Looking for freight? If anyone is looking

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Barbeque, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Barbeque

    Barbeque Light Load Member

    Aug 25, 2015
    Everywhere USA
    Mannnnnnn FedEx is SLAMMED with freight. My home terminal in Nashville is busting at the seams. I was talking to a couple buddies behind the desk in linehaul. I said I haven’t seen it this busy since before Amazon started moving their own. They said this week has been the heaviest week they’ve ever had. Pretty good paying really light loads.
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  2. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    Aren’t All fed ex loads light?
    Just a trailer full of $12 envelopes!
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  3. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    This is to be expected with "Cyber Monday" this week......
  4. Barbeque

    Barbeque Light Load Member

    Aug 25, 2015
    Everywhere USA
    I know. But it’s been years since it’s been this busy.
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  5. Barbeque

    Barbeque Light Load Member

    Aug 25, 2015
    Everywhere USA
    Lol can’t fit tires in a $12 envelope. But yeah it’s rare to see 20,000 pounds. I don’t usually get 53 footers until peak season. But they’re so light they’ll barely push down hill. The doubles run from 2000-18,000 each.
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  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Cyber Monday has passed

    My sister says the post office has been slammed with amazon also.
  7. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

    Nov 10, 2015
    It should be a very busy holiday season this year. Unemployment at a 50 year low, black Friday and Cyber Monday sales at record highs. Things are looking up. A few months ago everybody was crying about the coming recession. What recession?
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  8. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

    Sep 15, 2017
    Peaks in buying, spending and employment are all what comes before a downturn. From memory, since the crash of 87 atleast, we havent nosed slowly into economic dips, theyve been pretty abrupt after speculative bubbles grew too big too fast. No one is questioning if another crash will come. The question no one can answer but should certainly consider, is how many more speculative growth surges can occur and be exploited before the next crash. And how big can that next crash be.

    I have never seen so much simultaneous land clearing and construction as im seeing right now. Its almost a frenzy of development. Good time to be a land seller.
  9. TexasKGB

    TexasKGB Light Load Member

    Oct 15, 2019
    Fiddler's Green
    I agree with this in general scope.

    There are at least three bubbles - personal credit cards, used car loans, and ARM home loans that are all peaking or accelerating towards a peak right now.

    The famous "no income mortgages" are also back in style, which lines up with the real estate market leveling even in cities that mostly survived the last crash. DFW especially.

    It's going to be a good couple of years for people who saved and own their own ####. Going to be a terrible decade for people who didn't learn from the last one.
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  10. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    The great state of TN
    Unemployment at a low....but majority of jobs dont pay worth a flip. Record sales....are people paying with money they have or credit? Sales always go up around the holidays. Come January, itll be shot
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