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Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by medix, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    I get what you are saying. Times have changed. Attitudes have changed. There is no country for old men.
     
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  2. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    Minot , ND - Does anybody remember when money was being offered to go work there? I asked because it popped up on the news: Iced over roads , cold , snow , snow blowers carve pathways ( damn near tunnels ) through the snow type of place.

    I think they offered $10,000 to go to a North Dakota town further north than Minneapolis , Detroit ( hell - ALL of Michigan ) , Chicago , Montreal , Toronto , Ottawa, and Quebec City. I wonder who took that deal?
     
  3. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    I don't know of anyone. That's 10 months of winter and 2 months of mud and mosquitoes. Probably great skiing and hunting if you are up for a week. But you gotta figure it's a tough place to live year round.
     
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  4. Serene Gene

    Serene Gene Well-Known Member

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    I do- I remember thinking that 10 grand seemed like a really low number to live in Minot for a year.

    It wouldn't surprise me if their staffing problems suddenly reversed themselves after the price of oil dropped.
     
  5. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    They did.
     
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    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    Another nor'easter forecasted for tomorrow. Can't wait to see how the bosses handle this one. Stay safe drivers.
     
  7. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    If being smart and staying out of harm's way and keeping myself or someone else alive is being a chicken, then bring on the feathers. This is a JOB. Nothing more. That freight does nobody any good strewn out in the median because of an accident, and it definitely does nobody any good rolled up on top of someone else's vehicle killing them and possibly me. My father has been on the road since 1963 and would be the first to tell you that when the road gets bad the only place you need to be is NOT ON IT. I get a kick out of some of you old timers who think that just because guys like me didn't have to put up with the hard to handle equipment and :horseshit: mentality that a driver isn't worth two nickels aren't "real professionals". It's a different era. I'm not going to jeopardize my life, someone else's life, and my future earnings potential just to look tough. That's stupid.
     
  8. medix

    medix THE DARK SIDE

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    INFO: Winter weather may delay





    FAC Closed – All closed FACs will tentatively run on 1/8 and will be confirmed on 1/7

    NBM

    BIRMINGHAM, AL

    NMP

    MEMPHIS, TN

    XCA

    CHARLESTON, WV

    NKX

    KNOXVILLE, TN

    NAT

    ATLANTA, GA

    NCH

    CHARLOTTE, NC

    NRM

    RICHMOND, VA

    NNA

    NASHVILLE, TN


    Limited FAC

    LJS

    JACKSON, MS


    Closed Linehaul

    NHB

    HUMBOLDT, TN

    NTR

    TRI CITIES, TN

    NAV

    ASHEVILLE, NC

    NCT

    CHATTANOOGA, TN

    NRG

    ROME, GA

    NNW

    NEWNAN GA

    NMA

    MACON GA

    NAG

    AUGUSTA , SC

    NNC

    NORCROSS GA

    NCO

    COLUMBIA, SC

    NNF

    NORFOLK, VA

    NHN

    HICKORY, NC

    NWN

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC

    NRD

    RALEIGH, NC

    NIL

    WILSON, NC

    NLB

    LUMBERTON, NC

    NGV

    GREENVILLE, SC

    NBM

    BIRMINGHAM, AL

    NMP

    MEMPHIS, TN

    NNA

    NASHVILLE, TN

    XCA

    CHARLESTON, WV

    NCS

    CHARLESTON, SC

    NCH

    CHARLOTTE, NC

    NRM

    RICHMOND, VA


    Limited Linehaul

    NDE

    DECATUR, AL

    NGS

    GADSDEN, AL

    LTE

    TUPELO, MS

    NSA

    SAVANNAH, GA

    NRO

    ROANOKE, VA

    NWY

    WYTHEVILLE, VA

    NKX

    KNOXVILLE, TN

    NAT

    ATLANTA, GA

    LJS

    JACKSON, MS
     
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  9. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    OK so the FAC at Atlanta is closed but they're going to run limited linehaul out of there tonight? What sense does that make??
     
  10. tjr56dhr

    tjr56dhr New Member

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    If 1/2 can't run it would be imbalanced and create a backlog. That doesn't mean they can't run.
     
  11. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    Makes no sense to send drivers out. The south isn't equipped to handle weather, best to sit everyone at home that way you don't have to worry about getting back home.
     
  12. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Song, I am surprised at you "new guys" as this "fruitcake" calls you for letting him
    pull your chain.
    I don't think he is no more truck driver than I am a Mig 15 pilot, don't think a real driver
    would have a name like that.
    I drove back in those hard times,we had KB 11 IHCs with no heaters about half with TS,
    mirrors the size of jar lids, I could go on and on about bad equipment and hard times.
    But they were really the golden and best years of trucking.
    We ran bad roads, had no interstates, Jellico Mt, Mount Eagle,Hickory Nut Gorge and the
    real Fancy Gap,but they were no worse than what you guys run today, we had no 50 or
    75 car pileups on the turn pikes like today.
    Never had a dispatcher tell me I could not tie down, you used your own judgement,got paid for
    every hour I claimed in bed.
    This guy says he is "old school" drove 41 yrs retired 2 yrs ago,doesn't qualify as old school
    to me.
    I started with Ryder Truck Lines in 1955, they became PIE Nationwide, I stayed with them
    until they folded in 1990 and retired, never had but one job.
    Not for one minute do I think my job was harder than yours today with all the traffic, elogs
    cameras, P&D,dock work, in 35yrs I can count on one hand the times I touched a piece of freight.
    I have a 3 million mile safe driving award and not for being a hero, if the conditions were too bad
    I found a place to park.
    This clown is pulling your leg,vacuum wsw were gone in 55 long before he started.
    When you lost your air they came to a stop at 60lbs just like today.
    He needs to get a copy of "Wheels Of Time" read about old trucks and hard times.
    May feel better if he changed his handle
     
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  13. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Great post, song! You are RIGHT ON the money with that one. I remember a time a while back that I called off a couple of nights due to icy, snowy roads. I had an overnight run of 250 miles round trip, and I was lucky to finally hear the end of the crap I got from co-workers about calling off...basically got told I wasn't a 'real driver' from a (formerly) close friend. I finally told him to kiss my 'poop chute' and reminded him that 'heroics' don't impress anybody, they just get people hurt, or killed.
     
  14. Fly-by-night

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

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    Did any FAC work on Sunday
     
  15. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the kind remarks.

    I love it when folks say "well so-and-so made it" and I quickly point out that I'm not so-and-so. I have no delusions of grandeur, and there's no shame in parking in bad weather.
     
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  16. Fly-by-night

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

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    So true. It' kind of hard to deliver the freight when the truck and trailer is impounded by DOT in a pending investigation
     
  17. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    You KNOW an ice storm is coming yet you run operations the night before to areas with no changes based on knowledge of pending bad conditions.

    This may have changed since I left work but , there was plenty of advanced warning and at that time no changes were planned. I hope for common sense sake , and safety sake , good decisions are made to minimize the risk to drivers.
     
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  18. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Ideally, yes. We HOPE good decisions are made regarding bad-weather operations. But the sad reality is...
     
  19. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    I prefer to be 'late & alive than early & dead'. von.
     
  20. highspeeds

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    Thank you for the dose of reality. Many of us didn't drive back in the Flintstone days and have no idea how things were or weren't.
     

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