Slow season for LTL right now?

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  1. Kobe1225

    Kobe1225 Bobtail Member

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    Is freight slow in LTL right now? I’ve noticed most companies in my area usually are desperate for drivers and now most companies aren’t hiring drivers anymore. Of freight is slow when does it usually get better? All answers are helpful
     
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  3. Kobe1225

    Kobe1225 Bobtail Member

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    I am in the STL area if that helps any
     
  4. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

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    Freight seems to kind of have a lull in mid summer and then will pick back up again in fall a touch, and the winter is usually the slowest time of year. That’s back when I did freight and everything was “normal”. Now with the pandemic, the Ukraine war and an economy that some predict is about to recess, it’s anyones guess. General freight is very fickle. I remember one year it seemed especially slow and guys told me “well yea, it’s an election year”. Like I was supposed to know that had an impact on freight levels. Where you at in the St. Louis area? I used to live in Fenton.
     
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    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I work a pretty busy little town so I get hammered every day.
     
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  6. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    The price of fuel has everything a little slow right now.
     
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  7. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    FedEx Freight is getting ready to do a major reorganization of the way freight moves through the network, with lots of terminals either losing or gaining runs. I’ve heard that our STL hub is losing a lot of freight in this change.

    If you’re willing to move, I know FedEx Freight in Denver needs to hire 30-40 drivers to move the freight that’s being shifted their way.
     
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  8. EuropeanTrucker

    EuropeanTrucker Medium Load Member

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    Things are definitely slowing down here in Chicago. My friends at OD and Dayton are telling me some guys are staying home once a week. I’m blessed to be working everyday still.
     
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    Digman943 Medium Load Member

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    Yea FXF is slow in Chicago land area. Actually had to sit home last night.
     
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    stay out of the bars!!!!!
     
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    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Never mix business with pleasure. ;)
     
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