Any thoughts or opinions? I would be grateful.
Your best bet is to personally decide how far you are willing to drive to and from work, who is hiring in your area and go for interviews.
You can even take the initiative to do some internet searching on the companies of choice.
Write down a list with all your questions and concerns (Health, benefits, compensation, hours of work, etc.) bring them to the interview and don't be afraid to take notes in front of the interviewer. Chime in to any LTL specific forum for any specific questions or concerns.
Compare them all and go for the best one that fits your needs. Times are still tough, LTL jobs get snatched up pretty quick.
Good Luck and keep us updated on what you choose.
Fed ex freight it is then. They have tons of probs but at the end of the day theyre 12 minutes away from me. Where I am now is ludicrous - p and d for 15 per hour and change and no overtime. I would rather imagine anywhere I went I wouldnt be losing to be honest. I appreciate the advice
UPS Freight starts you off low with 3 years to top scale @ 26+ per hour)
Don't let dollar/hr figures get to you, benefits also play a big part in your career.
I would seriously ask what the job description entails, what position you will get, what a typical work day would be, hours, benefits, pay etc.
Now's your chance to think of all the questions and write them down.
In the end, it's the positive attitude you possess that makes you happy with the choice you made. If your a crab ass complainer, nothing will ever satisfy you and you will be miserable and hate everything you do and start infecting your co-workers.
Do a great job, get compensated accordingly and you should have no problems. No company is really out there to stick it to you, most of the decisions made...although not driver friendly are for the longitivity of the company to move forward in a competitive profitable way.
Good Luck...There are a lot of great LTL companies out there.
I know the guys at our outfit complained about overtime. They company used to be relaxed about clocking in and reading the newspaper. Everyone used to enjoy working the by the hour in the city. Since the ot after 55 started they hired more drivers and issued hand held devices.. They watch their every move and only give minimal time for many things they used to be relaxed about. They used to see a lot more money before the overtime started. I would say 99 out of 100 would say, they wish the overtime would have never started.
Whats this LTL mess? What about foodservice thunderchief? Sysco, US Foods, those are good jobs, and they pay really well, a guy can get alot of job satisfaction out of foodservice, you have to be willing to work though, not that LTL don't work, they do, and they work very hard, what I mean is the foodservice side is much more physical..you will get in shape though, if your not already.
I hate LTL, I did 7 yrs with AF/Fedex freight, I liked the AF part, but the Fedex part sucked ass!! I finally got starved out and went back to foodservice, I have never been happier!!
Might be something to look into?
Best of luck Sir, in whatever you choose!!
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