National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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  1. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    http://www.trucking.org/Appreciation_Week.aspx

    Anything interesting goings on to report throughout the system?

    Locally, on Tuesday, the Company bought us lunch. Assorted go-boxes to take with you. Also, from Mike Ducker, this useful and much appreciated beverage container: :1036316054::1036316054:

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  2. chitownpeddler

    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    We had our safety cookout on Monday. I'm sure they will say it is for both employee appreciation and safety like they did a couple of years ago. Nothing like getting screwed out of a cookout. No mention of beverage containers for us.
     
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  3. Fedex_Draft

    Fedex_Draft New Member

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    We got pretty much nothing in HMS, Hermiston Oregon. Really sad. Where's mr. Ducker on this?
     
  4. Fedex_Draft

    Fedex_Draft New Member

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    I'm not big on posting on here but it's amazing the difference in what each yard has received this week. My question is ... Does it effect mngmnt. Bonuses as to how much they spend on this week?..... sure seems that way..
     
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    Sure does. We had ours catered, went to another center and they had sandwiches in a togo box.
     
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  6. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    EDIT: I should probably hold off on comment, for another day...
     
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  7. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Thursday. :1036316054:


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    Nice Touch! :1036316054::1036316054:
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  8. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    Krispy Cream and ice cream, it's no wonder you health insurance is going up:hide:
     
  9. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    I heard that every driver in Gardena got a gardenia plant...
     
  10. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    All CRST drivers got T shirts....
     
  11. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    How did you talk Billy Lo into posing for that picture?
     
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  12. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    That's Donna. Big Dave's assistant for Coop dispatch!!!!
     
  13. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    I heard they just got flowers.
     
  14. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    So the week long celebration has been about truck driver appreciation week?? We thought we were celebrating the two drivers who followed the freight out of CLT that allowed the rest of us to move up two seniority spots!! :poke:
     
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  15. Jeff

    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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    We got catered BBQ in GBO ... it was real good
     
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  16. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Bet it came from Lexington.
     
  17. truckingBORED

    truckingBORED Your Huckleberry

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    Don't get too excited, about the time you get used to it, they'll post a job opening and one of em will slide back in...
     
  18. chitownpeddler

    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    Years ago we were told it did. Our previous manager would only make hotdogs and frozen hamburger patties and we were told the less he spent the more he made.
     
  19. Redracer3136

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    Naw, one driver had actually followed the freight in years ago and he was just going back home and the other driver transferred to be closer to home and he plans to retire in two years anyways...I don't see either ever coming back.
     
  20. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    If true, the above is a direct reflection of the local manager, and to a lesser extent the M. Director and RVP for not insuring active participation. Sadly, even when the Company wants to promote positive engagement, and does in fact provide funding, local management can still sabotage the effort. I'd bet there are deeper issues at such centers.

    Lack of respect for the Company goals and initiatives, as well as the workforce under his/her command might just be the tip of the iceberg... Certainly a contributing factor in any struggles he/she faces. I would probably ask this manager one question, What would Mike Ducker think about it?
     
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