XPO I/B dock police

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  1. vetran peddleman

    vetran peddleman FOR ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Just wanted to find and get your 2 cents about an event that I experienced on our inbound dock this past week. My I/b super came up to me while I was in the process of stripping an I/b load with a clip board in hand and said to me...”I’m going to give you a 15 minute exam on your work procedures.” So I shot back ,”I’ve never in the 24 years with this company heard of or personally gone through this, am I not working fast enough?” Nope, just checking to see if you’re checking your shipments for damages.
    Anybody else ever have this procedure sprung on them?
     
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  2. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Lol. Yes. This is the latest instalment of the stupidity the company has rolled out for the fos team. Efficiency tests.
     
  3. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    Nope and never seen it done
     
  4. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    Like these fos’s have time for that nonsense! Most are overworked and underpaid imo. It’s all about the numbers though, and no, I haven’t seen this at my place.
     
  5. Bloodwidow

    Bloodwidow Active Member

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    Never heard of this before. I write everything up damaged cause I don’t trust the next guy
     
  6. smokin'joe

    smokin'joe Just Smokin' the Blues...

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    We've got guys getting into trouble for not scanning quick enough after swiping on dock code. 11 minutes to find your lift, get your break trailer, open door processes and scan a shipment. Then, you have 8 minutes after your last scan to get to the clock and swipe out. Exceed any of these, and you're in the office.
    How in the world are you gonna do your job safely and proficiently with stuff like this hanging over your head? I know we must remain productive and their are things in place for that, but this stuff is getting wild.
     
  7. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    On top of trying to run the fac, our fos got a call right in the middle of the fac, and was told he was to do a conference call and test on dock efficiency. Told whoever called, I’m running an overloaded fac. I ain’t got time for this stupidity. Just asinine.
     
  8. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Management has it way worse than we do. We had a massive turn over this year in our barn.
     
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  9. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Yeah. I walk out to the lane I load. And set up my trailers. Then go get a lift. There are dock dwell times on everything.
     
  10. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    I write up everything that is tore up. And everything is tore up.
     
  11. highspeeds

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    At least it's a member of management. And not some dock hand like the safe stack police.
     
  12. Bloodwidow

    Bloodwidow Active Member

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    Like I said everything. Even if it looks perfect. I’m not getting talked to for someone else coming long and spearing or crushing something after I loaded something
     
  13. sucker666

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    We’ve had 100% turnovers twice in the last year with Fos’s
     
  14. vetran peddleman

    vetran peddleman FOR ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Just to put a period to my “efficiency test”, I took over from a driver working the i/b load and the only shipment on the stripper was my p&d freight. So I told my fos I’m just gonna turn these 2 crates around, head them up as my last stop on my peddle and I’ll be done here. I proceeded to do that as my fos watched me for a short period of time. Then he took off and as I finished he ran back to me and told me that I had to go see our tm to bid for next year. After that I came back to load up more freight on my peddle and he walked up to me and told me,” I know that i didn’t watch you load much(about 3.5 minutes), the only thing you didn’t do right was that you ran over a full sheet of plywood with your motor.” And then said that everything else was scored as a 2, which is like an A on a school report card he told me. He had me sign my exam sheet and then was off running to tackle some other issue on the dock or give someone else a 3.5 minute efficiency test. This kind of reminds of when I was in the military years ago with all their petty games that they played on me. That’s why I never re-enlisted then and why today I’m chumppin at the bit to be free from this place.
     
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  15. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    It’s the flavor of the day.
     
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  16. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    Someone told me it the time between you clock-in and first scan and last scan and clock-out. So what they do is clock-in and the first piece of freight they see on the dock they scan it and then scan it back to the dock and then do the same when they leave. They were told that what they were looking at the time from punch-in to the first scam, ie: move freight, open trailer, close trailer
     
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  17. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    and that FOS still has a job
     
  18. trucknfool

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    I am glad that I got away from there !!!!
    How is sweeping the trailers out and clean up supposed to get done????
     
  19. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep
     
  20. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    Everything , I mean EVERYTHING!!!! gets bulldozed to the front of the trailer. Piles of straps. Bulldozed to the front. Old pallets. Bulldozed to the front. Gravel. Dirt. Missing freight. Bulldozed to the front. Even a pallet jack one time. Bulldozed to the front.

    No sweeping necessary.
     
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