Efforts to unionize Hansen & Adkins

According To a post on Thecarhauler.com there is an effort by drivers at Hansen & Adkins to unionize. If you read the comments it looks like the guys at United Road would like to join the teamsters too.

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29 Responses to Efforts to unionize Hansen & Adkins

  1. ethan says:

    I HOPE THEY DONT GO UNION, THEM OR URS!!!!!!!!

  2. fermin fernandez says:

    Trust me, its not going to happen. Not at URS and thats for sure, do your research, all the states that are struggling financially are pro-union, wonder why. When the smoke clears, URS will have a good chunk of the market. Union days are numbered….

  3. David Greeley says:

    As an employed driver of Hansen’s I can assuredly tell you that no effort to become a unionized carrier will ever happen here at Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport or Harbor Auto Transport. The drivers here are against union policies and practices. Former Teamster drivers here have been soured by and towards the Teamsters. Teamster Car Hauling is pretty much dead.

  4. TAMMY says:

    mY HUSBAND HAS BEEN HAULING CARS FOR APPROX. 3 YRS NOW. OR “WAS” SHOULD i SAY. IT WAS VERY QUESTIONABLE RATHER HE SHOULD TAKE HIS FIRST CAR HAULING JOB AND BECOME PART OF THE UNION….YOU HEAR A LOT OF GOOD THINGS , YOU KNOW THE OLD SAYING IF IT’S TO GOOD TO BE TRUE THEN IT PROBLY IS ? WELL AFTER LAY-OFF, AFTER LAY-OFF MY HUSBAND IS NOW JOBLESS. THERE WAS NEVER JOB SECURITY. THAT FIRST JOB HE TOOK, THEY ENDED UP ON STRIKE 2 YRS LATER AND THEN THE COMPANY THAT PICKED THEM UP A MONTH LATER IS NOW SHUTTING THEIR DOORS. MY HUSBAND HAS WORKED 3 WEEKS SINCE JAN. 1, 2009 AND IT’S NOW APRIL 14…AGAIN, WHERE IS THE JOB SECURITY THAT THE UNION PROMISES ? WE ARE BARELY MAKING ENDS MEET RIGHT NOW. I BARELY MAKE A FOURTH OF WHAT MY HUSBAND WAS MAKING AND SO WE ARE REALLY FEELING THE AFFECTS OF JOB LOSE AND THE ECONOMY IN GENERAL………IT’S JUST BAD TIMES AND RIGHT NOW IS NO TIME FOR YOU TO BE LETTING ANYONE CONTROL YOUR JOB STABILITY.

  5. jeffrey allman says:

    UNIONS let me tell you how great they are. Being formally from Lordstown Ohio I hauled cars as a union member I had to join to work no choice. When i moved to Florida there was about 650 car haulers working there today only a few dozen remain. Also not to say one of the assembly plants was removed. Now I ask you Union or NO UNION I say let the unions go as what they created in Detroit and Lordstown PLEASE GO AWAY

  6. Bryon says:

    The teamster days were numbered years ago, they came, they saw, and they have burried they’re own hatchet. Sad to say they gave many false dreams to people thinking that they were going to make a major change to the industry, sadly they didn’t do their leg work and read the writing on the wall, that the economy was and has been taking a dive for years and now it has plumitted and has hit rock bottom. The old days are gone and a new generation has come out from all the ashes and the strong has servived, and although the union might always be around, their hey days are through.

  7. NON-UNION AND PROUD(aka Jsims) says:

    I have to agree with david. They are a pretty good company now. with decent benefits. If they go union, the drivers will get less. Union is not the answer. Work ethic and pride will keep an company up front. With that said, the company has to strive for that also.

  8. john McLaughlin Jax Fl says:

    any one who feels working for 76cents a mile hauling autos is dumb get paid right the union is the only way to go it is drivers like nounion ones who has runied the industrie not the union teamsters unite and get stronger the rates nonunion workers make is a joke be proud and strong or haul freight

  9. john McLaughlin Jax Fl says:

    work in the rain and snow for 800 a wk nice try scabs

  10. Bob says:

    you have got to be kidding me…if there was no threat of union you would be working for 10 dollars a hour with no over time…like state law says…the union sets the rate of pay and if you work for harbor you no they have already dropped there pay

  11. Lance says:

    Unoin please, give yourself a break. Local 917 which I think has been absorbed by a joint-counsel has got be to the least,the biggest bull#%#^&^^&& ever to rep. a group hard working folk. Take for instance fleetcar, never will. Why? The trucks are there own entity, trucks not owned by the company. URS, worse case sernerio, managment will give drivers raises to off set any attempt,and if not that they will shut the door. Unoin is washed up in car-hauling. CAN you say CORN_FLAKE/the flipside to that is CONWAY.

  12. TOM says:

    You dumbasses that work non union car haul prove how stupid you are from all the comments I just read on here.I have been a union brother for 28 years in Detroit.Hauling cars and trucks is a hard job.If you non union dumbasses are willing to work for $700.00 a week and work over your 70 hours,I know you do I talked to 2 united guys this week that told me they are putting in 80 to 90 hours a week.Be real careful the scales because of all the e mails I sent out to the DOT in the midwest and all over the south.They will be looking for you!Oh ya union brothers average $90,000 per year lets see you top that!

  13. ROBIN says:

    TOM I HATE TO BURST YOUR BUBBLE, BUT MY HUSBAND IS MAKING MORE THAN $90,000 A YEAR DOWN IN TEXAS FOR A NON-UNION AND COMPANY. HE WAS UNION AND LAID OFF TIME AND TIME AGAIN, HE WOULD NEVER GO BACK TO UNION AND IF THEY TRIED TO MAKE HIS COMPANY UNION I CAN SAY HE WOULD BE AGAINST IT. SORRY TO BE THE ONE TO GIVE YOU BAD NEWS, OH AND ALSO HE WORKS 60 HOURS A WEEK OR EVEN LESS SOMETIMES 😛

  14. Rob says:

    If non union is so great then why are all the new unitedroad driver leaving and working for cassens?

  15. Rob says:

    Jack cooper is buying unitedroad!

  16. johnny coolj says:

    Now, listen non-union carhaulers are second to union carhaulers, 1.16 cents a loaded mile as of june 1.2011 is second to none period! work rules are inportant in contract not just pay and benefits, going home is very important to me 28 yrs on the job, you take a trip out,your next trip is back in direction of your home terminal and your back haul trip pays 96 cents a mile,wow! do the math you dumb ****ing non union drivers!

  17. Eraby says:

    The union is only good once you get some seniority, and these days who has the time to be laid off for three or four months a year while waiting for someone above them to retire? My husband went to work for Allied in 2004. It was his 1st union job, ans seemed great at first, but then came the layoffs–no money and no health insurance. Next to YRC, same union, different local, no one retiring above him, no seniority, long layoffs. Then to another union carrier that we won’t name because he is technically still employed there, but laid off. Unions may have a purpose, but I wish my husband could go back to being a non union driver. At USF Dugan, when he was non union, there were no layoffs and the pay was just as good as at the union companies, but they went out of business and what remains of USF is union. Non union companies that pay well won’t touch mu husband due to the way some union drivers abuse the system filing grievances to cover their own lazy butts. He’s trying Hansen/Adkins–non-union. Maybe he will get to work. I sure hope so. You guys who love the union maybe forget about the guy who is low seniority on the board and gets laid off all the time. It’s hard on a family, you know. So don’t knock the ones who want to be non-union.

  18. Carey says:

    I am Currently laid off from a Union co. In last 16 months i have been laid off 7 1/2 months. I have a family to feed and cant afford being laid off that much. yes the bennefits for a Union Co. is nice but the look of disapointment on my kids face that i cant buy them birthday presents or new clothes and shoes is not worth it. All the top senority guys have forgotten where they came from and always talk about sticking together well their greedy butts wont turn down extra loads and sat work so all of us that is laid off can come back. I love hauling cars and just want to provide for my family but i cant do so sitting at home.

  19. danny says:

    all you non union car haulers are something else. one guy pulls the freight for one price then the next guy pulls it for even less, next thing you know yall will be paying them to pull their stuff.also when you tear up something WHO pays for it. and when you get those over weight, over lenght ticketsWHOS PAYING those.the union dues pays for my health benifits. i get my union dues back at the end of the year in my taxes.if we were one big union all car haulers would be better off. and when they tell you WE WILL SHUT THE DOORS. NO they wont, would you walk away from all that business,HELL NO AND THEY WONT EITHER.

  20. John O'Sullivan says:

    Union or non-union it doesn’t matter. The union guys will always talk the same blah, blah, blah. Rates for this and rates for that. I remember with Allied, it was the union that wouldn’t stick up for the drivers, they would always cave when ever management would say take a pay cut or we will close the doors. CAVE IN AGAIN. Non union has it’s drawbacks. They tell you 25% for the load, however, I would like to see what a car manufacturer really pays a company for a load. I know Fleet Car takes 15% off the top, so your percentage is all ready being cut before you get paid and The old Italian that owns it couldn’t care less.

  21. Dave says:

    Many jobs that have gone out of the country were once union. Companies treating employees un-fairly was what attracted the unions to begin with. The problem is that the unions got dishonest just like the companies. It’s a continuous cycle of dishonesty and greed. I made $75K in 06 for Continental Auto Transport. They became solely O/O which I had no interest in. I was offerd a job by my church moving household goods. I was released 12/11 due to budget cuts. I have since tried my luck at C.A.R Auto Transport and Reliable Carriers Open Division/Canton, Mi. Both have proved to be a dead end. I’m getting ready to try Hanson & Adkins(Mesquite). I hope I haven’t made another bad decision. LOL

  22. fukdoverandliedto says:

    I started working for Hansen and Adkins 11-2012
    Day 1, truck breaks down (no mechanic on site) it has shuttle over to the shop – 30 miles away on my time!

    Day 2, 7 units 2 skid drop, 312 miles round trip pays $156
    Total time 12 hours – $13hr NO OVERTIME PAY!

    Day 3, truck breaks down again (refer back to day 1)

    Day 4, 7 units 2 drop 240 miles round trip, pays $113
    Total time 10 hours – $11.30hr NO OVERTIME PAY!

    Day 5, 8 units 1 drop 100 miles round trip, pays $97
    Total time10 hours – $16.17hr
    2nd load 8 units 112 miles round trip, pay $0.00
    Dumb f**k dispatch forgets they close at 5 and won’t take delivery
    Total time 6 hours – $0.00000

    Day 6, found out that 4 drivers out of 13 left the company within the last 6 weeks…NOW I KNOW WHY!

    Union or nonunion THIS COMPANY SU*KS A$$

  23. Shaun says:

    Well….here in Canada we see all the crap that’s going on in USA with “right to work” states. Yup….right to work….for less. Heed my warning… This will crush the economy worse than it already is. I urge you non-union supporters to go and visit a right to work state and see how well the workers (trying to support families) are treated. If anyone here needs a wake up call about Unions just ask your parents and grandparents…. And while you are talking to them about that, you can thank them for building the backbone to My great country Canada and yours too. They are the reason that you and I didn’t have to work in the factories etc. to help support our families. Unions are responsable for fair treatment for all.

  24. Allthesame says:

    Fukdoverandliedto, what terminal are/were you out of?

    Dave, How many Hansen terminals have you interviewed at?

    You really have to be careful out there, union or not……

  25. retired car haul guy says:

    I worked for jack cooper /p.m.t for 31 years on strike one time, dealt with the layoffs early on, and I had two kids at the time but stuck it out, I retired 5 years ago, I have a decent pension, good health care, I have no complaints, how many non-union drivers will be able to retire at age 50?

  26. Tony says:

    Getting ready to switch to car hauling, what can expect from reading the postings here I gathered its percentage pay. They didn’t tell me anything at the interview. Any feed back would be great I have ten years in doing reefer work I took this job because I live with in walking distance to a rail head. Thanks

  27. Auto hauler Dave! says:

    I’ve worked for Cassens for a little more than 2 years and I can say this has been one of the best jobs I’ve had. If u want to make 100k you can if you want to make 40k you can. Your earning potential is solely up to you. 1.19/mile plus loading and stops equals good money. There are no shortages of loads and the union has your back. I’ve been fired for 2 weeks and still have my job and I have teamsters to thank for that. I’ve never been released from a company and actually got my job back even when I worked for another company that was union backed. The only layoffs I’ve suffers was voluntary. Of course were in a different time now because the auto industry is thriving. I say at this day and age you can’t go wrong with the union.

  28. Chuck Baez says:

    Belonging to a union would be the smartest choice all carhaul companies and drivers could do. The power to work together creating our own wages, setting the rates for all autos hauled in the U.S. Trip leases were we could all work together, true training facilities. Non under cutting brings increased profits. More money in retirement pensions and health and welfare funds to eventually maintain themselves. Job security and rights to work that you have hauled for years. The union is the way to go to bring back the professionalism and pride to a nearly 100 years of carhaul. When we work together there is a tomorrow for everyone. Divided we will always be pinned against each other.

  29. michael says:

    At this day and age just be thankfull we are working anywhere….

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