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  1. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Anyone doing a rotation yet?
     
  2. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Tried it once, got dizzy and fell! no more.
     
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  3. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    When are we not? Lol
     
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  4. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Freight has definitely slowed this week
     
  5. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    That's what you get for trying to tightrope walk around Big Dave's hat band.
     
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  6. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    We are doing volunteers for now. When they don't get enough volunteers for the day they start the rotation.

    The thing I found interesting is the straight truck drivers aren't included in any rotation that may begin.
     
  7. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    And so it begins...
     
  8. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    We were told those straight drivers would be first off when it got slow
     
  9. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    I would say let's get IBT voted in, but they can't even keep their line drivers working over PT
     
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  10. Dick Dastardly

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    It was asked specifically in our IQ meeting and we were told they would not be included.
     
  11. Dick Dastardly

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    I'm not sure about that considering the amount of guys around here who drink the Kool-Aid.
     
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  12. reknilp

    reknilp New Member

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    We are rotating in RAL but it's not moving fast. I rotated about two weeks ago and it doesn't look like I'll rotate for a few more weeks.
     
  13. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    We've got handfuls sent to nearby terminals and on average 3 to 4 a day rotating. Two to three are on call daily. We actually had over 8 on one day this week on rotation.
     
  14. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Well it looks like we're getting a day off every two weeks now. I sure hope the supervisor makes that big bonus he's obviously trying for. We have over 800 bills a day hitting the street and he is still rotating and putting guys on call
     
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  15. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    And His boss, and his bosses boss
     
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  16. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    I will bite. What is a rotation? von.
     
  17. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Well... big Dave throws his hat on the ground and the drivers take turns dancing around it.
     
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  18. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    It’s sefl answer to layoff avoidance. Each driver is given a day off on a rotating basis when frt is slow. Larger barns may have 8-10 off daily. No pay of course
     
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    You have to hope that your scm is adept at planning staffing levels in our fluctuating business; otherwise you get a lot of 4 day workweeks. Have had 3 day weeks before
     
  20. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    8-10 can dance around it daily..
     
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