Honest Question

Discussion in 'Mercer' started by Bossman027, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. skateboardman

    skateboardman Road Train Member

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    Co, since it was in that ware house, its easily understandable. To not hear 26 or 36 correctly. By the way, you were pulling out, just avi pulled in yesterday, taylormade told me
     
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  3. whoopNride

    whoopNride Road Train Member

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    He did that on purpose, he saw you coming down the street and took off !!!
     
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  4. CJndaTruck

    CJndaTruck Road Train Member

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    It was noisy. I had to get down here to ark for a delivery this morning. Loading now and heading back to Louisville for a Monday del. If you or anyone is around this weekend let me know.
     
  5. Steeleandsonfarms

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    I'll be here
     
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  6. skateboardman

    skateboardman Road Train Member

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    I think the misconception is some taking some of us mean " changing our board position", what I speak of isn't that at all. But a sense of knowing what loads you have a more realistic chance of getting at a certain board position. The fact is what you may realistically get at 5 is different than at 30. I simply modify what I realistically can expect. I will commit at 30 to the cream of the crop loads, but I will also commit to more 4 foot tarps, maybe load to the northeast. At 30 if I see 6 loads that I can live with, I commit to all 6, instead of doing it one load at a time and waiting for it to time out. I also will touch base with coordinator and if any of those have folks committed that are ahead of me, I eliminate those in my mind look for more to commit to, also with a loads that have perhaps 6 loads of the same , I commit to all 6. That is not to mean I advocate hauling cheap or heavy as a backup plan. It means I may tarp, it means I may go for the 20000 pound load and instead of the 5,000 pound load. I try to simply maximize my chances at certain loads. I simply think certain criteria will allow me to maximize my chances, some guys don't like to tarp at all, so I think a tarp for example is worth 10 to 15 board positions , a load to the northeast or NYC, is worth a jump in quite a few board positions, a hazmat load jumps me a few places, same with a load at a port. I also tend not to try taking loads with a massive amount of trucks , like a 75 truck military move, unless it's an exceptional pay. I am not at all saying you can actually change your board position, but you can use certain modifications of your expectations, a sense of what can realistically at certain board positions, knowing that even delivering on a certain day can make it easier to prebook, a willingness to tarp, run some areas that others won't run, know your costs, know when to deadhead a bit. Such things can in fact help you stay loaded and perhaps not sit as much. That you are in total control of
     
  7. jacquesi23

    jacquesi23 Medium Load Member

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    8500 down!!! thats highway robbery!!! not to mention the 2500 a month payment
     
  8. jacquesi23

    jacquesi23 Medium Load Member

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    actually it was at the TA, it was a circus there this past weekend.... usually all the "happenings" are over on the otherside at valero's
     
  9. jacquesi23

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    actually the head guy put out a statement saying that the turnover rate was just over 50% and it was "unacceptable" and "more efforts needed to be taken" to better interpret how mercer operated as a company.

    this info was put out as of january 2016....obviously i didnt know the turnover was that high until i entered orientation
     
  10. jacquesi23

    jacquesi23 Medium Load Member

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    i was at mercertown last week doing a random drug screen...
    i go into logs department to update my logs and i was floored after seeing so many returned eld boxes...
    i knew they were out of trucks no longer there because they werent in boxes.. they were just eld systems pulled out of trucks stacked on the floor...(makes one wonder what the trailer yard looked like if there were that many eld boxes turned back in
     
  11. skateboardman

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    how many lloked to be in the pile? one thing as stated the fleet dropped by 60 trucks from jan to feb. they said today they didnt have the final number from jan yet, but several more of them left. also theres been quite a few that shifted from jj keller to qualcomm by buying them themselves. as i was told when i asked the bump in van fleet from quality is quickly going away, quite a few vans behind the wall , but quite a few van guys leasing on this week , in louisville now.
     
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