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Discussion in 'Southeastern Freight Lines' started by LTLIndentured, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    falconfan, remember, he is also mad about 15% that he never saw anyway, and took the job KNOWING about....
     
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  2. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Tired of waiting on Sefl to give up some cash. Went to ABF today and spoke to their terminal manager. They don't hire full time drivers. Only hire casual and then wait for someone to retire?!?
     
  3. supertrucker72

    supertrucker72 Active Member

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    Dang where you out of i know its diffrent per region for cost of living
     
  4. supertrucker72

    supertrucker72 Active Member

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    I can give you my ipay account to log into i have nothing to hide all im saying is they take around 100$ a week to put in my 401k with a 6% match you can set it up to have what ever you want to come out but im not trying to work till im 70years old either
     
  5. supertrucker72

    supertrucker72 Active Member

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    Yea i took the job because it was the only place hiring in kansas city at the time as far as freight compaines
     
  6. supertrucker72

    supertrucker72 Active Member

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    Im not telling you what to do or how to,do not sure of your hours over here but if the abf terminal can hire you as casual on the dock they can work with your schedule and atleast you would have your foot in the door and just work both jobs
     
  7. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    I checked with the only Sefl manager I trust and was told that moonlighting is a terminable offense. Unless I clear it with them first haha
     
  8. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    I just wish it was the same company I hired in with. This used to be a great place to work
     
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  9. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    It's different within each region also. I don't want to give out too much info because these people I work for are a vengeful lot and would not hesitate to label me a union sympathizer after some of my posts in here. I have too many people depending on my income.
     
  10. backstrap

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    SOUTHEASTERN needs a union anytime you go to work at 6am and you still there at 7pm not just 1 time a week 3 to 4 times a week and you get know overtime pay. if they had to pay overtime it would make them dispatchers do there job cause they could not pay out that much overtime. CCM's like they have in NORFOLK,VA ARE USELESS,WORTHLESS,AND A WASTE OF MONEY AND THE SO CALLED HEAD BOSS IN COLUMBIA,SC HE SHOULD FIRE HIS SELF CAUSE HE IS ABOUT USELESS as tits on a bore hog,then MR.BONE out of ROCKY MOUNT,what a joke....... you guys decide you want to get a union i can get the cards from my friend at ABF,I AM A DRIVER OUT OF NORFOLK so just make your decision.
     
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  11. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Tobin would shut it all down before he lets a union in
     
  12. sabresfan

    sabresfan Active Member

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    It's easy to shutdown a small operation. They've grown to the point where its most likely not practical to shut it down. The media would eat them alive. It's also not the good old days anymore where either side shutting down an operation accomplishes much.
     
  13. "SCAB"hater

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    I've heard Tobin say and I quote "we would NEVER allow a union in here, before we let them in and ruin what we have, we will lock the doors"
     
  14. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    http://www.aol.com/article/2015/09/...ng-grid7|main5|dl29|sec1_lnk3&pLid=-772289390
     
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  15. mlang216

    mlang216 Active Member

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    Informative. Thanks for that. Still holding power is much different than continuing to do so in coming years. Election year upswing is no surprise. The trend is still down significantly, however, a reversal may not be a bad thing.

    On a side note, standardized testing is extremely detrimental in my opinion. Kids spend an exorbitant amount of time prepping for this crap instead of gaining relevant, real-world knowledge.
     
  16. Edtoflo

    Edtoflo New Member

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    Almost $25 where I am and I'm a combo drivers, down here P/D Drivers work no more than 9 to 11 hr days. They cry a lot about long hrs.
     
  17. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    I cry about long hours too. wouldn't cry so much if Sefl payed OT. Or better bennies. Or gave a pension. Or valued our years of hard work by honoring seniority. It's not like they can't afford it... Maybe the company will sell to dhl or ups so I don't lose my vacation time when I leave for better pay
     
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    SEFL IS ONE OF THOSE IN THE RAILROAD ACT....ONE LEGAL WAY OF NOT PAYING OT.
     
  19. Rusty lugnutz

    Rusty lugnutz New Member

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    I have an opportunity to hire on with SEFL and go through their driver training program. I have read mostly positive reviews on glassdoor and truckers report forum about them. I'm currently on seasonal layoff from YRC, I did their driver training program last fall and attained my class A but was put on layoff 1 week after my 30 days were up. So really I have very little experience with my class A since passing the road test last Sept. YRC is a very laid back environment and while my starting hourly is low for the industry it would continue to climb while I put my time in to maybe get a better shift over the coming years upon a lot of old timers supposedly retiring within 5 years. SEFL starting wage in Dallas is considerably higher and a M-F schedule to do P/D combo with top pay reaching 24.60. I believe most are averaging 50 hrs a week and while no OT it would still payout much better than if I stay at YRC and likely work across the weekends for the next how many years. I'm thankful to YRC for training me and helping me attain my class A and a job but have a feeling SEFL can offer me something a lil better for just starting out in LTL. A lot of great people over at YRC, it is a different world being union but there seems to be a brotherhood feeling there as well. I came from Sysco non union working 6 days a week for average 60-72 hr work weeks, I know what hard work is and also know that any LTL company I end up at will be far less taxing on my body. I worked union 13 yrs in Chicago before being laid off from DHL, never any guarantees with any of these companies. So while union benefits are a plus layoffs and buyouts are always a possibility anywhere.
     
  20. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    What do you value more? Pension or 401k?
    Yrc is backend loaded; Sefl is not nearly as much in retirement
    Sefl has never had a layoff, but if you manage your finances right you can deal with yrc layoffs
    You have no protection from idiot supervisors at Sefl
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    Your workload at Sefl will be much larger than at yrc and that will take its toll on your body. You don't retire from p&d with this company.
    If you want line haul Sefl is a good move.
    If you do go city then be ready to give 12-14 hrs every day when it's heavy
    FedEx is a better choice if you want p&d. The pay per hour is higher and they don't work you as hard
     
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