I agree with Michael. It's always about the money but what the heck, more people need to understand what you guys go through to get the products they all use everyday and take for granted, right? My job is to let them all know that fuel prices are why everybody's costs are going up too. It all gets passed along.
I am wondering if you actually know what raises OUR cost of operating for everyone says fuel is the cause HOWEVER as I see it, FUEL is but ONE example to use cause the rates are the main cause and yet rarely ever mentioned by any of ya office people who have never been in a rig and the only time ya see em is when they pass ya on the hyway or get in your way and ya cuss them out like you were their boss...
Your are correct. Fuel expenses are one but a huge part of it. Look what's going on again out there!! These guys just banged everybody 30 cents more per gallon again! I cannot afford this in my own personal van let alone imagine what it's doing to you guys our there. When I run large trucking companies in my savings spreadsheet with let's say 1200 tractors and I can save them over $2 Mil a year just on fuel cost,alone, that puts this who thin into perspective. My motor coach company is getting 17% back just in fuel saving before less maintenance costs now using the product. Look at your numbers at 17% and let me know how much that would be back to you each month and year Alvin. I would be interested to know and thank you.
The only people in the office that pay any attention to this stuff are the people higher up that pay all of the bills like the COO's, CFO's, and the CEO's. I always have to start with these folks first because when I show them the numbers where they are throwing away, then they listen, then they hook me up with the Maintenance Directors and so forth to get going with their base line testing.
Hope that helps.
I really like to see the show about people driving back and forth in the snow and ice. I didn't like how they created drama by periodically inserting computer-generated scenes of how an accident might look, if an accident were to happen.
I think it is dangerous at times. But I'm sure they film hours and hours and only show 40 minutes of highlights. They do carry it a bit far only showing the bad stuff but it might be a good way to keep the hot shots off the roads.
Well can't say anything. But what about the popularity? Is it gaining or loosing? The whole game comes to that point.
Aside from this, how about gelling issues up there? Call this number when you have time and listen to what some Canadian truckers are saying about issues that affect all truckers in cold climates: Let it play through until the truckers get on the line. There are two of them. It's always best straight from the horses mouth I think, don't you?
(512) 827-0080 Access code is: 8800# That's 8800 pound.
What are some of the gelling nightmares you guys can share? I'm learning as I listen to all of you and thank you!