Werner And Dollar Tree Route

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USMC AAV's Comment
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Brett, That is a good point. You are correct "abused" is not what I meant. What I should have said is , those routes are very hard on drivers. There is a lot of work to be done and depending on the stop, it can be brutal on your body.

Sounds good, USMC AAV. Only one concern.

You said they "abuse" their drivers. I've worked the Dollar Tree account for US Xpress and it was a really, really tough job but they certainly weren't "abusing" us, ya know what I mean? If you know of actual abuse then by all means we'll discuss it. If that was just another way of saying it's a brutal job then just be aware of how you're describing it, ya know what I mean?

It's all good.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Brett, That is a good point. You are correct "abused" is not what I meant. What I should have said is , those routes are very hard on drivers. There is a lot of work to be done and depending on the stop, it can be brutal on your body.

Excellent, and I agree with all of that. It is a brutal job.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
USMC AAV's Comment
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In retrospect on this subject I might add this. The guy who trained me on the Dollar General route, is still training drivers on that route after 12 years. I called him a few nights ago because I wanted to get his opinion about what the route is like currently. What he told me was this... The majority of drivers don't last more than six months on that type of dedicated route and he knows of only 7 drivers that lasted more then 1 year doing a dedicated Dollar General route. The majority of the people that he has trained came to the route with a lack of correct information from their recruiter and most didn't realize the work involved.

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."

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