Packed And Ready To Head Out To Wolding.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Patrick,

I was stuck in a top bunk last night. A guy just told me he cleared out of his bunk and I raced to snag it.

That ladder sucks!

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Why do you think I refuse to stay in the bunkhouse. I’m fairly sure a jail is missing their bunk beds, lol. I did mention that the accommodations were Spartan in my “training diary”. Maybe I should of said austere?

I know if you don’t mind waiting when your truck is being worked on as long as the mechanics reach a stopping point to where the truck can be ran and moved outside, they will move it outside around midnight to let you sleep in it, then come kick you out to finish working on it around 7am.

That sounds like a plan. :)

Or Uber to a motel, LOL. I agree, definitely jail bunks.

The Bison people were being shown the property today, and some shop personnel were discussing Bison and buying or selling trucks.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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The way I look at it, what Bison and Wolding are doing can range from minor to major. The possible scenarios that I see possible are: Disclaimer: nothing concrete has been divulged to the employees at Wolding. These are purely my guesses at what possibly could be happening.

If it is simple as an investment, it could be something where Bison invests and in return we run freight for them in the U.S. not the biggest deal. Bonus for everybody all the way around. Injection of capital for upgrading equipment and technologies for Wolding and an increase in access to assets for moving U.S. based freight for Bison.

It could be a partial buyout. The Wolding family still own a portion of the company and it is more along the lines of a partnership. We still get access to more freight thru Bison and an initial push in rejuvenation of Tractors and Trailers. Still good deal for the drivers all the way around.

It could be a complete buyout. Bison buys the company. Based on what happened with Britton, Wolding’s left in management positions and run the company with oversight by Bison. Again little effect to drivers except maybe some policy changes. Possibly a different name at the top of the paycheck. Still more freight to move.

Last scenario I can come up with is that Bison does a full buyout and completely takes over including running of company. Absorbs assets under Bisons name. Probably wide sweeping policy changes and/or technologies used. Name changed at the top of the paycheck, name changed on the tractor and trailers. I don’t really foresee this one happening as it is not what happened with Britton Transport.

The first 3 scenarios are most likely or maybe something in the middle between them. Either way I am not really concerned. Bison has an excellent name in the industry and are supposed to be a very good company to work for. So even if the last scenario occurred it might not be a bad deal as a driver.

Again this is purely speculation on my part at this point. All that was told is that Bison would be a “Strategic Investor”. This makes the first scenario the most likely.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Bison Transport out of Canada???

Yep!

Old School's Comment
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Bison Trucking embarrassed.gif OMG, just wait till they find out that you let the word out - share on you!

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Since no one here on the forums that I know of works for Bison. Since Deb rarely gets on here anymore and the only “office” person that gets on here is Jamie, I doubt the anyone will find out until after whatever this business is, is concluded.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Since no one here on the forums that I know of works for Bison. Since Deb rarely gets on here anymore and the only “office” person that gets on here is Jamie, I doubt the anyone will find out until after whatever this business is, is concluded.

I’m keeping my mouth shut. :)

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Not much happened here today.

Was supposed to go out for road test and the roads were horrible.

6 AM We started doing paperwork, finished and went for physical/drug test. Coming back in the company car ice was forming on the windshield faster than the defrosters could melt it off. Had to keep using the washers to melt it off.

When we got back they decided not to go out for road tests and start in the yard instead. The other guy has experience so they started with him but he wanted an automatic and they didn’t have one, so while they scrambled to get one, the day was shot.

Hopefully tomorrow goes better. I have to do a 7 mile road test, then work on road skills.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Not much happened here today.

Was supposed to go out for road test and the roads were horrible.

6 AM We started doing paperwork, finished and went for physical/drug test. Coming back in the company car ice was forming on the windshield faster than the defrosters could melt it off. Had to keep using the washers to melt it off.

When we got back they decided not to go out for road tests and start in the yard instead. The other guy has experience so they started with him but he wanted an automatic and they didn’t have one, so while they scrambled to get one, the day was shot.

Hopefully tomorrow goes better. I have to do a 7 mile road test, then work on road skills.

TBH, I went thru orientation during the Andy regime. I honestly not sure how Kyle is down in the yard. TBH, Jeff did the yard training for our group; because Andy & Fran were busy with a large train the trainer class. Did Kyle already go over the toe to heel pace count method of setting up for a 90 degree back?

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Not much happened here today.

Was supposed to go out for road test and the roads were horrible.

6 AM We started doing paperwork, finished and went for physical/drug test. Coming back in the company car ice was forming on the windshield faster than the defrosters could melt it off. Had to keep using the washers to melt it off.

When we got back they decided not to go out for road tests and start in the yard instead. The other guy has experience so they started with him but he wanted an automatic and they didn’t have one, so while they scrambled to get one, the day was shot.

Hopefully tomorrow goes better. I have to do a 7 mile road test, then work on road skills.

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TBH, I went thru orientation during the Andy regime. I honestly not sure how Kyle is down in the yard. TBH, Jeff did the yard training for our group; because Andy & Fran were busy with a large train the trainer class. Did Kyle already go over the toe to heel pace count method of setting up for a 90 degree back?

We did no training at all. Probably tomorrow

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Made it to the range for about an hour. Just long enough to be shown a 90 with limited forward distance. I was amazed at how simple he made it. After the first back and GOAL, I could see in my head exactly how it was going to go right in.

The setup was extremely simple.

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