New handhelds

Discussion in 'ABF Freight System' started by Trucker 206, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    690
    Likes Received:
    668
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Very much so! Good post! Would love to chat with you sometime. PM me if you'd like.
     
  2. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    17,674
    Likes Received:
    9,755
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Not me, my cell phone is mine if they want me to have one they'll give it to me, I take the drive and enjoy the ride.

    Oh, and I take the route with the most traffic lights and traffic, we have plenty of options on that...
     
    Trucker 206 likes this.
  3. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,650
    Likes Received:
    1,384
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Check messages. von.
     
  4. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,650
    Likes Received:
    1,384
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I know, but 2 dispatchers I used to work with still said I had to go check in case they might be open. Their fuel & labor cost not mine. Wait a minute, it is part of my cost, of the 300 share I still own of this company. von.
     
  5. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,461
    Likes Received:
    2,694
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I've personally had many conversations with management about the reasons why trucking used to be the highest paid blue collar occupation vs. other industries. Now that they've lowered wages down ......... and even below,....... to the level of the other occupations , it's become starkly evident WHY companies paid better than plumbers or electricians........... especially if you wanted quality employees who actually cared.....

    With the traditionally higher wages usually a higher level of competency came with the Employee. For decades ABF was able to operate with their labor force on virtual autopilot........ We knew what we were doing, and went and did it,.... with no management "handholding"...

    Not nowadays...... We're back to the old "us vs. them" mentality,....... on both sides......

    All managerial attitude starts from the top, and is reflected by the attitudes and actions of the local managers at the dock or dispatch window level......

    Condescending distrust is what we're seeing.........And it's my opinion that comes from the very top of this company on down.......

    I get the distinct impression that upper management feels that they could make eversomuch profit, and make the shareholders dance with joy,....... if they could just figure out how to deliver freight without involving those stinky, whiny...... opinionated........ truckdrivers.....


    ..
     
  6. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    690
    Likes Received:
    668
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Agree, canary. I think a strike next year would wake their sorry butts up a bit, and show them how much they really need us skilled, stinky, whiny, opinionated truck drivers.
     
  7. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,788
    Likes Received:
    1,308
    Trophy Points:
    113
    This is a pervasive attitude that doesn't just infect your company - it is almost everywhere you turn in the sense that working class people are the problem that needs to be eliminated and silenced.

    Personally , I'm convinced that as the divide grows between the haves and the have-nots the problem will only get worse.
     

Share This Page