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    Has anyone heard of the rumors going around? I heard two different ones. The first one is that ABF is going to close a distribution center in the west.That being KCM,Chi or Dal.
    The second... It will close KCM,Dal or WSL.


    If they do have a COO, everyone's got to remember that we never did have the 4.0 change yet. It wouldn't be because of the no vote.

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    Someone asked this question on inforound and don't remember the exact response. I think it went something like it wasn't going to happen but we all know how they respond on there to rumors and then all of a sudden it happens. Amazing isn't it.

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    My stupid question, what is the 4.0 change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tukintaco View Post
    My stupid question, what is the 4.0 change.

    It's supposedly the last COO in the series to get the two day lane freight all lined up.It was to involve the west and to adjust tweaks to the last COO which was called the 3.5 COO. Let me know if I explained it good enough. It's been a long time since I watched the video on it and right now, I'm just going on memory,which isn't what it used to be...lol

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    Docker, we have been hearing about this COO since last July when the other one took place in Albq. and something like almost 20 guys were laid of here in Albq. and that was after the layoff in the fall of 2008 that involved my husband's job. What we haven't heard is exactly what this COO is supposed to involve. Like what locations? My husband's supervisor and local union leader said it would be a plus for Albq. but that is all we know.

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    laidoffabfwife, I remember watching the video report on the coo's but that was about four years ago. I do recall it saying that it will involve the west and thinking that Albq. would benefit from the 4.0 change too.What's weird is that almost 2 years went by since the 3.5 and still nothing on the last change.IMO.. Things changed on the COO when Davidson was so proud to announce over a year ago that he spent $800,000 on some kind of "plans" that was to be announced at a later time.I just wonder if that money was just wasted now or if those "plans" are still on the back burner.Time will tell,I guess. Or maybe,my thinking on this is way off base.

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    I have been told that the change for the West to include the special drivers has been put on hold because of the money involved. No word of when they plan to expand into our area.

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    I saw the sign out in front of 042 Carlisle- hiring fulltime city drivers & dock. I asked a dockman if it was for real. He said yes they were hiring. He told me that they had about 20 Teamsters from YRC across the street working as casuals but none of them want to make the list........ Am I missing something here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    I saw the sign out in front of 042 Carlisle- hiring fulltime city drivers & dock. I asked a dockman if it was for real. He said yes they were hiring. He told me that they had about 20 Teamsters from YRC across the street working as casuals but none of them want to make the list........ Am I missing something here?
    I called the reading and allentown locals who both had lots of guys layed off and less than five even came...I think maybe 2 actually are trying and there are probably three other guys from non-union companies trying to make the list..Right now they probably drive 3 days or so a week and then work the outbound..but I would think the 2 YRC and the 2 nons will most probably have a good shot at making it...I called both closest locals and nobody came.

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    Check out the employment link on the ABF website. They are hiring in several locations! And we are hearing some great things coming out of Albuquerque tonight. We heard not enough trucks, not enough drivers and that trucks were lined up all the way out to the street waiting to leave. If all is true, eleven more guys have to be called back and then my husband will be called back as were heard four were just called back. I am trying not to get my hopes built up but this is the best news we have heard in almost two years and believe me, it cannot come soon enough for us!

 

 
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