YRC: Lay-Off Pay Question? In CBA?

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Tina L.'s Comment
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So it's been really slow here and I haven't had any runs for about 3 weeks now. I just started in October 2016. They recently had me resign and transfer to another out-of-state terminal hoping that I would get a run but it's going on a week now with ZERO calls.

A higher seniority driver said that we are to be paid a certain weekly amount when there are no runs available. Is this true and is it in the CBA anywhere? And does anyone have a copy of the CBA?

Thanks

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Hi and welcome to an awesome site.

I have questions though..what company are you working for and what division?

When you say no loads in three weeks...do you mean what you ran were short runs and you want longer..or are you exaggerating or what?

Its hard for me to grasp a company would be paying for trucks and insurance etc. but not running drivers.

Is this a mom n pop?

Tina L.'s Comment
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Hi and welcome to an awesome site.

I have questions though..what company are you working for and what division?

When you say no loads in three weeks...do you mean what you ran were short runs and you want longer..or are you exaggerating or what?

Its hard for me to grasp a company would be paying for trucks and insurance etc. but not running drivers.

Is this a mom n pop?

It's YRC Freight as a Line Haul Driver. I missed out on the bid so I do not have a dedicated route. I've just been sitting around the house doing nothing waiting on a call and they said it was slow. I am so low on the seniority list that all seasoned employees are getting the runs. By the time they get to us newbies, there are no more runs.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
John L.'s Comment
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Tina,

Your steward, local president or business manager, and even the company people (terminal manager, HR manager, etc) should all have a copy of your CBA. You should have a copy as well. Your steward or any one of your officers will provide a copy for you. The local must provide a copy for you when you request it.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Pianoman's Comment
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Welcome!

We do have a few linehaul drivers on here. I'm hoping Six String will chime in but he works for Old Dominion so I don't know that he would have any info on YRC. Most of us work for truckload carriers.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
6 string rhythm's Comment
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Tina. I'll reply more when I get a chance. As a fellow linehaul driver with some experience, I might be able to offer some thoughts and hopefully some encouragement.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
6 string rhythm's Comment
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Hi and welcome to an awesome site.

I have questions though..what company are you working for and what division?

When you say no loads in three weeks...do you mean what you ran were short runs and you want longer..or are you exaggerating or what?

Its hard for me to grasp a company would be paying for trucks and insurance etc. but not running drivers.

Is this a mom n pop?

LTL is a different world. We think in terms of runs, not loads. The concept of an extra board or wild drivers is completely foreign to most truckload drivers. YRC's trucks aren't sitting, drivers without much seniority are sitting.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
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I'd like to know more so I'll just listen:-)

Susan D. 's Comment
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Welcome Tina. During the holidays the freight does tend to slow a bit. I'm sure it's frustrating for you being on the extra board. Try to hang in there and hopefully you'll get to move up after the holidays. YRC is a good company and at the very least, freight will increase after the first.

Auggie69's Comment
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So it's been really slow here and I haven't had any runs for about 3 weeks now. I just started in October 2016. They recently had me resign and transfer to another out-of-state terminal hoping that I would get a run but it's going on a week now with ZERO calls.

A higher seniority driver said that we are to be paid a certain weekly amount when there are no runs available. Is this true and is it in the CBA anywhere? And does anyone have a copy of the CBA?

Thanks

Can you work the dock?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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