CF After 1999 and before Labor Day 2002

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  1. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys and gals,

    I've been writing a report on the 1999 book published by CNF entitled Never Stand Still , I'm sure some of you know the book and some of you, like it and I'm sure some of you don't care for the book.

    Personally it's chalk full of information, but it's a hard book to read and the book is sloppy with it's dates it jumps around way to much with it's dates, and it is a hard book to read and I think a lot people don't like it because it's just CF management patting them selves on the back.

    Anyhow, the book stops in 1999, but between 1999 and 2002 what was CF like and what eventually lead to there demise.

    Right now I'm in the early 1980's right when CF rolled out all the regional carriers and was trying to buy AEI Air Forwarding, because CF was in the air freight business for a little while. CF was like Union Carbide and had there hands in lots of things.

    Anyhow just interested in knowing what it was like at CF between 1999 and 2002 what was the company up to what was it like to work there so on and so fourth.

    Thanks guys
    Mike
     
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    Mike.
    Cf was a hard place to work at that time because most of us knew our time was short our equipment was worn out.But for the most part it i enjoy coming to work and i still think it was and still is the best place i every worked at i put 25 years of my life at that company a lot of good and a lot of it bad but never a dull second.In 1982 Cf gave birth to a monster by selling Freightliner and with the money they started a sorry company by the name of con-way and to this day i have no use for and never will and I'm truly glad to see them gone.As for the book I really enjoy reading it lot of history in it and a lot of things i didn't know about the company and it's founder Leland James.
     
  3. MikeJ

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    Thank you for your reply. I know a lot of people really liked CF and Con-Way on the other hand had many enemies. CNF Management though had cash burning a hole in there pocket from the sale of Freightliner and from what was in Never Stand Still they made there regional system out to be better then sliced bread!
     
  4. excfman

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    What the book didn't tell you was how Con-Way was in the red until a couple of years before the spinoff CF payed for everything they had from equipment to the salarythat was payed.
     
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    In that book they act like Con-Way was the best thing since sliced bread. Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't CF also have some trouble with there air freight investments also not really working out?
     
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