Bye bye Starbucks?

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  1. NadaTrucker

    NadaTrucker New Member

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    Rumor is Starbucks is gone. True?
     
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    gearraker Active Member

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    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you were delivering to the stores you should be rejoicing, those types of deliveries aren't worth having.
     
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    My barn quit doing them 2 yrs ago...we thru a party
     
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  5. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    They should throw a party, video tape it and post it on YouTube.
     
  6. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    And send a copy to Starbucks.
     
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  7. Bastardly

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    Good riddance - I have hated them ever since I ended up shutting down the highway pulling a fully loaded set of their's... 60+ bills at a whole 3500 lbs per trailer - sure it was snowing pretty bad & icy as all hell not to mention the two lane road, but that is besides the point.

    honestly there bulk shipments I don't mind at all, it is all those small 1&2 box orders that as a line driver I don't even know if we pull anymore.


    Don't get me wrong, I completely understand that is it large accounts like this that keep us employed & though they may be a PITA if they put it I'm my trailer - I'm gonna pull it
     
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  8. bigbuck

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    As of the date I left Saia, Starbucks was around 18,000 bills per week. If Saia says bye-bye, what is the plan to replace that business? Could be layoffs. Be careful what you wish for.
     
  9. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    I say it's just a rumor. I don't believe it. I will see tomorrow. That would be like losing ULINE. It would be a huge loss.
     
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    I know in the past, when It went 3PL and Estes got it, Saia was freaking out and did something, because they got it back. Personally, I think there are better ways to make money.
     
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    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I love it when those who don't have to deliver the garbage are all for keeping it.
     
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    O'Dell and his management team seem to have a pretty good idea on what kind of freight they want to carry and at what price. In my opinion, it's possible that they staked out a price line, that they were comfortable with even if that meant losing the business, Starbuck's moved on and that's that.
     
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    Half of the company has not done it in a couple yrs...lanes we are out of balance in they have been pricing us out of the business..this came from a vp
     
  15. PistonRing83

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    That's one thing about this place that made me hate running city. They haul quite a bit of garbage freight.
     
  16. gearraker

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    I have not used my 2 wheeler in 2 weeks...i love it
     
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    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Still picking up Starbucks in Texas and Tennessee. Not sure about other states and not sure if it's only until the contract expires.
     
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    CGO region is still doing starbucks.. We probably dont want to price ourselves out of it because most of our terminals inbound:outbound ratio are on the low side..
     
  19. gearraker

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    None except the grocery stores wich are all dock pull offs in the cin region
     

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