The Down Side Of Bid Runs

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Yesterday I was the victim of the bid run, we had to do a rebid for some reason and unfortunately, someone else wanted the run I had gotten a few months ago. So I went from a 10 am run that was worth over 100k a year back to the 2 part 10 pm run I had before that is worth 80kish a year.

I thought I would have the day time run for a least a year, unfortunately, someone with more seniority wanted to work days.

Although I am extremely disappointed it is all part of the process and in a few years I will be able to bump people instead of being bumped.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Turtle's Comment
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Wow that's rough, especially if you've adjusted your lifestyle to fit the income. I can't imagine taking an unexpected 20K hit. I'm sorry to hear that man.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Bobcat That is a rough gig. Sorry to here it. Well when I got in my motorcycle accident 9 years ago, I went from 59k to 18.6k a year. It is a hard change. But soon you'll have the seniority and get back to where you were.

Good luck

Raptor

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Thanks!

After driving a Cab/Limo for 3 years I am super blessed to be in a position where I can considered a pay cut.

Auggie69's Comment
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Yesterday I was the victim of the bid run, we had to do a rebid for some reason and unfortunately someone else wanted the run I had gotten a few months ago. So I went from a 10 am run that was worth over 100k a year back to the 2 part 10 pm run I had before that is worth 80kish a year.

I thought I would have the day time run for a least a year unfortunately someone with more seniority wanted to work days.

Although I am extreamly disappointed it is all part of the process and in a few years I will be able to bump people instead of being bumped.

Our road guys bid twice a year. Usually during the Winter bid senior guys will come off their bid runs and fall to the extra board knowing they will get the choice daytime/Southern runs during the Winter months.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Man, that really is brutal. What a massive change in both your earnings and your lifestyle. Hopefully, you'll get another shot at a better run before long.

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