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Karl A.'s Comment
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Brett, the insight on the politics behind the matter at hand is priceless.. Between you breaking it down and Daniels advice I am going to stay this first year with swift. I now understand why staying for my contract is the best position I can put myself in.. Appreciate your time sir

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Heck, even the union companies are hiring new graduates out of school and they have the best pay and benefits in the trucking universe!

Not true. I'm assuming you're speaking about LTL , and if that's the case, I know of union company drivers that make less than I do, and I don't work in a union shop. I know you're pro-union Brett, and this is off topic, but I wanted to set the record straight for any new drivers or potential drivers out there. Union companies do not have the best paying trucking jobs with the best benefits. But it's still close.

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
6 string rhythm's Comment
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Heck, even the union companies are hiring new graduates out of school and they have the best pay and benefits in the trucking universe!

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Not true. I'm assuming you're speaking about LTL , and if that's the case, I know of union company drivers that make less than I do, and I don't work in a union shop. I know you're pro-union Brett, and this is off topic, but I wanted to set the record straight for any new drivers or potential drivers out there. Union companies do not have the best paying trucking jobs with the best benefits. But it's still close.

Let me rephrase before anybody jumps down my throat. Union companies are not always the best paying, but some union companies pay better than other non union trucking companies.

Again, I only mention because I wanted to set the record straight - this is called TruckingTruth after all.

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
Karl A.'s Comment
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I remember you talking about unions in my last post, my goal is still ltl union work

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
6 string rhythm's Comment
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I remember you talking about unions in my last post, my goal is still ltl union work

Whatever works for you, I was just commenting on Brett's post that unions have the best pay. My response is not intended to be argumentative or persuasive, just stating the facts for anybody reading, for the sake of accurate information.

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
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