Estes Expansion

Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by Lazer, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. Lazer

    Lazer lied to again

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    I have noticed the last few days a Estes trailer, and a sign on the recently vacated Saia terminal in Odessa TX, that Estes in hiring. Welcome to the Permian Basin, Big E!
     
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    NiteVizion Active Member

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    I heard that from a friend of mine who works for Saia. He told me about it a few weeks back. I didn't believe him though. Guess he was telling the truth.
     
  3. truckdriver

    truckdriver Active Member

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    Is Estes expanding the Houston Yard? Went by the other day, it looked as if they are getting ready to pour concrete.
     
  4. NiteVizion

    NiteVizion Active Member

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    Perhaps the latest 4.9% general rate increase is for all this expansion? God knows we need a lot of it.
     
  5. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    We're so busy right now. I've never seen so many trailers. I bet there aren't any extraboard drivers crying for miles.
     
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    dpog28 Active Member

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    Oh I'm crying! Past 2 yrs I've been working 4 days a week and enjoying life.... Now, I can't even get my 10 hour break with out Dallas hounding me. Hehe
     
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  7. NiteVizion

    NiteVizion Active Member

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    We don't even have enough extra board drivers. They have city guys doing line runs. Dock workers are working 6 days mandatory. Supervisor told me guys are quitting because it's too much work. Where is it all coming from?
     
  8. M3ATY

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    It seems like the Amazon shipments are picking back up at my terminal.
     
  9. NiteVizion

    NiteVizion Active Member

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    Here too, but why? I thought we got rid of most of it.
     
  10. M3ATY

    M3ATY ┏(-_-)┓┏(-_-)┛

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    Me too. I certainly didn't miss having to rebuild some of those junk pallets that tip just a few miles down the road.
     
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    Indy has a posting to transfer to the new Kokomo In terminal. That was the first I heard of that one. I would guess it is smaller just judging by the town size. Does anyone have terminal info? Yard size and doors mainly.
     
  12. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    All I know is it's supposed to open this month. Exciting times.
     
  13. Mtn. Dew

    Mtn. Dew New Member

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    A possible cause for the increase in Amazon freight may have to do with FedEx and Amazon have parted ways, they couldn't settle on a financial deal.
     
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    30 some doors.
     
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    trucknfool Well-Known Member

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    Depends on where you are, It has been slow last couple of weeks for us .
     
  16. TJTexas

    TJTexas New Member

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    Great...just what we needed in the Midwest. Another short hook magnet...just great.
     
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    From what I understand it's hard for Indianapolis to get up that way and get the freight back in a timely fashion. Sounds like it makes sense to me.
     
  18. TJTexas

    TJTexas New Member

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    Could be. I don't know. What I do know is that as a Midwest extra board driver, that's just going to create more crappy short runs to 093, 127 and others. No thanks.
     
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    I heard that they're having trouble getting staffed and the opening date keeps getting moved back.
     

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