then go hook up, fuel, hostle trlrs.
     
  13. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    I would go with the fueling and hoooking, but hosteling? Now that's wrong.. Hosteling is a part of dock work... Hope you get it worked out...
     
  14. Dracula

    Dracula Well-Known Member

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    That's true. Saia does not pay the first hook or last break. However, Saia does pay for every other drop n hook or swap that a driver makes. Some routes can be up to 4 or 5 paid drops or swaps a night.
     
  15. ziper

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    Oh there's a group all right,there called TEAMSTERS maybe you should talk to one they get paid for work that is dun..."its called time spent".
     
  16. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    I am one...no need to explain it to me, been on both sides
     
  17. Iceman

    Iceman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    We too are regional competitors and we only get paid for delay after 45 minutes, no drop or hook pay, granted we are 100% 53' fleet. Straight mileage and rare delay pay, nothing else. But I'm sure you guys are like us too, make 10-15,000.00 more a year than hourly employees.
     
  18. j418

    j418 New Member

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    No delay pay here even if its 2hrs or more and trust me it happens to some guys every night. Its unreal. ...
     
  19. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    I worked at a place that was 4-5hrs a night waiting without pay...every hour the blood boiled more and more..lol.
    Now I'm Union, and don't wait at all (because they pay) but, anytime someone mentions union, all anyone has to do is point to the YRC board, and it's squashed...it's too bad really, cause it's really the way to go in trucking (from a drivers viewpoint)
     
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  20. rowdy

    rowdy Active Member

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    When I was at Bestway we were paid 15 minutes per pin.
     

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