Truckload is being sold

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by Grumpy914, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure if that's accurate. The freightliners came with one year free xm. At a corporate rate. Who knows.
     
  2. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    What I have been hearing lately is that the Mexican lanes are no longer as profitable. The Panama Canal being open to the super container ships has created access to even cheaper rates on Asian freight.
     
  3. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    I don't know what deal they worked out for Con-way Truckload, but for Con-way LTL it was part of the lease agreement that we would have XM in the trucks. The new LTL trucks do not have XM. Tried to tell them something about the terrestrial radio antenna was stronger and that you would be able to use that. Back to radio boxes. Will probably have senior guys fighting over old trucks for a couple years here too. XM is very nice. Sad to see that go.
     
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  4. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    I've heard that too. Mexican lanes are only important to a carrier trying to move a Canadian driver around in the US through use of a legal loophole. The law states that a foreign driver is only allowed to move international freight, but it does not stipulate that said freight must be from or to their country of origin.

    It's abuse of the law in my opinion, and the carriers I know to use this technique are Celadon and Schneider. The reason Mexican lanes are less profitable these days is because there's more going out than coming in, which is useless for moving a Canadian stranded in Laredo.
     
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  5. DSR86

    DSR86 Active Member

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    The radios still have USB and Aux.. Why would you need a box?
     
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  6. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Long established method in LTL.
    Debt does not matter.
    Market share does.
     
  7. BfloHostler

    BfloHostler New Member

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    There are many ex-CF drivers at Conway/xpo , I am and I was there B-4 the start of Conway. The Trailers and Dollies are the same. We had Frieghtliners with no power steering, Cab over tractors with a wedge nose trailer and they wonder why I still hook up on an angle. I am sorry to post on a subject away from the original poster.
     
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  8. ConwayDSR

    ConwayDSR Well-Known Member

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    I mailed to get the never stand still book about consolidated. It'll be quite a read I'm sure.
     
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  9. highspeeds

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    Good point. I will spread this information to hopefully ease some of the panic.
     
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  10. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    I can't speak for new heavy duty ( road ) tractors , '16 and up ( city )Freightliners have Bluetooth.
     
  11. highspeeds

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    Most city drivers spend all day on Facebook. Sure there are a few with longer runs that appreciate a radio though.
     
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  12. snaildriver

    snaildriver Retired

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    As a linehaul driver, satellite radio was a huge perk. Before we got it, I had my own portable unit, but that meant moving the unit (and antenna) every day. The antennas aren't made for that kind of use, and the wires break.
     
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  13. Cnwy21

    Cnwy21 New Member

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    I think I bought 10 antennas because of the wires breaking.
     
  14. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    And you can't repair them because it's the world's tiniest coaxial cable.
     
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  15. Cnwy21

    Cnwy21 New Member

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    Exactly.
     
  16. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    A source I have in MO said that CFI was being brought back from the dead said the equipment and building and everything was going back to CFI.
     
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  18. ltltrkr

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    There was a public announcement already that it would be CFI again !!!!
     
  19. boomer55

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    Looks like their having some trouble running this why would they want another one
     
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  20. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    If it turns out he is a short timer, you have the answer to your question as to why they transffered him. No grounds for a law suit or EEOC. Wanna to dump a high paid executive? ship him out to a losing outfit & now you have a reason. von.
     

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