jimim523

Monroe, MI

#346 Jun 24, 2014
sounds to me like this should be a no-brainer and I am sure Brian can figure this out pretty fast.
Marja

East Wenatchee, WA

#347 Jun 24, 2014
weasel wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you have to be told to do everything. Sounds to me you don't have common sense.
If you are going to be fired for going the speed limit, yes, I think you do need to be told ahead of time. There is no "common sense" requirement to go under the speed limit and risk getting rear-ended, just because it is night.
coachtilldeath

United States

#348 Jun 28, 2014
Pti is a failing company here in the bakken. No one wants to work for them. They do not pay enough for the cost of living and how busy it is. My location has 8 drivers and 30 runs a day
We are run ragged.. To the bone... I know how to fix it...pay us more... And don't at every turn, try and fire us...they say are the best part of pti...then prove it.
jimim523

Monroe, MI

#349 Jun 28, 2014
Marja wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are going to be fired for going the speed limit, yes, I think you do need to be told ahead of time. There is no "common sense" requirement to go under the speed limit and risk getting rear-ended, just because it is night.
I don't know who started this rumor about going under the speed limit, perhaps it was SUGGESTED to go under the speed limit, but it is NOT a fireable offense.

As for "coachtildeath"....I think I heard that same thing about Coach America but the one difference between PTI and CA - PTI is still in business AND purchased the BANKRUPT CA!!
As bad as PTI is, unless someone offers to buy them out for boo koo bucks, PTI isn't going anywhere. You will be on your second job AFTER PTI and they will still be standing.
Randy m

Toledo, OH

#350 Jul 1, 2014
Rezenberger is no better
jimim523

Monroe, MI

#351 Jul 2, 2014
Randy m wrote:
Rezenberger is no better
nor is RailcrewXpress .. they are all the same ... railroads pay them BIG BUCKS to keep their crews working and on time. As I have said over and over... the railroads do NOT care who is behind the wheel. Further, the transportation companies DO NOT care who is behind the wheel.. if it is not you, they will have someone sitting in that drivers seat by the time you can say, "fired, WTF" ...the driver is a disposable commodity which is nothing more than a flicker on the official spread sheet. They don't know your name, they don't want to know your name and they don't care if you work for them for 1 month, 1 year or 10 years. There is always another person looking for a job and this sounds good to them.

But coach america, as "good as you people think they were", went bankrupt for a reason and PTI was and is in the position to buy out their contracts with the railroads and any of the vehicles that were still drivable after you people got done with them (and in fairness, that the management would fix or do routine maintenance on them). Other than that, PTI had NO USE for anything other than the contracts. If you remember, EVERY driver at every CA branch was fired and they were given the chance to apply first before PTI went out into the public to hire.

And that kids, is what railroad transportation is all about.........
Anonymously

Minot, ND

#352 Jul 4, 2014
Jim, can we talk to you or otber drivers about equal pay, or our pay rate, and labor issues, under the UPSEU union CBA, collective barganing agreement, without reprimand from employer management?
Thanks
Anonymously

Minot, ND

#353 Jul 4, 2014
Jim, is there any MPV , multipy purpose vehicles, working in any orher yard in place of yard cab? Thanks
Anonymous

Minot, ND

#354 Jul 4, 2014
Jim, I was just told by my BM that all busted runs will be $14?? Instead of $15 or $18. for busted runs with a 2 hour minimum.
Also, can PTI change employees UNION CBA without first agreeing with the union CBA?
Thanks
Anonymous

Minot, ND

#355 Jul 4, 2014
Jim, do you know how to make a seniority move?
If a bid goes up, and all positions are filled, by less senior drivers, can a more senior driver make a seniority move into that recent bid? Saying that more senior driver missed out on the bid for any reason.
Thanks
coachtilldeath

United States

#356 Jul 4, 2014
LMFAO!! Right now pti where I am at has a month to month contract going. BNSF here hates them. They can't keep drivers, only reason I stay is cause it's fun and I don't like retail and the guys are awesome. Coach America was run by much better people (minus the dumbass owner who bankrupted them) our drivers were twice as better as any PTI driver who have come in and "helped" us. All PTI is corporate greed and stupidity.. Are you sure you're not in management? Cause not one PTI driver I know would stick up for this company. We work 60-70 hours a week in crappy ass vehicles for crappy pay..
You sir, need to get a life lol!
xeno

United States

#357 Jul 7, 2014
jimim523 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know who started this rumor about going under the speed limit, perhaps it was SUGGESTED to go under the speed limit, but it is NOT a fireable offense.
As for "coachtildeath"....I think I heard that same thing about Coach America but the one difference between PTI and CA - PTI is still in business AND purchased the BANKRUPT CA!!
As bad as PTI is, unless someone offers to buy them out for boo koo bucks, PTI isn't going anywhere. You will be on your second job AFTER PTI and they will still be standing.
since spring time it has been a part of corporate mandate complete with video. 5 under the limit at night. Period. If involved in "any" collision/deer strike, and not 5 under at night, it is a fireable offence. ANY union Rep should know this.
Hetron

Marysville, OH

#358 Jul 13, 2014
xeno wrote:
<quoted text> since spring time it has been a part of corporate mandate complete with video. 5 under the limit at night. Period. If involved in "any" collision/deer strike, and not 5 under at night, it is a fireable offence. ANY union Rep should know this.
Xeno ... please show me where PTI has published this driving 5 mph under the posted speed limit requirement. I am anxious to read where.
xeno

El Monte, CA

#359 Jul 14, 2014
It was shown to us at a "safety" meeting. I wouldn't have a clue as to where to find it frankly.
laura_knight

Arlington, TX

#360 Jul 18, 2014
Have tried and tried to find an address for Coach America Crew Transport, called the phone number I had for them and it was disconnected. Googled coach america and this is where I landed. I'm trying to give that company has a reference for an employment application. What to do, what to do?
jimim523

Monroe, MI

#361 Jul 18, 2014
Coach America is gone ..bankrupt and bought out by Professional Transportation Inc. out of Evansville Indiana. They would have records. Why would YOU be giving a reference for CA anyway? Doesn't make any sense. Oh well, good luck
alles

Detroit, MI

#362 Jul 18, 2014
Leave pti. Your going no where. I went into truck driving. Was barely clearing $500 every 2 weeks at pti. Working myself silly to get that. Now clearing over $1,000 a week with not quite as much effort. Never going back to pti again.
phallan

Mountain View, CA

#363 Jul 18, 2014
jimim523 wrote:
SPeppers: I am an employee just like you. I am a Union Steward and a hold a yard bid. So get off this "company man" bullsh*t!!!
I am going to give this to you straight once more and if you do not follow my advice, then complain/bitch/grouse/badmouth " ALL YOU WANT because obviously YOU are NOT taking control of your own (work) life.
Do you have a Branch Manager? Have you gone to your BM and filled out Payroll Inquiries? If you did NOT get ANY help from your BM, then call 800-471-2440 (Corporate in Evansville) and ask for Steve Groelich. He is the HEAD OF HR and tell him your story about your pay. BUT ONLY do this IF you have exhausted all avenues with your BRANCH MANAGER!!! Have ALL of your "proof" in front of you when you talk to Mr. Groelich because you will be wasting your and his time if you do not!!
As for the continguency drivers, not just from Toledo, but Chicago, Columbus (Oh), Texas, Memphis etc. etc.... and when a company takes over another company, you think the company that bought out the (failed) company just says, "oh yes, we own you now but just keep doing things the way you used to and we will not step in to make sure the change over goes smoothly, hire new Branch Managers and train the old people to the new ways you WILL now do business?" Really?? You that stupid to think a profitable business is going to hand over a Branch to drivers and/or managers from the old company to run into the ground like they did to the old company?? What are you 12??
Also, AGAIN, do you have a Union Steward ON SITE in our BRANCH?? Have you talked to him/her and filed a grievance?? Talk to your BM first, then to HR and then to the Union IF you have a PTI Union ONLY because until and unless the old Union has negotiating powers with PTI, then you do NOT have a Union!!!
The ONLY way you will make $40,000 a year is by becoming a Branch Manager, so those dreams of "big" money, ain't happening!!!
So now, follow the steps I have told you and follow them EXACTLY and see if you get paid your back pay (if you are indeed owed it) and if you are not able to make a living working for PTI, then by all means, QUIT... why would ANYONE work for a company 9any company) and if you can't make a living...STAY??? My God, who in their right mind would work and lose money (lose their car, their home, no food in the house etc) and still continue to work there?? Go work for the railroad or McDonalds or dig ditches .. whatever...
Sir do you have Ron Romains cock that firmly planted in your mouth?
phallan

Mountain View, CA

#364 Jul 18, 2014
jimim523 wrote:
<quoted text>
nor is RailcrewXpress .. they are all the same ... railroads pay them BIG BUCKS to keep their crews working and on time. As I have said over and over... the railroads do NOT care who is behind the wheel. Further, the transportation companies DO NOT care who is behind the wheel.. if it is not you, they will have someone sitting in that drivers seat by the time you can say, "fired, WTF" ...the driver is a disposable commodity which is nothing more than a flicker on the official spread sheet. They don't know your name, they don't want to know your name and they don't care if you work for them for 1 month, 1 year or 10 years. There is always another person looking for a job and this sounds good to them.
But coach america, as "good as you people think they were", went bankrupt for a reason and PTI was and is in the position to buy out their contracts with the railroads and any of the vehicles that were still drivable after you people got done with them (and in fairness, that the management would fix or do routine maintenance on them). Other than that, PTI had NO USE for anything other than the contracts. If you remember, EVERY driver at every CA branch was fired and they were given the chance to apply first before PTI went out into the public to hire.
And that kids, is what railroad transportation is all about.........
No one was fired you idiot. Wow you really are dumb. Btw. COACH went bankrupt do to 2 fatality accidents in one year. One do to a drunk driver hitting our vehicles.
Roy

Hollywood, FL

#365 Jul 20, 2014
Have enjoyed your posts very much.
You sound very, very brilliant.
jimim523 wrote:
To Bigjokethusfar,
You should have your yellow sheets on the runs you have done during the pay period. In your pay envelope each Authorization Number is listed there. You need to go one by one and check to make sure A. the number is on your pay sheet, B. your wait time is correct and C. your miles are correct.(NOTE: in your office, there is or should be a book with the miles that each railroad you drive for pays for each run which is NOT the same miles on your odometer just so you know. Ask your Branch Manager to explain the whys and wherefores of the differences)
If you find a run that was not recorded, or the wait time is wrong or the miles, see your Branch Manager and tell him/her you want to do an payroll inquirey. NO ONE BUT YOU are responsible to look at each pay sheet and check those three things. If you don't, then you have no one to blame but yourself if you have been shorted.

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