Re-Inventing the Wheel

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by eBiTDa, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    My tm did run in the city when it was busy last summer. Right up to when he retired last year. I remember reading his name on the 8300 in my tractor.
     
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  2. ole man

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    Yeah and with these college grads that Con-Way and XPO are hell bent on hiring, no management has a CDL now. How times change.
     
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  3. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    True. Used to be a driver would get “promoted” to FOS. Not so much anymore. Now on the rare occasion that happens, the driver turned management usually quits, especially since they can no longer go back to driving (unless they want to start over with seniority).
     
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  4. pltjack

    pltjack My posts are for poor entertainment only!

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    They don't have the option to go back to driving within 30 days any more?
     
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  5. icedriver

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    No. It's up and out.
     
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  6. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    How do you figure. no matter how you moved the freight the total weight would still be the same
     
  7. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Like all the flat bed bull :shit: ?
     
  8. highspeeds

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    Results matter. You gotta take one for the team. The company is turning a massive profit. The bottom line above all else.
     
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  9. highspeeds

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    A health care plan that actually covers something ? That would be fun.
     
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  10. highspeeds

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    My oh my, have times changed !
     
  11. ole man

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    Does anyone believe the bull :shit: they feed us? Haul an account for 20 years and glad to have it, then one day walk in and say we aren’t making any money. That happened to our barn. Not buying it!!
     
  12. highspeeds

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    Not true. Rework that trailer with the weight centered in the belly and the suspension will hold it " better ". Leading to a lower total weight reading after the axles are added up. Gaming the suspension is why some states weight the whole vehicle, not just one axle at a time.
     
  13. highspeeds

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    This guy is a salesman. I don't believe anything of any of it. None. But I have to say. These people can cook some books. Look at all that money this company is making !
     
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  14. ole man

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    Definitely some cooking!!
     
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  15. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    With our customer, we got undercut on pricing by NEMF (New England Motor Freight). Between inside delivery, staging trailers etc, I can believe it wasn’t worth it. Customers like that usually come back though, and this one has not. Nice heavy, tall skids, easy freight to move on the dock. I miss it for sure.
     
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  16. ole man

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    And with this point, I’ll bring up U-Line. Our barn hasn’t delivered U-Line shipments in months. A competitor next door has it. We have verified information from the competitor the reason they have it is because of our inside delivery assessorial charges. A XPO van pulls into the lot daily with what used to be our deliveries. The XPO van is from the logistics side of the company. Nevertheless, XPO.
     
  17. Bloodwidow

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    Let me guess Yankee Candle?
     
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  18. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    I thought u-line was exempt from all extra charges, residential, liftgate etc. I see it come out of Allentown Pa (I think).
     
  19. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    We don’t have them in the Midwest either. They were the main reason for the late fac’s In our area. They demanded pick up at 8pm. It wasn’t working for us.
     
  20. highspeeds

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    Still have it here. But I have yet to do a residential u-line delivery. When I was in the city previously, I would do several a day. They may have weeded that out and only be dealing with business accounts.
     

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