Xtra Board guys get ready!!

Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by pathfinder73929, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. roadpig

    roadpig Member

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    That sounds like a good idea , starting to wonder how the benefits will be affected. Hope they dont just drop you for not having enough in a check to pay them.
     
  2. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's starting to get depressing here. I'm trying to quit drinking but ya'all aint helping. We need to go to the capital and show them how 34 billion would be enough for us. I can show them on my reciepts how it will help the economy. At least we won't be flying up there in our private jets.
     
  3. BigEpuller

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    so far, my miles have been normal. 2500 - 3000. its just the wait times for the dispatch that are horrible
     
  4. wonderring99

    wonderring99 Well-Known Member

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    That was funny .. I remember that one LOL :hysterical:
     
  5. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine too. Its not as easy as it once was.
     
  6. BuzzBeez

    BuzzBeez Extraboard Crazy

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    Got 2500 last week but most of those were in the frozen tundra. Maybe the mileage will be a little better in the north. Heard a driver comment a couple weeks ago in HBG that he was as far north as he would go this time of year. Maybe thats good for us that don't mind the cold and snow.
     
  7. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm headed to the deep south tonight. Send me a postcard.
     
  8. FX Sam

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    Bring your jacket Mildew, gloves also!
     
  9. pathfinder73929

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    Only got 1176 miles this past week. I heard that a couple of other drivers did very good but, I think they may get there pink slip this week. Could be as early as today.
     
  10. booser

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    Is this based off anything or just your opinion?

    Wouldn't surprise me though. My guess is they are gathering info on how things ran last week and will make decisions based on data.
     
  11. pathfinder73929

    pathfinder73929 Member

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    I overheard a driver in 037 the other night state that "they got 6 in Greenville" I then confirmed it from others on here that it was 039 terminal. Its my educated opinion that they are starting the "force reductions" today but will take most of the week to get to all the terminals.
     
  12. imported_WardDriver80

    imported_WardDriver80 New Member

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    Hey guys. Ya'll are right it's everywhere. Same is happening @ WARD. I am an extra (#1 @ my terminal) and there have been weeks where I have only run 1 night a week!! Thinga are tough right now everywhere I guess. I'm just trying to hang in there right now. Company just underwent layoffs as well and, I really don't think we've seen the last of them either! Hang in there if you can!
     
  13. madcletus

    madcletus New Member

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    :TR10driving03:Good evening brother Estes drivers. I drive out of Lexington, KY 030 and have been here 4 years 3 months. They terminated 3 Extra Board drivers at 030 TODAY for Reduction-In-Force. I enjoyed Estes Express Lines. Please be grateful for what you have. I have been looking for a new job today. Its not pretty. They don't have the nice holiday pay, etc. So here we start again. Merry Christmas to all. God Bless and remember, BE GRATEFUL! Don't be quick to gripe.:1036316054:
     
  14. Matt

    Matt Supah truckah

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    good luck cletus
     
  15. madcletus

    madcletus New Member

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    Thanks brother. I just really wished they took the other 4 drivers that have been here less than a year first. They took 2 that had less than 1 year (this is no rumor, I was there), the other 4 are still working:butt kiss:. Its like they skipped them and got me. :flame:
     
  16. madcletus

    madcletus New Member

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    Further, this is NOT a lay-off. We were specifically told NO RECALL by the terminal manager. This is TERMINATION for Reduction-IN-Force. Benefits stopped today. We didn't get to take vacation as outlined on Rob's message at extension 3783.
     
  17. Kings disciple

    Kings disciple Ecc. 12:13

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    Sorry to hear that cletus...I will be praying for ya brother.
     
  18. booser

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    Did they go by company senority within classification or how did they do it? Were some city and some linehaul? Why did you get laid off with over 4 yrs in and guys with less than a year are still there?

    Sorry man.
     
  19. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's the way they do it. They laid 10 drivers off at my term. All of them were road drivers. They have a local driver there with 6 months seniority. (still working) I know 1 of those drivers started out as a P&D driver and switched to a road driver..... He been with the company 4 years and they laid him off too.
     
  20. Kings disciple

    Kings disciple Ecc. 12:13

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    Same at my barn, they laid within the catagory of road driver and then went by total Co. time within that group.
     

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