Should have built a second facility years ago. Takes a lot of stress off the facility in Kirkwood and opens the company to hiring from an entire new pool of candidates. Less overtime and employee turnover. Anybody with a brain would have seen the need years ago and more than likely wouldn't have lost all the business they did last year. Mismanaged.
First of all the current management would have to go, especially all the VPs who think they are untouchable. Promote drivers who understand what the job requirements are, restricted all routes to allow drivers who want more home time to be home and allowing those who want to stay out 1 or 2 nights the opportunity to do so. All routes would be dispatched with 2 people to do the route from start to finish, if they are able to deliver early due to a low case count and the store is ok with it then go ahead and get home earlier if possible. Pay would be commensurate with the work you do in relation to what the industry is paying. Stand behind your employees and your employees will stand behind you! Listen to employee concerns and work together to reach a solution that everybody is happy with not just one person saying that’s my rule and that’s how it’s going to be. Liftgates on trailers to help lower the number of injuries
First, I would fire all the management team and start over with drivers who know what is required for the job. Next, fix all the routes so the driver is not so stressed if loads are big and they get behind. Next, allow helpers on each route that are only for that route. Plus change the pay scale for those runs.
Answered - Delivery Driver (Former Employee) - Kirkwood, NY 13795