Freeze buying new trucks ??

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  1. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay & Broke Pension Fund

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    Heard today that there is a Freeze on Buying New trucks for 2017 ??? anybody else heard any news about this ?? Sterling's maybe go till 2019 contract ??
     
  2. TonyTheTiger

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    The Sterlings will be here after the world ends.
     
  3. howlinwolf

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    heard this a couple of weeks ago from the YRC rumor mill. might be something to it with all other cost cutting measures taking place.
     
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  4. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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    Heard they are going to start leasing 2012 and older Gold Hotels and start having p and d drivers sleep in their trucks all week....
     
  5. henry j

    henry j Banned

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    I think what they meant was - "Drivers are still freezing in our trucks in 2017".
     
  6. Skypilot

    Skypilot Well-Known Member

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    Henry those are safety drafts,they want you to stay awake and get fresh air
     
  7. henry j

    henry j Banned

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    OK, sorry I didn't consider that. I guess flapping your arms together to keep warm would also keep you awake.
     
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  8. Skypilot

    Skypilot Well-Known Member

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    Right on and your getting exercise, it's win win,....but brother I hear ya,I'm just as disgusted as you,especially when I see how they claim to be so environmentally caring,showing all these nice trucks in all their advertising, ridiculous to say the least
     
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  9. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    Well, I know they're still getting in new trailers. Saw a brand new Holland with a billboard back door roll into Detroit the other day.

    Frankly, I don't think YRC can afford to freeze new equipment purchases. If there's one thing they don't need, it's more fines to pay for running ancient junk.
     
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  10. skullcramp

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    We will all get to pick a sterling as a parting gift in 2019, If there aren't enough to go around, Then you'll get a corn binder. I'm taking mine 31557 2004 INTL.Then I'm going to try and buy a lift gate trailer so I can visit all the foreclosure sales at homes that used to belong to teamsters. The ones with the sand in their hair...... Oh wait I was dreaming, We'll get a contract, get our money back, a raise, pension, dammit I'm still dreaming..........
     
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    Heard freeze until 3rd qtr of 2017
     
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    Yrc just gave us 60 mack pinnacles 2017
     
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  13. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay & Broke Pension Fund

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    GAVE ??? no thinking YRC made New Penn pay dearly for them ! but nice looking trucks ,how FAST will they go ??
     
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  14. henry j

    henry j Banned

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    One thing I've learned over the years. You are not a person. You are only a number. A number can be deleted very easily'
    Same with equipment. It's a tax write off. Both are expendable.
     
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  15. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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    You saw this one too? The one with the Holland driver needing some dental work???
     
  16. newpenn22

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    12 spd automatics 63 mph. Dont pull well going up hills
     
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  17. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    Nah, the one I saw crowed about the 100% company paid healthcare not being a myth.

    You sure that's not your partner in crime?
     
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  18. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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    Naw. We do have supplemental dental with CRST,that picks up anything our union insurance doesn't....At no cost to us also...
     
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  19. henry j

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    Automatics ? You gotta be kidding me. Is this to accommodate the new "Generation X" age 21 - 23 drivers that are incapable of using a manual shifter in their cars or pick-up trucks due the fact that a cell phone is always in one hand? Great. Now they can drive trucks one-handed, too. It is unusual to find any kid nowadays that knows how to drive a "stick". For that reason, I'm always looking for a deal on stick shift cars or pickups that just don't sell due to so many young drivers that won't buy them for the above reason (my 2 grand-daughters included). I found 2 good cars sitting in front yards, for sale, (both sticks) that the owners couldn't sell and dealers didn't want sitting on their lots (same reason). I bought both for a "steal". Very good cars, both with 5 speeds.
     
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    Snowflakes
     
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