small package Vs big rigs deadlines-- bosses that care more about the bottom line?
by lester kolbe jr
(milwaukee wisconsin )
I am 35 years old, married, and a father of three and concidering a career change from driving fed-ex ground (18 ft step van- straight truck, sprinter, small ford econoline 350 cargo van)to anything other then small package delivery. I have worked for dhl, fed-ex ground, and ups.
I really love to drive but, the express prioroty stops really get to be a pain in the butt (50 plus small package delivery that have to get there before 12 pm). If i have a good day i have to drive like a crazy person in residental areas. I refused to drive like that. Needless to say they terminated me for missed express failers. My question is how are the dead lines in big truck field? Is it as hard as small package work? I hope i am not sounding like a lazy person but i dont want to work hard for a living any more!!!
I suffered a broken foot- a haz matt spill and a severlly sprained knee injury. My boss was more worried about the packages getting deliverd then my safty and well being. Is there employers in the trucking industry that think like that? Is there bosses that ask you to do thing that are against the law, if so what do you do in that situation?
I have a lot more questions but i don't want to take up any more of your time. thank you very much!!!! please be as blunt and as in your face as you need to be to get your point across. i need to know about this field before i put my family"s livelyhood in jeporty. $100.00 per hour for a school to teach me how to drive a big rig.
That may not sound like a lot to a lot of people but that is a lot for my family!!!! thanks again!!!