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    Default Chicago area bid out today

    The bid for the entire Chicago area (including all ofher suburbs and some of Indiana, which are more than 9.5 million people) is out today. The entire bid consists of 75 people. As Airborne we had over 700.
    I remember those expensive ads on prime time television. They were really confident! They portrayed to all of America that there is a new shipper in town, and a third choice for shipping.
    All they did was take a viable American company (the third largest) and ran it in the ground.
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    Default Re: Chicago area bid out today

    You rarely see an DHL trucks anymore here in Indianapolis. You would see Airborne Express all over a few years back. I saw a few Airborne Express DC-9 planes being dismantled at Grissom ARB (near Peru, IN) last summer.

    It is a shame that everything is slowing down to a crawl and millions are out of work. Hopefully things will turn around very soon.

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    Default Re: Chicago area bid out today

    Quote Originally Posted by dog View Post
    The bid for the entire Chicago area (including all ofher suburbs and some of Indiana, which are more than 9.5 million people) is out today. The entire bid consists of 75 people. As Airborne we had over 700.
    I remember those expensive ads on prime time television. They were really confident! They portrayed to all of America that there is a new shipper in town, and a third choice for shipping.
    All they did was take a viable American company (the third largest) and ran it in the ground.
    I never understood why they were willing to be happy being 3rd. I can't help but think that having a loser's game-plan in the beginning was part of what brought you down in the end.

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    Default Re: Chicago area bid out today

    They weren't happy being third, thus all the advertising. But DHL was always first in intl shipping............until now! They lost sight of it along the way and now that the ship is sinking they're desperately trying to stay afloat. After the last bid I expect to see new ads on TV sometime this year, but for intl only. Again they know how to spend the money, but not how to make it and profit from it.

 

 

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