People quitting !!!

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  1. vijax

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    also at my terminal,we have lost 40% of our accounts due to damage,freight being days or weeks late,and lost freight.
     
  2. Not_wanted

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    This is our busy time so no drivers were suppose to be on vacation? At my place we still are on rotating days off due to lack of freight, yesterday we ran only 2/3 of drivers!!!!
     
  3. lambofgod

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    the tm needs to go. he doesnt have his lil buddy around to stick up for him anymore
     
  4. larmar

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    What was the Ft. Wayne Manager's first name?
     
  5. boomerang

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    Another l/h drvr quit last week. I guess these new hires for l/h extra board can't quite grasp the true meaning of "extra" in l/h operations. We also have been rotaing city drvrs with 1-2 staying home everyday. Some voluntarily stay home, others not by choice. 90% of city drvrs have already used up all of their vacation and apl days. Myself, so far, so good. I did not agree to make the switch and stay with Vitran to work on a part-time basis. The day I am forced to stay home is when I plan to make the switch to greener pastures. Only after I too, use up all vacation and apl days of course. We know our T.M.'s have to account for dock and p&d hrs. Freight per bill and all of that. However when they cut 1-2 drvrs per day and then have shipments brought back and missed pickups, how have they saved money by chopping off 16-24 huors a day when they lose customers because dispatch cannot cover all of their territory with so few drivers?
     
  6. Not_wanted

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    Where are the sales people? If they don't replace the accounts, there will be no freight left to haul, or drivers left to haul it either
     
  7. lambofgod

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    Well if its like my terminal we really dont have a salesperson. he doesnt leave the office til like 11 to make "sales calls". i dont know how we still have freight to haul. some of our customers havent seen a sales rep in like 1 1/2 yrs.
     
  8. Not_wanted

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    See, more of this "it's not my job"
     
  9. fudgie

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    We have to many national sales people I know in my terminal we have sales people with accounts in Louisiana, Tenn, California, Michigan. Don't know how they service customers all over the country, but one of these people will also service local customers even if they are "assigned" to a national sales rep. Just to put a face with the company.
     
  10. Not_wanted

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    I can see that for national accounts, you are not just going to walk in and say here I am, lets talk, but who do you talk too?

    Personally, i don't help sales people anymore, I tried handing them a few accounts last year, one was a total contract bid and I had shipping name and direct line and they were tired of being brokered onto anyone's trucks, this one was nothing major, 4 to 6 skids a day, average weight so it didn't pay like steel, but better than napkins, semi delicate so they were wrapped in cardboard before shrink wrapping for any LTL transport (not dinner plates fragile, meaning ripping skids open, you could drop these from a plane and not slam product) shipments were US and Canada. After 2 months sales acted like I never said a word, sure it was only a few hundred to 300 bucks a day, not thousands like some, but in the same industrial park we are in everyday...........now I see OD in there everyday and the same places we also go too leaving with full trailers, sometimes we come with 6 skids from that route. I guess if corporate told them to go talk, they would......... "it's not my job to cold call"
     
  11. lambofgod

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    Actually our drivers do a better job at getting freight than our salesperson. I have also given up on giving sales leads. Its always "this person is too hard to work with" or "its only 3 or 4 skids"
     
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    I actually had one of our salespeople tell me "it doesn't help my wallet so I don't want to bother" referring to a national account, I went straight to the best sales person we have in our terminal and told him, even through the phone you could hear his jaw drop.
     
  13. Not_wanted

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    Maybe they should get a cut of the revenue for each client they get? We have to many salary people sucking it for a paycheck for anyone to get the job done.
     
  14. PITRAN HONKEY LIPS

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    well yall, I'm outta here. Friday was my last day. Going to work for a great company, non freight (done with ltl). Out of all the people that quit at my barn, I was the only one that remained professional about it. For everyone out there still along for the ride, my thoughts and hopes are with you !!! I hope Chris K. can get this thing turned around in time..


    PEACE,

    HONKEY LIPS.

    ps. I'll keep in touch............................................:biggrin:
     
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    Good luck over there, PITRAN. Keep checkin in for the news(good or bad). Guess we'll have to find someone else to be the one to turn out the lights at your barn.
     
  17. sadsack679

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    Steve Reed was TM.
     
  18. larmar

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    Wasn't Steve the TM a long time ago then he quit to work for UPS Freight. When did he come back to Vitran?
     
  19. sadsack679

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    Yea, that was the same guy. Don't remember the details of why he left UPSF or when, but he hired me on in May '11., and I believe he had been there over 1 yr. at that time. Can't recall if he told me or if it was the other LH drivers about UPSF.
     
  20. vijax

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    lost one city and one linehaul drivers this week and a mechanic.
     

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