Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by icuicp, Jan 14, 2018.
Yes XPO Logistics may be self insured but if they are responsible they are still reinsured against catastrophic loss.
I was curious if the active cruise control and lane departure tech has lowered the amount of accidents to the point of saving money.
I know I've seen this technology become available on cars over the last 10 years but don't know if it lowers insurance rates enough to justify the costs.
I haven't seen any heavy duty tractors that are new lately but I'm guessing they still have the extra technology. Light duty city tractors do not have it. Nobody in management has ever mentioned why there's a difference.
XPO still has a trailer manufacturing division.
XPO Logistics Manufacturing
If you don't sell it off , I guess you just let it dwindle down to nothing.
Here are the top 3...and then towards the bottom...XPO at 20. Down by almost 1200 trailers from the pervious year.
Even though XPO Logistics spun off it's truckload division they STILL move enough truckload freight to be ranked in top 25 truckload carriers.
They didn't spin it off, they sold it. CFI belongs to TFI International now and I don't know if they still do business with XPO.
You are correct as far as selling to Transforce. $558 million dollars in 2016. Sold. Purchased in 2007 for $750 million dollars. Only a $192 million dollar difference.
As far as XPO Logistics being 24th on a list of truckload carriers - note that this is with no tractors and based on drayage business ( asset light )
Dry van truckload XPO Logistics doesn't make the list - not a true dedicated truckload carrier.
Everyone has lists and rankings so , take it for what it is worth. Transport Topics did rank XPO Logistics the number one logistics company recently.
What does it say about driving jobs when you can't convince dockworkers to enroll in the CDL training classes?
Exactly, we have at least two that intended to go to school and backed out choosing to stay in their positions, dock and csr!
I tell everyone to get their license if they can. You never know what the future brings. But with the way wages are. And with the amount of risk that we face in a typical day. I certainly understand wanting no part of it. If I quit this place, I am almost surely done driving truck. I have looked and there are tons of opportunities. For all kinds of CDL jobs. But it sure would be nice to be able to go work somewhere. Put your shift in. And know every day not just where and when you are going to start but also knowing when you are done and going home.
I don't know what good college will do. Unless you have a real goal. Most people waste their degree. At least almost everyone that I know with a degree has taken a job with nothing to do with their studies.
Learn a trade. Plumbers and HVAC and so on. There are so few that are capable or skilled in these trades any more.
The best way to " save " money is not to spend it. CUT CUT CUT
I’ve been telling kids this for years. Learn a trade, there’s the money! I know first hand. I’ve been to school with essentially two degrees and have taught school. Yet, here I am. I value education, college turned out not to be my best choice.
Road Systems has never been a big player. Their two biggest customers over the years have been Con-way Freight and Consolidated Freightways. FedEx bought one batch from them once as a test and never went back for more.
The point here is that they are not making any capital investments in our fleet. We are short equipment and drivers. No effort is being made to change either. The only money being spent is on sales. They want new business and more freight. Even though there is no way to get it moved.
You'll get no argument from me. I see all the Sterlings still running around on linehaul. I was just pointing out that Road Systems has never competed against the top 3 and they pretty much exist to rebuild Con-way's trailers for them (how many are legitimately new and not reboxes from the 80's?) so it's basically up to XPO there.
Driver goes to FAC and sees a driver backing a 53 footer in. Asks the driver why are you running with a van? : We don't have enough dollies to hook sets at my barn. FAC has to fire up drivers to take freight to service centers every morning. Why? They don't have enough drivers to run all of their bids due to lack of equipment. ( Tractors and dollies )
Meanwhile , corporate mandates some places keep drivers on linehaul KNOWING there's not enough equipment to run everybody. When the low guys leave because they aren't working , management seems confused. This is an easily solved problem.
Get enough equipment to cover your runs.
Let low men work in the city ( if there's work )
Once you get enough equipment , let that terminal run it's own freight instead of holding loads for vias while you have drivers sitting.
We have enough equipment and only 5 linehaul driver's. The optimizer gives us 2 runs . We sit three driver's and other terminals via to pick and bring our freight back
Where's Bradley Jacobs?
Noooooo , I said where's Bradley Jacobs!!! Not where's Waldo.
There he is!
And , he wants you to remember to be safe!
P.S. You can probably sneak up on his left side and get a raise since he always seems to face towards the right!