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6:32 am
June 18, 2011


Abiderned

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Looking for others at Jack Cooper to share insights on  the company and share tips on related topics. We seem to be very busy at JCT and I am ending up in alot of unfamiliar regions. It would be cool if we could get enough drivers on the site from different terminals to have a broader view of how the company operates (and manipulates). Spread the word and get some more drivers on this inter-web thingy :)

8:17 pm
June 19, 2011


smoothride

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they are to busy stepping on each other's tow's to get to the front of the line for this.

9:27 pm
June 19, 2011


Doughboy

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ha ha smooth you're funny…..we're just waiting for the shoe to drop so we can see where there is a good place that gets us home more often….. there's no toe stepping on each other here… we all know how it works…it all goes by company seniority….

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abiderned where are you out of???   i'm from 63

11:29 am
June 20, 2011


Old Tex

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I don't know how it is now..but JCT treated me like gold and I made a LOT of money for myself AND the company….especially the last few years I worked when Tim Cooper ran things after the passing of Thom Cooper…Jeff Cleveland was running central dispatch and got to know who wanted to run hard and who wanted to go home every two days.Smile..I went seven years once while working the city hauling six thousand units per year with NO claims…One accident in all my years with United and Cooper…I know that our Teamster contract and federal labor laws say every employee is treated the same…..but drivers with high claims and poor driving records were kept on a tighter leash than those who were proven winners that actually made money for the company…I retired in 2002 and have nothing but fond memories of my career with JCT…GOOD carhaulers who are not trouble makers were treated like kings at JCT…The opposite was true of those drivers that were a drain on profits because of claims….late deliveries…equipment abuse etc…If that is the company manipulating,,,,then so be it….Bottom line….run hard ( safely )….deliver on time claim free vehicles….take care of your equipment and when you are old like me you will be drawing a nice secure pension and wish you were young and hauling cars for Jack Cooper…To Doughboy…..63 KCK was a United terminal at the Fairfax BOP plant when I startedCoolCool

9:14 pm
June 20, 2011


Doughboy

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thanks old tex for your words…i've only been with cooper for 12 yrs now…i was in san antonio till the rug was pulled from under us by them other car haulers…. but thats another story…lol.. well enjoy your retirement with your family and friends….. take care and be safe out there…

6:42 am
June 26, 2011


Abiderned

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    I am too new to Cooper to make any judgements yet, but after they bought DMT trucking out of Baltimore, we DMT drivers are trying to make the adjustment. I don't really know who to answer to, Central Dispatch, my Terminal Manager or the manager of whatever terminal they have me going to. They call me on the phone alot , even though it is posted in the drivers room that no phone use is allowed… not even bluetooth. Paperwork is incredible, I'm drowning in carbon copies, but I'll get the hang of it.

    We are extremely busy at terminal #44 and now that Toyota is producing cars, those of us that were re-domiciled to Georgetown KY. are getting back home to Baltimore regularly. It seems like there is good money to be made in the future as well as right now. Everything that I'm reading indicates car sales will be on the uptick at least thru the end of the year. Trying to deal with the logistics of working at a terminal 550 mi. from my home is the most stressfull thing at the moment.

   I am happy that it worked out for you old tex… I was hoping to retire at 55 with 30 yrs. but now the pension system is a mess and I will be getting a GREATLY reduced benefit if I do. I am in the eastern conference Pension and they are in bad trouble. I will elaborate later, thanks for the comeback doughboy. 

 

 

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