Service rank

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  1. cozzmo

    cozzmo Member

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    At our service senter we are told service rank is used only for choosing vacations and job selection. Is it the same at your barns?
     
  2. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Correct.
     
  3. icedriver

    icedriver Well-Known Member

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    What else were you hoping for?
     
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  4. radman

    radman moving and grooving

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    I remember back when we got to bid on routes with start times. CWX was awsome.
     
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  5. Really..wtf

    Really..wtf New Member

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    The new thing that they say now is bid on a start time. We are now told they need the flexibility to use guys. I say it's just a cop out to doing the right thing and managing people who don't want to work.
     
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  6. vppforme

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    Yup. We used to do this also. We changed to bidding on start times only, some years ago. The explanation was, some guys would get all bent out of shape if their bid route was shut down early and given to a driver who started earlier ( for the sake of getting a route on the road earlier) and they got stuck with a route in a different area.

    " No no no, I'm not the pico route guy, I'm the cypress route guy"

    "Now you're the 10am guy and you go where we need you"
     
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  7. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Been that way for a long time.
     
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  8. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    Shame
     
  9. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Why?
     
  10. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    A employee should be allowed to bid on certain route at the time the company allows. Which makes it more efficient IMO because a driver is better with dels/put in an area he is familiar with and which company stops receiving or stops shipping etc. Sending a new man just delays the process I think. Freight that comes in late would be put on a wild driver so all can make service.
     
  11. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Every driver should know every route. Keeping a guy on one run doesn't make sense. We had a guy who had a heavy run daily. He got it done. He got hurt. Not one other driver who took that run could get all the freight off. We bid start times because the freight is never the same.
     
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  12. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    His injury wasn't related to the heavy run. Slipped down a customers stairs.
     
  13. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    But majority of city freight have their guaranteed areas where the freight will be delivered. Example out of my area guys bids early city location so he comes in breaks trailers til his trailer is filled with area then leaves at certain cut time. Second man does same thing til his is full then leaves and wild man has 1-5 stops going a little everywhere but a certain direction and helps on clean up on return. Though Holland has city guys who leave yard between 12-2pm with routes if they can deliver they will try it.
     
  14. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    Damn he's got to be careful.
     
  15. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Slippery after a snowfall. A hazard up here for six months! We did give this a go. It flat out failed. We're too dynamic, too many variables.
     
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  16. trucknfool

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    I don't think it is possible to expect every driver to be able to preform as well as a regular driver that has developed a relationship with customers and knows who to see, what docks to get, customer lunch times, etc. The driver is the company's face to the customer. A regular driver will be more in tune with the customer expectations.
     
  17. peachykeen

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    At our barn in years past we bid on start time and if you do good in a area they leave you in it.
     
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  18. Bloodwidow

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    At my barn the inbound fos keeps drivers in the same area for the most part. It makes it easy for him. Morning and flex driver bounce around.
     
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  19. 616jimmy

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    They do what they want!
     
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  20. Bloodwidow

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    Yes they do. I'll seen runs closed and ready to go sitting on dispatch counter for hours waiting for driver that starts at 11am. Yet we are told day before that they want loads hitting street as so as possible.
     
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