Who Got The Bedford Dedicated Account

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Lowry F.'s Comment
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I don't know if y'all heard but Schneider lost the Bedford and gordonsville walmart dedicated account I was just curious if anyone in trucker land found out who out bid Schneider?

Jenny's Comment
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Idk, but Swift got the Reno NV bid from CR England. My son in law was invited to Swift in order to keep him on the route.

Lowry F.'s Comment
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So swift got the walmart dedicated account out there too. They do eastern pa

Tim F.'s Comment
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I was in Johnstiwn NY Walmart DC yesterday and was told that Swift is gaining more and more of their transportation needs AND that Walmart is decreasing their fleet size. Maybe G-Town and Danielsahn will comment further.

G-Town's Comment
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Tom F wrote:

I was in Johnstiwn NY Walmart DC yesterday and was told that Swift is gaining more and more of their transportation needs AND that Walmart is decreasing their fleet size. Maybe G-Town and Danielsahn will comment further.

That is definitely true for the Johnstown NY DC. There are changes in play at the Pottsville PA Walmart DC. Big changes.

As promised when the merger occurred with Knight all contracts including Dedicated Accounts would be evaluated and if unprofitable either renegotiated to more favorable terms or not renewed. That said, unless something changes Swift will be completely out of 7030 Pottsville DC by September 2018. They stopped negotiating back in January.

As I learn more and it is released publically, I will post additional information.

Not sure yet where I will ultimately land. In the meantime I will continue at 7030 until the end of August and at a minimum run shuttles out of the Jonestown Swift terminal similar to what Errol did in Memphis TN.

As far as Bedford goes I believe a similar scenario occurred, Schneider unwilling to continue losing money. Not sure what company is taking it over so it's useless to speculate at this point.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Tom F wrote:

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I was in Johnstiwn NY Walmart DC yesterday and was told that Swift is gaining more and more of their transportation needs AND that Walmart is decreasing their fleet size. Maybe G-Town and Danielsahn will comment further.

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That is definitely true for the Johnstown NY DC. There are changes in play at the Pottsville PA Walmart DC. Big changes.

As promised when the merger occurred with Knight all contracts including Dedicated Accounts would be evaluated and if unprofitable either renegotiated to more favorable terms or not renewed. That said, unless something changes Swift will be completely out of 7030 Pottsville DC by September 2018. They stopped negotiating back in January.

As I learn more and it is released publically, I will post additional information.

Not sure yet where I will ultimately land. In the meantime I will continue at 7030 until the end of August and at a minimum run shuttles out of the Jonestown Swift terminal similar to what Errol did in Memphis TN.

As far as Bedford goes I believe a similar scenario occurred, Schneider unwilling to continue losing money. Not sure what company is taking it over so it's useless to speculate at this point.

Ahh...so It sounds like Wal-Mart is taking advantage of a favorable contract with Swift at the Johnstown DC. This whole discussion started with the security in Johnstown when I saw a PTL tractor in the left lane pulling a Walmart roll door.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PJ's Comment
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Lol now that is funny to me. Up to now they are about the only company I haven’t seen pulling for walmart. At one time or another I have seen all the bigger companies pulling their freight. I guess PTL finally got their foot in the door.

Old School's Comment
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When you're dealing with Wal-Mart, it's whoever is willing to lose the most money wins the bid. Those guys are some real negotiators. At least that was my experience when I was building some signs for them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Johnstown, NY

Recently restructured their contact. We are now pulling most of the refrigerated, and 60% of dry. And we are very short on drivers. We are getting a raise on the account, too. There are other details, as well,, and we made out very well. Great account to drive on. The only downside to this account is a few of tre Walmarts themselves. (waiting /unloading)

Western Express, and a few others pull a random dry van from here. You may see a lot of PF trucks here but most are vacant.

Tim F. We may have crossed each other's path and not even know it.

Give me a call next time you are in. My number is in my profile.

I am currently at Syracuse Terminal , finishing up my 10hr.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Lowry F.'s Comment
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Yeah I can agree with gtown I was told from hearsay that the walmart dedicated account I'm on was the only one of the 3 profitable I'm on the wintersville walmart account. I also heard via hearsay that us express got it? We have another 3 year contract but if this don't work I'll probably just do northeast regional home Sat and Sun every week.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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