Falcon Transport Abruptly Shuts Down

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Another article i saw said they where still hiring, imagine leaving somewhere starting with them and then being stranded.

NEMF closed now Falcon and with the YRC subsidies union vote still up in the air (I think it will pass personally) that is a lot of drivers that lost their jobs.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Another article i saw said they where still hiring, imagine leaving somewhere starting with them and then being stranded.

NEMF closed now Falcon and with the YRC subsidies union vote still up in the air (I think it will pass personally) that is a lot of drivers that lost their jobs.

They can all be in orientation with a new company by Friday. One advantage to this business. May not necessarily be the job they desire, but a job none the less. But..........it sucks the way the company handled the whole situation. I feel bad for the drivers!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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They can all be in orientation with a new company by Friday. One advantage to this business. May not necessarily be the job they desire, but a job none the less. But..........it sucks the way the company handled the whole situation. I feel bad for the drivers!

That is very true, but moving trucks sucks! I was only OTR for a month before switching to linehaul and I was surprised how much stuff I already had in my truck. I would hate to have to drag it all across the country with me after being stranded.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Susan D. 's Comment
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I would imagine that anyone near a stranded Falcon truck could probably pick up some used equipment pretty cheap from the drivers.

Rainy 's Comment
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A friend of.mine worked there. MOST of their drivers were locals and intrastate. so getting home isnt as bad as it sounds.

I had some suspicions about some practices but wasn't sure if my friend was full of BS or not.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Earlier this evening I had an ad for them (Falcon) with a pretty brunette on the ad, pop up on my cell phone

"We're Hiring" uhhhhh not now, you're not

Rick S.'s Comment
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A friend of.mine worked there. MOST of their drivers were locals and intrastate. so getting home isnt as bad as it sounds.

I had some suspicions about some practices but wasn't sure if my friend was full of BS or not.

Was reading their reviews on indeed. While I attributed much of the negatives to "whining driver syndrome", when you see the same things coming up over and over, some of them might be true.

SHOULD the company have given SOME WARNING to it's employees? Under the law they should have. There's no doubt management saw this coming. OTOH - management wants to get those accounts receivable checks right up to the last minute, because as soon as your customers get an inkling that you're having cash-flow issues, they start dragging their feet in paying, creating a snowball effect and reducing your cash flow to zero (at which point, you just shut the doors).

As others have elaborated - aside from the "border runs" to TX (McAllen most likely) to pick up parts/assemblies from mexican factories, most of their business was JIT deliveries to the GM plant. So a majority of the fleet was likely not to far from home terminal - but this means NOTHING in relation to how far the DRIVERS WERE FROM THEIR ACTUAL HOMES.

The plant they were doing most of their business with, was making Chevy Cruz, which was discontinued because no one was buying them (yet another example of how lack of diversification can kill you - but it's GM, so I digress).

In the case of Arrow - I think their owners went to PRISON for various leasing and other scams they were running, that drove the company broke (while they pocketed millions).

Rick

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.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bird-one's Comment
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I heard some chatter that Falcon management was also blindsided, that this call came strictly from that Capital investment group or whatever they are but who knows. Whoever thought it was the right call to just shut everything down and sever all fuel cards and communication is mind boggling. And who knows what will happen to that plant. It's still up in the air it's still GM property.

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