CF name taken by Con-Way

Discussion in 'Consolidated Freightways' started by flstc2000, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. longtimeltl

    longtimeltl Retired and Happy!

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    Hi Everybody! I guess you can call me a wanna be CF'R. Long story short. About 20 years ago, with small kids, and a stay at home Wife, I needed a JOB, with good benefits etc. etc. Always respected what CF ( Trucking) stood for, applied there first, got turned down for an accident within the last year, went to every other Union LTL carrier in the area, same story. As a last resort, I looked in the phone book, and saw CCX phone # . They grilled me about the accident, and gave me a chance. I do thank them for that. Not the best place I've ever worked, but for sure way better than most.
    I do not want to argue politics, I have been forming many of my own in the last few years.
    I just ordered the book, and can't wait to read it.
    Used Books, Used Textbooks, Rare & Out-of-Print Books at Alibris currently has one for $13.69
    AbeBooks: New & Used Books, Textbooks, Rare & Out of Print Books has one for $23.95
    Powells Books - Used, New, and Out of Print has one for the same price as abe.
    Hope this helps, long winded, longtime ltl.
     
  2. excfman

    excfman Active Member

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    looks like this site is no more
     
  3. flstc2000

    flstc2000 Member

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    Why do you say that ?
    Have the folks who purchased the insurance though CF, under the Employee's Benefit Association, received a bankruptcy notice ?
    This is different from the main CF bankruptcy case and perhaps could lead to a few more dollars paid out as this case moves though the court.
     
  4. flstc2000

    flstc2000 Member

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    Hey everyone:
    Received a " Proof of Claim " form in the mail yesterday for the bankruptcy action against CF Employee's Benifit Association.
    Have to study this form, perhaps call the lawyer listed and ask some questions. It would appear if anyone has paid into the EBA then you may have an " Unsecured Priority Claim " in this action.
     
  5. park5969

    park5969 Member

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    I received my Proof of clailm form today.
    I was a EBA member for 25 years.Maybe I get enough to take my wife out for supper.
     
  6. Snowflake

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    I don't think it will happen unless we get the employee free choice act passed. Re-regulating everything would really help too. I feel bad for some of these guys who don't even know how good they could have it if they stood together.
     
  7. excfman

    excfman Active Member

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    i think someday they will come back but not so sure i will see it in my life if it was not for union lines thats left they really be in for it now i think first thing they going to do is cut there pay then the air in the tractors air ride and that just the start i just know the one i like to see them start with first
     
  8. boogieman24736

    boogieman24736 New Member

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    to all con way employes esad!
     
  9. cornflake

    cornflake Member

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    It gives me great pleasure seeing the same people in management suffer for not lisening to us.
     
  10. KennyLLC

    KennyLLC New Member

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    Conway, CFI, and Illegal Immigrants

    Not only that, they also own CFI, (I" for international) a NAFTA bred company that will soon be running pell-mell to Canada on a 4-footbal-field-wide superhighway all the way from Mexico.
    :butt kiss:
    They say the pollution of Mexican sub-standard trucking will be more than all the industries of the U.S. that ever existed running at the same time. You can guarantee that Conway lobbied for the national drivers license for illegal immigrants.
    In truth though, all they need is a weak state DMV to get free reign on U.S. highways.

    WorldNetDaily: Where illegals go for driver's license
     
  11. excfman

    excfman Active Member

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    you know if you do away with the I put the the green in the F they got the little cf .and in a few years they can be the mother company and con-way can be on the out side looking in wonder how that happen you know what they say what go around comes around
     
  12. KennyLLC

    KennyLLC New Member

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    Could be a Beautiful Thing

    Since they are busting up the unions all over the country, it may become necessary to work out a deal with them to turn it into an employee owned business. You just need some old-timers in there to do the scheduling and dispatch, and then you could all be hell on wheels with a company that would beat all. Good ol' CF, all over again.
    :hide:
     
  13. imported_gladhand

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    The sad part is I think Con-way is headed for the same place as CF did
     
  14. Trucking Green

    Trucking Green Driving my life away ....

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    yup they got a new toy now it is called cfI lets see what happens in the next few years.
     
  15. KennyLLC

    KennyLLC New Member

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    Jose Figurez strikes again!

    This whole NAFTA thing and the company reworkings just makes it easier for them to write all their checks to Jose Figurez come payday. Unfortunately, America is full of traitors to their own next door neighbors and they don't give a hoot about whether you can earn a living or not. Instead they look to foriegn competition and say to themselves "They all work the same to me," which of course we know is not true. But it's the company profit made through unfair currency exchange rates that makes the worst of them look even better than us in their eyes.
     
  16. jack rudisill

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    jack rudisill

    i dont want to jump in middle but i wud like to say to all consolidated freightway x-employees u shud have great pride in working for 1 of trucking greats of all times. i can still see the cabover pulling pups hard as it would go. good luck & happy holidays.
     
  17. jack rudisill

    jack rudisill Member

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    jack rudisill

    i worked for akers motor lines inc until it went out of business in fact we were in terminal on reames rd in charlotte nc where yellow is at now. i went to work day i got out of high school & the people there helped raise me. i loved them, still think about them although many r dead now. i cant say i still regret what happened but i will never forget the people & company i worked with. i can completely agree with CF employees u cant take memories away from a person. i still laugh about things that happened at akers. PS- oldtimers watch out for cabover CF pulling doubles it may run over u. tks to all & happy holidays
     
  18. Trucking Green

    Trucking Green Driving my life away ....

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    If you can remember the mighty cf, i remember as a kid taking my dad to work me and my brother i think in hart thats whats set the pace for what you want to do in life. Being so proud of my dad when my dad use to get in them old freightshakers cabover trucks man i tell you what equpment crazy remembering the radio boxes? me and my brother use to help dad hook them cb boxes up, then we would climb down from them trucks seems like we would never get down from them trucks what a company im so glad that my family was part of somthing that will never die ya there is a lot of companys that went under but not like cf to me cf is was like elvis it was the people that maid that company hard working TEAMSTERS and thats why my brother and i are teamsters my dad use to talk about the teamsters to us im gladd he did to me i think cf will always be around they may have taken the company but not the harts of so many my dad passed away in 2004 im so gladd he was there till the end (miss you Dad).
     
  19. aat0205

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    before we ship it let the weight and measurement team give me a price so i do not get surprice later
     
  20. imported_surfcaster

    imported_surfcaster New Member

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    Having been in the working class all my life,union and nonunion, I worked for both cf and con-way. Both of them were just jobs, like all the other ones I have had in many trades. NO ONE ever said to me that I was in a JOB FOR LIFE, like everything else things change and its time to move on with everything. Semi-retired now and loving it.
     

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