Why So Many Empty Carvana trucks?

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  1. MooneyBravo

    MooneyBravo Heavy Load Member

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    Carvana has a lot in Elyria Ohio. There must be 30 empty semi trucks sitting over there. Every now and then I see one or two that have one or two cars on board yet they have an ad on Indeed for full time CDL drivers.

    I offered them part-time maybe 3 days a week but they won't budge. I left Moore Transport at the end of July when they closed their company driver division. After 39 yrs decided to go into semi retirement.

    All those empty trucks and why they won't consider someone for part-time is a mystery.
    They also say that drivers are home everyday.
    I know they got into some financial problems sometime ago. Anyone know any more about what's going on with them?
     
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  3. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    If you want a part-time gig, you might inquire with Schneider National.

    Depending on their freight situation in that area -- they might love a chance to talk to you.

    They (in the past) hire drivers for part-time work.

    -- L
     
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  4. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    Carvana has been struggling to sell cars acquired at elevated prices as buyers, hit by inflation and worried about a recession, cut spending. Carvana shares have lost 87% of their value in the past two years. The company's market capitalization is $7.5 billion, well below the $60 billion it commanded in 2021....I guess it's old news already ...getting worse now
     
  5. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Go over to Sheffield lake and try one of the companies hauling the unfinished cube vans. That might work
     
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  6. Tropsnart

    Tropsnart Road Train Member

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    Most of those trucks Carvana has are listed for sale through West Coast Enterprises
     
  7. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Hadn't looked into it, I just noticed their advertising push had dropped off.

    I doubted that the business model would work well in cyclical financial times.

    I helped my elderly neighbor sell a car - the Carvana and similar offers were $500 - we got it sold for $3,000 last month.
     
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  8. brian991219

    brian991219 Road Train Member

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    The reason thwy won't consider part-time is how their workflow is structured. The treat car haul the same as a LTL company and run their routes, do swaps and such with the same equipment regardless if they have 9 units or 1 unit.

    They schedule full time swap partners. So having a part timer would throw off their planning. Now, one would think they would welcome a casual driver, but they have enough full time drivers to cover the runs by having a full time floater that doesn't have an assigned run and just covers call outs and when not needed to drive they usually support the terminal manager or shuttle equipment to and from other locations or repairs.
     
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  9. MooneyBravo

    MooneyBravo Heavy Load Member

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    Are you talking the ford plant in Avon?
     
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