Slow freight

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Mortarmaggot, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Medium Load Member

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    It's been a tad slow over at Superior. I've been out 22 days, but it takes a while to get back out once in. A lot of guys getting tank washed home long before home dates.

    Is it like that across the board for liquid bulk, or is it just us?
     
  2. scythe08

    scythe08 Road Train Member

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    You're a mega(sorta) so you'll feel it more than smaller companies, but drivers are complaining on both the tanker FB pages I'm on, so it's not just you.
     
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  3. Just passing by

    Just passing by Heavy Load Member

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    I don't know if it's just a coincidence but I have been to 3 different tankwashes this past week and they were incredibly empty... specifically Quala in Saraland, AL. They had 6 dirty tankers on the lot... mid-week.
     
  4. Leviathan Tube

    Leviathan Tube Light Load Member

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    Yours is not the only company slow right now. I wish I better understood why.
     
  5. WIlee81

    WIlee81 Light Load Member

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    Aw man I really hope it isnt a trend considering I'm gonna have my CDL next Friday and looking into going tanker. Hopefully living in a refinery town will shield the market down here.
     
  6. Capacity

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    Our big Foundry up here went from 24/7 to 5/8s it is slowing down.
     
  7. Leviathan Tube

    Leviathan Tube Light Load Member

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    There is a degree of seasonality to the industry. I wouldn't worry about it long-term, yet.
     
  8. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Medium Load Member

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    Not worried long term, just wanted to know if it's across the board. Looks like it's slow with everyone.

    I learned to enjoy the slow times during my first two years. It won't be long and they'll be willing to let you run the tires off the truck.
     
  9. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Medium Load Member

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    Dispatch called saying I'll get assigned a load out tomorrow. That's darn good. Been home less than 2 after 22 out and able to roll within 3 days.
     
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  10. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Slow but not dead. I did a 34 at loves Deer Park Tx and saw a lot of other tanker trucks hanging around. Things will pick up again, this is just so contraction from the nice long surge in liquid bulk.
     
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