Question For My LTL Brothers

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Do you guys get paid if your run is canceled? I could have used a PTO day but I want to save those for a vacation.

My meet got canceled again due to snow storms in KY and TN. Yesterday they just sent me to Indianapolis with the same trailers I would have had.

Today Indy doesn't want any more freight for the affected region so they didn't want me to go there and they didn't have anything else I could do. I might have been able to do some P&D but it being -5 with a -16 wind chill I wasn't really feeling it.

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.
Banks's Comment
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The way FedEx does it is if your run gets cancelled you go to the extra board in seniority order. So if you're 23 in seniority and extra board 1 is number 30, you become extra board 1.

You can decide to not take anything and not work, but you won't get paid. Some guys decide not to work because taking something on extra board will throw off their hours of service and they won't be available for their bid assignment.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I might have been able to do some P&D but it being -5 with a -16 wind chill I wasn't really feeling it.

Suuuuure blame it on the cold and not the fact linehaul drivers can't back smile.gif

We're setup much different, and bidding daily changes things as well. But we don't get paid to sit home. If we have too many drivers they first look for volunteers to take the day off. Those willing to use PTO get first dibs based on seniority, then those taking an unpaid day. If not enough people want off they make "routes" that is just working the warehouse for 8 hours. Always falls to the bottom guys but they can still opt to just stay home with or without using PTO. It consists of unloading "salvage" (empty pallets, bread trays, totes) that we pickup from stores and stacking them to the designated height. If all that gets done they'll have you push a broom. I did it one time and was highest seniority of the 3 guys. I got lucky dispatch needed some stuff ran across town, when i took off for that the others went home. It was far from fun but a nice change for a few hours. I should be high enough to be safe but I'd probably stay home instead.

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Banks's Comment
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If we have too many drivers they first look for volunteers to take the day off.

I always take the volunteer day to stay home. I've only worked one day this week. The weather has been bad and I'd rather be at home with my family.

I spent most of the past couple of months burning my 70, I could use the break and it's only a matter of time before we're slammed again. January is known for being a slow month.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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The way FedEx does it is if your run gets cancelled you go to the extra board in seniority order. So if you're 23 in seniority and extra board 1 is number 30, you become extra board 1.

Thats basically how it works here too, they just didn't have anything else for me to do. As you said it has slowed down in January plus we have 30 more drivers than this time last year so not a lot of extra freight sitting around.

Suuuuure blame it on the cold and not the fact linehaul drivers can't back

Hey now I can back a long box just fine... in our wide open yard. Put me in a tighter area and I'm sure I could do it eventually after going around a few times and a dozen pull ups.

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.
Rhino's Comment
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I think not sure but I think if we start a run n they cancel it they give us a 8 hour mini. I will have to ask on that.

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