baltimore is southern most terminal, and our guys there del. into parts of va. i think they go at least as far south as dickson city, maybe farther not sure.and in va.west of DC,like manassas. but all our interline freight comes into camp hill,pa.from throughout the n/e, where it is loaded directly onto 53" trailers that have direct points to be delivered to wilson. atlanta, fisherville and other large terminal areas.been awhile since i worked the dock so do know all the direct points of direct del. anymore.all that freight that rolled into camp hill at night and early morning is stripped from our trailers and loaded and on it's way south by noon time maybe 1pm at latest. so even atlanta freight makes it there by what 10,11 that night,where wilson strips 53' and has out for del. next morning. so now my question to you is? if we substituded roadway for wilson, could you receive 2-3 53' trailers at 10-11 at night in atlanta,strip them and have all freight out for del. that next morning?even knowing that hey, here would be an increase in freight for atlanta terminal, and keep more guys working, would roadway even care whether freight got worked that night and out for del.next morning.or would freight just sit in your yard till it was convient for roadway to work it and del.it? as a wilson trailer rolls into camphill at all hours of night, the oppisite of what i descibed, happens there, we work the loads and get out for del.next day,in our area or loaded directly onto outbound trailers for n/e terminalsthat leave as early as 5pm that night,and get del. next day. thats just south freight op's. due the same with alvan in ohio,mich. areas, reddaway, on left coast, and started to use swmf,in texas area after bestaway closed, all that comes into and out of camp hill, on daily basis. i guess what mid-west freight we can sell goes to holland, but that same deal gets done in our buffalo terminal. and thats where we exchange freight or send our mid-west freight out of.i like your slogan, around the bay....nextday...yourway. pittohio has always been big, in s jersy,del, maryland area, as far as our compition goes,and we have always given to cartage companys for out lyeing areas to del.mainly because there is nothing comeing back from those areas to make us money, or money for that terminal.and at least make half of what our del. revenue would be, as opposed to nothing if not excepting that freight or loseing money del. ourselfs.this is the way npme has conducted there bussiness for 20+ yrs.this is nothing new, only thing that could be considered new is they have got more efficient at doing it.i read these boards from all differant companys, from trival stuff that they may seem to be implaminting in there daily routines to increased W&I awareness, it's all stuff npme has been doing for the last 10 yrs.or more.especially with technology,computers, etc. let me ask you something, how many terminals does roadway have in what is considered the n/e? in the n/e area how much freight do you del.next day? i know for a fact that yellow,roadway,holland low ball us rate wise on a daily basis,yet dont preform close to our service, so how can you be makeing a profit? and also, hand off cheapfreight to us to del. on your low rates, at least we get 50% of revenue to finish the job.
so now my question to you is? if we substituded roadway for wilson, could you receive 2-3 53' trailers at 10-11 at night in atlanta,strip them and have all freight out for del. that next morning?
No problem with that but why do you keep saying Atlanta I am out of Norfolk, Va
even knowing that hey, here would be an increase in freight for atlanta terminal, and keep more guys working, would roadway even care whether freight got worked that night and out for del.next morning.or would freight just sit in your yard till it was convient for roadway to work it and del.it?
Here I where I make a point to settle that the lane out of of Norfolk is a stead fast growing. A majority of the freight serviced out of this barn comes out of the NorthEast region. I can't speak for the region as I can vouch for the barn I work out of as we provide the quickest service from this region to Canada than any other carrier.
.i like your slogan, around the bay....nextday...yourway. pittohio has always been big, in s jersy,del, maryland area, as far as our compition goes,
I am not saying run everything in VA but develope a niche that provides superior service that targets the competition. Norfolk-NYC coverage with that coremarket you speak of "Around the Bay.....Next Day.... Your Way"
let me ask you something, how many terminals does roadway have in what is considered the n/e? in the n/e area how much freight do you del.next day? i know for a fact that yellow,roadway,holland low ball us rate wise on a daily basis,yet dont preform close to our service, so how can you be makeing a profit? and also, hand off cheapfreight to us to del. on your low rates, at least we get 50% of revenue to finish the job.
My estimate is around 20 barns from CT- Maine is what n/e region is considered. Right now I know we don't service that market the way you guyz do it and I tip my Teamster cap to you but this is will soon be changed where you guyz have set the bar. Next month I hope to have this dialouge with you again my brother and see if I will have to eat crow. As for the rates i can't speak on that for the fact I'm not a sales rep but if they are low imagine what the other competition are offering just to get the freight. You guyz deliver an outstanding product that is superior service in the Northeast and you deserve to demand the price you offer. The way I see this industry going is it will be pay the $$$$$ moola for the service standards of next day-2 day or get the big discounts and get your freight when it gets there.
i just said atlanta as a example, i think farthest 2 day point, florida goes to 3 day. i dont know amount of freight we send to wilson that goes to norfolk area,but will check on that. sounds like you have a niche with norfolk to canada freight already, always told by sales that canada freight was good revenue freight.while i said before that change isn't excepted very well, especially by teamsters, you sound like your willing to make the change that is comeing and expect to see the results, and all with the right additude to make things happen. i tip my teamster cap to you. see, not to many roadway guys in the n/e would comment the way you have about the service thing we do. some say we are most non-union ,union carrier around. most complaints come from employee's we have hired from all the companys no longer in business.to any of us that have been at npme for any amount of time, just business as usual. good luck, i hope the change shows increase in freight for you guys. before things get better this time around, alot more will be hurt job wise than in 2001-02. i think this resession will weed out alot of carriers ltl and tl,before it gets better, than ever before.nows the time to change and become a force once again in the ltl business. just so another 4-5 yrs down the road we can go through the hole cycle again.keep me in formed if you can, but , with the additude you seem to have, whether it works or not, you'll never eat crow in my eyes.
Big 10-4 10-4 Driver whatever people say negative about you guyz is the reason why they can't get the job done. If they would stop trying to talk and play politics and do their jobs to good union quality there wouldn't be negative talk but a swagger in there step in pride of being the best.
Change is hard to accept its a fact of life, sometimes a bitter pill is needed to get well. I have the attititude of not seeing is believing but believing is seeing". When you believe in something well enough others will start to see it also. Being pro active then reactive cause when things start to comew around others want to committ to the cause.
Good talking to ya Brother
Rex 657 Norfolk, Va
The UE man will make the service better and also cut cost for YRCW and loose a few big money road jobs. That is what the UE is all about.
The UE, is not about losing "big money" road jobs. The way it was explained at my union hall last month was that the UE will be on a very tight schedule, as far as HOS is concerned. The possibillity of maxing hours on a weekly basis and being paid on the clock, works out to the same if not more, than road work. The cost savings will come from not having to bed down as many drivers as in the past. Cut down on paid waiting for loads. Also supposed to bring back or add more meet & turns. If we take the right attitude with this change, we could actually make it work.
Amino I like to add the extra opportunities of increased freight this is going to bring brother. Last Wednesday i p/u a skid going to Richmond from Virginia Beach which is about 100 miles east. We hadto make it a Time Critical so it would deliver NLT 0900 fri.
The shipment rode some 400 plus miles b/4 being delivered cause it had to go from Norfolk to Winston Salem, NC than back to VA @ Richmond to deliver. This is freight that our competitors are running cause we couldn't service it to their standards. Now we're able to go on the offensive and take back the freight we lost to them.
First week in the hole. Did ok I think. Ran 4 loads and already loaded up for Monday morning delivery. My load time still kinda sucks. Got it down to about 3 hours. I will be happy once I get it down...