Pottsville Walmart DC gone?

Discussion in 'Swift' started by ∆_Dan_∆, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. MsJamie

    MsJamie Road Train Member

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  2. MsJamie

    MsJamie Road Train Member

    Nope. Swift's contract wasn't renewed at Pottsville, but no company had been announced.

    According to my boss (the terminal manager at the Johnstown, NY DC), Knight wouldn't be taking over anyway; Knight simply doesn't have the infrastructure to do the job. Legally, they can't simply change the name on the Swift trucks. Knight and Swift are still independent companies, even though they are both owned by a third company.

    My bet is that Walmart thinks they can get a better rate from another company, and has opened up the bidding process. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Swift get Pottsville back.
     
  3. ∆_Dan_∆

    ∆_Dan_∆ Light Load Member

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    I am out of the Johnstown DC, too! Small world.
     
  4. JasonK314

    JasonK314 Bobtail Member

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    Are you talking about the Pottsville, PA location?
     
  5. ∆_Dan_∆

    ∆_Dan_∆ Light Load Member

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    Yes
     
  6. JasonK314

    JasonK314 Bobtail Member

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    I'm curious. Were you allowed to keep your Swift trucks on the lot when you went off duty? Or did you have to start your days by driving to the DC from offsite?

    I drove out of there over a decade years ago with Schneider. They allowed us to park there for about two weeks then decided the lot was for Walmart trucks only. Having to start our clocks before we got dispatched was a real pain in the neck. How were things lately?
     
  7. ∆_Dan_∆

    ∆_Dan_∆ Light Load Member

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    I only delivered back hauls down there, and then Got a dispatch back towards my home DC, in Johnstown.
     
  8. 06driver

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    Bidding should be done. Whoever was awarded the DC should have it.
     
  9. biker dave

    biker dave Medium Load Member

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    trucking companies should be upping there rate's big league, the economy is growing big time
     
  10. grabberblue12

    grabberblue12 Medium Load Member

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    Prob going to be Pottles replacing swift at 7030.
     
  11. postmandav

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