Always A Challenge

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PJ's Comment
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Good morning everyone. Just when we think things are going smoothly someone throws a curve at us. My company has done ok this past year as a whole, which I have been blessed for. The past few months things have really kicked into high gear.

Then yesterday happened. I found out that the company has been sold. CSX railroad has purchased us and all the required escrow type stuff will be done in July. Rumors are already starting and getting ahold of folks in the corporate offices is becoming more difficult.

I’m just going to keep my head in the game day to day and ride it out.

We’ll see what happens. I’m always up for a challenge

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Good luck.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Sorry to hear it. Just came through your little Granite Capital AGAIN this morning. I hope the transition is smooth and relatively uneventful.

Delco Dave's Comment
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Hopefully CSX will retain all current employees and the only change that you will notice is the company name on your paycheck.

PackRat's Comment
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I read about this possibility about a month ago, then heard about it actually going down last week on Channel 146.

Tankers are in high demand these days as you already know.

Remember: "What would Kevin do?"

PJ's Comment
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Steve- Yes we are a granite metroplis alright. If this buyout goes badly I’ll be back to delivering headstones.

Dave- I agree with you and hope that is the biggest change at least for awhile. I know CSX is all teamsters. With AB5 in ca and the Biden admin trying to extend those provisions in the infastructure bill I really have no clue what to expect.

Senior I didn’t know this had been discussed out in the real world. That is interesting. Officially we have been told nothing about this.

I have learned loads from Kevin and continue to each day.

I have had a plan B on the shelf for quite sometime. Hopefully I won’t need to dust it off.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Steve- Yes we are a granite metroplis alright. If this buyout goes badly I’ll be back to delivering headstones.

Dave- I agree with you and hope that is the biggest change at least for awhile. I know CSX is all teamsters. With AB5 in ca and the Biden admin trying to extend those provisions in the infastructure bill I really have no clue what to expect.

Senior I didn’t know this had been discussed out in the real world. That is interesting. Officially we have been told nothing about this.

I have learned loads from Kevin and continue to each day.

I have had a plan B on the shelf for quite sometime. Hopefully I won’t need to dust it off.

PJ, you know I keep up with the 'real world' as best I can.

Tom just ran into Ted (the O/O he&we drove for years back) and Saunders actually told Tom . . . just today. He was so close to signing on w/you guys, since his 'single truck' wasn't good enough for Shelly Company, and he'd relegated to pulling flats for United Precast.

Sheesh, I don't know any more than you; but will sure keep you in the loop, anything 'WE' still hear, up your avenue, good sir.

~ Anne ~

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bird-One's Comment
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I’ve heard flatbed and dry van have been the highest in demand. We tried getting a few and can’t get any till October the earliest. That’s buy or lease. I was thinking about qc the other day. I never see their company trucks anymore.

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.
PJ's Comment
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Thanks Anne I appreciate you. I have a few avenues myself, and will keep my ears open.

Bird there are several terminals in your area, not sure why your not seeing our trucks, we’re literally all over there.

Honestly I think, and this is just my opinion, we will be fine. CSX is huge in chemical hauling by rail. So buying up the largest road bulk carrier should give them a pretty big leg up inside the industry. There are alot of times we get last minute shipments because the railroad either was going to be really late or in some cases lost the rail cars. I’m still trying to figure out how they can misplace loaded rail cars. So they call us and every other bulk carrier scrambling. For our side, we may very well pickup customers just because that customer already uses CSX.

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.

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