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

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  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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  3. dnr1262

    dnr1262 Member

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    Ground, frt or package?
     
  4. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch 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

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

    NiteVizion Active 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 Well-Known 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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  10. Frootloop

    Frootloop Well-Known Member

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    I saw a YRC delivering a new 53' to the Atlanta 041 last year. Maybe it's easier to regulate the trailer pool using other carriers to move new trailers. That's about the only advantage I can currently think of seeing as Estes is nationally syndicated.
     
  11. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Southeastern does alot of that too. They used to lease them to Roadway, Yellow, etc.
     
  12. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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  13. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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    So does R & L
     
  14. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Which begs the question, "what does yrc actually own?"
     
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  15. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Debt?
     
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  16. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    A bunch of trucks and trailers held together with duct tape and baling wire?
     
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  17. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Guy that runs a route where mine is never shuts his tractor off. Unnecessary idling is a pet peeve of mine so I asked him about it. He said it might not start back.
     
  18. Freight Maniac

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    When I worked for Cf we pulled new Central Freight trailers out of Chicago to Dallas with CF freight loaded on it
     

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