California DOT called yesterday

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  1. Steinbrenner

    Steinbrenner Light Load Member

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    I received a call from them yesterday asking me why are the reasons I don't do business in California.
    I told them that besides the bulk of my loads are in the NE area I'd rather don't do loads involving California.
    Has anybody here been called by them too?
    I'm curious.
     
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  3. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    It's not like they don't have enough truck there!
     
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  4. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    and the survey said.
     
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  5. Steinbrenner

    Steinbrenner Light Load Member

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    I know! That's why I'm curious about they asking why I don't go over there.
     
  6. Inthedark

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    That is strange, did you verify the number that called you? That it's not someone fishing for information?
     
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  7. Steinbrenner

    Steinbrenner Light Load Member

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    I did not.
    It sounded kinda legit, I don't give anyone info over the phone regardless.
    This is the number 9497525900.
    I just called and it looks like xsetra is right, its like a survey company.
     
  8. Inthedark

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    That is interesting for sure.
     
  9. supersnackbar

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    They'da hung up on me after an hour or so of endless reasons, then I'd be on their internal "do not call or you'll be sorry" list. Win....win.
     
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  10. UsualSuspect

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    That number is not Cal DOT, it is RedHill Group, they are a Marketing Research Firm.

    "Redhill Group has developed a staff of professionals with strong backgrounds in marketing, market research and transportation services. Particular strengths include consumer awareness and attitude measurement, product/service positioning strategies and introduction of new technologies.

    Project work managed by all Redhill Group staff includes telephone surveys, web-based and customized mail surveys, travel and activity diaries and on-board surveys, geocoding, intercepts, focus groups and in-depth executive interviews.

    In addition to our other core competencies, Redhill Group’s experience doing transportation research has evolved this into a significant area of expertise over the past 20 years. Our firm has conducted large-scale transportation studies for several universities, transportation service providers, metropolitan planning organizations and industry consultants. Topics covered include origin-destination analysis, evaluation of transportation programs, alternative fuel vehicles, advanced technology information systems and general commuter behavior and attitude studies."
     
  11. TallJoe

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    I received a similar call about two months ago. They wanted a survey of what I don't remember. They sounded like an official state institution of the name I don't remember. But I did not like the first questions of what my name was and exact address. Well ... at that point I told them that I was afraid they might be some impostors and that I did not trust them, and also I told them not to call me again.
     
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