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    A fair slice of Toll is about to be sold off, Japan post obviously has had enough. Itís likely to be taken over by Global express, and the new CEO of Global express is the former Australia Post CEO who was a good customer of Cartier

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    Shop assistants should go on strike too.

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    I've rescued two drivers from the sub continent in my street. One turned into a driveway to late and ended up against the gate wall. Couldn't reverse as the truck had too little weight over the traction wheels and it just spun on the steepish road, he was blocking our cul-de-sac and couldn't get assistance for a couple of hours. I pulled him up the hill with the RRS. The other one tried to reverse up our driveway and couldn't get over the gutter due to wheelspin. I tried to coach him into coming forward up against the parked car and getting more momentum to clear the gutter but he wouldn't listen and kept trying the same thing over and over without success. I eventually found the owner of the parked car and got it moved enough so he could turn.
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    Maybe we should all boycot Toll and use other transport companies instead until they come to their senses and look after their drivers properly.
    There are plenty of other trucking companies that can take up the slack if Toll goes bust and it will send a strong message to any other company that wants to try this penny pinching driver bashing bull****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulletman View Post
    A fair slice of Toll is about to be sold off, Japan post obviously has had enough. Itís likely to be taken over by Global express, and the new CEO of Global express is the former Australia Post CEO who was a good customer of Cartier

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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    Maybe we should all boycot Toll and use other transport companies instead until they come to their senses and look after their drivers properly.
    There are plenty of other trucking companies that can take up the slack if Toll goes bust and it will send a strong message to any other company that wants to try this penny pinching driver bashing bull****.
    How would we do that? It's not like you or I use them directly and most people - including me, wouldn't have a clue on what contracts they have so I could avoid buying certain products, going to certain stores or even what sort of products they move.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    How would we do that? It's not like you or I use them directly and most people - including me, wouldn't have a clue on what contracts they have so I could avoid buying certain products, going to certain stores or even what sort of products they move.
    I wouldn't have any idea of how to do this but people smarter than us would

    IF it gets to the stage where driving a truck for a living becomes an unattractive occupation then there will be a shortage of truckkies and IF this happens we will all suffer because let's face it pretty much everything we use has spent some time in the back of a truck at one time or another.
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    Having been a Toll employee, I DID enjoy working for them.
    But as the years rolled on they progressively got worse and worse as they all wanted there bonuses etc,but we kept our working conditions with very few
    modifications.
    I,ve heard that they have just recently signed a new contract with WOW for Sydney and Central Coast.
    Thankfully I retired couple of years ago, so I dont have to put up with all the crap that the goes with delivering to
    woolies stores up there(woolies are just as bad as toll are,especially there warehouses,no wonder they want to go robotic,when they build there new warehouses).

    As for the sub-continent drivers,they are paid the same as the permanents or near enough as they are on a kilometre rate(subbies rates) unless that has changed since I last
    worked there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    I wouldn't have any idea of how to do this but people smarter than us would

    IF it gets to the stage where driving a truck for a living becomes an unattractive occupation then there will be a shortage of truckkies and IF this happens we will all suffer because let's face it pretty much everything we use has spent some time in the back of a truck at one time or another.
    Kinda like for teachers, nurses, aged care workers, shop assistants, cleaners, removalists, gig economy workers, etc? Half the country should go on strike given the cost of living and the mugs weíre all being taken for by the other half.

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    Iím pretty sure itís not just Toll, I worked for them doing coles and I reckon they would match woolies in the crap department, especially during last years craziness. We were collecting containers direct from the rail which was staying open later than their usual 11pm , and we would take it direct to the stores sometimes arriving at 1am , only to be met with either some sort abuse from the manager because you ring to say you are on the dock or to be met by 1 single staff member usually from somewhere other than the dock and asked to unload the container because they canít or donít know how , Usually it was both of these together.

    Toll to their credit did pay well for us to do it, but unloading a 48ft double stacked container with some proxy electric pallet jack / reach stacker that was set at snail pace because some coles muppet had run over their foot so OHS set them at slower than walking pace , so it usually took 4+ hours to unload a single container. You might say well thatís not the drivers job, but if you didnít then there was nothing on the shelves for the punters the next morning, so it was just easier to do it than cop the abuse from joe public when they seen a truck on the dock with a Toll driver sitting in the cab doing nothing.

    I could say plenty more , but that would have cost Toll many $$ and coles didnít seem to care as they couldnít even supply workers to do what is their job as part of their business, yet they would ring and complain if the truck wasnít there on time because the train was late or you were waiting for some other poor driver who was on the dock waiting to be unloaded.

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