New cmf policy!

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New cmf policy!

Postby Mule Bleue » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:55 am

As read in the famous "keeping you in the loop", that must be the new way of cheap trucking; put more responsability on Drivers back and don't pay them:

Express Bay Pilot and Fuel Island procedure changes

Bryan Burningham, Executive Director Fleet Services, Lynda Crickmore, Vice President Operations

Geoff Topping, Director Recruiting and Retention, Steve Newton, Director of Safety



Hello all drivers, operations and maintenance staff. We have seen a rise in unreported equipment repair issues and over the road failures as a result of incomplete MTO/DOT trip inspections. Even though we have a fuel and inspection bay, not all equipment is coming through the Cambridge fuel island and some initial analysis shows that removing technicians will have minimal impact to equipment reliability.



As a result, we will offer an Express Repair pilot program, in Cambridge only, for tractors and trailers in the pre-qualification bay beginning Tuesday, September 2nd.

With the implementation of the Express Bay offering, maintenance staff will not be inspecting vehicles during fueling.



Trip inspections are not only mandatory but they are necessary for the safe and efficient operation of trucks and trailers on the highways. This is both for the safety of our drivers and the general public. Challenger requires all drivers to complete a post trip inspection at end of the day to ensure any defects can be repaired prior to the next dispatch.



Drivers will be able to use the inspection pits to view brakes, airlines, lights and chassis components of their tractors and trailers. Safety bump caps and safety glasses will be provided for your safety. Any defects identified will need to be brought to the Express Bay. These repairs will be completed as you wait. Major repairs that cannot be fixed in the Express Bay will be written up and the equipment must be parked by the driver and prioritized by the shop for repair.



We will continue to staff one fuel island attendant per shift in the fuel island to assist with fueling, checking fluids, window cleaning, etc. (Our attendants will be non-technical in nature and will not be able to make calls on tires, brake or other components)



In addition, we will be implementing a Trailer PM- A at 6 months to improve reliability, address wiring corrosion issues and lubricate sliders and dolly legs and any other key components.



When possible, please save your minor, non-safety repairs until your regularly scheduled PM or annual services. Bringing trucks to the shop every weekend or during time off will impact the workload on the shop and result in a backlog of repairs and we will have difficulty meeting some driver’s needed by times.



Drivers failing to report and/ or leaving defects for the next driver will be reported to their Driver Coordinator for coaching and follow up. In addition, Safety will be conducting yard exit inspections to ensure trip inspections have been completed and defects are not leaving our yards.



We will have staff on hand to help you through the process initially as we get started.



Please provide us feedback on the above program as we begin to make these changes.



Thank you for your continued support.



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Re: New cmf policy!

Postby snafu » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:10 am

So once again it's more for less..

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Please provide us feedback on the above program as we begin to make these changes.


Ok, here's some feedback for you..

How about you cheap pricks start paying your drivers HOURLY to perform all of these duties at a rate of not less than $25 per hour.
This whole "it's included in the mileage rate" bullshit carriers love to spew just doesn't pay the driver's bills...

Or if you don't want to pay the driver hourly to do it, how's about the lead monkey himself toss on his CEO clown suit and jump under his trucks and check them over.
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Re: New cmf policy!

Postby Liner » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:12 pm

Looks like they had a change of heart,for now anyway.Too many drivers voicing their opinion about this stupid idea maybe got their attention.

Shawn Novak
August 27, 2014 at 11:35 am

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Express Bay project will be postponed till a later date. We will be re grouping to ensure steps are in order and we all have an opportunity to discuss, change, modify the program to ensure the highest level of success.

Travel Safe!!!
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Re: New cmf policy!

Postby snafu » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:53 am

Liner wrote:Looks like they had a change of heart,for now anyway.Too many drivers voicing their opinion about this stupid idea maybe got their attention.

Shawn Novak
August 27, 2014 at 11:35 am

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Express Bay project will be postponed till a later date. We will be re grouping to ensure steps are in order and we all have an opportunity to discuss, change, modify the program to ensure the highest level of success.

Travel Safe!!!
:lol:

So some common sense prevailed?

Or was it the possibility of a mass revolt that scared them into it lol?
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Re: New cmf policy!

Postby The Kurgan » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:19 am

What a joke. The truck I drive for a small company is a Penske lease. I go to the Cambridge yard for fuel and any repair work. Fuel, DEF, any fluids are put in while I sit in the truck. Anything needs fixing I make an appointment and drop off truck end of day, they fix overnight and it's ready next morning. My employers make it my responsibility to keep the truck running and don't tie my hands when something needs repair.

Challenger is a huge company, they could do the same.

"These repairs will be completed as you wait." Unpaid waiting time while you do inspections that used to be done by others who are qualified. More screwing around by some poor driver who just got back from days out and just wants to go home.

All truck drivers should be hourly pay, or at least paid by the hour for every minute of non-driving time that they are still On Duty. No Free Work!
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Re: New cmf policy!

Postby Joebullets » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:43 pm

Fortunately my employer pays for every minute I'm on the job, no questions asked. :)
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Re: New cmf policy!

Postby Ralph » Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:00 am

Lynda Crickmore, Vice President Operations

Is this some kind of joke? Miss Personality couldn't find her ass with both hands and a flashlight. They must be fucking desperate over @ CMF!
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