Accelerated Service D.O.A.

Discussion in 'YRC Freight' started by Havoc, May 9, 2016.

  1. highheadblues

    highheadblues Well-Known Member

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    Reality show huh? You could be on to something big . With tv revenue this company could start turning some nice profits and who knows, maybe launch Welch and Jamie " power mullet" for prez 2020.
     
  2. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    Is there a union carrier in the last 60 years you didn't work for, Triplex? From coast to coast and back again! :clapping:

    Were you at PIE when they merged with Ryder? Young guys like me have only read about those days, just kids in the early years of deregulation.
     
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  3. ROLLBACK

    ROLLBACK Active Member

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    He is a founding member of the PonyExpress
     
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  4. Havoc

    Havoc Well-Known Member

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    I was there in years before deregulation and those really were the good old days. There was a time I was just as proud to say I worked for Yellow as I was to say I was a Teamster. Those days are long gone and never coming back. YRC management continues to strip away the dignity of this company at a pace I didn't think was possible, but they've accomplished it in record time.
     
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  5. mud

    mud Wonderin'

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    I worked at both P.I.E. and Roadway in early 1982 as a casual. P.I.E. stopped calling me and then Roadway put me on full-time.
    Another move that worked in my favor that I never planned.
     
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  6. 00mustang

    00mustang JUST LIVING THE DREAM

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    Hey I found that number it was on the wall 867-5309
     
  7. Havoc

    Havoc Well-Known Member

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    Loaded the first order of Accelerated Freight I've seen in 3 weeks last night. It was 1 box going to an individual. The Accelerated service has been ongoing for almost 2 months, it has to be a lot then this to be a success.
     
  8. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    We load a whole 53 footer and then some. We are in a large metro area. We get a bunch of it. They must be pushing it pretty hard. First thing I did yesterday was load eight.. Nine bills of it...
     
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  9. Havoc

    Havoc Well-Known Member

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    That's good to hear, hope it keeps up for you. They can't seem to figure it out here.
     
  10. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    All I know one shipper uses it exclusively. That was what I loaded. The driver who picks him up everyday says they like it because it gets there on time. They have really ugly freight. Forklift blades to big old dumps and other forklift accessories. Stuff you don't want to load around. But we do get quite a bit beyond that too. All shipments shoukd move no matter what. Can you imagine if all freight actually was treated like accelerated? We wouldn't have enough equipment or people to handle it.
    But... They just let stuff sit for days. Stupid. Just move it. :6799:
     
  11. Wrench97

    Wrench97 Well-Known Member

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    I have a feeling it may be targeted to large metro areas and shippers where they know we can make the service?
     
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  12. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    I think if your barn is in a larger city you may get more accelerated Frt. That's what I am hearing here.
     
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  13. Havoc

    Havoc Well-Known Member

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    Is the Accelerated Freight your getting new freight from new customers that were attracted by the service or is it freight that you were already getting from old customers who just wanted to try the service.
     
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  14. albag

    albag Pray for peace!

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    I think it's both.
     
  15. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    Yes... It is both..
     
  16. rickroadway

    rickroadway Member

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    This is free money customer pays the accelerated price and if we fail we still get paid regular price, can't lose.
     
  17. rickroadway

    rickroadway Member

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    And about the way this sh%$#&%$ company has gotten. I've been here since 1983 and the safety award in my avatar is one of my last safety awards. We have 8 drivers reach there million and no one says s&%$. But Road or P&D I do a pretrip for myself so I have a better chance to live another day.
     
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  18. Elwood

    Elwood Question Authority

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    Buzzakly!!

    :6788:
     
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  19. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    Moral is in the toilet. Flushed and long gone. Too expensive to give an atta boy every now and then.
    Galen Roush has rolled in his grave so many times his bones have turned to dust!
    He at least acknowledged his employees and knew they were an asset.
     
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  20. Havoc

    Havoc Well-Known Member

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    We've had 1 man get his Million Mile award under the present TM yet TM treated him like he had the plague when he had to give him his award, but he was happy to give his butt kissn buddy a key to our shop for his own personal use.
     

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