Trucking Companies Race to Add Capacity, Drivers as Market Heats Up

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  1. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Trucking fleets are charging higher prices to move freight around the country. But it is an open question whether the companies or their drivers will reap the windfall.

    With the economy humming, retailers and manufacturers are looking to hire thousands more trucks to haul clothing, construction equipment and other goods. Trucking companies can choose which loads to take on. In December, the most recent month for which data is available, carriers charged an average 22% more than they did a year ago in the spot market, where shippers can hire trucks on short notice, according to DAT Solutions LLC.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trucki...apacity-drivers-as-market-heats-up-1516453200
     
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  2. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay , Never forget

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    1st off Trip I know we will disagree on this , But it's the "Companies " that will reap the $$$ windfall and it's just not in trucking , when you read the Sunday paper if full of ads for hiring ,BUT key thing is no companies wants to bump up the pay to hire workers !! and then these LAZY young age group Millenniums , are the most lazy s.o.b.s every .
     
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  3. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    We will disagree? I'm shocked I tell you, shocked!!

    PS - Wong, every generation has had its quota of "slugs".
     
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  4. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    Sluggenials.
    Next gen.
    :duel:
     
  5. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    Uh oh. I just hired two 22 year olds to run weekdays. Hmmm...I'll call their truck the Gold Basement....
     
  6. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Oh no Dave, it looks like you actually hired children!!

    "Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and families."
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/...ns-24-say-scientists-young-people-delay-work/
     
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  7. 511monkey

    511monkey Active Member

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    Who needs them anyway?

    249 pallets an hour! And, mixed product pallets at that.
     
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  8. Elwood

    Elwood Question Authority

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    Daughter got her first ‘real’ job at 14 after babysitting for two years and son got his first at 11. Never had to give either of them allowances. There are plenty of people of ALL ages, I have worked with that have sloppy work ethic.

    BTW, I’m all for putting off adulthood as long as possible. It ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.
     
  9. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Boy am I confused, I thought deregulation would make freight rates next to nothing.
     
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  10. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    I totally agree. My motto is "Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional". I still have a way to go before I grow up! :bananapartyhat:
     
  11. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    You're right about those adulthood years, plus when you reach these "Golden Years," you may find some to be just tarnished copper.
    My son and daughter both have good paying jobs, I was thinking about asking them for an allowance.
     
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  12. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    "Golden Years"
    My ass.
    :732:
    It takes a beating and by the time you get there your lucky if you've held up.
    :moon2:
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  13. Elwood

    Elwood Question Authority

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    ‘Life is overcoming obstacles and dealing with pain. Everything else is icing on the cake!’
     
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  14. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    I ain't got much icing left!
    Lol. But I'll eat it sparingly.
    Obstacles are always placed at points in life.
    Just never know when and how hard you'll trip over them.
    Agreed.
     
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  15. mud

    mud Wonderin' AD-FREE USER

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    It's like what the hell happen?
     
  16. mud

    mud Wonderin' AD-FREE USER

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    I haven't had a wild weekend in years but I sure did have me a few way back when.
     
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  17. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    If you had them once then you know how to have them again! (Not saying knowing is the same as doing) :smile new:
     
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    Elwood Question Authority

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  19. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    A few more years and this will be just "Fake News"
    "Take my word"
     
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