Is Freight Slow Right Now?

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David F.'s Comment
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is freight truly slow everywhere? I am knew sitting Jurupa valley with no loads. Planner showed me the load board in red. More trucks than loads. What I do get offered is garbage.

Jamie's Comment
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It has been pretty slow at Schneider or I'm doing something wrong. Usually i get good loads, but last week I got a lot of short hual loads or loads that wasn't great. I didn't complain, I ran whatever they assigned me.

G-Town's Comment
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What I do get offered is garbage.

I hope you take the “garbage” when nothing else is available. It’s “give and take”, if you help them through some of the leaner times, they’ll remember that and take care of you when they are flush with loads.

Try to be patient...freight levels “ebb and flow” and can change with little notice.

Keith A.'s Comment
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I think they are pretty slow currently. I've been on a two day load with nary a preplan in sight, and I've been in consistent touch with dispatch the entire time, so they knew my etas and available hours

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Let’s not panic here, I doubt that the world is ending anytime soon. I’ve been doing a bunch of little puddle jumper loads lately, but they’ve been interesting and challenging to make the appointment times. Do they pay well? No, but somebody has to make these pickups and delivery’s. This week it might be me and next week the other guy while I’m out on some 1100 mile trip.

Jeremy's Comment
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Busy in the northeast no problem gettin backhauls from brokers too

PJ's Comment
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I think it’s just a short slow down, changing seasons tend to effect it. I’m currently running short regional stuff trying to get off the west coast. My girlfriend got a 2100 mile refer load out right off the bat. This kind of thing happens. No big deal. I always keep money back for these times.

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.

Don's Comment
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I haven't noticed a slowing down of orders/shipments from International Paper. We FAB drivers are keeping busy.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I never stop moving and am definitely not complaining. In fact, one of the owners spent the first part of the week ordering about 8 million dollars worth of specialty trailers for new contracts.

Jeremy's Comment
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I know alot of drivers hate the northeast and im thankful for that lol keeps me as busy as this 14 hour clock allows

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