How many will depart as soon as things turn around? I for one are ready to jump ship. This Combo deal is cutting drivers who want to move to line out of the pic. Why would you want to take a pay cut in you hr wage. Work the dock for 5 hrs then drive for up to 9hrs. R&L this will come back to bite you when you can not hold on to these Combo drivers. The Combo drivers at are Term are all talking about jumping off the truck. Are bill count inbound is way up. As well as are out bound. The combo drivers are working as many if not longer hrs then us P&D drivers. The combo drivers that run line are starting to see it was a bad deal they got. For the rest of us Bid runs are just about gone. They just give it to a combo driver or move line drivers to new runs when the need them.
Last edited by Skeet; 10-23-2010 at 06:24 AM.
It's the same at any freight company driver...the grass is NOT greener on the other side...same crap happens over here at FredEx
I hate it here. I'm running city, docks, and line haul all in one day, every day, and the only bright spot in the week is the day when I finally run out of hours. The only thing that doesn't suck about running out of this terminal is that they're backing down when they try to get me to play games with my book, and I refuse.
It's the only job I've ever had where I really didn't care if I got fired, or if the company went out of business. I'm going to get as much money out of these bastards as I can while I'm here, but that's the only thing R+L is good for. They pay good money to treat a man like a pile of crap, and the money, at least, is good.