2019 Chicago Intermodal

Discussion in 'Intermodal Trucking Forum' started by RERM, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't go to that "Elwood" for nothing.

    I Drove by that insanity on 53 a few years back....I Got out of intermodalbefore Elwood even woke up.

    See what happens when you poke the bear? Joliet used to be "Joliet" Fairly quiet and no cops waiting to bust the 500 trucks going into a rail yard.

    I feel bad for you guys.......IF I ever went back to containers- With my seniority- It would be either NS Landers everyday at 4am for a lift on to customer- Or Conrail 47th-51st 63rd- maybe Santa Fe Corwith or CNW Wood street for an early AM pickup to a local customer- Done by 2pm everyday.

    And all empties would terminate inside the City- At worst Harvey-Or Bedford Park
     
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  3. 4noReason

    4noReason Road Train Member

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    ya nov has been good. 5 days a week. do the overweight loads pay well? are they easy overall or a pain?
     
  4. SlantSix

    SlantSix Bobtail Member

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    Yeah they have been fairly straightforward. Empty out to green bay and loaded back. The little green ex Publix daycabs are a bit small and underpowered for this work though. You have to work them within an inchbo
    inch of their life to get moving and then they get pushed around alot with their short (less than 200inch) wheelbase.
     
  5. 4noReason

    4noReason Road Train Member

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    oh so they heavy heavy. i wonder if work will stay steady like this or if itll stop around january
     
  6. SlantSix

    SlantSix Bobtail Member

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    I think so. I hear a lot is in the works. The 4 new quad axle chassis are a good sign
     
  7. 4noReason

    4noReason Road Train Member

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    ya. we got a new ups contract too i hear. is the overweight customer recycable stuff.
     
  8. SlantSix

    SlantSix Bobtail Member

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    Yup paper and plastic in various forms. Sometimes its just big rolls of paper. I wasn't too keen on the quad axle chassis at first, but after pulling one load on a standard chassis and then on quad the next day, i appreciate their stability. The truck seems to pull better too when pulling the quad.
     
  9. 4noReason

    4noReason Road Train Member

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    im doing my first one tomorrow. i hope they not too too overweight. but if it pays then yolo
     
  10. SlantSix

    SlantSix Bobtail Member

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    You going to Ashwaubenon?
     
  11. SlantSix

    SlantSix Bobtail Member

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    Most of the loads are 53-56k
     
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