Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by SwampRatt, Sep 26, 2014.
At least you know the right thread, better than some we know!
You might be right
I'm skeptical on the higher than normal risk of backlash, but you might be right on that too.
You can bet that if something would have gone sideways he would have taken a trip under the bus, but seeing how all is good the company certainly wants to share in the good publicity.
FMCSA Denies ATA Petition Regarding Truck Tire Inflation Rules
September 18, 2017
"FMCSA said it agreed with ATA that proper measurement of tire inflation pressure during a roadside inspection is dependent on many factors that are difficult to apply consistently and uniformly, but it did not think eliminating the problem section of the rules was the answer.
Instead, FMCSA said it will work with CVSA's Vehicle Committee to ensure roadside inspection officials are properly trained and aware of established regulatory guidance."
Time to sell: Used truck prices have stabilized, but 2014/2015 used models could send prices spiraling downward
"Used truck prices tumbled throughout 2016. The average retail price of three- to five-year-old tractors plunged from $73,300 in January 2016 to $53,900 in December, according to J.D. Power Valuation Services.
Though prices stabilized in the first half of 2017 – holding near $60,000 through June – that modest rebound might be only a calm before the storm. Tractors sold in 2014 and 2015 are expected to flood the market in numbers that..."
Nation's Top Technicians Vie for Coveted Title at TMC Skills Competitions
"The TMC National Technician Skills Competitions begin September 16-17with written exams and qualifying rounds for traditional and trailer technicians, with the finals and the TMCFutureTech National Student Skills Competition taking place on Monday, September 18.
Winners of both events will be recognized at an awards banquet on Tuesday, September 19."
FedEx announces rate changes for 2018
"FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9% for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services. FedEx One Rate pricing will increase by an average of 3.5%.
FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery shipping rates will increase by an average of 4.9%. The company says FedEx SmartPost rates will also change.
FedEx Freight shipping rates will be 4.9% higher on average.
The company also outlined some surcharges and additional charges that will be applied next year."
Interesting to note the new surcharge of $85 for shipments over 8 and under 12 feet.
Rates going up 4.9% while my compensation rate goes up 2.1%......
Can't forget the cream at the top Dick
Don't exaggerate. Wages are only a portion (80% +/-) of Compensation. On the other hand, rates don't reflect 100% of the revenue stream...
Regardless, compensation increases always lag behind rate increases. They have to because they are only a portion of costs. 47.5% of revenue for FY 2017, for some perspective. Factor that into your figures too, then tell us what you think.
FedEx Quarterly Profits Decline on TNT Cyberattack, Hurricane Harvey
"The company’s three main divisions — Express, Ground and Freight — all posted quarterly gains in revenue, year-over-year. While Ground and Freight also boosted profits, Express had a decline in operating income..."
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Freight Quarterly-1st edition of the new FXFE publication.
Sounds like this will replace the Regional publications...
Is Big Dave and the rest of you confined to the Coop? 2 days, and no posts?
My coworkers are tired of those Cedar Rapids fools...
You mean like the one that went for a drive down the Boardwalk in NJ?
Yes. I have a dedicated file cabinet at the Coop for wrecker and recovery receipts....
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