Some more Scuttlebutt!

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by ole man, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. It may be their goal but putting into practice is a whole other animal. It may have been something thrown out to are terminal as a retribution threat for voting for representation.
     
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  2. Bloodwidow

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    If the company wanted to limit linehaul drivers to 80 thousand. There are only two ways I can see for them to do that. One way would be to have long runs be four day weeks and one short or night off, this wouldn't work cause every barn would need more drivers to cover days and we can't hire them. Second way would be shorter runs but that would mean more FACs to lessen miles between them. This wouldn't work for my barn. We are end of line for two FACs. So I think it would cost more now and wouldn't look good if XPO want to sell in the short term
     
  3. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    You have a way you didn't mention: pay less money to drivers.
     
  4. Bloodwidow

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    True. Didnt want to go easy route
     
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  5. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    I also think this will never happen. Our longest l/h run is 163 miles each way (not long run right?) and most earn at least 75k. I heard that city drivers were not going to work o/t on the outbound, that should make for some late dispatch times.
     
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  6. icuicp

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    I would welcome this - but it's hard to see. If management would allow it right now , I would sign up for 8 hours , no overtime , go home , get off the clock work. This is attractive to a lot of city drivers , and the Holy Grail of driving jobs - a set quitting time. The ability to plan a life after a days work.
     
  7. sucker666

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    Some
    Some drivers would like it.
     
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  8. TiredDvrsWife

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    The local OD where LTA used to be is extremely busy. I was told that this has been traditionally a slow time of the year but not this year. Running through their butts to cover P&D along with linehaul runs there. I haven't heard that they cut any rates. Maybe more business for all because of Trump being elected, he's a business man president not an attorney one and people have their hopes up? Just speculation on why.
     
  9. icuicp

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    I've been hearing gossip that sometime around March , executives will be looking to trim underperforming locations - similar to what happened previously.
     
  10. vetran peddleman

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  11. eBiTDa

    eBiTDa ¡Taking care of business!

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    They did say something about cutting about $250,000,000 off the operating cost at the last town hall meeting. Something about adding more cube to the trailers also. I have no clue as to how both will be accomplished. But I can guess.
     
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  12. highspeeds

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    Cut. Cut. Cut. Your name says it all.
     
  13. Songremainsthesame

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    Or add more subservice eliminating more road positions and forcing guys back to the city where they only make 55.
     
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  14. icuicp

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    Yeah , running out of ways to show improvement. At least easy ways. Gains this year will take actual work and thought put into it. Low hanging fruit has been picked.
     
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    Or throw away more freight. Claim it isn't making enough money. And reduce your capacity. He's not trying to be the biggest or the best. Just the most profitable. And since the subvans are so cheap, the freight that disappears will be the stuff that was filling the pups. That means fewer pick ups and deliveries. Reduces labor and fuel in the city. Fewer LH runs means less people standing around on the FAC and fewer empty miles. He's gonna keep on squeezing. Last year. This year. Next year. And the year after that. And the year after that. EBITDA. Results matter.
     
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  16. highspeeds

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    How long until they start claiming that they just can't hire drivers ? So that they can flood us with dockhands ? Part timers making half what we do with no benefits ? How long ? You give it this year ? Next ? Can't be very far away.
     
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  17. icuicp

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    I think we still have the policy in place where a Vice President has to approve all new hires.
     
  18. peachykeen

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    Our SCM had to submit a proposal to hire and Tony Brooks had to ok it to hire. That was 3 months ago we can't get anyone to apply even with a $500 sign on bonus
     
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    If you had a brain, why would you ? All things considered, this is a horrible situation. Not just in being bought and that ordeal. But also in that the big LTLs have passed us in wages and benefits. And have better working conditions and schedules. Especially for the first day employee.
     
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  20. Fly-by-night

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    This just show the state of our company. Good places to work don't need to put out signs, run ads, and have hiring bonus. When you have a good place to work people come knocking on your door.
    When I got into LTL you had to know someone to even get an app.
     
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