Have Things Been Slow For The Rest Of You?

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JakeBreak's Comment
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Things have been pretty slow here. I had to wait a day n a half to get my load home for hometime. They gave me an extra day of hometime, and since I've been back while I haven't been waiting for loads, the loads I've been getting have loads of time on them. 3 days for a 600 mile run. Or 2 days for a 500. I was gonna ask here a few days ago if it was slow for everyone else or just my company lol

TCB's Comment
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I ended up sitting for two days this week with 37 on my 70. I really hope things pick up for the holidays.

Banks's Comment
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I worked 3 days this week. Fortunately, they were all good runs and I had a few delays so I grossed just over 1500.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I worked 3 days this week.

My meet was canceled twice this week, I just end up going to Indy and dropping the same trailers there.

Normally, we are swamped this time of year, right now it is pretty slow.

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Jammer a's Comment
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Hey its jammer been awhile i work in the oil firlds out in ca and we are shutting down right now a major facility thats been running dince ive been alive with oil prices at an all time high its crazy world right now

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Our drivers are having a hard time getting gas and diesel so they’re having to go outa state to get it.

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Whoa! Do you have anything more you can give us on that? I just saw a video this morning of gas lines for miles in France as they run short on fuel. I'm wondering if they're setting us up for shortages?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I started a new topic about this article, but I wanted to post it here because it talks specifically about freight the end of this year:

This is an article written by Craig Fuller, CEO of FreightWaves:

The Freight Industry Is Looking At A "Very, Very Ugly" End Of 2022

Here are a couple of quotes from the article:

Retailers have nearly all the products they need in their distribution networks for the holidays (and then some), which means that there won’t be a lot of freight demand as we head into the last two months of the year.
As firms get more nervous about the broader economy heading into 2023, there is little incentive to replenish bloated inventories. This is bad news for most freight companies as they will find far fewer load opportunities.

It's not an exciting read. It just gives a few data points about shipping container volumes and spot market prices for freight throughout 2022 that all show a big decline in the pipeline for the last two months of the year.

I think 2023 will be a catastrophe for our economy and markets. Buckle up!

Banks's Comment
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As we head into the slow season, FedEx is offering furloughs instead of laying off employees. Furloughs are offered top to bottom and then forced bottom to top if nobody volunteers.

Furloughs would be from December 4th to March 5. FedEx will pay for all of our benefits during that time so we continue to have medical/dental etc. After the return from furlough, FedEx will pay out 300/week for each week we were off. They can't pay it during furlough because it would interfere with unemployment. They will deduct the insurance premiums from the time we were off from that 300/week.

FedEx guarantees return to employment at your seniorty spot and if furloughs are still necessary in March, they will do the process over again.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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As we head into the slow season, FedEx is offering furloughs instead of laying off employees

I've only worked 3 days this week.

That is nice of them, I heard from another driver there have been layoffs at other terminals currently mine is still unaffected.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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My run was canceled again, I meet with a driver from one of our largest if not the largest terminal on and they don't have anything to come north with on a Saturday.

The guy at central said it's becoming pretty common. Luckily I anticipated this and sold my Explorer for more than I owe and got myself a beater so at least I don't have a car payment.

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.

Travis's Comment
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I can't say how their actual volume is but Schneider has some approximately $3000 bonus deal if you'll run teams on the van side up through the holidays.

As we head into the slow season, FedEx is offering furloughs instead of laying off employees. Furloughs are offered top to bottom and then forced bottom to top if nobody volunteers.

Furloughs would be from December 4th to March 5. FedEx will pay for all of our benefits during that time so we continue to have medical/dental etc. After the return from furlough, FedEx will pay out 300/week for each week we were off. They can't pay it during furlough because it would interfere with unemployment. They will deduct the insurance premiums from the time we were off from that 300/week.

FedEx guarantees return to employment at your seniorty spot and if furloughs are still necessary in March, they will do the process over again.

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