- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at YRC Freight full-time (Less than a year)
A steady paycheck and getting driving time, and good benefits from what I recalled.
1. 15% on your pay goes back to the company to keep them from going bankrupt.
2. The pension through the union is not secured, which means there may not be one in the coming years.
3. Insufficient training of newly hired drivers as to being taught the differences between double and single axle tractors as to their purpose, why you have to slide the fifth wheel on a tractor and how to do it, getting continuous practice backing up trailers, and knowing how to do a log book right by certain drivers who simply didn't want to do their jobs in properly teaching that.
4. If you want to transfer from Line Haul, or from the yard, to the City(pick up and delivery) you lose your seniority within the same terminal.
5. If you want to apply for the position of Yard Jockey, there's is literally no way of doing so on the yrc website because it's not listed.
6. Having to keep bidding for a schedule even if you have no chance with someone with seniority while understandable for why that is, but nevertheless can be inconvenient.
7. Having to start out "on-Call" 24/7 while again understandable, but misleading as to whether it's mandatory or optional because they ask you if you want to not just inform you that it's required and can be held against you regardless of your reasons if can't come in which they don't tell you.
8. Most of the equipment used was sub-standard and not very reliable when in need of them.
9. If you're hired for a position, you may not get any notification through e-mail or any other form of correspondence on how to proceed next.
10. Finally, if you have been fired and let go you won't ever will be told for why by anyone believing you're still made to think you're still "On-Call".
Advice to Management
All of my cons listed should be addressed and worked on, but it won't which explains why they're having difficulty hiring people.
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I applied online. I interviewed at YRC Freight (Montgomery, NY (US)).
I applied on-line on the website for the position of Dock Worker last year and even called in to the operations manager to inquire on the status of my application. He seemed to be interested and said he would pushed my application threw their HQ in Kansas. When I was interviewed he had a phone conference at the same time which was actually rude and inconsiderate since I was supposed to be interviewed at that time it was scheduled. When he said I was hired, the receptionist informed me that I was supposed to get an a drug test and where I needed to go for that. I never received an info and kept calling about 4 times to find out what was going on. When I looked a on the website again, the position was not listed strangely enough. A few months later I saw it again and applied once more in the fall this time only getting a phone interview, asked questions and then never heard anything ever again for the second time.