Had a Fred Ex driver ask me what the deal is with our trailers on their yard

Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by mildew, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Said our trailers were all over their yard and they were pulling our trailers. I was clueless
     
  2. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    dnr1262 Member

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  4. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time CRST driver

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    Were they possibly " new" trailers? Not unusual at all for ltl competitors to use someone's trailers for a one way move,just to get the trailers where they need them, and the company moving them,loading them with freight of theirs. On the FedEx board,posters are already saying the Estes buying FedEx,or FedEx buying Estes thing. Hell. Estes owns many of yrc's terminals,and leases them back to yrc.
     
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  5. xeastend

    xeastend Active Member

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    I work for Ames Department stores years ago. When we got new trailers, Economy Transport was used. Just what BIG R said. an ltl company usually will pu the units from the mfg, load it, move it to their terminal closest to the end user. I recovered many trls from ABF
     
  6. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    I tried to explain that to them. But then old BillyLo found his way out of the OD board and the jokes began.
     
  7. LTLlife

    LTLlife New Member

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    I've seen Estes trailer sitting on ABF yard awhile back
     
  8. NiteVizion

    NiteVizion Member

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    More new trailers. I remember during the recession we were buying used equipment. How times have changed. What else is this company buying?
     
  9. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Active Member

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    I bet they've added 8,000 53's since I started 7 years ago - and at least that many pups too.
     
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