CSX buys Quality Carriers

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  1. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Medium Load Member

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    I’m not good at linking articles, but search it and it will pop up. Kind of shocked me to hear it, as an ex Suttles/Dana driver wonder what old Ronnie Dana’s going to do? Buy KCS?
     
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  3. Lilj

    Lilj Medium Load Member

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    KCS was bought by Canada pacific RRX, So Mr. Ron can’t buy them
     
  4. LTL Bull

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    Deal isn’t finalized yet for KCS, Ronnie might get em yet!

    last I heard, CN and CP are at loggerheads and CN made a proposal of their own. Deal still needs OK by US federal regulators too, which does not appear to be a forgone conclusion
     
  5. Lilj

    Lilj Medium Load Member

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    I didn’t realize CN made a move for KCS, So I guess Mr. Dana still has a fighting chance
     
  6. LTL Bull

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    You work for him? I was with Suttles at the time of the mergers. Used to run through Nitro quite a bit. I was domiciled out of Dana’s Detroit yard. Is he still active? Met him twice in Avenel. Once on a Saturday morning, he rolled up in a nice looking but old El Camino. Asked where I was headed. Told him I was laid over cause the A holes in dispatch were mad I wouldn’t falsify logs to run an acid tank to Buffalo. I thought he was a driver. I was supposed to go home and they said they had nothing going that way. 45 minutes later I got a call that they “found” a preload four hole load in the yard for me. Ronnie Dana is ok in my book. Love the story about him and Matlack
     
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    Yeah the whole thing has ruffled feathers. Even the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet has got his and BNSF’s nose in the deal now
     
  8. kemosabi49

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    I ran for them for a few years. Ron is definitely a character. More at home working in the shop than in his office.
     
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    The Suttles setup was geared more for company drivers it seemed and the Dana culture definitely seemed geared to the lease operator , NOT LEASE PURCHASE for any of you not familiar with the term lease operator, I didn’t have any real problems with either Dana or Suttles I just wasn’t seeing the money. Went to work for a private fleet delivering mobile home parts of all things to mobile home parks and suppliers and made far more money than I ever did at Suttles/Dana. I liked the ISO containers and dedicated acid tanks. Tanking was very enjoyable and if the money had been there I’d probably still be doing it.
     
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  10. Lilj

    Lilj Medium Load Member

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    Yeah, it is amazing that the most dangerous side of trucking to me which is Haz Mat and liquid doesn’t pay more than it does. Depending on what product you’re hauling, you basically have a bomb on your back, definitely should be paying a lot more
     
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