Slip Seat Rumor?

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  1. the5tolls

    the5tolls I hope we make it to 19....got my NO ready

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    I heard a rumor second hand from a driver I never met before, but he talked like a pretty straight shooter. He told me that two terminals and he thought one of them was Columbus had all of their slip seat runs taken away with the new bids and switched to lay downs. I was just curious if anyone heard anything on the topic. At my barn we had two runs switched from slip seats to lay downs, I don't know if this is a trend for the future?
     
  2. TC Holland

    TC Holland Member

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    Nashville........Ten Slips switched to Lay Downs.......
     
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  3. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    Yep it's true charlotte had a lot of their big run changed to laydowns
     
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  4. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    Honest question, wouldn't this be considered a change of operations? If so why wasn't it put up for a vote?
     
  5. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    No you can't tell them how to move their freight. You just enforce the method in which they move it.
     
  6. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    I was mistaken, my apologies.
     
  7. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    No problem
     
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  8. wood duck

    wood duck Member

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    Toledo had 2 switched to 2 rounds with a Friday slip. This is nothing new, they use to be like this a lot.
     
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  9. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    I think a lay down is easier than a slip to me. Seems like you work harder trying to get in back home than when you lay down.
     
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  10. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    Have to do laydowns, when you don't know what a "cut time" means lol
     
  11. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay & Broke Pension Fund

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    Cut Times ??? With shortage of help on dock and city and nobody will apply ,there is no way of making any cut times , it has about a 2 hour window of when the cut time is daily !! Bottom line is NO Help ,so freight can't move on time !!
     
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  12. the5tolls

    the5tolls I hope we make it to 19....got my NO ready

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    I might be really giving the company a lot of credit here, but don't you think they must have based this decision to go to more lay downs than slips on numbers over the last months showing the freight gets to the end terminal quicker than when done on a slip? I also stated earlier that we had two slips switched to lay downs, just like Toledo they are now two turns with a slip on Friday. I guess Friday cut times are not real important?
     
  13. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    Friday never is important them when concerning road drivers. If slip man calls in and no one to cover the other slip man is gonna hold for bid and becomes extra Sunday run open board man and freight still makes service.
     
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  14. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    Only thing I fear is they are gonna create more three round bids if it gets worse.
     
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  15. Getoverit

    Getoverit Well-Known Member

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    Yea when one terminal gets out on time and the other two hours later and the guy that gets to the slip point first still waits on his man than you have two late loads, this way at least one load will arrive on time!! Most of the time anyway!!
     
  16. Cab Lizzard

    Cab Lizzard Well-Known Member

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    Throw E logs into the mix and really screw the whole system up.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$
     
  17. Rodeo

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    Cancelled 2 three round bites in Charlotte this go around
     
  18. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    What they change it to 5day slip or 2& a slip?
     
  19. Rodeo

    Rodeo Active Member

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    5 day slip
     
  20. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    Man seems like those will fall towards the bottom.
     

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