Mclane?

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Gladhand's Comment
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Not sure if anyone on here has had experience with them, but thought i would ask. I just applied for a shuttle job with them. Ill be taking empty trailers from Albuquerque drop yard and bringing back loaded ones from Aurora for the local guys in Albuquerque to deliver. Sounds like a good gig and is what i have been looking for. Hoping they take me, but my past may hurt me. Doesnt hurt to try.

G-Town's Comment
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Gladhand, My familiarity with McLean is only on the delivery side; met and talked with several McLean drivers at Walmart stores while I was delivering They didn't say anything negative about them, only about how difficult the Local Retail Delivery gig is. It's obvious their work is like that of Rob at Performance Foods, but shuttling is different.

In your WM travels, have you run across any of their drivers?

Sorry that's all I got...good luck.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Gladhand, make sure that you can't be "bumped "off shuttling and forced into physically unloading. Most places like that operate off seniority. I'd hate for you to take something and then 6 months later you get "outbid " and a more senior driver takes that gig. I hear some LTL companies keep local and linehaul/shuttle different regarding seniority list so it doesnt happen but that isn't typically the case from what I've seen with foodservice. I dont believe mclane is union so that would be help prevent it from happening.

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

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.
Cwc's Comment
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When I still lived in downtown Norfolk, VA. I seen a Mclane truck in a position that I thought for sure was copied from a Swift meme off google... As it turned out he was delivering to a 7-11 and wasn't stuck although I did hold traffic for him so he could get back out. All I could think after that was F that.!!

But considering Warren Buffett is invested in it with Berkshire Hathaway it can't be that bad of a company. Good luck in any and all endevers Gladhand.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Wish I could help, but my only interactions with McLane is delivering to their DCs. I can tell you how that goes in spades. The few drivers I talked to all did local deliveries.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I've done shuttle runs for McLaine on occasion into their DC in the Columbus Ohio area, through West Side Transport. I agree... Make sure you can't get bumped into local deliveries. They used to lease space from West Side Transport at our Glenwood IL terminal until they were able to locate/purchase their own building across the street from us. Their drivers seem quite happy there. Food service can be a LOT of work but shuttle runs shouldn't be too bad.

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.

Gladhand's Comment
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Thanks everyone. It looks like they need shuttle drivers mainly because most of the guys dont want to spend a night in Aurora. Kind of like p&d spots at a LTL are hard to come by because those guys are home every night. Regardless thought I would give it a shot. I enjoy working with Swift and doing walmart, but I would like to be home even more. Kind of why i switched in the first place, but nonetheless I will let everyone know how it goes.

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

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Patrick C.'s Comment
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So the gig is every other nite out? Not a bad deal. Something like that is the closest I personally would come to doing local. But, that is me.

Gladhand's Comment
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So the gig is every other nite out? Not a bad deal. Something like that is the closest I personally would come to doing local. But, that is me.

Yeah. Albuquerque is 446 miles from Aurora. So one night at a hotel or a truck (not sure if they run sleepers for shuttle), then back home the next.

Gladhand's Comment
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Got a phone interview tomorrow.

From what the recruiter told me I would be driving up to Raton,NM trading trailers and then come back to Albuquerque. 450 miles round trip with pay of .46 a mile. Usually working 4 days with Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off or Monday, Tuesday, Friday off. Beginning at 1700 and ending around 0700.

Dependent on how busy it is we may do 5 days on. Regardless two days off instead of just a 34 sounds great.

Let them know of my preventables and according to the manager interviewing me tomorrow, it shouldnt be a problem. Hope it works out and that I get on with them.

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