Pros: boss is easy to get along with, trucks are new volvo's
Cons: long night hours, lots of delay time, runs change constantly resulting in pay cuts
Job requires driving 53' trailers with bread to depot (best part of job).
Also you unload stacks of bread with two wheeler which is hard work good exercise, and pays good. Next part after unloading you pack out. Pack out basically is breaking down bread trays into each
Each route in depot ,could anywhere from 4 to 10 route. Pay is by miles , stop pay , drop/hook , and per tray rolled off/ packed out.
You don't get paid for first drop/hook or stop per run, which means
If you do two runs in one day you lose your first drop/hook and stop for each run. Roll off is payed by amount of trays on trailer paper work has amount on it so you don't have to count them period.
Pack out is paid the same as roll of except pack out take twice as long, is a lot harder work and is rough on body need to be in good shape. Work schedule is nights anywhere from 2pm to 7pm or whenever the bakery gets the loads ready. The customer (flowers foods) has little or no consideration for the drivers. You an wait for loads to get for many hours instead of being home, however you do get paid delay. Flowers will change runs to their best advantage (saving them money) even if they have to cut runs in half therefore cutting drivers pay and they do it with as little as a days notice.
Also everything that goes wrong is the drivers fault.when loads are late distributors complain to management and make it seem like its the drivers fault even though the bakery is running 2 , 3, sometime 4
Hours late. First fleet makes sure flowers is happy at any expense.
No holiday pay except Christmas and thanksgiving flowers wanted us to work on both those days but enough employees complaint
And they change at last minute. You always work five days a week even on holiday weeks. Work week is split getting tues.and sat.