Salvage trucks

Discussion in 'Central Transport' started by simple723, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. simple723

    simple723 Active Member

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    Is it normal for a company to run trucks until the motor locks, parts it out, then rent or buy used equipment.
     
  2. vijax

    vijax Active Member

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    it is for this company we are losing trucks at our terminal at a steady rate. everyday a truck is coming in on the hook. i think we are down a third of our fleet and started to rent trucks. we dont even have a mechanic at our terminal.
     
  3. vijax

    vijax Active Member

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    are any of your terminals having a hard time finding drivers? we are hiring at ours and cant get anyone to come in the door even in this bad economy.
     
  4. speedracer21

    speedracer21 Active Member

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    if it is not dot vitran will not fix it.the plungers on the trailers if they dont work vitran will not fix it as it is not dot what a **** bag company
     
  5. simple723

    simple723 Active Member

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    We can get 1 driver in and lose 2
     
  6. stpinindy

    stpinindy Well-Known Member

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    A working plunger(snubber) is required, but can be trailer or dolley that has the working plunger, doesn't need to be both.
     
  7. Scotty425

    Scotty425 Active Member

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    Yeup-welcome to Vitran/Pjax. Our terminal yanks good trucks out from drivers with seniority who earned the better truck, and give them to brand new drivers. Runs, too. Otherwise they quit after a couple of days seeing our piss poor equipment. (happens a lot actually). As for no job applicants after a while-reputation gets around among drivers. To be hired this time of year to cover the "busy season" and come fall be laid off, with not even enough time to get benefits or unemployment..most think why bother.
     
  8. ltlrunner

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    Vitran Employee discussion

    visit vitranemplyeeunion.com
     
  9. CSKK

    CSKK Member

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    Normal? No , when I hired on they gave me a old P-Jax truck that had not been serviced for over 80,000 miles. Before I could talk the shop into getting a pm done it left me sitting on the side of the road with a fuel filter plugged. I had to pay for it myself and then it took me 60 days to get paid back for it.The good news is that there are other trucks like mine that are dropping dead and I now have lots of parts to fix mine!!!!
     
  10. cmsdock

    cmsdock Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty bad that a company won't take care of our equipment. Are biggest issue is the shop waiting to get approval to order parts.
     
  11. james j neiweem

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    Sounds like the drivers at etes are happy. Check them out. See the estes post new equipment orders.
     

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