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    Greetings Slave....long time since I've browsed the forums. So sad to read all about the slow death of one of the best there's ever been. Still emotionally affected even after 5 yrs. Gomez summed it all up very poignantly. I left after the week of vacation give back. 17 & 1/2 Yrs at the time. Would've been there over 22 by now. Stopped in awhile back and said hi to Paul and couple of drivers. Paul told me not to regret leaving when I did. Said he's just sick at what they've done to NP.
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    You ain't seen what kind of damage they're capable of yet phinsfan. COO appearing to gut our terminal is in the works.


    I had some industry relates thoughts so I figure this thread is where it goes.

    Safety. Insurance.......huge topics everyday in our business anymore.

    There's absolutely no doubt in my mind that if safety was a real and true concern...which I kinda doubt because money is the true concern....then New Penn should be the easiest to ensure..or cheapest...or should be. I recently tried another company whilst burning some vacation and paid time.
    53' trailers. Pups. Doubles. Most all 102" wide. And most all 13'6"tall.

    The 45', 96" wide, 12'6" tall trailer is THE safest trailer in the northeast. And if up to me, I'd NEVER allow 53's, 13'6"s, doubles, or 102" wides on our roads.

    New Penn should be put on a pedestal for using the most commonsense safe trailer on the road. The IBT should even commend them. If safety was truly a concern....they'd be the only rig allowed north of the Mason Dixon and East of the western PA line.
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    Yep. 1982 is when permits weren't needed for 53's.
    That's when the road for labor got insurmountably steep.....and the stupider the country has become......
    $20 trillion in debt due to idiotic "money saving" ideas.

    What year was the 53 foot trailer introduced

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    This may be off topic a bit but just having traveled to St Lucia,a story about the 53 foot containers came up while talking to the taxi driver.. As the roads there are for the most part narrow with many curves and hills and lots of traffic.. Although the normal container size is 20 foot he was saying though more and more they are getting 53 foot containers and the only time they can move them is a Sunday morning and require a police escort.. Roads in both directions have to be closed as the driver tries to navigate through the narrow roads.. Then he asked me if I have ever seen one of those HUGE containers.. Taxi driver has never left the island he was born on..
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    I think it would've been great for drivers here if they never saw them either.

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    This song belongs right here in this thread.

    The biggest problem.was the brainiacs solution......53' of SLOW.

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    Still the reason for frustration and nothing but problems. They just can't figure out that these big trailers are nothing but a bunch of claims and lost customers due to not getting anywhere on time....they sure as hell don't belong in a next day LTL carriers plan......plain stupid....follow all the others who used them right to broke.......NEMF used them.....Volpe used them....did they work? Hell no.....looks great on paper but everythings late and damaged. reduce the freight and use only what goes on 45's and the company actually might look like they have a clue what they are doing.
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