Sunday, October 25, 2009
Our New Line Haul Look in SBO
A Letter From A Concerned Employee:
Rudy, I was a line haul driver for FedEx Express for a number of years in the late 80's early 90's. Without a Union we can expect the same thing here at Fedex Freight that happened to us at FedEx Express. I think it was 1993 when after years of company drivers having bid runs to and from the Hub locations, FedEx decided to farm out ALL the long haul trucking routes to M.S. Carriers, Ozark Motor Lines and Prime. Every line haul driver at every location in the U.S. lost his bid run. We all had to take jobs running back and forth from the aircraft ramp to the city stations. Sound familiar? We lost big money too. We were paid by the hour to run line haul. We also received one hour pay for every three hours that we were laid over in the hotel. It worked out to be about $75.00 a week in layover pay. There was none of this garbage of paying mileage. Mileage pay is simply a way for FedEx Freight to get out of paying overtime to it's drivers. If we as drivers do not act now and stand up against these practices we will all be out on the street soon.