Who's Buying Watkins this week????

Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by hasbeenking, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. pompano

    pompano Member

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    Hey shop Vitran is hiring. There wanting to go union. You might be happier over there.:nutkick:
     
  2. pompano

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    Here I go again. Probably more warn points. Hey Brutus do not read this..:chairshot:
     
  3. pompano

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    Where do you get your info? I know alot of shop people that have been here long before fdx bought AF.:duh:
     
  4. bear6997

    bear6997 Guest

    I am not sure where you got your information Shop, but I started at Viking in 1984. I know mechanics that are still working and some that have retired all since we became Fedex.

    Fedex Ground has nothing to do with the freight and have never hauled our trailers

    P&D are not getting it to the breakbulks now why would anything change. It sounds to me like shop is someone that could not make it at Fedex and is very bitter but his facts are all false so ignore him.
     
  5. dlscontractor

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    fed ex tv commercials

    I watch the football games and see the fedex commercials. They all mention every
    fed ex group. Ground, Freight, Express, and Kinkos. I have yet to see one that mentions National. It sure is lonely being the step-child
     
  6. Familyman

    Familyman Banned (Punk)

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    Jeez Louise, give it time, Rome wasn't built in a day....

    FM
     
  7. militaryman4

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    you prolly wont - they dont mention FedEx Trade Networks, SCS, Custom Critical - i mean, they have like 24 companies all operating under 4 major OPCO's - Express, Ground, Kinkos and Freight - we are still waiting for a special nascar race with our name on it one day too - home delivery got it last year.
    Rob
     
  8. daddy ooo

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    fedex will unveil a new nascar for national, it will say! FEDEX FREIGHT national
     
  9. GoFreakDaddy

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    I gust got a fedex jacket and hat on ebay sitting at the HAR Pa Fed roof. Run 300 miles sit for 24 hrs. When does the layoff come or condos. But gitting lots of free rooms to use nict vacation. Go Fedex:funky: :smilie_132: :hide:
     
  10. Old AF

    Old AF The Original

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    Good point, Rob. After Viking and AF were rebranded to FXF, it was about two years before there was a commercial that mentioned us. Today, we might get our logo "flashed" at the end of the commercial and a line like "we move the big stuff too." Express and Ground are our big brothers and are going to get the lion's share of the advertising, and rightly so. It's also worth pointing out that FXF may not necessarily need as much help from advertising, and I'm speaking across the board here, as there's not a lot of markets where we're not at capacity or close to it.
    Express and Ground, however, are fighting tough battles against UPS for every envelope and package they can get their hands on.
    That, at least in my opinon, is why they get the bulk of the advertising.

    FNL (National) folks, be patient. It took a long time before we started seeing shirts, hats, etc. with FedEx Freight on them. And two years or more if I recall correctly, before we had the fleet painted. The sense I get from this board is that "we don't want anything to change but we want all the 'goodies' that come from being a part of FedEx." The biggest thing about being a part of FedEx, again, my opinion only, is that THINGS TAKE TIME. And that means EVERYTHING.
     
  11. nightshadow

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    You are right, it makes great sense. There are millions more who will think about which express service to use to get their letter moved. The "average joe" does not ship alot of skid freight, but he may send a late car or mortgage payment express. The ads for freight correctly go in industry publications where the decision makers will see them. Why pay the "freight" for tv event advertising (tv ads aren't cheap) when 95% of the people who see them will be outside your target audience?
     
  12. gtrdone

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    I'm totally confused?
     
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    :hysterical: Check out the date on whim's post and it will all clear up for you....:smilie_132:
     

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