Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by dpog28, May 9, 2017.
Extra board system is outdated...like you stated only a few drivers wouldn’t like more home time
I don't really have a dog in the fight since I'm a Hub driver but if I had to be on the XB I'd much rather have it the way it is now at Estes. At least I would know when I would be gone and have a rough estimate of when I'd be back so I could plan things around those times. Being on the XB at ABF was one of the most miserable times of my life.
I like the extra board runs. I’m not driving 100 miles round trip to work. That equals to less time sleeping at home and cost me more money to commute . And let alone the beat down on my cars too.
With all the e-dock stuff they've added everywhere and the P&D drivers entering pickups in the peoplenet, there's really no reason to run extraboard the way they do. Figure out the tonnage going each way and set up extra meets. Instead we have drivers passing each other every night. Imagine the hotel savings, not to mention tying up a $100k tractor all day at a hotel.
The laydown bids are the ones that don't make any sense to me. They all have meets on the fifth day so why not just make it meet and turns 5 days in a row?
Freight arrival times are much worse on the meets. Simple.
Well, that sounds like something that should be addressed then
Heard they were moving Greensboro terminal to Kernersville..
Heard about a fight between 2 meet drivers. One of the drivers would go park somewhere and sleep just to piss off the other driver
Take the YRC terminal and give them Greensboro. That terminal is too small and no room to expand. Please we have the local police watching our drivers all the time
Does Rob own that particular Yrc terminal?
Not sure if they own that one, but the own so many of them. So who knows
He probably did buy that one because of the area and size of the land.
It would definitely be better utilization of the trucks, everyone likes to have their own Truck but, hey, Most other companies slip seat City and
Schedule turn Driver's trucks. They would save a ton of money much less Motel cost.
Since when did going to the hotel mean they won't use your truck? They'll go to the hotel and take it and either bring it back to the wrong hotel or keep it way past your 10.
Where is this happening at ?
$35 a room is not hurting the company, compared to using a fleet of sleeps or adding more bunk rooms to all the terminals we have. OD, FedEx, UPS, ABF drivers don’t share a truck. Everyone has an assigned truck. The smaller LTL companies slip seat.
$35 doesn't sound like a lot, but when you figure (conservatively) 500 drivers a day, that adds up to over 4 million dollars a year.
I know that layovers will always be a part of this, my only point in bringing this up is to say there are definitely some efficiencies to be had if management would use the tools we have more effectively.
Yeah I agree with you 100% on that. Like using people net. We can dispatch ourselves and the system can pick up when we get to the terminals too. But with this big tax break they aren’t worried about some cost