New pups?????

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by bottomman, May 24, 2017.

  1. Serene Gene

    Serene Gene Well-Known Member

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    Here, I'll help a fellow driver in need.

    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/Medical-Requirements#question1

     
  2. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    Contractors can't operate forklifts on the dock unless XPO insures them. When I was a contractor at FedEx Freight we weren't even supposed to be allowed on the dock for that reason.
     
  3. eBiTDa

    eBiTDa Active Member

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    Unless the contractor provides its own insurance, hell, they can bring their own forklift too. Imagine the cost savings that will provide. Never say never.
     
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  4. eBiTDa

    eBiTDa Active Member

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    I can lead you to water, I cannot force you to drink.
     
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  5. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    Your pal Gene posted a link that says you don't have to have everything working so that kind of disproves your theory of having to
     
  6. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    I'd love to know what contractor would provide their own insurance and/or forklift to work the dock at XPO. There's not enough money in it and XPO wouldn't provide enough incentive without it being more expensive than the part-time employees.

    The thing you need to remember about owner/operators is that they can't do everything for less money than you. In order for a contractor to do anything, it has to be worth it. And few are willing to bleed to death so XPO can profit.
     
  7. trucknfool

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    The power windows, A C, and other things except the satellite radio started showing up on Trucks only because it was actually costing more to leave options off the Trucks ,than to go ahead and put the options on.( It would be more cost effective in the production line not to delete options). Sterling Trucks came standard with a crime grill, Con-way would have to pay extra to remove it and put a painted white grille on the truck. They never really cared about Driver comfort .
     
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  8. eBiTDa

    eBiTDa Active Member

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    The concept of "gooks in the wire" is completely alien to you. Do you want me to put it together for you in a five paragraph order?
     
  9. eBiTDa

    eBiTDa Active Member

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    The U.S. American worker has been on the endangered list for sometime. Is it by design, some will say yes, others will point to their piss poor work ethic. We are living in an economy where the bottom bid wins.

    We have been supplanted by wave after wave of non-native workers for decades now. They work for a pittance. How will your children compete with that. Many now a days refuse to work labor intensive jobs for minimum wage. They will work their days out at the local McDonald's, or Starbucks or forever suck on the guberment's milkless teat for sustainment. As these corporatist fascist rebuild a feudal/vassal system with a promise of a totalitarian socialist state. They will be jumping in head first wearing their birthday suits. Thinking it is the greatest thing since apple pie.
     
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  10. eBiTDa

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    Oops, I meant a "humanitarian technocratic socialist state". Not a "totalitarian socialist state". Did not mean to let that one out of the bag.
     
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  11. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, go ahead and do that.
     
  12. Fly-by-night

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

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    Isnt funny how as more and more barns are getting elog the freight is showing up the the FAC in a more timely manner. We were told they will be watching for the ones that sit just short of the FAC waiting for loads so they don't have to work the dock. If your on break that's OK but they will even watch that to. Remember if you go on break to early you might have to take another durning your shift.
     
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  13. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Isn't it funny. The slugs are exposed.
     
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  14. sucker666

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    The ones that really repulse me are the scumbag persuaders who make a living off of lying to the workers and try to convince them how the corporatist are nothing less than honest and have your best interest at heart with everything they do. I guess you know your at the bottom when that's what you have to do for a living. I wonder how much hate for the workers they must have and where it's derived from. You know them they always seem to talk down to the workers as if they know more.
     
  15. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Union posts in the union thread only please.
     
  16. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    And I still blow by guys doing 50 mph in a 60. Just dragging their feet to avoid one more minute of work.
     
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    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    It would be so sweet if all we had to do was hook and drive. And had cut off times. Please oh, PLEASE ! Let's start running this business like the rest of the freight world. Can you imagine if you had dock hands loading the lanes ? No more senior guys flooring out his and leaving early with the dock a mess and the lane over a trailer or two ? Can you even think of how much money is wasted in via miles and fuel covering bad behavior ?
     
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  18. Fly-by-night

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

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    That why I dock all the freight I unload at an FAC. You want to drag your feet why should I do your work for you.
     
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    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Even worse, they show up and get all pissed off that no one is going to lift a finger for them !
     
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  20. eBiTDa

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    Yep. Here we are in October now, surprise, I don't think any sterling in our yard has them 22.5" tires. I know most have gone into a PM since this thread started. Yet drivers rolling out with them tall tires and new pups. Maybe they just waiting till them new tires roll out.
     

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