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ABF change or operation for all abf

Discussion in 'ABF Freight System' started by mrabf, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. mrabf

    mrabf Member

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    Does anyone knows will there be a change of operation
    I here some say in some areas they have to rebid soon
    Does some one know!
     
  2. ABFer

    ABFer I live Here

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    Haven't heard a peep here but I expect to see some sort of changes. They may be able to make the changes without a COO with this new contract.
     
  3. loopfred

    loopfred old timer

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    What contract driver? Get the KJ ready.
    A TEAMSTER FOREVER.
     
  4. GO40

    GO40 Well-Known Member

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    Everything seems to be in a holding pattern until they find out what happens with yrc....
     
  5. nothumbleenough

    nothumbleenough Active Member

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    Now that is an absolute fact!
     
  6. Bernard Shakey

    Bernard Shakey Member

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    Did you even finish fifth grade?
     
  7. mrabf

    mrabf Member

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    No I did not don't talk about my edmocation ha ha ha
     
  8. AkitaDog

    AkitaDog Well-Known Member

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    I haven't heard about any changes. But I did notice a lot of 53 ft rental trailers lately at some of the terminals I've' been to including mine. Maybe their getting ready for something big to happen I don't know.
     
  9. Crystal

    Crystal Well-Known Member

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    You bring up an interesting point in regards to YRC. Does the new ABF contract still have the same special memoranda that was hidden in the last contract? Like the unlimited use of utility drivers and outside cartage etc. in the event of a YRC shutdown?
     
  10. Homesick

    Homesick Do I really exist if you've never seen me?

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    I think yrc and the holiday season are what are keeping the change on hold. Strictly my option, I have heard no information on any change. There is the possibility one is not in the works. I don’t believe it but it is a possibility.
     
  11. ABFer

    ABFer I live Here

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    We've had 53' rentals for years and I don't quite understand this. I would expect owning would be a better way to go and the newer Great Dane trailers are nicer to work with. New doors and the slider mechanism is a better model.
     
  12. ABFer

    ABFer I live Here

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    Don't need it in an MOU, it's in the contract...no YRC closure necessary.
     
  13. AkitaDog

    AkitaDog Well-Known Member

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    I know. We have a bunch in our P&D operation but I'm talking about 53's with barn doors that seem to be new. Ok that's it for I got to go do my U.E. Bid to 352.Hold the fort down ABFer while I'm gone.Time to make some big holiday money tonight.....less 7% that is!
     
  14. Crystal

    Crystal Well-Known Member

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    I didn't realize that the new contract allowed for unlimited use of utility and outside cartage. I wonder what the nons will come up with next to maintain their competitive advantage as the race to the bottom continues.
     
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    iam4us Active Member

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    I have heard they are using temporary drivers in utility type jobs!! this in central region..
     
  16. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch Hat Distribution Manager

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    Heard this morning, ABF maybe moving to the " Ridge".
     
  17. GO40

    GO40 Well-Known Member

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    I think your right, the new roof was the selling point.....lol
     
  18. disgruntled teamster

    disgruntled teamster Active Member

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    Reading the transcripts of the conference call, Judy said the give backs are a start but doesn't bring ABF back to historic profits. A system wide survey is being conducted with results to be implemented in the coming quarters after the new year. Not her exact words per say, but if you want to read the 3rd quarter conference call transcripts, you can google it. Good luck.
     
  19. ABFer

    ABFer I live Here

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    Times have changed and historic profits are...well...historic history.
     

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