Find another job, don't work for Hallcon
There isn't many good things I can say about my position at Hallcon as a yard driver/road driver. We get paid less than what other driving/taxi companies pay. Yard jobs are okay if you can hold one with your seniority. If you apply for a position posted as a yard job, make sure to inquire if it's temporary or not, they won't tell you upfront. If it is temporary, when the person you're replacing comes back you will be bumped onto road jobs. Worst job ever! The vans they use to transport the train crews are falling apart and constantly need repairs that the company seldom wants to fix. Driving 10+ hours in a day, in a van that is going to fall apart, no AC and it's 80+F outside...it's not right for us as the driver or the train crews we transport. Definitely don't get paid enough for this. As a road driver you will be on a 'spareboad' where dispatcher will call the first person at the top of the list for a driving job. You're on call for them 24/7 and hallcon won't give you standby pay. Hallcon also won't give you notice for the calls to get ready. Most companies that have a spareboard will give 1 or 2 hour call. Not Hallcon, they expect you to be ready and go right when they call you. I can go on and on about the driving side of the company. I'm sure most people who work in the offices for Hallcon have great jobs, just not the road and yard drivers. We seem to get the short end of the stick when we are the people who keep the company running. Without drivers Hallcon wouldn't be able to transport train crews. Maybe they should start treating us better, but that will be the day.
Never get to see a boss because they live too far away to drive here
Long hours driving, fleet vehicles falling apart, on call 24/7 with no oncall pay, the list goes on and on