want to leave abf

Discussion in 'AAA Cooper Transportation' started by mrabf, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. mrabf

    mrabf New Member

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    How is it to work there
    I need to have my weekends off someone tell me about the pay and benefits
    I am a 25 year road driver clean record
     
  2. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    Stay away I left Cooper for holland crappie insurance .52cpm you work with more on dock than drive
     
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  3. AkitaDog

    AkitaDog Well-Known Member

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    You need to get some seniority first if you want weekends off if your a road driver! Either that or get a city job some where.
     
  4. Starkravinloon

    Starkravinloon Hero's Falling At Home

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    I hear Reed is closing down some terminals in the system... I have a friend that worked at one of them in Louisiana and they closed that one. I worked out of that terminal for 9 1/2 years and left because of one of Reed's "College Boy" TM's..Seems like Reed is doing what he wants to people's livelihoods... Mack would have never done this... Cooper use to be one of the best...
     
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  5. Abfrocks

    Abfrocks Active Member

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    I left aaa cooper after 10 years to go to Abf. I had 3 weeks vacation. Insurance is basically non existent and it is horribly micro managed. The only good thing about cooper is weekends off. Everything else is horrible. Night and day different between aaa cooper and Abf.
     
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  6. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Every job is a trade off. If being off on weekends & driving a fast truck is a priority in life then ABF is not for you. I compare ABF to the dairy business. If you have a dairy you HAVE to milk cows everyday. ABF runs 24/7 & most people who work there usually work some nights & weekends. The freight business is not always pleasant. You don't have to be crazy to be in freight but it sure helps.
     
  7. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    It definitely helped get me through.
     
  8. Snark Monkey

    Snark Monkey Well-Known Member

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    Can you bump into the city? I know in the Ohio and Michigan conference you can.
     
  9. trubigtymer

    trubigtymer New Member

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    you go the bottom at abf in ohio
     
  10. Snark Monkey

    Snark Monkey Well-Known Member

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    Go to the bottom for a year and a day at our barn.
     
  11. RonnieJames

    RonnieJames Active Member

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    ABF is DEFFINATELY no prize company anymore.
     
  12. the5tolls

    the5tolls Pay the rate or lock the gate

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    Any idea why ABF is so slow? I know it is fall, but it would appear everyone else has more freight than they know what to do with, and I read that guys are being left at home and they are only looking for casual help.
     
  13. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    I assuming losing amazon maybe the cause. Buddy of mine is on layoff over there on city bit is still working everyday.
     

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