Who are the worst commercial drivers?

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  1. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys just got home from work. Day was pretty long 13hours 45 minutes. I had 875 cases and 18 stops and 92 miles of inner city driving. Everyone was heavy today my load sheet said my load weight was 20,200lbs.

    Anyhow started out at about 415ish it was to late for that route should have been started at 330am but that didn't happen. Anyhow got my first two out of the way first stop was 3000lbs second stop was 1500lbs then a couple nickle dime pain in the rear end stops then the Children's Hospital which sounds like a big stop, but really isn't. Then I went to the square did a restaurant we have there that went for 2700lbs and actually everyone on the square the 3 stops I had were all heavy. Then did a restaurant/bar off the square for like 600lbs and headed to a gas station in the ghetto for 300lbs. Then a pie shop for 11 cases and a school for maybe 20 something cases and then another restaurant for 50 cases and then a behavioral health clinc/hospital that I do they had quite a bit probably then a high school and a couple other stops like a Chinese joint that we do they were celebrating Chinese New Year and set off some fire works in the parking lot and made it hard for me to leave when it was time to leave, and I wish I could say I got mad and stayed mad at that stuff, but I can't it's par for the course.

    Anyhow who are the worst commercial drivers and I'm not looking for answers like? Swift that's not what I mean. It's been my experience city bus drivers can be really lousy drivers, not to me, but to each other I once saw two of them trying to cut each other off it was just plain stupid. Cab drivers they can be a dangerous bunch. In fact I do a stop inside our Casino down town on Monday and I was talking to security and he said to me "Cab drivers those guys shouldn't even have drivers licenses."

    Livery Vehicle drivers there hit or miss, I've seen some of them do questionable stuff to, but there aren't as many of them as Cabs or City buses. Yeah city transit bus drivers, I can't say there all bad, but gosh does riding the bus look like a slow way to go if you ask me.
     
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    Zwilley88 Active Member

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    That's a big day there buddy. Sheww, curious what does a day like that pay you at Gordon's? When I was us foods I got 52 cent a case 9 dollars a stop after 9 stops and 35 cent a mile after 125. You do the math with that
     
  3. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    Well we don't throw numbers that good ha-ha. $0.15 cents a case and $0.26 a mile like a buck $1.50 per stop now we do have a flat rate though as well and the more senority you have the higher you're flat rate is.
    That day would be about $267.17 for the day. $131.25 just in case commissions.
     
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    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    $0.52 a case that's like having a license to print money! What were you making like $5K a week?
     
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    Zwilley88 Active Member

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    Lol I wish so. Averaged 600 or 700 cases a day in summer time
     
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  6. kboomarang

    kboomarang My allah, between pie and mode

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    When I was with Core-Mark our pay schedule was like that, plus we would get pay on returned totes, crates, and any product returned, the first 100 miles paid the best and it would drop down to $0.28 a mile after that, so as far seniority, everything thing you did on that day/route would get added up and be considered 100%, and then they would use a % multiplier, so 100%(new guy) of say $300 is just $300, but if your multiplier was 125% due to seniority that $300 would work out to $375, so basically everybody was on the same base pay but the multiplier is what made the difference for senior drivers. Oh yeah worst drivers, the ones that come here from countries that barely have cars and where the last thing they steered was a goat with a stick, and they're everywhere,driving everything, glad I'm done.
     
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