Any positive developments?

Discussion in 'YRC Freight' started by highheadblues, May 20, 2015.

  1. Sugarfoot

    Sugarfoot " I'm just a truck driver "

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    I'm not in sales or p&d. I can neither confirm nor deny any undercutting. The Carriers went out for a myriad of reasons, but, Deregulation is the main culprit. You do realize that all the small non-unions were able to cover the entire Country just by submitting a form to the DOT without having to buy other Carriers for their Operating Authority. And the Union Carriers were only allowed a one time small % tax write off on what was Millions of Dollars spent.

    Those Non's wouldn't even be on the radar scope today without De-Reg. They would never buy a Union Carrier to get anywhere let alone be able to afford to.
     
  2. Sugarfoot

    Sugarfoot " I'm just a truck driver "

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    Not to beat this to death Bro, do you realize how many yrs. and and much money it took for the Big Three to cover the entire Country.?
    Also, changes of Ops. Millions, build or buy or lease facility's, Millions. When the non's open up they tell their People, if you want to work there, get into your car and get going. If you're not there on Monday, to bad so sad. Etc.


    Bottom Line, the Playing Field is not level !
     
  3. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Well-Known Member

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    We remember when Big R didn't go west of the Mississippi River.
     
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  4. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    I drove for UPS when they didn't go west of the Mississippi (except for air to California, Oregon and Washington).

    (Darn kerosene headlights were a bear to keep lit). :hysterical:
     
  5. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    The candles used for defrosters kept cracking the windshield.:lmao:
     
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  6. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Wow, your trucks had windshields? :hysterical:
     
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  7. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    Albag and I had this one we could remove the windows on hot days running across Arizona-New Mexico !!!!!
     
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  8. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Here I am pulling triples without a windshield...

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  9. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    [​IMG]We did not have that endorsement yet. You were much older than albag and myself!!!!
     
  10. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    I WAS much older than you and Albag? What does that mean, you two caught up to me recently? :smile new:
     
  11. mud

    mud Wonderin' AD-FREE USER

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    We remember when most of our city equipment at the Big R Albuquerque terminal was old Western Gillette stuff. In fact, the flatbed trailers that made up our dock, and relay, were on the old Western Gillette relay property.
     
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  12. Wrench97

    Wrench97 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what you young'ins are talking about when I started we didn't have air wrenches to change tires with heck the tires didn't even have air in them................
     
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  13. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    What exactly are you doing there and why the big smile on your face? :hide:
     
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  14. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    I took a good dump. I have heard that that's a positive development.
     
  15. Wrench97

    Wrench97 Well-Known Member

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    Why changing the wheel BR broke when he ran over the rock:biglaugh:
     
  16. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    OK, you just seemed way too happy to be just changing a wheel. :smile new:
     
  17. Wrench97

    Wrench97 Well-Known Member

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    That's how it was in the old days not much to fix on the wagons just happy to h ave something to do:wee:
     
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  18. werbankrupt

    werbankrupt Active Member

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    our sales staff 'retired'. when they did get new freight, it was long and ugly. if it was square, w&i persecuted them away in 1-2 weeks. we are hiring casuals out the wazoo, they work as many hours as the company wants, union will not intervene. one drver has a bid, but our regulars dont.
    our ba and managers do lunch often, too cozy. no end to sweetheart deals, more amazing than before.
    cdl holders dont apply because of retirement and wages, others quit after they learn the truth. manager insists we still get a 120 multiplier, not the sub 10 dollars we actually get. 30 years of service gets you less than 300 monthly.
     
  19. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    Looks like he's have a little too much fun in the grease.
     
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  20. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Well-Known Member

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    He misunderstood when they told him to mount the wheel.
     

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