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Is Fedex saving that much money on purchase trailers??

Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by LTLlife, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    It's better than Dew droppings. :9529:
     
  2. Aladdin Sane

    Aladdin Sane Active Member

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    Every now and then you'll see an OD van find it's way on to a railcar among the legions of MultiModal vans, Union trailers and mega's. So it isn't unheard of, just uncommon.
     
  3. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    OD puts stuff on the rail just in JB Hunt containers.
     
  4. bigtruk_us

    bigtruk_us Well-Known Member

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    I was coming back from Jacksonville FL and I saw an OD container and chassis being pulled by a OD tractor
     
  5. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    Last I knew we ran 6 empties out of FL for every load coming out. We do a lot of FL out of ATL, all the FL freight from 2/3 of the country gets dumped in there and we direct load as much of it as we can.
     
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  6. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    That was our container drayage service, another division of the company from the ltl side...
     
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  7. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    I think almost everybody does it that way, we've got a bunch of runs out of ATL to ORL.
     
  8. Dick Dastardly

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    I've had to deadhead out of Tampa with an empty set all the way to ATL in the past. There's nothing coming out of there.
     
  9. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    We deadhead home from Miami all the time.
     
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  10. Songremainsthesame

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    Not much anymore. We got tired of late service and damages so they hired a bunch more teams and run NW freight from Chicago or relay it step by step to get it there.
     
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  11. Songremainsthesame

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  12. Dick Dastardly

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    Damn! Those kids are jacked on Sun-Drop! :hilarious:
     
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  13. Freightsup

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    Our company underwent a complete revamp of our linehaul system a few years ago. You will not see OD freight on the rail or on purchased transportation.
     
  14. Dick Dastardly

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    The way it should be.
     
  15. Crazy Trucker

    Crazy Trucker Clown Math Expert

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    We had a pt guy stroll in this morning 6 hours late with a 53 full of priority freight that was supposed to be delivered today.:fan:
     
  16. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure there's a code that can be applied and everything will be fine.
     
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  17. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear, no rail and no PT?
    We have determined that is the secret of our success.
    Surely you'll be out of business soon.
     
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  18. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    OD runs teams. That's how they compensate for not using rail or PTS.

    Teams are an excellent idea on paper. In practice they can be difficult to find. Two people have to put up with each other for a week. Most truckers can't be around each other five minutes without complaining about something.
     
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  19. Songremainsthesame

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    Yes, to a degree. But a lot of our long haul freight relays through our network. We load to the farthest break point and keep it moving.
     
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  20. Big Dave

    Big Dave Hat Jokes Are Always Funny

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    I heard there could be a break up of the infamous Team BRG-Wong of CRST. Wong may join OD. Hmmm...the new team of the decade...Team Song-Wong......or would it be Wong-Song?? I dunno.....but I'm hungry for Chinese now for some reason...
     

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