Swift enters ltl world

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  1. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    Swift is the minority owner, not Knight
     
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  3. FLHT

    FLHT Medium Load Member

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    I see multiple loads of vans on Swift flatbeds daily on I -10
     
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  4. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    Same reason why YRC is pulling Holland trailers and vice versa. It's fair to assume Swift will incrementally phase out Cooper's linehaul with Swift student drivers that can get the same work done at the fraction of the labor costs.

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  5. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    Unfortunately, I believe this also. My buddy must've knew this was coming because out the blue he was head strong on leaving. Dude literally flew to Joplin to go buy a try on a days notice.
     
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  6. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    20 min you're giving them too much credit Lol:p
     
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  7. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina Road Train Member

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    Something I noticed recently is that those aren't YRC (Yellow) trucks and drivers pulling Holland trailers. All of their trucks, including Holland's, are being rebranded to "Yellow". If you zoom into that picture you can see it says "Opeated by Holland" below the logo. The YRC trucks are done the same way, only they say "Operated by YRC Freight".

    That being said, they are merging operations in some places. Both divisions have terminals closing in certain areas where they overlap. And I know in Columbus the Holland drivers talk about how YRC often brings freight to their terminal for Holland to move.
     
  8. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    True, also merging brands is a much different animal than merging a TL and LTL company.
     
  9. Kstrong86

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    I think you are mistaken sir. Swift shareholders hold about 54% while Knight holds the rest.
     
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    You left out the sticker that says operated by Holland. If you think swift will phase us out then ok. I’ll just continue to read the comments from the people outside this company. I’m more than happy to be a swift driver right now. This deal is the reason why I just started making $0.70 cpm. Lookout for my swift truck in the middle lane in the future. Lol
     
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