Wilson getting bought out today...

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  1. mud

    mud Wonderin'

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    "Wilson Trucking Corporation announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Central Freight Lines, Inc. of Texas whereby Central Freight Lines will buy certain assets of Wilson Trucking "
     
  2. No1Important

    No1Important New Member

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    From my understanding, since Central has their own office in Waco, only a couple in the office will be offered a job (more so those in sales), but the rest will be gone. Roughly 200 people will be without a job. It's not gonna be easy since a couple of the other trucking companies in the area aren't hiring for office personnel or just 1 job opening and 65 people from Wilson have applied for the same job
     
  3. screweddaily

    screweddaily New Member

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    Central has informed Wilson employees that we have to apply to work for them. Employment is not guaranteed by we have priority over outside hires, if the applicant meets centrals standards and pass all the drug and background checks. If we are hired we keep our seniority and vacation. We are already getting more paid holidays and cap out on vacation with less years of service. Their is also a nice match with the 401K where Wilson didn't give you shut. From my understanding, they are not using any of Wilson's equipment due to age and milage, they have thier own trucks trailers and forklifts ready to go. The haul exclusively pups in their line haul; they do have strait trucks but they require double endorsement so it's unclear if they will hire our class B drivers. We are also unsure of what the wages will be. Over all this looks like a good change as long as we get hired on with central.
     
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  4. double m

    double m Member

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    I guess that means some management may be gone that should have been gone years ago
     
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  5. No1Important

    No1Important New Member

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    I do know everyone out in the field got an email on Thursday or Friday with an application from Central...no one at Corporate office got anything. Sucks a$$ when a lot of people worked 3 or more people's jobs because they either couldn't be replaced or Wilson didn't wanna hire anything but temps (which now makes complete sense). Still just sucks! Feel really bad for the people that have been there 20+ years and especially the ones close to retirement.
     
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  6. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The writing was on the wall,several years ago.Im actually surprised they stayed in it this long.Greed killed this company.
     
  7. bcsixtysix

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    Absolutely, a big dose of stupidity helped as well! I made this prediction 20 years ago. The ONLY reason it took so long is because Wilson had LOTS of money made years ago by strong management and many loyal, devoted employees who were the best at what they did and sacrificed greatly to make the company strong. All those people are long gone and this once great company that many have said gave them the best job they ever had is gone as well. So sad and disappointing, wishing all the best to those in Fishersville and other locations who now find themselves without a job.
     
  8. screweddaily

    screweddaily New Member

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    Anyone know if the Baltimore or Fishersville terminal are going to central, there are no jobs posted for them with central
     
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  9. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    My understand that everything is being sold to Central.Wilson Employee's have been informed that they will be notified when Central get's there Online Application up and going
     
  10. screweddaily

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    They are up and those are the only 2 terminals with no job listings
     
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  11. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Not sure then.Talked to a couple Wilson Driver's here in NC and they told me middle of the week that they still waiting to be able to apply to Central.
     
  12. Kenworth Kid

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    Good luck to everyone effected by all this we all bills to pay and family to take care off.It would be a shame to lose all of the years of hard work and benefits to have to start fresh somewhere else. It could be any company or anyone of us nothing is gaurenteed anymore in our jobs. hope all turns out well.
     
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  13. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Honestly I think it will be a positive for all the Wilson Employee's that get on with Central.But,yes it is a sad deal for anyone
     
  14. bigbird42368

    bigbird42368 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have heard from a current wilson driver that they are closing Baltimore,Conover and Fishersville . I hope they can offer transfers to the drivers.
     
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    bigbird42368 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    one of my friends got their acceptance letter from Central
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  16. double m

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    That's a good deal if they keep current pay. Hopefully they have good medical to go with it and they get to keep seniority and not loose any vacation time
     
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    It's been 2 years since a pay raise, Wilson pays several dollars less an hour than most of the other ltl carriers. The employees really want a bump up. They will keep seniority and vacation
     
  18. double m

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    It may not take long for a raise to come. When I left it had been 8 or nine years since a raise
     
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    Conover is now staying open
     
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    bigbird42368 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    awesome
     

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