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Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by icuicp, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Fly-by-night

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

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    They kind of a pain in the ass to put on with steel toed boots
     
  2. Fly-by-night

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

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    When I was in the city I carried a map book of the area. You always have those dead spots. I would like to see these guys do it without there phones. When I started in LTL we had two-way radios in the trucks. It was nice if you need help on a stop.
     
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    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    We have a LH driver that would wear them when he would have to drive one of those old sterling's up for service
     
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    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    I’ve got a size 12 and wear steel toes as well. They take a minute to get on in the truck, but hey, I’m on the clock! Safety first driver! I’ve taken a few bad falls on ice in the yard over the years. But to each their own.
     
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    NewChunks New Member

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    You can save Google maps(offline) on your phone for areas with out service. I don't carry a paper map anymore! If I have a stop I don't know I almost always go with the "ask an old guy" strategy. But not needing a csr to hunt down an contact is the best part of having a smartphone.
     
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  6. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    What happened to the new dolly rollout? Are they still coming?
     
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    Do you think they have paper towels and toilet paper at the office in Greenwich Conn. ?
     
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    whip1 Well-Known Member

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    We have those things and more at our terminal. Why wouldn’t they have them at HQ?
     
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  9. Fly-by-night

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

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    Had 6 cases of paper towels at my barn as of last night also well stocked in Lysol wipes, window cleaner and everything need for a cup of coffee and hot chocolate
     
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    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    I still don't wear them. They are very awkward. I have fallen more than once on ice. The last time I was at the FAC, backed into the door and walked up to jabber with somebody on the dock and then walking towards the front of the truck to go around and disconnect the air lines. Right around the drivers door my feet went clean out from under me and on my butt I went. Plopped back and made a snow angel motion while the hostler drove by and we both laughed. I understand there is a slight risk of injury. But if ice is going to hurt me doing this job, I pray it happens while the truck is parked.
     
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    We keep hearing they have many of them out west. So the story goes.
     
  12. Serene Gene

    Serene Gene Well-Known Member

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    Smartphones are the best tool we have in the city. I don't miss those giant map books at all. Check addresses, get phone and suite numbers, check traffic, see where the dock is, what driveway to use, if you're near civilization you can even see what the building looks like with street view. Amazing stuff.
     
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  13. Fly-by-night

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    Tech is great until it stops. Look at what happens when the handhelds go down or better yet the power goes out at your barn. You would think as much as we use the tech every barn would have a stand by generator ready to go.
     
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    XCA has a HUGE generator
     
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    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever had to deliver to the customer you can't find on Google Maps? When you finally find them they say something like " I know , right? It says our business is miles away. We know about it , sorry we didn't tell you on the phone"
     
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  16. dwyane

    dwyane Let’s dance

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    hey man
     
  17. dwyane

    dwyane Let’s dance

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    why are you using CJ's pic?
     
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    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    I wonder... Is the accident rate lower and is it cheaper to insure tractors with the active cruise control/lane departure warning systems?
     
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    On the plus side not too many Canadians...
     
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    We are self insured. The company doesn’t pay rates or premiums. What ever happens comes out of pocket.
     
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