new Estes trailers in ATL

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  1. roundabout

    roundabout Member

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    Was told we are loading new Estes trailers with our freight to send west via the rail. Interesting.
     
  2. silent trucker

    silent trucker Well-Known Member

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    shouldn't you be starting a rumor they're buying us out, and we're all end tailing to the bottom of their board???
     
  3. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Instructor for the 15 mph rule

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    I saw a container train on the BN yesterday going west,with 27 flatcar loads of big dave hats with Mountain Dew signs on them... dave must be buying out Pepsi ?
     
  4. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    Noooooo. There are only two Big Dave Hats.
    I wear one. The other is in safe storage in LAST.
     
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  5. FedexLube

    FedexLube Well-Known Member

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    I'd buy that for 1.00
     
  6. Mike432

    Mike432 Well-Known Member

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    No doubt ,1 Ways. It happens all the time...
     
  7. chitownpeddler

    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    At times CGT has a row of new Estes trailers we load and then rail to their destination. Cheaper than purchase transportation
     
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  8. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Nah, Hoss ain't buying nothing.
    He's just starting his new part time job, stands on the corner and asks " Dew da bus stop here?"
     
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  9. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay , Never forget

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    Estes OWNS most of YRCW-Holland terminals and leases them back to them , so maybe Estes is looking to expand and BUY more terminals with the clause that they get to haul some of your freight as part of the leasing deal ?? Estes is a good company to lease from !
     
  10. Mike432

    Mike432 Well-Known Member

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    These are NEW trailers being loaded to the west coast,When emptied they will be picked up by Estes...
     
  11. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Allows you to expand your trailer pool on the west coast.
     
  12. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    When Viking bought new Wabash trailers, Yellow would pick them up, load their freight on them and rail them west. When empty, they would be delivered to us.
     
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  13. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Instructor for the 15 mph rule

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    If you have been around the freight business at all, this practice has been going on for 30 years....
     
  14. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    I had Estes pickup my new hat from Texas and they filled it with a pup's worth of freight and it got railed to SoCal where XPO picked it up from UPS Freight and Team BRG-Wong delivered it to me in LAST.
     
  15. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    I hear California is trying to pass regulations limiting the capacity of hats.
     
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  16. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Stop being rational. We like drama and unsubstantiated rumors on Trucking boards.

    I hear Fedex is buying Estes and J.B. Hunt is buying Southeastern Freight Lines.

    See? Isn't this more fun?
     
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  17. SMOKESTACK

    SMOKESTACK Administrator

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    Exactly what is being done....
     
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  18. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    We really gotta get you a hobby!!
     
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  19. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    Hmmm. Maybe I need to harass OD drivers on TB.......
     
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  20. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    Now, now BD!! You can't be a Mastio and an Asstio too!! Besides..you give us enough grief on the road.
     
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