What will happen to Gaffney?

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  1. LaidBackBlack

    LaidBackBlack New Member

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    This is the proposed I-85 widening project for one of the Gaffney, SC exits. The yellow stands for existing road and green stands for new road.

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  2. Skeeter

    Skeeter Well-Known Member

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    What ever this was didn't come through???
     
  3. LaidBackBlack

    LaidBackBlack New Member

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  4. Skeeter

    Skeeter Well-Known Member

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  5. LaidBackBlack

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    Someone mentioned it to me and I did a little research and found this, but I have not heard anything from any Gaffney drivers.
     
  6. Skeeter

    Skeeter Well-Known Member

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    Have to keep a ear out and eyes open...
     
  7. Gideon129

    Gideon129 Active Member

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    Isn't Gaffney the hub for the South East? Unless they start more direct routs from the other barns I can't see them rerouting freight.
    At hrs when we were routing around Gaffney it all but crippled the dock operation, we had 15 less strip doors for that week.

    Taking away that many strip doors from a 193 door barn that uses every door was a pretty big deal.
     
  8. Skeeter

    Skeeter Well-Known Member

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    Yes, That would make a huge change of operations...
     
  9. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Is it possible that they might bridge over top?
     
  10. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    From the looks of that picture there is enough land at the other end of the building to extend the operation out the other end without losing any capacity.
     
  11. toilet paper

    toilet paper Well-Known Member

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    Rumor has it that old peach shed was sold to the state of SC for 7 to 9 million plus tax incentives. It will be moving to Charlotte. That's just rumors amongest drivers. So nobody freak out take it with a grain of salt.
     
  12. mud

    mud Wonderin'

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    What about moving work to the UPS Freight dock in Greer, on I-85 out by GSP.
     
  13. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    They couldn't handle the freight not enough yard.
     
  14. ESP

    ESP Well-Known Member

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    What ever happens, UPS will come out on top
     
  15. poindexter

    poindexter New Member

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    Or they will hire Mexicans and hire more owner operators and say they lost the freight
     
  16. GaffneyRddriver

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    At the rate they are cutting runs there will be nothing left of Gaffney anyway. 3 more single runs cut in the last two weeks.
     
  17. Skeeter

    Skeeter Well-Known Member

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    How many single and team runs do they have?
     
  18. GaffneyRddriver

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    We are down to I believe 48 single runs. Our biggest sleeper now gets under 4000 miles per week.
     
  19. Skeeter

    Skeeter Well-Known Member

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    A 60 80 door terminal can easily do that. Sad but it's been in the works with the company and union since conception...
     
  20. jimbobillybob

    jimbobillybob Active Member

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    Gaffneyroaddriver hows that yankee from Wallingford CT doing?
    Is he still working there?
    Said he would call me haven't heard a peep out of him since he transferred down there.
     

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