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dustyhoward Feb 27th 2012 7:05 pm

Loblaw
 
What are they like to work for?

sean1169 Feb 27th 2012 11:05 pm

Re: Loblaw
 
Hi Dustyhoward
i heard they are a good company it not long haul tho it supermarket work and home everynight maybe over night now and again.....do you have an interview with Loblaw?

dustyhoward Feb 27th 2012 11:32 pm

Re: Loblaw
 
Yeah in march in the uk

dustyhoward Feb 27th 2012 11:37 pm

Re: Loblaw
 
If they are a good company then great thats what im after i have looked and been promised a lot from other companies and given very little. I just want to make sure it's right for my family as that's what counts at the end of the day I know they will get commitment from me

sean1169 Feb 27th 2012 11:41 pm

Re: Loblaw
 
Hi
i know what you mean i am the same been looking for the las 2 years got an interview myself 6th march.

dustyhoward Feb 27th 2012 11:42 pm

Re: Loblaw
 
Its a big step for me but it's what I crave I want a better life for my family and if the company helps me achieve that then I will give 100% to the company through hard work and loyalty.

dollface Feb 27th 2012 11:43 pm

Re: Loblaw
 
We have a friend who works in their H.O in Toronto he likes working for them:thumbup: albeit not trucking.

dustyhoward Feb 27th 2012 11:46 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by sean1169 (Post 9924337)
Hi
i know what you mean i am the same been looking for the las 2 years got an interview myself 6th march.

Where is your interview?

dustyhoward Feb 27th 2012 11:47 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by dollface (Post 9924341)
We have a friend who works in their H.O in Toronto he likes working for them:thumbup: albeit not trucking.

Are you a British trucker?

dollface Feb 27th 2012 11:50 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by dustyhoward (Post 9924349)
Are you a British trucker?

No, well British, yes, not a trucker. Just saw Loblaws and thought i'd throw it in there. Have you been on the Canadian forum?(assuming it's Canada you want to come to) there are a few truckers on there, look for Gremmie amongst others, he may be able to give you a few pointers.

sean1169 Feb 27th 2012 11:54 pm

Re: Loblaw
 
Hi
Edinburgh.... yeh british trucker used to do run's for the co-op, Safeway, morrisons & Somerfield in scotland .........

sean1169 Feb 28th 2012 12:06 am

Re: Loblaw
 
where's your interview?

dustyhoward Feb 28th 2012 9:58 am

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by sean1169 (Post 9924367)
where's your interview?

London

sean1169 Feb 28th 2012 10:52 am

Re: Loblaw
 
Good luck with your interview.

grant r Feb 28th 2012 12:14 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by dustyhoward (Post 9924980)
London

Yer same good luck lets us know how you get on and what you think of them

dustyhoward Feb 28th 2012 4:02 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by grant r (Post 9925186)
Yer same good luck lets us know how you get on and what you think of them

Ok you too is your job out of Regina

grant r Feb 28th 2012 6:02 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by dustyhoward (Post 9925614)
Ok you too is your job out of Regina

I think you mis understood, im still living in southend and curious how things go for you

dustyhoward Feb 28th 2012 6:08 pm

Re: Loblaw
 
Oh ok r u working in southend

grant r Feb 28th 2012 8:42 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by dustyhoward (Post 9925881)
Oh ok r u working in southend

I'm working for a firm out of basildon, premier freight, running containers, what about you?

dustyhoward Feb 29th 2012 8:54 am

Re: Loblaw
 
I know them White MAN units I'm working for unitruc

dustyhoward Feb 29th 2012 8:56 am

Re: Loblaw
 
What I've been offered at loblaws is good but is that to get you over there don't know what holidays they offer

grant r Feb 29th 2012 6:49 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by dustyhoward (Post 9927125)
What I've been offered at loblaws is good but is that to get you over there don't know what holidays they offer

Sent u a pm

mickfly Mar 1st 2012 12:27 am

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by grant r (Post 9928019)
Sent u a pm

If you have info, please post it on here for everyone to read... it's a forum!

grant r Mar 1st 2012 5:45 am

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by mickfly (Post 9928524)
If you have info, please post it on here for everyone to read... it's a forum!

Its a private pm, is that ok with u?

flat to the mat Mar 1st 2012 1:36 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by dustyhoward (Post 9927125)
What I've been offered at loblaws is good but is that to get you over there don't know what holidays they offer

Wrong,what you've been offered at Loblaws is ok,certainly not good money.Work out your moving expenses,relocation expenses(cars etc),cost of living(rent etc) and see if it still looks good.
However,if you have some capitol behind you and /or a partner who works it could be a quick route into Canada.Just don't go thinking you'll be living the good life on what they pay alone.

Gremmie Mar 1st 2012 6:27 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by grant r (Post 9928876)
Its a private pm, is that ok with u?

Guess who wont get much help on here in the future:huh::huh:

grant r Mar 1st 2012 6:49 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by Gremmie (Post 9929995)
Guess who wont get much help on here in the future:huh::huh:

Why gremmie? I sent the bloke a private pm cos he lives in my home town and i let him know on here, then i get told to share on here cos its a forum?? So what have i done wrong??

berkoboy Mar 1st 2012 10:47 pm

Re: Loblaw
 
How will they get u a LMO for city work. I thought you could only get an LMO for OTR work. My company wont put us on Loblaw work unless its an overnight (did Ottawa the other day from Cambridge). Met a guy there from there Ajax depot, wasn't a happy bunny. No sick pay holidays etc.

kb33 Mar 1st 2012 11:58 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by berkoboy (Post 9930474)
How will they get u a LMO for city work. I thought you could only get an LMO for OTR work. My company wont put us on Loblaw work unless its an overnight (did Ottawa the other day from Cambridge). Met a guy there from there Ajax depot, wasn't a happy bunny. No sick pay holidays etc.

I asked this question on another forum , And the SNIP have agreed to give nomination to drivers on TWP at Loblaw's , The LMO shouldn't be a problem.

flat to the mat Mar 2nd 2012 1:00 am

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by berkoboy (Post 9930474)
How will they get u a LMO for city work. I thought you could only get an LMO for OTR work. My company wont put us on Loblaw work unless its an overnight (did Ottawa the other day from Cambridge). Met a guy there from there Ajax depot, wasn't a happy bunny. No sick pay holidays etc.

Who mentioned city work ? The Regina RDC covers Western Canada,from Thunder Bay to Vancouver Island,shifts won't be classed as longhaul but it's definately not city work.
The SK government want the new GTH to succeed that much that they're bending the rules to enable employers to recruit enough staff,because there's nowhere near enough here at the moment.Lanes are being subbed out to some dubious companies from Calgary,which isn't working out at all.and respectable operations like Trappers and H&R are running the excess turnpike switches.

grant r Mar 2nd 2012 9:49 am

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by flat to the mat (Post 9930747)
Who mentioned city work ? The Regina RDC covers Western Canada,from Thunder Bay to Vancouver Island,shifts won't be classed as longhaul but it's definately not city work.
The SK government want the new GTH to succeed that much that they're bending the rules to enable employers to recruit enough staff,because there's nowhere near enough here at the moment.Lanes are being subbed out to some dubious companies from Calgary,which isn't working out at all.and respectable operations like Trappers and H&R are running the excess turnpike switches.

This might be a daft question but what do you mean by "lanes" and "turnpike switches"? Thanks.

neilg14 Mar 2nd 2012 12:39 pm

Re: Loblaw
 
If you run a certain lane, it's basically doing the same run everytime.
Turnpike switches in this case would be running say between Winnipeg & Calgary with 2 trailers (turnpike doubles) but you can't do it in one day so you'd meet & switch trailers with a driver coming the other way.
Turnpikes in the US means toll roads but not in Canada.

grant r Mar 2nd 2012 1:09 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by neilg14 (Post 9931553)
If you run a certain lane, it's basically doing the same run everytime.
Turnpike switches in this case would be running say between Winnipeg & Calgary with 2 trailers (turnpike doubles) but you can't do it in one day so you'd meet & switch trailers with a driver coming the other way.
Turnpikes in the US means toll roads but not in Canada.

Oh i get ya, thanks for the explanation

mickfly Mar 3rd 2012 12:48 am

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by grant r (Post 9930029)
Why gremmie? I sent the bloke a private pm cos he lives in my home town and i let him know on here, then i get told to share on here cos its a forum?? So what have i done wrong??

No you didn't get told to do anything, I asked that you share,(I even said please) info which would be useful to other people on this forum about trucking abroad.
Keep it private if you like, no problem.

flat to the mat Mar 3rd 2012 1:13 am

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by mickfly (Post 9932744)
No you didn't get told to do anything, I asked that you share,(I even said please) info which would be useful to other people on this forum about trucking abroad.
Keep it private if you like, no problem.

Why the interest MF ? You certainly wouldn't want to be a trolley dolly for Loblaws,would mean rubbing shoulders with the Hit&Run faithful :rofl:

mickfly Mar 3rd 2012 3:17 am

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by flat to the mat (Post 9932764)
Why the interest MF ? You certainly wouldn't want to be a trolley dolly for Loblaws,would mean rubbing shoulders with the Hit&Run faithful :rofl:

LOL, true, but there may be others who are interested.

I have landed a job with a decent honest company, with plenty of miles (at good rates), and always a re-load planned before I am clear.
There are many other positive things about the job/company as well.

There is no comparison whatsoever with the dishonest thieving gypos at H&R!

dustyhoward Mar 4th 2012 8:46 am

Re: Loblaw
 
Is it worth taking the job at loblaws they are offering 500 miles a shift

flat to the mat Mar 4th 2012 5:50 pm

Re: Loblaw
 

Originally Posted by dustyhoward (Post 9934665)
Is it worth taking the job at loblaws they are offering 500 miles a shift

Only you can answer that one !!

MrYak Mar 7th 2012 2:39 pm

Re: Loblaw
 
As I understand it, to the LMO people Long Haul means Cross Border, or Inter Province.
As the Loblaws job encompasses Inter Province work then it does qualify for LMO & PNP if you wish to take that up.

cmetty41 Mar 20th 2012 12:12 pm

Re: Loblaw
 
I had an Interview with them in March in Dublin.Got a job offer just waiting to hear back from them,they sound a good company to work for.


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