Fast paced union environment.
Casual City / Road Driver / Dockworker (Former Employee) – Neville Island, PA – November 22, 2014
A normal day in the city started between 7am and 9am. First, you would load your deliveries onto your truck, using forklift or manual pallet jack, planning your route as you go. then do a thorough pre-trip inspection on your truck, get fuel, and get out on the road and start making deliveries. After most or all of your deliveries were made, dispatch would call you or send you a message to call them and dispatch would give you pick-ups to make. After you made your pick-ups, you go back to the warehouse and unload your pick-ups onto the dock, turn in all paperwork, fill out any necessary reports. Then (just when you thought that you were done for the day) you go back out on the dock and begin loading the "outbound" loads for that day, you finish around 9-11pm. A normal day on the road starts between 7pm and 11pm. You start by loading your radio box and overnight bag into the tractor, do a pre-trip inspection, and leave the terminal when your load is finished loading (cut). Drive 500-600 miles with possible stops at regional terminals to drop one load and pick up another. New Penn operates mostly East and Northeast of Pittsburgh, PA. The work is hard at this place. So, if you don't want to work long hours or to run out your logbook everyday, this is not the place for you.
it could take years to gain seniority (a permanent, full-time, union protected position). you must pay union dues when not protected by the union.