Strong Economic Indicator?

Discussion in 'UPS Freight' started by hugnlug, May 5, 2006.

  1. hugnlug

    hugnlug Active Member

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    We have always known that a strong economic indicator was the amount of freight we hauled and warehoused. When the economy was good, trucks would be full and warehouses would be empty. When it wasn't, warehouses would be full and we drove around empty. Maybe I missed something here, but I personally don't think the economy is all that stellar. Anyway here is the Dow's transport report.
    http://www.forbes.com/2006/05/04/dow-transport-average-record-cx_rm_0504transports.html?partner=msn
     
  2. falcon465

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    From what I've seen I think it's been slow for all of the carriers. We've been a little slow for this time of the year but I don't think UPS wants to sink us. If they would give us the freight to keep us busy......we couldn't grow new business. If they give it to us as the contracts run out....we can expand our workforce and equipment to handle what is coming. I don't really think that it is a bad thing that we are slow right now......so we can handle what is getting ready to come.
     
  3. hugnlug

    hugnlug Active Member

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    True Falc. It would just be total chaos if they dropped a ton of freight on us right now. But I don't see us at peak levels as we were a few years back.
     

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