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Thoughts on a city driver advisor like the road advisor

Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by truckinbuddy, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. truckinbuddy

    truckinbuddy New Member

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    Should city drivers have a city advisor like the road drivers do?
     
  2. Freight Crusher

    Freight Crusher Active Member

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    No
     
  3. Crazy Trucker

    Crazy Trucker The lead Clown's kryptonite!!!!!!

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    Road driver advisor is pretty much a useless position. Imo
     
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  4. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    What would be the purpose?
     
  5. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Well-Known Member

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    What's a road advisor?
     
  6. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch Hat Distribution Manager

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    Be like appointing a hat advisor for Big Dave.....waste of time....
     
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  7. Big Dave

    Big Dave Hot Girly Thread Model

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    Hey!! My Hat has answered many HM questions for me...
     
  8. Big Dave

    Big Dave Hot Girly Thread Model

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    Gives ya a pothole count...
     
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  9. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch Hat Distribution Manager

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    Alexa! What placards do I need?
    I mean Donna! What placards do I need?
     
  10. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    The purpose is something like a Dolphin, they swim in salt water.
     
  11. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    And you call me a problem!
     
  12. Clandestine_ice

    Clandestine_ice Kansas_City_Kitty

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    Waste of company resources. They implemented this BS position during the union brouhaha and I’m surprised it’s still around since the union talk has subsided

    In fact, they need to hire an outside firm and figure out how to eliminate all the deadass weight in this company. The money wasted here is downright ‘tarded

    In fact, Big Dave needs a meeting with “the Bobs” as well
     
  13. mattbob

    mattbob Well-Known Member

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    Sure, you can have one. Since the CLT region got an RDA that was never a road driver maybe you city guys can get a CDA that is a part time dock worker. just a thought
     
  14. L2145

    L2145 Smurf Trucks Rule!!

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    The Road Driver Advisor position is probably the biggest waste of company resources I've ever seen. I compare them to the Abloy padlocks we used on trailers years ago. Great idea on paper, terrible in practice. They have been relegated to following up on "headway events" and doing useless reports. They are not advocates for the drivers, just another company chimney to blow smoke.
     
  15. Xtrabored

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    Advisors originally were created shortly after the Union fiasco a few years back. They were supposed to be the representatives for drivers to management. Now all they have become are half assed red shirts that enforce company policies. If you have an issue that needs to be resolved or mediated, you can count on them to remind you what policy is. You can also rely on them to brow beat you about ELD issues. Company puppets.
     
  16. Hoot Owl

    Hoot Owl Well-Known Member

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    They’ve become safety assistants.
     
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  17. Freight Crusher

    Freight Crusher Active Member

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    Sounds like you've actually talked to one before. That's unusual.
     
  18. Xtrabored

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    They are always available to talk to, but that's all they are there for. Don't expect any kind of results or help. Plenty of talk though.
     
  19. Clandestine_ice

    Clandestine_ice Kansas_City_Kitty

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    ^ This
     
  20. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    Exactly!! They should’ve left the position under operations but by moving it to safety, they’ve now undermined the original intent of the position...and we all know what happened the last time safety went rogue!!
     

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