Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Trujo11, Sep 14, 2022.

  1. snowlauncher

    snowlauncher Road Train Member

    Mar 28, 2014
    Southeastern ID
    FXF is the largest LTL freight company in the US. They have the largest network of freight lanes, the most equipment, the most service centers, and the most drivers. It's second to none in terms of size and scope. XPO is a remotely close 2nd to FXF in those metrics, and XPO hasn't really gained much ground on FXF since it bought Conway freight and got into the LTL game.
    My guess would be that FXF is strong and probably isn't going anywhere. But I would never bet my life on any trucking company staying around forever.
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  3. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

    Feb 18, 2007
    Central AZ
    It's so cute how you think corporations aspire to make sense.
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  4. jmz

    jmz Road Train Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Great Plains
    Something like that would have to make sense though, or the board and shareholders wouldn't go for it.
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  5. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

    Dec 23, 2016
    Oh, they always make sense. It's just that the "lawful evil" approach to the world pays handsome dividends on Wall Street.

    So it may not "make sense" to us employees, but it makes sense to the bottom line.
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  6. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    What makes sense on paper and what is accomplishable in practice are completely independent of each other. The road to hell is paved with good intentions and shareholders and board members will rubber-stamp anything, including their own demise; albeit unwittingly.

    Hence how I am now posting on here as an EX employee of a 100 year old company that once was the 3rd largest LTL carrier. It also was the 5th largest trucking company overall that now only exists as an occasional news blurp on Freight Waves when something new comes out of the bankruptcy court.

    In Germany they have a term called "Filmriss". It's when you watch a bad VHS tape and there is a crinkly section where you can't make out what is happening in the movie. If the crinkly part is bad enough and last long enough you can literally end up at a section of the movie and have no idea how the story or cast got there. It's like waking up after drinking yourself blackout drunk and you have no idea what events transpired as you wake up on a random couch with no recollection where you are or how you got there.

    That is the state of many of us right now. The party is over and everyone is wondering how we ended up not going to work all of a sudden. How did I go from working weekends and swimming in OT to a termination letter in 30 days.

    It all started with an idea that was approved by shareholders and board members that seemed good on paper and ended with us being unemployed.
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