Small privately owned LTL company. No HR function, lacked policies and structure. Lots of family and relatives are employed.
Night LTL Line Haul Driver, Redfield, SD - January 12, 2015
Start work at 10pm and would end approx 6am. Pick up 45' trailer and tractor in Redfield SD loaded with outbound freight and drive to Wolsey SD and pick/connect another 45' trailer. Drive to Sioux Falls and deliver paperwork and freight to the SF dock. Break up the trailer combo and back them into the dock doors for unloading. Fuel my truck and do my paperwork. Wait for inbound freight for approx 2 hrs. When freight was ready, get paperwork, connect semi/trailer combination and return to Wolsey SD. I would break my set in Wolsey and another Rude employee would pull each trailer into Redfield separately. The reason for the drop/hooks in Wolsey is because it is illegal to pull this "Turnpike" combination between Wolsey and Redfield on Hwy 281. Would arrive in Redfield, turn in paperwork and back trailers into the Redfield dock.