ODFL | Layoff 3 today

No F-bdy Bs

Well-Known Member
Unreal that these massive companies, who 18mo ago couldn't hire anyone at gunpoint and now laying off, and thus ensuring that former employee NEVER comes back, and quite likely leaves the industry completely.


I always said there was no driver shortage.
Just a shortage of good paying class A jobs with good benefits.
 

Triplex

Experienced stalker
Unreal that these massive companies, who 18mo ago couldn't hire anyone at gunpoint and now laying off, and thus ensuring that former employee NEVER comes back, and quite likely leaves the industry completely.


I always said there was no driver shortage.
Just a shortage of good paying class A jobs with good benefits.

There have been peak times and slow times in the LTL world forever, nothing new here. Years ago Union jobs would typically keep short, tight, seniority lists and use casuals for the busy days/times that way keeping all the permanent men working regularly. Of course back then casuals were paid the same and accrued benefits as long as they worked enough days. Many guys preferred to work casual so there were always people available. Of course the tiered pay and lower pay for casuals killed that effective solution to manpower needs. Load gun, aim at foot, pull trigger. :duh:
 

BIG R GUY

2022 Illinois Tollway Driver of the Year.
AD FREE
There have been peak times and slow times in the LTL world forever, nothing new here. Years ago Union jobs would typically keep short, tight, seniority lists and use casuals for the busy days/times that way keeping all the permanent men working regularly. Of course back then casuals were paid the same and accrued benefits as long as they worked enough days. Many guys preferred to work casual so there were always people available. Of course the tiered pay and lower pay for casuals killed that effective solution to manpower needs. Load gun, aim at foot, pull trigger. :duh:
If they would quit stacking freight, and use 45’ trailers, this……. Never mind.
 

nctruckin

Active Member
Biden and wokism needs to go. Get someone that can turn our economy around.
ain't going to happen. It'll continue to get worse the more the cheaters 'cheat'. Hate to be honest, but get ready for 'Democratic Socialism' as it's literally right around the corner. Funny how I did my taxes(ALWAYS make a big chunk back since I pay more for a refund) the other day. Wife and I are 'considered' middle class in NC....well, we are only getting HALF back(even with 2 kids) since we a) half to pay for this 'proxy war' with Russia, and b) all the 'migrants'(illegals) wanting free crap! I'm just happy if I can survive through this with a job I worked so hard to get. smh Looks like there won't be a 'middle class' within the next 5 years, unlike what the media is saying(DemoRATS are 'for' the middle class).
 

BIG R GUY

2022 Illinois Tollway Driver of the Year.
AD FREE
ain't going to happen. It'll continue to get worse the more the cheaters 'cheat'. Hate to be honest, but get ready for 'Democratic Socialism' as it's literally right around the corner. Funny how I did my taxes(ALWAYS make a big chunk back since I pay more for a refund) the other day. Wife and I are 'considered' middle class in NC....well, we are only getting HALF back(even with 2 kids) since we a) half to pay for this 'proxy war' with Russia, and b) all the 'migrants'(illegals) wanting free crap! I'm just happy if I can survive through this with a job I worked so hard to get. smh Looks like there won't be a 'middle class' within the next 5 years, unlike what the media is saying(DemoRATS are 'for' the middle class).
There hasn’t been a middle class in this country for a while now.
 

seabreeze

Not Well Known Member, 63 Year Teamster Member
There have been peak times and slow times in the LTL world forever, nothing new here. Years ago Union jobs would typically keep short, tight, seniority lists and use casuals for the busy days/times that way keeping all the permanent men working regularly. Of course back then casuals were paid the same and accrued benefits as long as they worked enough days. Many guys preferred to work casual so there were always people available. Of course the tiered pay and lower pay for casuals killed that effective solution to manpower needs. Load gun, aim at foot, pull trigger. :duh:
Ryder always used firemen and policemen for casuals until we got it in the contract they had to offer work to any union company's laid-off people first.
 

LTLAnonymous

Well-Known Member
ain't going to happen. It'll continue to get worse the more the cheaters 'cheat'. Hate to be honest, but get ready for 'Democratic Socialism' as it's literally right around the corner. Funny how I did my taxes(ALWAYS make a big chunk back since I pay more for a refund) the other day. Wife and I are 'considered' middle class in NC....well, we are only getting HALF back(even with 2 kids) since we a) half to pay for this 'proxy war' with Russia, and b) all the 'migrants'(illegals) wanting free crap! I'm just happy if I can survive through this with a job I worked so hard to get. smh Looks like there won't be a 'middle class' within the next 5 years, unlike what the media is saying(DemoRATS are 'for' the middle class).
Your guy changed your taxes. Lol
 

ghostbommbb

StarFlyer59
Look , the Teamsters have no answer to competing non union carriers. The Teamster organizers are still getting paid but are non existent.
The union carriers are getting crushed by the nons. Why would anyone join a membership that hasn't had any good solutions or answers to their own existing members. Teamsters are a joke and anyone who has been in the game long enough knows this.
 
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