Some more Scuttlebutt!

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by ole man, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. ole man

    ole man Active Member

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    I have a question for the people in the Bismarck, North Dakota area!

    I heard today, probably 3rd hand information, that XPO was going to force everyone to rehire without seniority, accrued PTO and vacation time. Also in the scuttlebutt is the people of Bismarck have already been told. Is this true?

    Talk about a raised stink if they try that. Just wanting to know from them!
     
  2. 616jimmy

    616jimmy Well-Known Member

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    Me too!
     
  3. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Give me a day.
     
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  4. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    Well, if that's true, it sure is showing us drivers some love as primised!
     
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  5. ole man

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    OK, you have it! Thanks!
     
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  6. icedriver

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    I can't imagine Bismarck being the first to find out about something like that.
     
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  7. ole man

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    I can. They're small and a good place to test the waters so to speak.
     
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  8. sportsman800

    sportsman800 Active Member

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    Wouldn't surprise me when end of month
     
  9. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Completely false. Let me get home, and I'll post again.
     
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  10. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Sounded a bit harsh considering everything going on. Can't wait to read what you heard.
     
  11. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bismarck has one lane that has a driver inequity. One driver works 70 hours and gets rescued quite a bit, and two others are lucky to break 40. The tm told them that come bid time in January, linehaul is juggling around the bid in order to try and even things out and stabilize the lane. May entail a rotation of drivers, or working a four day week, or a four plus one city day to get a short day in. That's all. There was no talk of starting over, loosing seniority, or vacation. That must have come from the minds of the chicken littles who see the sky falling.

    They are in a tricky spot... with things dropping off in the bakken oil field, the tm is trying to keep everyone working.
     
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  12. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There's nothing stopping XPO from wiping the slate clean so to speak. Other than the obvious implosion of the company. Is that coming down the road? No one knows. As it pertains to Bismarck directly, they were never told any such thing.
     
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  13. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    Is this city drivers or linehaul. If it city then the driver only picks his start time not his run. As for linehaul he can be passed over for lack of available hrs to work.
    If I wrong then someone correct me
     
  14. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a one off unusual situation.
     
  15. ole man

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    Thanks very much for your help. I had to ask since I heard it.
     
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    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    At least they are still interested in keeping drivers working. This is the opposite of what the scuttlebutt alleged.
     
  17. pltjack

    pltjack My posts are for poor entertainment only!

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    I heard another rumor that my terminal is hiring quite a few dock workers. This will cut down on OT for the drivers. I am all about 8 and skate but a lot of drivers like some OT. Is this happening at other terminals?
     
  18. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    We tried this before, remember? Lasted a year.
     
  19. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    And damages went through the :censored: roof.
     
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    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    We have a core of pretty solid dock help that works the inbound and outbound. A couple new faces here and there, that's it. The 10:00am start drivers stay and work the outbound as well as later flex drivers, and we aren't that busy. Still covering other barns freight in and out.
     
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