Used tires

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by sucker666, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

    What's up with all the used power/traction tires being mounted on trailers and dollys ?
    I'm into saving a buck where you can but I think this looks shoddy at best. I can remember a day when regional maintenance director saw a trailer in are yard when we were still CCX that had rusty looking rims and red tag the trailer to change them out . When questioned about this he said it was all about customer perception and he didn't want us to be perceived as a shabby carrier. Things have really changed.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2016
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  2. snaildriver

    snaildriver Retired

    The outfit I worked for before Con-Way always "ran out" tires on trailing equipment.
  3. Perma-bull

    Perma-bull Member

    You think? Of course things have changed. Not only are we no longer CCX but we're not even Conway, we're XPO were EBITA is king.
  4. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

    Always been done. Run them on trailers and dollys until service life is done.
  5. ole man

    ole man Well-Known Member

    I believe in making money, having profit and such, but this EBITA thing will finish us off. You have to reinvest in order to make money. Now there's no reinvestment.
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  6. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

    I know we have done it to a certain extent in more recent years but I was looking at our dolly line last week and I counted 8 units that had all 4 tires that were knobby open shoulder type of traction tires and I have never seen this before. It seems to me those type of tread designs optimum use is for power traction. To put them on trailers and run complete sets on dollys does not seem it would give you the best braking performance and fuel economy.
  7. Serene Gene

    Serene Gene Well-Known Member

    Of course there's reinvestment. They're still buying and refurbishing trucks, trailers, and dollies. They are producing handheld software updates and quarterly progress videos. They are rebranding all of our buildings and equipment and most of us had new uniforms within a year. They have hired employees and managers. All money that didn't have to be spent if all they wanted was to max out profit. I'm sure there's other examples, but that's what comes to mind at the moment.

    Traction is traction- whether it's being used for acceleration, braking, or turning. A sticky drive tire is a sticky trailer tire.

    I do remember the maintenance department saying that the new drive tires come off the drives earlier- but you said they were open shoulder tires, so I dunno. Maybe they got rid of a bunch of old tractors and swiped the drives off of them.
  8. eBiTDa

    eBiTDa No Beer, No Work

    I can't even get them to fix the cruise control (radar), along with the shocks on my horse, and you are worried about the rims. Profit over everything, run the ship aground.
  9. 616jimmy

    616jimmy Well-Known Member

    Yea, why are you so surprised?
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  10. Tao

    Tao Member

    Yeah! Damn them to Hell! Damn them for not throwing out perfectly serviceable tires! Damn them for not wasting money by throwing out tires with tread on them! Damn them for putting function over form! Damn them all!
  11. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

    Wow, I can't believe that you are so concerned about the use of serviceable drive tires or steer tires being used on trailers and dollies.
    You were the one on a other thread call XPO the Anti-christ and more evil then Hitler and out to screw the employees. Now you want then to get rid of perfectly serviceable tires. What next you want chrome rims on the dollies too.
  12. 616jimmy

    616jimmy Well-Known Member

    Put the koolaid down!
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  13. freightman68

    freightman68 Rightwing_extremist

    I'd much rather have a nice new set of drives on my tractor then a half worn set and new tires on my dolley or trailer,
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