The Private Fleet Advantage

Discussion in 'Ashley' started by flyingmusician, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. chopper103in

    chopper103in Head Dog

    Are orange tractors next?;););)
     
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  2. flyingmusician

    flyingmusician Official ORD Rocker

    The daycabs they have pulling them are white. It's not a good look.

    They're supposed to be for dedicated homestore shuttles.

    And as soon as I said that I just saw one of the road trucks just leave with that one.
     
  3. mountaingote

    mountaingote Gote With a Tude & a BIG Hammer Staff Member

    Maybe the Schneider rumor is true....
     
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  4. Fatdaddy

    Fatdaddy Guido Staff Member

    With the hold times I've been experiencing lately it's not a far fetched thought.
     
  5. Kid Dinomite

    Kid Dinomite Head Dog

    Do those god awful trailers at least have the cool shiny doors?
     
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  6. mountaingote

    mountaingote Gote With a Tude & a BIG Hammer Staff Member

    They don't need em, nobody will ever see em
     
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  7. flyingmusician

    flyingmusician Official ORD Rocker

    Unfortunately not. Those things are orange all the way around.

    I talked to the guy that pulled that one off the yard. We both ended up at the same pickup yesterday on loads going to Memphis.

    Seems that program is getting a rough start. Already lost 2 of the 4 they hired to run those shuttles.
     
  8. Lucky_24

    Lucky_24 Porch Dog

    Agreed. Ashley has one of the best looking color schemes on the road. Why mess with it?
     
  9. flyingmusician

    flyingmusician Official ORD Rocker

    They have a whole staff dedicated to fixing things that aren't broken lol

    Seems that way sometimes. Fortunately those are dedicated trailers for certain high volume homestores. We won't be pulling them.
     
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  10. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Resident Happy Hippie

    So Orange is the new black there also???????
     
  11. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Resident Happy Hippie

    Just start calling it prison issue orange in the drivers lounge..........
     
  12. mountaingote

    mountaingote Gote With a Tude & a BIG Hammer Staff Member

    How you been, Lucky? Long time no hear....
     
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  13. Lucky_24

    Lucky_24 Porch Dog

    Yeah, I know. I lurk around some, just don't post much. A lot of times, by the time I see a conversation, it has run its course.

    I laughed to myself when I saw that trailer. My wife and I spent $3600 for a bed, mattress, and box spring at Ashley for Christmas. I'm glad we could contribute to the cause!
     
  14. mountaingote

    mountaingote Gote With a Tude & a BIG Hammer Staff Member

    You probably bought the wheels
     
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  15. Lucky_24

    Lucky_24 Porch Dog

    As long as it was an important part...
     
  16. flyingmusician

    flyingmusician Official ORD Rocker

    MONTH SUMMARY JANUARY

    been a little slack posting weeklies. been a little busy working on some other things but will try to keep the monthlies up anyway.

    12,597 actual on 12,614 paid for a variance of -.15%

    34 loads

    8 relays
    10 backhauls
    2 transfers
    4 raw materials
    3 homestore drops
    1 homestore unloads
    6 deadheads

    avg length of haul - 378.5
    ave weight - 20,907
    fuel mileage - 6.79

    observations for the month vs January last year

    number of loads was down 35%
    avg length of haul is up 14%
    pay is up .30%
    miles are down 1%
    fuel mileage is down .67 / mile

    a new figure being tracked for this year is avg and cumulative time on dock and doing d/h. for January, the total time spent between the 2 was 44.85 hrs. essentially one week out of the month doing swaps or load/unload. the breakdown is 24.4hrs live and 20.45 doing d/h work
     
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  17. Fatdaddy

    Fatdaddy Guido Staff Member

    Your fuel mileage is down because you've been driving 69. Haha
     
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  18. flyingmusician

    flyingmusician Official ORD Rocker

    lol well they fixed that.

    In all seriousness it dropped immediately when they put the recaps on. You can see it in the spreadsheet.

    I don't drive for mileage. I keep my foot in it, as much as is possible with a governed truck. It's been very consistent month to month. I'm sure I could squeak another .5-.6 out of it if I minded my driving style. I may experiment with that just to prove it.
     
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  19. Fatdaddy

    Fatdaddy Guido Staff Member

    I'm the same way and that's not a very company friendly way to think. Lol.

    When I was an O/O when I took a load 40K+ in the box I was driving Swift speeds....60-62.
     
  20. Asphalt Cowboy

    Asphalt Cowboy Porch Dog

    Don't want to talk about slow trucks....should have enough on pedal to pass other vehicles....As I approach my 3 months with the cimpany, I am happy with my decision to come on board. Nothing is perfect we can only make the best of others decision. Kudos to Fatdaddy in your guidance and advice in our conversations and having an ear for me to vent my concerns and frustrations as I learn the system to help me. Have a safe week to all of my fellow drivers for our company.....It's Monday, BVF/San Antonio to BVF/Grand Prairie to start the week.
     

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