No help !!!!

Discussion in 'Saia' started by suicidejockey, May 15, 2018.

  1. suicidejockey

    suicidejockey Active Member

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    When is this company going to take their head out of the sand and realize what they need to do to attract more drivers!!! 3 days out of the last week I have had to break apart sets that we’re all going to the same place just because one trailer in each set is extra hot because it has sat still too long due to not having enough help to move it on time especially when another run going to the same terminal leaves only 3 hours later. Good grief are we so behind that 3 hrs makes a difference on freight that is moved in the middle of the day !!! I don’t mind breaking down sets and doing what it takes to get the freight up the road on time but when it comes to a 3 hr window in the middle of the day meaning it’s going to miss service that’s ridiculous. FYI management people watching this the horror stories about the cb and Bluetooth ban has spread far and wide you can’t even go up the interstate without hearing other drivers talk about it. This is why you can’t attract drivers. This company is growing by leaps and bounds please don’t stunt its growth over such a ridiculous rule.
     
  2. renegaderider

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    And that's why I thought linehaul might have gotten a 3cpm raise this go around cause they need drivers bad. But 2 beats nothing.
     
  3. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Sadly the damage has been done. Truckers talk and it will be hard to undo the damage. The cameras within themselves were hard to sell but add the ridiculous Bluetooth policy and that’s a recipe for disaster. It’s been the worst single mistake this company has made since I’ve been here. It absolutely has destroyed driver morale and this hardline approach continues to be a thorn in their side as far as driver retention. Make no mistake. It’s a mistake because XPO never created such a ridiculous policy even with their heavy handed approach. And look at OD, FedEx, Estes, they don’t even have the driver facing cameras much less this ridiculous policy. I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Apathy is destroying SAIA’s full potential and it will continue to do so until they get rid of the Bluetooth policy. Enthusiasm and passion has been lost. And drivers will continue to exit in masses this summer to the competition.
     
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  4. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    I agree with everything you guys have mentioned here. Saia likes wearing the blinders. But I seriously doubt they will relent and change the Bluetooth policy. I think the damage has been done and will only get worse. Management should probably start training themselves on how to break sets, hook sets, etc...so that they can help when needed (isn’t that really the role of a manager anyway?). As summer progresses, these issues will only become worse until something changes. The natural answer is to “hire more people.” But the market is so competitive, and information is so easily accessible, that Saia is going to only attract the lower end of the spectrum.
     
  5. GaffneyRddriver

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    UPSF linehaul driver here. UPS has always had the reputation of being hard to work for with all our rules but what you guys are dealing with is far worse than anything I've dealt with in my 12 years here. Saia was a company I applied with years ago but if I lost my job today Saia wouldn't be a consideration unless they change their rules and stop the harrassment of drivers.
     
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  6. Pooty tang

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    There is a certain person in my opinion that spearheaded the sleep apnea testing and the cameras. And we all know how the sleep apnea testing worked out. Any one care to venture a guess who spearheaded these campaigns?
     
  7. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Karla
     
  8. Pooty tang

    Pooty tang Member

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    Congrats! You get 2 isaia awards. Spend them wisely.
     
  9. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    And for the grand prize: how many miles has Karla logged in her career? Tick tock tick tock...
     
  10. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    My guess is Zero in a commercial vehicle.
     
  11. suicidejockey

    suicidejockey Active Member

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  12. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Smoke and mirrors. Honestly, Saia LH drivers really are short haul people. Is sleep apnea really an issue? You have set routes/runs and are allowed sufficient time to complete them (unless an outside force happens - accident, weather). And if you get tired, just pull over and take a nap. What is the issue here?
     
  13. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    One of the issues is the company wasted probably millions of dollars to test every single driver when they should have let it be caught in a DOT physical.
     
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  14. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Saia has an identity crisis.
     
  15. Steveo2486

    Steveo2486 Sure Why Not

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    You know I have to say more of this is the lack of planning in ATL these guys and gals in central just don’t think ahead and it’s most likely due to how they are trained and less about it making sense I have this issue weekly and am always told we need to move the most bills or the hot freight regardless if another driver is leaving 15 minuets behind me or the fact that none of the freight will be worked or moved again until middle of the night in most cases since I’m running during the day but I’ve just come to the conclusion it’s one of those old adages that it’s above my pay grade
     
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  16. Pooty tang

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    Corporate will never admit anything they implement was a bad idea. They will just chalk it up to bad execution on the operation level. Seems like sometimes this company will walk over a dollar to pick up a dime.
     
  17. Steveo2486

    Steveo2486 Sure Why Not

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    Well I feel as of late the chiefs are controlling too much of what the Indians know and hear I’ve never been apart of a company that has a quote open door policy yet will go above and beyond to hide their interests and intentions at all costs that has been really shown in the HBG terminal move especially
     
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