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Old 02-08-2008, 01:38 AM
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Default How Slow is Freight at Your Company?

I work at Superior Carriers. Since the New Year it seems each week freight keeps ratcheting down and down. It has become pointless to volunteer for extra work, because there simply isn't enough "regular" work to go around.

Anyone else care to comment about the freight slow down?
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Freight usually is slower this time of year :wink:
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:24 PM
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We are busier than usual. I could work more than my 70 each week and still not catch up. Sorry about your luck.
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:28 PM
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I think the only segment of trucking that is really busy year round is the reefer haulers. We all got to eat! :wink:
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:48 AM
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I think the garbage haulers and septic drivers may have something to say about that. There are two other things we gotta do.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:18 AM
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I think freight has slowed down a bit more than most years. I'm pulling a reefer, and last summer, they had more freight than drivers. Near Christmas, they "DOWN-SIZED" by ten trucks, and now they have more drivers than freight. I've had days when dispatch said they have nothing for me, but so far, that's only lasted one day.

First time I've EVER heard of a company DOWN-SIZING. I couldn't believe it.

The price of oil is going to spike again, and freight may slow down even more. It's going to take longer this year to pick up than most years.
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I am not seeing any slow down at my company, Produce hauling is going strong, (people still want their damn Bananas and veggies).
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:00 PM
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Flat, and step business is on the rise.
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:04 AM
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my company hired 6 guys ina month to meet demands of the business. but this place is pretty seasonal. winter months not many people need roofing supplies
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Old 05-26-2008, 05:35 AM
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i haul international paper and uline and average 3k+ per week but have noticed a considerable slowdown among most companies
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