Working For Coke

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Soul K.'s Comment
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I think I made a mistake by choosing Coke as my first driving job.It is a lot of back breaking work.I think I may just go otr.So much for a local job.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Kevin L.'s Comment
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I think we all go through similar experiences. If you would have asked I’m sure others would have told you driving for food and beverage companies can be very physical work. I went flatbed and can tell you it is far more work than I expected. Especially when I came to the realization I only get paid for driving all other work is not compensated as I get paid by the mile. I had to look at it from a bigger picture my weekly paycheck is for everything I do. If you stick with it you will find faster easier ways to do it and make more money. Most people around here will tell you to stick it out for a year minimum. Personally, I strive for 6 months right now. If I can make it 6 months I will work on 8 or 9 then I believe I will have my own system down and just keep going. From what I see around here coke and Pepsi are union jobs and money can be made there.

Unholychaos's Comment
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A buddy of mine drives for coke and he has to unload his truck and stock shelves/coolers/vending machines. He's home every day.

I have another who drives for dr pepper. He does all drop n hooks, never touches freight, and is also home every day.

Try looking at dr pepper if there's one in your area if you're interested in home daily options.

Rob T.'s Comment
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How long have you been doing the job for coke? I do food delivery with performance foods and I can tell you in the 7 months I've been doing this it has gotten easier, however it still isn't no walk in the park. What market/city are you in? Do you operate a box truck or semi? Also is it liftgate or side roll up doors? Do you bump docks at grocery stores or are you delivering the soda syrup to restaurants?

Speaking of coke anybody know what the heck happened to tractor man? Havent seen him around here since he took his job working for coke.

Old School's Comment
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Speaking of coke anybody know what the heck happened to tractor man? Havent seen him around here since he took his job working for coke.

He's probably too tired at the end of his day to jump in here! rofl-2.gif

Rob T.'s Comment
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Speaking of coke anybody know what the heck happened to tractor man? Havent seen him around here since he took his job working for coke.

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He's probably too tired at the end of his day to jump in here! rofl-2.gif

rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif Ain't that the truth! I keep forgetting you old guys can't keep up with us young whipper snappers rofl-1.gif

G-Town's Comment
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I kept in touch with Tractor off and on, just texted him cause it's been months. So thanks, this prompted me to see how he is doing.

Yes, he was a Coke local. Unfortunately he was injured making a delivery, left Coke and last we spoke he was on the mend and thinking about returning to Swift.

Soul K.'s Comment
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We are not a union company, I wish. I just don't see myself doing this job much longer.The workload is atrocious!

Rob T.'s Comment
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We are not a union company, I wish. I just don't see myself doing this job much longer.The workload is atrocious!

What do you feel would be improved by being a union Company? Not here to start a debate on if one is better than the other. We're union and My workload is insane as well, and filled with inefficiencies. If I'm downtown easily 700 cases 16k+ pounds. How long have you been doing it? I don't view this as long term due to the physical nature of it but it isn't bad money. Are you guys paid hourly or is it a day amount per day? commission?

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