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  1. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Wow Big R, that list could certainly keep them busy. :1036316054:Most of those items could be addressed, if they really want to...:chairshot:
     
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    NTDC Champion Roland Bolduc Reflects on Victory Path



    "FedEx Express driver Roland Bolduc, who won the Bendix Grand Champion award at the 2017 National Truck Driving Championships, reflects on what it took to get there"


    Top shelf competitor! Damn good guy.
     
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    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    The only driver shortage I see is a largely artificial one created by cheap freight and difficult shippers/receivers, and the carriers complicit in this BS who insist on kicking the can down the road to the driver. The transportation industry would collapse if even half of us decided to take the same week off, but they stubbornly refuse to treat us like people with lives. We're just cogs in the machine to do as we're told.

    If the carriers would stop agreeing to haul BS cheap freight for customers with no concept of time, there wouldn't be a shortage of drivers because we'd be able to do our jobs properly.
     
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    Amazon Will Deliver Packages Straight Into Your Living Room

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/amazon-will-deliver-packages-straight-your-living-room

    "Amazon.com Inc. is going to start delivering packages not just to doorsteps, but inside homes as well.

    The new service, called Amazon Key, incorporates a smart lock fitted to a customer’s door, as well as a security camera to record the movements of the delivery person, the company said Oct. 25."

    Hmmm... "Body Cams" for the driver, coming soon? Could eliminate liability for the driver/carrier, in most cases. Or verify said liability, in others. :idunno:
     
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    Something WILL have to give. Any carrier who hopes to grow at any significant level will only be able to do so if they can stay ahead of the competition, in terms of staffing. Don't care how efficient and hard working, the "concept of time" that you mention is a factor that creates a diminishing return. There is a point where enthusiasm and productivity decline, long before parting ways.

    For as long as I can remember, carriers have had to weigh the effect of unfavorable customers (shipping/receiving) on the workforce. As the economy improves, smart carriers will find it easier to replace certain customers, rather than disenchanted drivers.
     
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    UPS Revenues Rise, but Profits Flat in Third Quarter

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/ups-revenues-rise-profits-flat-third-quarter

    "UPS earned $1.26 billion during the period ended Sept. 30, compared with $1.27 billion the year before. On a per-share basis, income rose a penny to $1.45 because there were as much as 12 million fewer shares outstanding than a year ago due to company buybacks."

    "The UPS Supply Chain Solutions and UPS Freight segment also produced significant growth during the quarter, outpacing all other divisions on a percentage basis. Revenue grew 13% to $3 billion and operating income climbed 9.7% to $22 million."

    "Within UPS Freight, less-than-truckload revenue increased 9.3% to $673 million and total shipments rose 1.5% to 2.6 million. Weight per LTL shipment also grew 3.9% to 1,062 pounds and revenue per 100 pounds of freight rose 3.6% to $24.47."
     
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    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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    That should go over well. Order something and have some person you have never known just come into your home to deliver it? Sad that companies like Amazon, prey on the fact that many are just too damed lazy to do some of the simple things in life for themselves.
     
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    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    We have very little theft around here, we order only work tools, most of these people are too lazy to work or too
    scared to steal, works pretty good!
     
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    Old Dominion Scores Win in 3Q Earnings, Surges Past Wall Street Forecasts

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/old-dominion-scores-win-3q-earnings-surges-past-wall-street-forecasts

    "The Thomasville, N.C.-based company also announced revenue grew 12% to $873 million, more than enough to compensate for the 9.9% jump in operating expenses to $709.1 million, due mostly to the company hiring more employees and offering a pay hike in September.

    “Our third-quarter results, once again, validated the financial profile we’ve discussed with you for many years. Our revenue growth that included increases in both freight density and yield combined with other efficiency improvements generated the operating leverage to improve margins by 120 basis points and produce a company record third-quarter operating ratio of 81.2%. How about that?” CEO David Congdon said on an earnings call."
     
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    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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    A 100,000 applications this year? Yeah right. Probably apps from guys in prison. Maybe that will be the next "gimmick", truckload carriers try? Work release prisoners?
     
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    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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    Do these results include Billy's mowing revenue from grass cut at non OD facility's?
     
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    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    They tried that back in the day. As I recall, Schneider and Hunt both tried it and eventually phased it out because it resulted in poor drivers trashing the equipment, and the garbage low pay inspired no loyalty.
     
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    More associations, fleets seeking relief from ELD mandate

    http://www.ccjdigital.com/more-asso...a3c973&utm_term=newsletter-2-daily-position-3

    "One new ELD exemption request comes from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Another new one is from the Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) on behalf of itself and seven other agriculture equipment dealer associations. Additionally, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has requested an exemption from the mandate on behalf of several livestock-hauling groups due to what it calls “an incompatibility” between federal hours rules and how the livestock industry operate. Finally, Hub Group Trucking (No. 30 on the CCJ Top 250) is also requesting an exemption from a portion of the ELD mandate regarding the grandfather period of AOBRDs."
     
  20. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    It will give. It will be in the form of automation. The way they try and scare the public into believing we need illegal aliens to do low paying jobs for economic purposes, they'll convince them that automation is necessary in transportation. That'll quell the motoring public's fears of automatied trucks operating along side them.
     

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