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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Just did some research. Was thinking today I haven’t seen any YRC trucks in awhile. That’s because they have now changed their name to Yellow corporation. Fun fact for today.

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I hope so!!

Try and at least get a year ( or more if you are happy) I'm just not sure how much longer YRC can kick the can down the road.

Eventually they will run out of money.

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Yep, I've been following this for a few months; guess they are going back to their 'roots' ... ie: Yellow. Used to be Yellow Freight back in the 70's/80's.

Old age DOES come in handy, haha!

Yellow 'freight'

~ Anne ~

ps: I used to 'clerk' for Miller Trailers, Inc. in Florida, part time in High School. Defunct now, but we had some hella contracts w/these guys back in the day! Jack Miller was a great guy, but upon his demise, the 'boyz' kinda.. didn't do so great.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rhino's Comment
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Just got an email from yrc wanting me to complete a online background screening. Is yrc worth even getting into with what they r going thru.

Banks's Comment
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You've been sitting on your CDL for about 3 months now waiting for the perfect opportunity. If YRC is willing to give you a shot, take them up on it. That perfect opportunity is going to get more difficult to get with no experience and a stale CDL.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Rhino's Comment
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Well I have another place to on Friday I’m interviewing with. But don’t wanna get into reddaway n then a month later they get rid of everyone. But I kno stale cdl isn’t good n I need to hurry n get on with it.

You've been sitting on your CDL for about 3 months now waiting for the perfect opportunity. If YRC is willing to give you a shot, take them up on it. That perfect opportunity is going to get more difficult to get with no experience and a stale CDL.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Rhino's Comment
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Also I torn between who to choose between reddaway and mc carrier. But guess I’ll go with who ever offers me first

You've been sitting on your CDL for about 3 months now waiting for the perfect opportunity. If YRC is willing to give you a shot, take them up on it. That perfect opportunity is going to get more difficult to get with no experience and a stale CDL.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I take the Reddaway job it will at least get you started. If 6 months from now YRC goes belly up you will have some experience, plus you won't be too invested in the union like some of the more experienced drivers so that might give you a leg up at other LTL companies.

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
Banks's Comment
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I've been expecting YRC to go belly up for years. It's at a point, where I'd be surprised if they did go belly up.

You can't go wrong with either one. You want to avoid Central Transport and XPO.

XPOs CSA score is 90/100. They're pretty close to being put out of service.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

Rhino's Comment
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Ya ima see if they call me soon. Just did the background screening online so hope to hear back. Also just got a text from r&l so there’s some interest there. I’ll try n call reddaway this week if they don’t call me first. I just thought maybe I didn’t get the job cuz I haven’t heard from them n have not been able to reach the manager. Thanks banks I have tried xpo before they denied me anyways. Didn’t know that about their score.

I take the Reddaway job it will at least get you started. If 6 months from now YRC goes belly up you will have some experience, plus you won't be too invested in the union like some of the more experienced drivers so that might give you a leg up at other LTL companies.

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
PackRat's Comment
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Don't forget:

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Rhino's Comment
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Actually everyone I got emailed New hire papers to fill out for reddaway have pee test on Friday! So looks like I’ll be starting soon!

Don't forget:

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