Freight Slowing down during the winter?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by DeepSouthRollin, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

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    We never seem to slow down.
     
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  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    not my job. we do dedicated freight for some of the building trades.. on average, i'd say about 90% inside work for those trades people. we go like gang busters all year long.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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  4. Paddlewagon

    Paddlewagon Light Load Member

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    Nope........Nov to April is our busiest time.
     
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  5. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    dairy hauling NEVER slows. we go 365.
     
  6. Solo Driver

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    Most companies do slow down significantly this time of year through the holidays and then as spring approaches begin to pick up again.

    It does depend on the company and what they specifically haul to an extent too. Dedicated accounts and others that haul certain niche goods may remain steady while everyone else slows down.
     
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  7. buddyd157

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    uh....366 in leap year....
     
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  8. nite vision

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    Get a tanker job , always moving .
     
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  9. stwik

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    Just looking at the mileage numbers...

    These past two weeks have been my busiest weeks since late September. Haven’t had a day-off in almost four weeks. So, can’t say I’m seeing this “slow down” everyone is talking about.
     
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  10. SteerTire

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    Short answer, no.

    Long answer, there are too many variables to be discussed. Your companies freight hasn’t slowed (your own words), it’s only slowed in your area.

    Ask for a transfer if that’s possible.
     
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