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    Default Brother, can you spare a trailer?

    Are you short of empties
    Well maybe not in this economy, or this time of year, but business will pick up again someday; and we'll be hosed for equipment. If we haven't been fully dissolved by the parent company(parasite.)
    Why are these newer model, well built, still perfectly good, structurally sound trailers being sold for scrap you ask
    Two reasons mainly.................
    1. YRC needs to rape more cash from the companies that are left, which it bought.....specifically to pillage.
    2. Trailers are worth more now, as value for the weight in metal, as opposed to being sold for the purpose it was originally intended for, a trailer. Whatever the end purpose, it will net less cash in the long run. Once again, a futile attempt for the parent company to stay alive.


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    Getting In The Groove Now.

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    Hey pullin I may be new here but I am ex RETL and I still run around Portland and have seen a scrapyard in nopo full of old Reddaway boxes. I remember some of the crap swing doors we used to pull in the 90s.....bet you don't remember this term....macaroni box...come on ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haz-Man View Post
    Hey pullin I may be new here but I am ex RETL and I still run around Portland and have seen a scrapyard in nopo full of old Reddaway boxes. I remember some of the crap swing doors we used to pull in the 90s.....bet you don't remember this term....macaroni box...come on ...
    No I'm not old enough for that term, but I do remember swinging doors all day for 1 skid apiece.

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    Default Re: Brother, can you spare a trailer?

    Welcome to Teamstersonline.com Haz-man, Please let other Portlanders know about this valuable single site to share Teamster information.
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    Isn't Univar the old VanWaters and Rogers
    Last edited by Pullin3; 02-03-2010 at 11:09 AM.

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    Default Re: Brother, can you spare a trailer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pullin3 View Post
    No I'm not old enough for that term, but I do remember swinging doors all day for 1 skid apiece.
    At ABF thats all we used to have. We had a safety guy trying to convince us it was a safety thing is why we had the swing doors. Asked why the safety and his reply was well before you back up you have to get out and open the doors and then you will know your surroundings and the vechicles around. My reply was what happens when you walk back to the truck to back up and someone pulls right up behind you and you can't see them in your mirrors and back over them, does that mean we don't get a letter because we did get out and check the surroundings. Ex highway patrolman wasn't the best safety man. Same one that come in to ride with you and I would always armorall the seat before he got in could never stay in the seat and that would tick him off imagine.

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    Default Re: Brother, can you spare a trailer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pullin3 View Post
    Are you short of empties
    Well maybe not in this economy, or this time of year, but business will pick up again someday; and we'll be hosed for equipment. If we haven't been fully dissolved by the parent company(parasite.)
    Why are these newer model, well built, still perfectly good, structurally sound trailers being sold for scrap you ask
    Two reasons mainly.................
    1. YRC needs to rape more cash from the companies that are left, which it bought.....specifically to pillage.
    2. Trailers are worth more now, as value for the weight in metal, as opposed to being sold for the purpose it was originally intended for, a trailer. Whatever the end purpose, it will net less cash in the long run. Once again, a futile attempt for the parent company to stay alive.

    No more low-cost condo's?
    Last edited by slavenomore; 02-03-2010 at 07:03 PM.

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    ENOUGH I'VE HAD ENOUGH!!!

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    Default Re: Brother, can you spare a trailer?

    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    No more low-cost condo's?
    Have you run that by the CFR?

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    Default Re: Brother, can you spare a trailer?

    Yeah Pullin one in the same...Vopak for a year or so but now Univar USA

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    Missed a comma in there but what do you expect from a truck driver

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    Default Re: Brother, can you spare a trailer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Haz-Man View Post
    Missed a comma in there but what do you expect from a truck driver
    Use the "Edit" button in each one of your posts to hide you mistakes

 

 
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