off the railroad ??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by supertrucker, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. supertrucker

    supertrucker always confused

    Are we getting rid of the rail?
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  2. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Rail is getting rid of us.
  3. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Good, more feeder runs, and hopefully less of those long chassis POS trailers :)
  4. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    lol I'll see if I can remember everything I "heard" from non valuable sources. In other words take it for whatever you want.

    UPS got outbid by natural gas

    Losing rail only from east coast to Chicago

    Losing rail only from west coast to Chicago

    A train car cost 2500$ under old contract new contract would have been 3500$

    If a trailer is late and misses service rail is responsible and covers expenses new contract would have made ups responsible

    Trains just plain and simple taking to long

    Losing the rail in September 2014 (I know we are past September)

    I think that's all I heard if I remember anything else I'll post again. All I can say whoever knows what's going on with the rail is doing one hell of a job not telling anybody. Almost as if, if this gets out they're out of a job because NOBODY knows anything.

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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's really quite simple-----the trains are going to ride the Bakken oil boom until the oil runs dry, which makes a lot of sense. UPS got put on the back burner and decided to take control of the situation by adding sleeper teams.
  6. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    I agree with you on the oil boom upstate but my hub hasn't seen any more sleepers. I do know we are starting to shuttle more trailers than normal to meet points or centers of exchange that.

    With the peak we had last year we don't exactly need customers amazon in general knowing that we either losing or getting rid of the rail. Not that anybody else could do the job we do but the media killed us last year. We wouldn't be hiring nationwide like crazy if nothing was going on... It's just a matter of what's going on. I'm sure we will hear about it here or on FB before anywhere else.

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  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'm pretty sure Amazon knows that we are no longer working on the railroad.
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    All the live long day?
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  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Dinah won't you blow. Dinah won't you blow.
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  10. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    Latest word on the east coast is UPS will be using contractors to move trailers from the midwest east.

    Another "rumour" is that all the rails that go into Baltimore will go to Pittsburgh and be moved from there by both us and additional gypsies. ...
  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Does that include everything going in and out of Harpa?
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Oil will use the railroads until the pipeline is built. Oil is already planning it across a big corner of my state. In the mean time the railroads are updating a lot of their tracks and turning over a lot of unused lines to "rails to trails" (bike trails) in my state.
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    From what I heard, some big oil outbid us for space, so we lost a lot of rail that was coming in/out of Philly. We hired extra Feeders to move it ourselves.
  14. Travwise

    Travwise Active Member

    What I heard is my car will have approximately the same number of stops tomorrow that it did today. Thats about as far as my interest in all of this goes. Rail, sleepers, peak, whatever. I enjoy coming to work and don't plan on ruining that by caring to much about stuff I have no control over.
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  15. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    I do know a train missed and the rail paid gypsies to deliver the trailers to their destination. That was on the rail though not ups.

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  16. F the rail. If I cant rail the old lady more than every three weeks than I don't feel bad for the rail. Just like I found porn ups wi also work it out. After a we are both just squirrels trying to get a nut.
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  17. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Wine and chocolate,usually helps.
  18. I don't really care anyway. It's just a conversation piece to make me laugh.
  19. Gumby

    Gumby *

    (Side note) I didnt say Cosmo's Wut!
  20. I know. I'm just laughing at myself because I like the same old jokes no matter what name I'm under. Luv ya