NE Expansion

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  1. bigbuck

    bigbuck Active Member

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    Like they would ever say anything to the contrary. The next step in the progression is "Philadelphia is going to be bigger than Houston."
     
  2. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    No way Buck, everyone one knows that no terminal comes close to D-FW and Houston.
     
  3. PistonRing83

    PistonRing83 Well-Known Member

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    The new terminals did about DOUBLE the amount of freight that was expected in the first week alone. They are buried and are begging for help. This last week we flew 4 guys out of Chicago and 3 out of Grayslake to help out. HR said they want to add another 30-40 drivers ASAP.

    I'm not sure why this wasn't anticipated. The Northeast is the biggest freight corridor in the country.
     
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  4. renegaderider

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    Good maybe in due time it will be a trickle down effect and add runs throughout terminals
     
  5. PistonRing83

    PistonRing83 Well-Known Member

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    Oh it will. If they expand as fast as they plan to, they will have all kinds of freight going in and out of the Northeast in no time. Newark is in a temporary barn right now, and will be moving into the old FedEx terminal as soon as it's vacated, so that will be a big improvement. Also the addition of the Baltimore terminal in a few months will add a crap ton of freight into the system.

    According to the meeting we had a couple days ago, they are already in the planning stages for Maryland and West Virginia as well.
     
  6. Dirtyrose

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    Good deal, maybe they can focus more on hauling freight
     
  7. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    If this is the case then it's not good. That will mean service failures and that's no way to start out in a new area. Once you establish a bad reputation it's hard to break away from that perception. Customers will tolerate it to a point. But it better be fixed quickly or the customers will start dropping like flys and Rick will be looking right at HR. A lack of professional qualified drivers doesn't help but heads will roll if the problem isn't fixed quickly.
     
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  8. xeastend

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    Not surprised there is a lot of freight. Best guess is now Saia is doing the work the partner carrier did. A lot less interlining
     
  9. Dirtyrose

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    1 driver has quit already
     
  10. xeastend

    xeastend Active Member

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    Guess the grass was not greener for him. Just a different variety
     
  11. Dirtyrose

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    Or wasn't cut out to be a movie star
     
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  12. ltltrkr

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    It was inevitable, driver saw the pay rate and went for it! Not all drivers are cut out for P&D no matter the pay.
     
  13. Dirtyrose

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    Have to agree
     
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  14. ltltrkr

    ltltrkr Active Member

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    The terminal FedEx is supposed to move out of in Newark will not be for quite some time. They are supposed to be building a break in N. Arlington NJ but they have not even compacted the dirt. The Newark location is on Delancy street, old FedEx National,Watkins, Viking, Carolina and Finally Brown Frieght( they built it ). It's a hundre doors with a good shop. There is next no yard though and the doors on the north side can only handle pups.
     
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  15. Local_Driver

    Local_Driver Pyle People deliver

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    The O/B supervisor at the Saia cinnaminson terminal made the comment to an xpo driver
    He felt he made a mistake leaving xpo after he came back from Jacksonville , but that's just a rumor I heard from an xpo driver in cinnaminson, we know how rumors go!
     
  16. shamrockhockey

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    What about the A. Duie Pyle terminal in East Brunswick that will be vacant soon? Some rumors about that. I did 5 years with Saia in Memphis. If XPO in East Brunswick votes union, ai believe I will be inquiring at Saia again if they indeed are in East Brunswick. The Teamsters will not get a dime from me.
     
  17. Local_Driver

    Local_Driver Pyle People deliver

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    That terminal is a rental for us the last one we will lease, we're out of there in June. It is a dump located across from the dump!
     
  18. Buggybruiser

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    Atlanta does...
     
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  19. ltltrkr

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    It has a great smell during the summer also !!! It's 36 doors and no shop on the property . It's the last blg on the street b/4 the river.
     
  20. verticalmo

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    So when do you think they will announce the next terminal opening? Will West Virginia be next? Probably just one terminal in the Charleston area? Be a good location for a hub to connect these new terminal with the old.
     

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