Railroad Strike Looming

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Banks's Comment
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With the threat of a Strike on September 16 looming, what contingencies do you think will be put in place?

PackRat's Comment
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Knee jerk reaction from the federal government is usually the safe bet. Politicians will spin it to hopefully gain votes from the ignorant masses. These same voters will be the ones feeling the biggest impact (higher costs) if a strike happens.

BK's Comment
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My question would be: would railroad freight would be diverted to trucks? Might boost trucking demand for the duration of a strike, if there is one.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

PackRat's Comment
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There are still container ships sitting for weeks off both coasts. So now the feds may be going to get involved "to fix" another supply chain crisis? If trucking did pick up some of the slack, how would that unfold? The shippers and receivers can't keep up now. I'm not for 34 hour resets in the docks, but that could be a future possibility. That will be a real attractive recruiting pitch for perspective drivers. NOT. Experienced drivers are bailing because they've had it working so long and for so long away from home for money that holds less value every passing day. Sound pointless? God help the USA.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

PackRat's Comment
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Just heard on the Tim Ridley Show that a potential strike has been averted. A tentative agreement is to be voted on by the union members, but it sounds promising.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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There are still container ships sitting for weeks off both coasts. So now the feds may be going to get involved "to fix" another supply chain crisis? If trucking did pick up some of the slack, how would that unfold? The shippers and receivers can't keep up now. I'm not for 34 hour resets in the docks, but that could be a future possibility. That will be a real attractive recruiting pitch for perspective drivers. NOT. Experienced drivers are bailing because they've had it working so long and for so long away from home for money that holds less value every passing day. Sound pointless? God help the USA.

Corporate greed is driving it into the ground.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dave T.'s Comment
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Hopefully this agreement goes through and we can keep working. We get our ethanol by rail (currently getting loaded off a tank right now) and if the strike happens and the terminals run out and have to sell straight conventional gas, the prices are going to shoot way back up. It will also put the contractors here out of work until NS comes back to work.

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.

Steve L.'s Comment
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There are still container ships sitting for weeks off both coasts. So now the feds may be going to get involved "to fix" another supply chain crisis? If trucking did pick up some of the slack, how would that unfold? The shippers and receivers can't keep up now. I'm not for 34 hour resets in the docks, but that could be a future possibility. That will be a real attractive recruiting pitch for perspective drivers. NOT. Experienced drivers are bailing because they've had it working so long and for so long away from home for money that holds less value every passing day. Sound pointless? God help the USA.

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Corporate greed is driving it into the ground.

“Corporate greed?” Who among us isn’t greedy? Got a 401(k)? Where do you think that $ is invested? You don’t want maximum returns from your investments? 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Moe's Comment
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Ambition and greed is good to a point, it drives change, and helps make profits (as you pointed out in our 401’s). The issue is when greed makes a person or company ineffective….

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There are still container ships sitting for weeks off both coasts. So now the feds may be going to get involved "to fix" another supply chain crisis? If trucking did pick up some of the slack, how would that unfold? The shippers and receivers can't keep up now. I'm not for 34 hour resets in the docks, but that could be a future possibility. That will be a real attractive recruiting pitch for perspective drivers. NOT. Experienced drivers are bailing because they've had it working so long and for so long away from home for money that holds less value every passing day. Sound pointless? God help the USA.

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Corporate greed is driving it into the ground.

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“Corporate greed?” Who among us isn’t greedy? Got a 401(k)? Where do you think that $ is invested? You don’t want maximum returns from your investments? 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Bird-One's Comment
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You’re trying to compare a 401k to these poor guys being fired for calling in sick?

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There are still container ships sitting for weeks off both coasts. So now the feds may be going to get involved "to fix" another supply chain crisis? If trucking did pick up some of the slack, how would that unfold? The shippers and receivers can't keep up now. I'm not for 34 hour resets in the docks, but that could be a future possibility. That will be a real attractive recruiting pitch for perspective drivers. NOT. Experienced drivers are bailing because they've had it working so long and for so long away from home for money that holds less value every passing day. Sound pointless? God help the USA.

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Corporate greed is driving it into the ground.

double-quotes-end.png

“Corporate greed?” Who among us isn’t greedy? Got a 401(k)? Where do you think that $ is invested? You don’t want maximum returns from your investments? 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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