Freight Slump Right Now?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by insipidtoast, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Lacyanne

    Lacyanne Bobtail Member

    Dec 28, 2018
    This past two weeks we have been sitting much longer than we'd like (Transport America). We are thinking it's better to sit tight than try to switch companies if there is a general frieght shortage. But- we are definitely spending this downtime running other options. The company just hired another batch of drivers I saw them at the terminal the other day, talking about the nice miles they've been getting.
    I know it's cheaper to pay newer drivers, but the turnover is a cost unto itself. I wish these companies would work a little harder to keep their current drivers instead of pandering to the revolving door market (CRST, I'm talking to you).
    Like the original poster- I am concerned that my company hired a bunch of new drivers- anticipating this slowdown(or not reacting fast enough to it) - and now we are all going to be stuck sitting until attrition does its thing and freight picks up
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  2. TruckRunner

    TruckRunner Heavy Load Member

    Dec 21, 2017
    Wall Street is inflating the price of fuel to force a recession so they can take their profits. Broke people stop buying when they cant afford to drive around.
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  3. LondRanger

    LondRanger Road Train Member

    Jun 3, 2018
    I call bull on xpo slowing, I get hounded by their brokers to haul for them.
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