Discussion in 'New Penn' started by uncle wiggly, Jan 28, 2008.
"New Penn to be operating model for Holland and Reddaway." Way to go boys!!!
I've always heard that you guys and gals @ New Penn are the best of the best.
All you need is some of that good 'ol Pennsylwania Dutch verk ethic onst now...
like Yunz wanna go have a berr?
in english this is.. Do you want to go have a beer?
Younz is western Pa dialect....."Lets throw the cow over the fence some hay one time...." Or "It's makin' down so bad I can't hardly see..." Those are phrases uttered by New Penn drivers.....
Thats some funny sh*t right there.
I would pat myself on the back-if I could get my hands out of my pockets....
for what it's worth, it took BZ along time to finally love NPME.he mentioned NPME more times on monday call, than all previous calls over 2-3 year period added togather.why you think he wouldn't show indiviual o/r figures for each regional company?so he wouldn't have to continously answer to stock analyst, why NPME continuously out prefourms everyone else.you should be happy that he has finally seen the light, it may allow holland and reddaway, to get back to there basics, and give us some compition.
...and for Yellow to leave you alone!
primed for a sale
just who or what part is primed for a sale?
Praise NPME, build them up, keep all the info in house, bury any negativity in HMES and REDD.....Then sell NPME for $500 million. Free up some cash, pay down some debt. Close down RDWY
It all makes sense to me.
why would they sell the only part that is "bullet proof , even in this bad econmey? there on schedule to pay on there debt, although, 1.2 billion is alot. but than again, citi corp lost 8-9 billion in one quarter. praise npme, it took them what 3-4 yrs to publcally do that,while still pushing there #'s game and quota's, and percentages down our throat. our most important # was o/r or profit.redd and hmes , i know made money in the past, but in present not happening, not pushing negativity just on them, just made them do more than they or probaly anyone could do,and expected same results.i dont think theyreally understood next day and 2nd day, other than to say, thats were the money is.all there quota's and there computer programs , and percentages, isn't what makes next day work and be profiable.they say they made a mistake, they have a chance to fix it by getting those two back to there basics. if they follow through on what they say they are going to do, when the economey finally gets back to normal, reginal group should be pretty assume and hard to beat by any ltl in usa.
I agree 100 % !!
the only problem with down sizing holland is new penn will have to inter line the stuff holland has ben loseing money with taking away what newpenn does best. i wish yrc would sell off holland thats are only chance
The only way to make this mess work the right way is as follows.
1. Close RDWY and move all that business into the Yellow system selling all terminals and elimating any overlap positions. Move any and all RDWY clerical work to Overland Park.
2. Stop the next day and second services offered by YRC now and turn that business over to the regional group
3. Stop interregional business currently handled by teh USF companies and hand it over to the Yellow system. Each regional group will only service business within their region. Next, second services and possibly some three day points. Must be p/u and delivered by same company.
4. With the regional group shut down any HMES terminal in the NPME area and shut down any Redd terminals in the HMES area.
5. Move regional affairs to Overland Park as well.
6. There should be one sales force, selling all services. You can keep guys as specialists for a specific service that work within both the USF group and the Yellow group.
This would eliminate all the overlap and fat. It would save millions upon millions of dollars and provide a more comprehensive and reliable service that will not confuse customers and investors for that matter.
Just my two cents
the one thing i do know for example if holland closed albany ny the the freight they handle out bound will not go to ayrc co conway and old d would get it and i am sure thats the case with all the east .maybe they dont want it but then why did they push so hard to get it . holland albany only does 250 out bound a night but yellow in the same barn does 40. redstar use to do 600 .good plan
dont know or will i speak about yellow or roadway, you may very well be right. but why would you stop interlineing between regionals? i know for a fact we make money interlineing with redaway, and they are makeing service of 4 days from east to west coast.never move regional affairs to overland, what do they know about the east coast or any other regional area. more computer reports and quota's comeing from kansas, thats what got holland and reddaway screwed in the first place.one sales force?thats crap to. regionals need there own sales force to sell there product in there own area's and know what there indiviual markets will bear. give them the abialty to sell everything else, thats what they should be able to do. and they do to and extent, selling west coast and mid west with holland, and we still do well with wilson and alvan.personally, i think BZ had it right at first, keep brands seperate,make them subsitaries of yrc worldwide, base magement pay and supervisor pay on total profitablity of each company,let them work there expertise in each of there area's, and yrc helps with the money needed to become more efficent,etc.yrc will still get there cut, so if you dont produce , less bonus' for management, but if they do produce,so does there bank roll.get all the synergys where you can, buy 1000;s of tractors and save money, trailers also. hedge there fuel services for entire fleet . they need to save money on the basic things . there has to be a million things that all companys need and use that bought as one would save big money.bsically, get back to old school work, you produce you get paid if you dont so long.and last thing here from me, you all need to get over this usf group thing, we are yrc regional group . you kept your colors and basic name like npme did, but usf like arnold to us is a done deal. in the past, so get over it and move on.wish they would print individual o/r for each regional company, show who is the slacker, while work force is changeing with new hires, there is still alot of npme people who take pride in working forthe best in the industry.
First of all lets remember one thing....NEVER, EVER say that you KNOW that anything makes money. You do not. You know what they want you to know, plain and simple. The same way they buried Holland costs in Red Star years ago, to keep Holland all pumped up.
I can tell you that the way they change the revenue splits on a monthly basis, there are some shenanigans that the average worker hs no clue about. Trust me.
Next back when NPME was operating in the 70's and HMES was operating in the 80's they handled freight in their respective areas. That was with more competition. Lets remember NPME was doing this while, APA, Red Star and many otehr carriers were still around. The YRC regional groups are handling less than 1% of the total inter regional business available. They are doing it with dirt cheap rates. They are cutting their own bottom line. You have Yellow reps and NPME and HMES reps fighting for the same business.
How is that good business ????
Now if you combine the sales force they will stop doing that.
As far as the sales force goes, why in the world do you need a NPME rep, a YFSY rep, a RDWY rep and a HMES rep all calling on the same customer. This is the DUMBEST thing in the industry.
You are paying 4 salaries, 4 company cars, 4 benefits packages, 4 car insurances, 4 lunches. HELLO IS ANYBODY HOME.....
And you have the balls to tell me that combining sales forces is crap.... PLEASE
Now lets go back to the customer who is getting freight from Yellow and HMES on Monday, NPME and RDWY on Tuesday and NPME and HMES on Wed. All these loads are being loaded at different terminals, dispatched by different dispatchers, filled by different fuel pumps.
ALL TO DO THE SAME F***ING THING.
Now you can say that all my ideas are crap, watch your stock continue to be rated as a junk stock and watch as your brothers are laid off.
All while the UPSF and FedEx Freight and Conways and Estes continue to grow at your expense.
And all the while Bill Z will collect millions upon millions of dollars.