Right out of the box here, I AM NOT AN SEFL employee. (although I work for one of SEFL's interline partners) If an opinion from a employee of another company is welcome I'll offer this up: As to the friction between P&D and Linehaul,it is at every LTL company. It does get more pronounced when the economy slows and bill count declines. I myself have run linehaul since I entered the LTL industry, (over 10 years ago),here are some of my thoughts,should there be rotation? it is every hard to have that run smoothly if the SC magmt is not used to being operated that way. Should linehaul drivers sacrifce equally as P&D do? That also is extremely hard to implement,first any and all linehaul drivers know that no matter what bid or dedicated run they are doing on any given night, that driver may or may not do their run and get sent 'out of town ' for a day or two. Try telling a P&D driver that he may not be going home tonight to see his kids and sleep with his wife and see how that flies!! As I see how other SC's work at the company I work for,yes the P&D driver is the 'gold standard', they can drive what ever tractor they want that day,they don't need to do pre-trips(takes to much time,besides the linehaul driver should have done that),dont bother fueling up after your shift,(the linehaul driver can do that he only gets paid a 1/4 hour no matter how long the line at the fuel pumps)and by all means don't ever ask a P&D driver if they checked the oil on your assigned tractor or God forbid if they swept the floor!! As I see it, P&D drivers get alot of leeway in the LTL industry, most linehaul drivers make ample sacrifices day in and day out as just a matter of the job position. Not knowing when you may get home,trying to sleep during the daytime,and at noisy motels with car doors slaming,horns honking,maids pushing carts up and down the halls till 3 in the afternoon, not being able to go out every friday and saturday night like a normal person. Just to name a few, so when a P&D driver wants to know why linehaul can't 'sacrifice equally',that rings a bit hollow with this driver.