Wilson Closes 3 terminals

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  1. bigbird42368

    bigbird42368 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I really thought it would have gotten some kind of report already on here. Wilson closed Birmingham,Decatur and Montgomery Alabama Tuesday. That makes around 12 closings in 7 years. Pray for all the employees who are out of a job.
     
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  2. double m

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    Haven't heard much of anything from anybody.. It don't sound good for the people
     
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  3. double m

    double m Member

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    with the management they have it's surprising more have not been closed
     
  4. Frootloop

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    Wow I thought Wilson did well in that area. Are there any terminals left open in Mississippi ?
     
  5. PistonRing83

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    Hopefully all the employees that are left can see the writing on the wall and get the heck out before the whole thing comes crashing down.
     
  6. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Six months from now,if that long,most of those employees will be calling it a blessing in disguise..
     
  7. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I really don't keep up with them much,anymore.I don't think they have ever had any terminals in Mississippi.Greed and bad management can really destroy good workplaces..
     
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  8. Frootloop

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    Their coverage map says They have a terminal in Jackson Mississippi and another in Memphis that serves northern Mississippi. Yeah it's a shame that things are going that way. Hate to see all those folks out of work but hopefully they can find something better.
     
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  9. double m

    double m Member

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    They interline with another company out of Jackson
     
  10. Frootloop

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    Oh ok ten fo.
     
  11. bigbird42368

    bigbird42368 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    no
     
  12. BGWVTRUCKER

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    Those have been closed for some time now
     
  13. bigbird42368

    bigbird42368 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    those 3 just closed last Tuesday
     
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    What is gast smoking? U think New penn trained him well? Four words SAIA. There moving into n.east
     
  15. wtvaretired

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    heard there was another blood letting of dozens of long term people on Friday - very sad
     
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  16. Frootloop

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    where did these events take place?
     
  17. screweddaily

    screweddaily New Member

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    Yes, a bunch of people were let go. I know of a terminal Manager; the dispatcher position was eliminated in smaller terminals, some safety people, and some others that are of retirement age.
    They are also trying to put as many deliveries on a run as possible to keep drivers home. There's enough freight on some trucks where it's impossible to get it all off and make pick-ups. This is killing the quality of service and pissing off drivers and customers.
     
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  18. bigbird42368

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    I do not wish ill will toward Wilson but these items do not look good at all for their future
     
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  19. double m

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    I wonder what cuts they are planning for Valentines Day
     
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  20. screweddaily

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    They are cutting equipment, Its a valentine's truck sale. They took a lot of the 9000, 9100 series trucks out of service and the sterlings
     

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