Od driver thinking of switching

Discussion in 'Saia' started by Od snowflake, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Virginia Tech

    Virginia Tech Active Member

    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    171
    Sad but true. Sometimes i wonder how some of them keep there jobs.

    I've heard that the older Saia terminals are ran better than the ones they bought from other companies in the last 12 years or so.
     
  2. Virginia Tech

    Virginia Tech Active Member

    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    171
    The good thing is with linehaul once you get hired central dispatch runs the show for linehaul. So unless you have an issue you just do your thing and don't have to talk to anyone.
     
    Linebaugh Man and White like this.
  3. PistonRing83

    PistonRing83 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,096
    Likes Received:
    548
    Yeah, down south this is a totally different company than the cluster**** we have here in the northern states.
     
    Virginia Tech likes this.
  4. Linebaugh Man

    Linebaugh Man New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks for the replies everyone. Road test next week
     
    PistonRing83 likes this.
  5. White

    White Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    426
    In retrospect, I've been really fortunate to get some darn good "service" from location dispatchers. And, not to get all Runaway Train on y'all, I've only run into a couple lackluster managers. Most seem very willing to help linehaul get down the road.
     
    Virginia Tech and runawaytrain like this.
  6. Moneyman01

    Moneyman01 Proud to be a dad!

    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    89
    I think it depends on the region. I've ran into a lot of unhappy drivers in the Midwest region
     
  7. bareknucklebrawler

    bareknucklebrawler Active Member

    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    101
    Unhappy drivers anywhere you work. You can't please em all.
     
    Canadian Flyer and runawaytrain like this.
  8. freightman68

    freightman68 Rightwing_extremist

    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    177
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Being a city driver does not get easier as you get older, it sucks no matter what color truck you drive....leaving with 15 stops and you don't even get out the gate and you have 4 pickups on you already.....you just start to think you are catching up and having a good day and they give you some of someone else's pickups because they are struggling...the city blows....I understand the attraction of the schedule, but don't forget Office Depot crap, Baxter, worlds finest chocolate, jostens year books, those freaking tests that go to the schools, Yankee candle, marshal pro, guest supply services, blah blah blah stack it on the back and wheel it in....if you have a set...hooking and breaking 5 times a day...not getting a lunch or taking it at the end...
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2015
  9. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    267
    I hear ya freightman68. You make a lot of valid points, and those you mentioned and then some are some of the reasons I left. Having dispatch just dump the screen on you, because so and so is having a tough go of it...blah blah. Never once got a "thanks" or "good job" for my efforts either. Funny how I never seemed to have those "tough time" days, I just buckled down and got after it. Alas...
     
    freightman68 likes this.
  10. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

    Messages:
    8,060
    Likes Received:
    8,969
    Not trying to butt in. Have you considered moving your home address closer? Just wondering because I am in the same predicament but have only been commuting for 5 years,hour and 10 min,and hate it, but am also within 5 years of retirement. Have 30 years in with YRC. Tried getting on with OD where I live, but no luck. Would go there in a minute. Good company. Good luck
     
  11. ROUGHBOY

    ROUGHBOY Active Member

    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    78
    No saia. Terminal in Charleston/Huntington,WV. Area. Any ideas on. Saia moving into area? XPO/CONWAY. Deal has me spooked!
     

Share This Page