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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

XPO Logistics Trucking Subsidiaries Sued Over Driver Classification

      http://www.wsj.com


Class-action lawsuit argues that drivers were misclassified as independent contractors

XPO Logistics CEO Brad Jacobs, left, talks with a company driver. Three trucking company subsidiaries of XPO were sued in California Monday for allegedly misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors. PHOTO: TONY DING/ASSOCIATED PRESSBy

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The lawsuit seeking class action status, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, argues that drivers for XPO subsidiaries Pacer Cartage Inc., Harbor Rail Transport and PDS Transportation Inc. failed to pay minimum wage, provide meal breaks and rest breaks and to reimburse business expenses, among other allegations.
In an emailed statement, XPO Chief Operating Officer Troy Cooper said: “We believe this case is without merit and plan to litigate it vigorously. We are in constant dialogue with our independent-contractor carriers and believe the vast majority of them value the significant benefits that operating independently can bring.”
XPO, a transportation services company, has grown rapidly over the past few years through acquisitions. Until last year, when XPO purchased trucking company Con-way Inc. and French transportation firm Norbert Dentressangle SA, most of the company’s subsidiaries were “asset-light,” meaning their contractors owned the equipment—for example, trucks—that they used to transport cargo.
The trucking companies that were sued Monday perform what is known as drayage trucking services, or hauling goods the short distance between seaports and nearby rail yards and warehouses, a key link in the national supply chain. Within the domestic drayage market, estimated by research firm FTR Transportation Intelligence as generating $12 billion in annual revenue, the independent owner-operator model is common.
But that model has increasingly come under legal scrutiny, in drayage as well as other sectors of the transportation industry. Alleged misclassification of workers has led to high-profile lawsuits against Uber Technologies Inc. and FedEx Corp., among others. FedEx settled a case in California last year for $228 million. Last month, a California judge ruled to expand a class-action suit brought against Uber by three drivers who claim they are employees, not contractors, and deserve benefits such as workers’ compensation.
Workers in the lawsuit filed Monday are being represented by the Los Angeles law firm Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP, which has previously brought similar claims against several drayage trucking companies, including Pacer. A $4.25 million settlement with Pacer, which they reached last May, is awaiting a judge’s approval.
Write to Erica E. Phillips at erica.phillips@wsj.com

116 comments:

Anonymous said...

Key words in that are Vigorously Fight! Does that sound familiar.... All you Conway barns that voted down the Union because of fear from union busters! Wake up go union

Anonymous said...

Sounds like XPO will spend millions just so the drivers don't get what they deserve! Ya that does sound familiar.....

Anonymous said...

Last week mangers from California had meeting to talk about how they would cut 30percent off dock workers the plan is to give l o i s to them so they could get fired and not get unemployment it will get much worse open your eyes together we can make the change you think the mangers supervisers don't want the best for ther children like job scerity good health care a nice pension they do we all want what's best for our family's

Anonymous said...

People wake up and smell your future, it's not with Conway/Xpo it's within yourselfs fight for what you believe in a better future a better purpose and life for you and your family do not be ignorant about your way in life.
Go get Representation call your local Teamsters. Good luck

thedevilcorp said...

Good site.

Anonymous said...

Just in case some of you dont see the writing on the wall of how XPO management thinks here it is in plain site.... So wake up and make your future. Don't wait for XPO to give you anything...

In an emailed statement, XPO Chief Operating Officer Troy Cooper said, “We believe this case is without merit and plan to litigate it vigorously. We are in constant dialogue with our independent-contractor carriers and believe the vast majority of them value the significant benefits that operating independently can bring.”

.....XPO DOESN'T WANT EMPLOYEES.....

Anonymous said...

It would be a good sign of streng and unity if conway/xpo, fedex freight drivers, unite on a nationwide 24 hour work stoppage, just like the fedex freight gardena california center, to let management know they cant work without us. Yes we all are aware that fedex freight and conway always had coLlaborated to bring YRCW DOWN. ALL THIS NON UNION CARRIERS CAN PAY THEIR PEOPLE 10 TIMES BETTER WAGES AND BETTER BENEFITS, AND STILL MAKE A PROFIT. UNION STRONG USA.

Anonymous said...

Frank is Gone

Anonymous said...

X p o Stocks are low 21 @ share Old Dominion 52 @ share that means cuts cuts hopefully Mr Jaycobs won't lose all his hair with this prices what happed Conway Rember we got bought at 46 @ share Conway wall always on top Karma is a bitch mangment treats us like crap and couching for stupit shit people don't put 100 percent in the job anymore loseing big accounts left and right like Ford and Disny guess who's next Amzon yes wait and see when they start with the pink slip crap wke up people its time for a change

United and Strong said...

It would be nice to see a united front but I doubt either company has the balls to do it. It would take 100% of the centers that have not filed to have had ULP's filed in order to get NLRB approval like Gardena did. Now of course you could try to organize a national "sick out" day but that still would not get a total participation. Look around each of your centers and you will find 40-50% support at the most.

United is the only way and sadly we can not reach the majority let along everyone at each terminal. Slowly over time we will gain strength but people need to stop being scared. We have named 2016 as "The Year We Speak Up" at FedEx Freight, we suggest you do the same at XPO. The 1% don't care or listen to the bottom 1%. Let 70% or 80% speak up and the 1% will take notice.

thedevilcorp said...

Good site.

Anonymous said...

Who's frank?

Anonymous said...

Frank assistant TM at USB transferred to Seattle have fun Seattle union yes

Anonymous said...

Management is saying that Brad Jacobs Ceo of XPO LOGISTICS told them that they can run thier Terminal anyway they wanted to the BIGGEST BULLSHIT EVER!!!
here goes Bullshit Lean again.
MY FREIND'S THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GO UNION
Because the Management that we have now is still working under X-CONWAY'S Ways
that's because they don't know any other way to work except the Lean way, Ladies and Gentleman the Lean Factor are for factory workers Not for Commercial Truck Driver your obeying a regimen to follow orders by the strict hand it's Bullshit all the way it's the best way that Management can cover thier Mistakes by blameing it on the DSR'S. This is why we go Union.

Anonymous said...

Well said but XPO/ ex Conway are all scared to stand up Union is needed now more than ever but will employees unite we see what happen last time weak they are UNION YES

Anonymous said...

Who is gonna be the next xpo little puppet to replace frank

Anonymous said...

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IF YOU DON'T FIGHT FOR YOUR FUTURE WHO WILL? IN 1YR OR 2YRS YOU WILL WITNESS THE CHANGES OF THIS COMPANY THAT YOUR WORK FOR AND YOU WISH THAT YOU WOULD HAVE GONE OUT AND GET REPRESENTATION AND SECURITY FROM YOUR LOCAL UNION! I REST MY CASE.
PS: YOU WILL ALWAYS BE (AT WILL EMPLOYEES ALWAYS AT ANY GIVEN TIME AT THE COMPANY'S MERCY AND DISPARE, GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.

Anonymous said...

ATLANTA — Less than three months after acquiring Con-way, XPO Logistics plans a significant reduction in purchased transportation costs in its less-than-truckload business.

“We handle about two-thirds of LTL linehaul with our own trucks,” Bradley S. Jacobs, XPO chairman and CEO, said at the SMC3 JumpStart 2016 conference here Jan. 18.

The other third of that former Con-way Freight linehaul business handled by contracted carriers will be put up for bid in the first quarter for the first time since 2009, Jacobs said.

That’s an example of the type of savings opportunities XPO is looking for as it integrates Con-way and the former Norbert Dentressangle into its overarching logistics business.

XPO said in November it expects to save more than $30 million a year by integrating the trucking and logistics operations of $5.8 billion Con-way with its own portfolio of services.

The plan is to add $170 million to $210 million to Con-way’s operating profit in two years. An unsteady economy, however, is unsettling shippers and may be accelerating those plans.

“There’s pressure from the C-suite on transportation people to cut costs,” Jacobs told the SMC3 conference. “We’re sensitive to that. We have to make sure our cost structure is very lean.”

Con-way Freight was working to reduce purchased transportation costs and optimize linehaul before the Oct. 30 acquisition, but the amount of money at stake is believed to be significant.

In the six months that ended June 30, Con-way Freight’s purchased transportation costs were $262.5 million, a 10 percent drop from the first half of 2014, partly thanks to lower fuel costs.

Jacobs is looking for ways to make XPO more efficient across its businesses in a year he already has said would be dedicated to absorbing nearly $7 billion in 2015 acquisitions.

“In every single category, we’re asking now that we’re a $15 billion company spending almost $14 billion on things, are we spending the right amount of money?” Jacobs said.

XPO is trying to make its less profitable LTL accounts more profitable, but with the economy growing more slowly, this is not “the best time” to ask customers for big rate hikes, Jacobs said.

“When all's said and done, shippers want to take cost out,” he said. “With the economy getting more iffy, the focus on on costs becomes even more important” to shippers and carriers.

Anonymous said...

IT'S AUDITING TIME GET READY EVERYONE HERE'S THE MOMENT IN TIME WERE MANAGEMENT IS SCARED SHITLESS OF COURSE IF THEY FAIL THEIR AUDITING THEN THEY WILL BLAME IT ALL ON THE EMPLOYEE'S BECAUSE TRUTH IS THAT WE ARE SIGNING ROSTERS FROM MONTHS AGO TODAY? THAT'S RIGHT THIER CATCHING UP SO THEY WON'T BUST THEM IN THE MANIPULATING OF THE NUMBERS OR SYSTEM THEY ALL SHEAT, BUT IN THE END THEY WILL BLAME IT ON YOU.
THE TRUTH WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL IN THE END!

Anonymous said...

Well people you can't say you weren't warned. But most of you put your faith in Conway's and now XPO's management and now here it is..Out of the big boss him self..

We handle about two-thirds of LTL linehaul with our own trucks,” Bradley S. Jacobs, XPO chairman and CEO, said at the SMC3 JumpStart 2016 conference here Jan. 18.

The other third of that former Con-way Freight linehaul business handled by contracted carriers will be put up for bid in the first quarter for the first time since 2009, Jacobs said....

I hope you all ass kissers are proud of yourselves...

Anonymous said...

We don't get it? Will the Line-haul Drivers or Division slowly Disappear? (Reply) on Comment?

Anonymous said...

Ladies and Gentleman get ready it's going to be a bumpy ride Management does give a crap about the Union or the Employee's of Xpo Logistics they are Discriminating in Favoritism to other employees and try to get away with it, I'll tell you want just take them directly to the NLRB with all of this Discrimination and Dispared Treatment file a Complain against your Management personal and we will see who laughs last, so they can fire every single one of them.

Anonymous said...

Ladies and Gentleman get ready it's going to be a bumpy ride Management doesn't give a crap about the Union or the Employee's of Xpo Logistics they are Discriminating in Favoritism to other employees and try to get away with it, I'll tell you want just take them directly to the NLRB with all of this Discrimination and Dispared Treatment file a Complain against your Management personal and we will see who laughs last, so they can fire every single one of them.

Anonymous said...

Linehaul drivers will start paying attention when Linehaul disappear.

Anonymous said...

Line haul will be contracted out. It will be faded out from XPO.. No need to spend money on employees.. Just vendors

Anonymous said...

Line haul will be contracted out. It will be faded out from XPO.. No need to spend money on employees.. Just vendors

Truthseeker said...

If you live in California file discrimination charges with the department of fair employment and housing http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/

Anonymous said...

We have sub service at my terminal every night now.. we use to not have it at all. We also lost 2 line haul bids this year!! It's already happening in Michigan

Anonymous said...

I've been saying that we'd regret the 'no' vote. I figured as much the day the TM announced XPO buyout. So far I'm being proven right.

Anonymous said...

When numbskull left it wasn't long after. that the buy out was announced! Right now there are FOM's and long time FOS's leaving the company. I wonder if they know something we don't..... As XPO keeps us in the Dark!

Anonymous said...

People do not wait for Management to intimidate you that's what thier doing but don't forget if you let them Cross the line they will take action before it's too late. Good luck Michigan. Union all the way.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha here we go all you line drivers some have daytime hahaha it's going to be gone the zone drivers are no needed too wake up its over at XPO should have could've have gone Union BUT YOUR ALL STUPID USB HAHA

Administrator said...

Don't know what you're waiting for to contact your local union. If you need help or have any questions send us an email to changeconwaytowin@gmail.com or fill out the contact box.
We're Conway/XPO drivers from different terminals and different states nationwide.
Don't be afraid to organize the Union at you terminal you and your fellow coworker have the power to stop the outsourcing. Having union representation is the only way we're going to protect the time we have invested in this company there's no future without union representation.
Let's organize to Secure our future. Vote UNION ,vote YES

Anonymous said...

Good luck tomorrow and next Friday. Going to be a difficult few weeks ahead. More so than normal.

Anonymous said...

It's official I made $4,000 less than last year! I just got my W2 from x-con,and even with that $2.00 raise some of you loved. We tried to tell you x-con will find a way to take it back, and even more! Prepare yourself for a even worse year as XPO tries to GUT us more to get there money back!!!! Anyone ready for the Union Yet????

Anonymous said...

I'VE SAID THIS A LONG TIME AGO, BUT THE IGNORANCE OF PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS HAVE A DOWN FALL, BUT WHEN THE ROOF FALLS ON THIER HEAD'S THAT'S WHEN THEY START CRYING LIKE BABIES AND SCREAMING OUT I SHOULD HAVE VOTED FOR UNION REPRESENTATION. BUT GUESS WHAT IT WILL BE TO LATE THEN. UNION!!!!!

Anonymous said...

HEY PEOPLE THE ONES THAT VOTED NO!
YOU CAN GO AND VOTE FOR CONWAY NOW THAT THEY SOLD YOUR ASSES AFTER 30YRS OR YOU CAN GO VOTE FOR XPO, THAT WILL SELL YOU OUT AGAIN OR IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

Anonymous said...

Well our district manager and other management has now left the company, and yet we're still in the dark

Anonymous said...

I paid 74$ avery week for family insurance plus the 20%.in those 74$ for week for 52 weeks make 3848$ in a year. If i vote for the union I don't have to pay anything and that money I can used whit my family.

Anonymous said...

Yes are medical is horrible well worth going union for

Anonymous said...

How are things in Laredo?

Anonymous said...

When Con-job change to a public company your asses were sold to wall street only way thing are going to change is if everyone pass the word about this site and start signing cards.To many idiots that just sit in the dark with their tails between their legs and and just take it, never worked with a bigger bunch of pussies,most of you get what you deserve.grow a set...

Anonymous said...

That's all ???Between O.T. cut and this lousy medical try about 15G.with me.

Anonymous said...

The problem with drivers at xpo/ Conway is most of the drivers are ignorant.the service center managers,the dispatchers,fos's all know that...that's why they do what they do to certain people...United we stand divided fall...

Anonymous said...

Shhh it's a secret

Anonymous said...

LAREDO TEXAS IS STRONGER THAN EVER WE ARE CERTIFIDE BY THE N L R B WE WILL BE AT THE NEGOTIONS REALLY SOON CONWAY WELL XPO ARE TRYING TO MAKE THIS GO A LONG WAY BUT THEY AT THE END OFF THE ROAD AND THANKS TO MANAGEMENT FOR MAKEING THIS HAPPEN ITS LIKE THE GREAT MARTIN LUTHER KING SOME ONE HAD TO MAKE A STAND FOR EVRY ONE WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN WE ARE IN THE 20 CENTRY UNION YES

Anonymous said...

AWESOME NEWS GUYS KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING ON FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN A BETTER FUTURE AND A BETTER LIFE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Anonymous said...

You here all good things at LLA,NMF,and ULX! So why doesn't anyone else want to join the Union

Mo jones said...

Other terminals don't the cojones to stand up and join LLA,NMF and ULX.

Anonymous said...

They're all scared hide in a hole wait for everyone else to decide their future especialy in USB capital of kiss ass dsr they're afraid of managers even on weekends off work they think they're being followed UNION YES

Anonymous said...

How many people got screwed at usb over the jsp this year nothing but lies from management

Anonymous said...

Shit people at USB are being bribed. From what i understand XPO has dispersed the management from USB.. At the location i work at, there's a FOS that just came from USB. He showed up with an ego the size of texas. The Guy has no respect torwards us. I can't belive people at USB put up with guys like that.But i guess some people just like being the shit on the bottom of someone's shoe.. People don't realize the power we could have if we united... And i know most of you dont know this. but Lean was created by united Japanese worker's who were fed up with corporate Greed and day slavery.. But like everything else corporate finds a way to turn it against the people,Just to many Dumb ass workers. By me writing this .im not trying to insult I'm just pointing out a fact... JUST TO LET YOU KNOW MOST OF YOU ARE BRAINWASHED INTO BEING SLAVES AND YOU DON'T EVEN NOTICE IT.. I WORK WITH A BUNCH OF XPO PUPPETS!!!MOST AMERICAN workerS HAVE LOST THE PRIDE THAT MADE THIS COUNTRY GREAT.. THAT'S WHY EVEN THE 3RD COUNTRIES LAUGH AT US. Wake up people we are AMERICAN..Remember this!!!
FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE!!!!
We as a union should have control!..Das the word UNION..
and people ask why Trump is running for president...ssshhh. dumbest question Ever!!

Anonymous said...

All is well

Anonymous said...

Yep USB employees are trashing the American Dream they're their own worst enemy they breed fear and make it possible for management to get away with the wrongs they do to other terminals in the system and other terminals are held to USB standards but we're all not scared and kiss ass like USB employees grow some USB your a bunch of idiots wake up your bringing the company down we deserve better Union yes

Anonymous said...

I am from Milwaukee XML and I heard about this site. We just started our new bids and I'm on the dock more now getting less hours. We are getting write ups for motor moves despite dropped freight levels. I barely get 40 hours a week and when I asked management, they say they can't do anything until levels pick up. I overheard today we will be hiring more part time dock workers. Whe are we hiring more help when we can't even get full hours now and get bitched at for our production? Which brings me here, if we had a union in place, would alot of this stop? I would rather work more when it gets busy than hire more part time help and get 35 hours a week and not drive. Nobody likes what is happening here, management is all over everyone whether it's dwell times, motor moves, overtime, it's more heads down than last year. New employees are quitting even under theur driver school contact.

Anonymous said...

Hello Milwaukee the company can do or Management can do whatever they want, but with Representation of the Union they have to Guarantee your 8hrs no matter what, that's why Company's don't want Union but it's your Right to Choose who ever you please it's the LAW! and that's what Company's are AFRAID OF. SO DON'T BE AFRAID TO HAVE A BETTER FUTURE FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY.GO AND GET REPRESENTATION.

Anonymous said...

GET READY THE $$PAY$$ CUTS ARE COMING 5-to-10% OF YOUR PAY CHECK GOOD LUCK XPO EMPLOYEES, WISH YOU WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR THE UNION C-YA.

Anonymous said...

So here is what's going on the logistics sector. Mind you people we're always compaired to FedEx..and analyst C troubled times for FedEx due to Amazon. Can anyone guess what kind of effect Amazon will have on us????

The long-term thesis on FedEx (FDX +3.4%) and UPS (UPS +2%) may be slightly altered after Amazon reclassified itself in its latest SEC filing (tipped by Baird).
For the first time, Amazon officially described itself as a "Transportation Services Provider."
Amazon's logistics capabilities build-out is seen as slowly becoming a larger consideration for the shippers.

Anonymous said...

Are you people ready for some more great news...

XPO Logistics cuts 190 jobs to streamline operations
04:43 PM ET • XPO • SA Editor Carl Surran
XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) says it is cutting ~190 jobs to address redundancies resulting from its acquisition of the Con-way trucking business last October.
XPO expects the reductions, mostly in administrative and back office positions, to cut costs by more than $20M/year and boost perating profit by $170M-$210M over two years.
XPO says it has realized ~$50M in annualized savings in the three months since it acquired Con-way.

Anonymous said...

That's why the FOM position has been eliminated! Our FOM and many others have been given the decision to take a FOS position or be dismissed from the company. Our FOM walked out. XPO is cutting down management to save money then they will get to us and cut us down!!

Anonymous said...

FOM's take Notice! You are all next on XPO's list!!

Anonymous said...

The only one's that don't have to worry about anything is the locations who voted yes...All the other locations are Fμked now.. I'm sure all you no voter's are still saying but Conway loves us.They said we we're important.. You ask Joe.. And our favorite hero Doug..

Anonymous said...

This slow down they keep blaming the economy, don't let them fool you the economy is ok it's xpo they are getting ready to tell us we are going to have to take a pay cut, it's coming people we need to go union!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We have the same problem in Miami our FOM the only thing he worries about is how he likes to stick it to you when you do something wrong instead of helping you out or work with you to solve the issue or problem, no Mr FOM will tell that's not my Problem, right your to Busy worrying about how to Implement Discipline on all of us for trying to do the our job the best we can, but here's the real Problem Mr Jacobs your Management is one of the Reasons we went UNION! mind you Mr Jacobs noone wanted the Union but the Favoritism and Discrimination from your Management team of XConway including Supervisors with there Favorites Selected Personal they know who they are sad part about it is that it's not really the workers fault it's Management or in this case the Supervisors that handles their Shifts so if you need to Blame anyone Blame your Management Staff. THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE WENT UNION. So until you can fix your Management personal the Conflicts Favoritism, Discrimination and certain personal Privileges that keep occuring IN NMF/MIA SIR, THE GAMES WILL BE OR REMAIN THE SAME so you can really see it really wasn't the Employee's FAULT we rest our case.

Anonymous said...

HEY PEOPLE THE ONES THAT VOTED NO!
YOU CAN GO AND VOTE FOR YOUR X-CONWAY NOW THAT THEY SOLD YOUR ASSES AFTER 30YRS OF GIVING THEM YOUR HEART AND SERVICES AS EMPLOYEES THIS IS HOW YOU HAVE TREATED, YOU CAN GO VOTE FOR XPO ALSO THEY WILL SELL US OUT AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE AFTER THEY MAKE THEIR MONEY BACK, SECURE YOUR YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILYS FUTURE GET REPRESENTATION, RESPECT DIGNITY AND INTEGRITY UNION ALL THE WAY.

Anonymous said...

Yep or they like to say we're a team and we want to deal directly with employees we don't need outside third party it's bull shit come on wake up it's always the same shit you gonna fall for it again Union yes

Anonymous said...

WHERE IS THIS AT WHAT TERMINAL?

United and Strong said...

You are correct in thinking Amazon will soon be a player. We have been covering this on our site for awhile at http://freightunited.is/union/index.php/other-trucking-news/amazon

Now for organizing info and help, we can make room on our Freight United site forums if you need a place to interact without any interference from the company. You can only read content or interact after registering. You can make up a user name to remain anonymous but must have a valid email. It is a free speech site registered outside the country that can not be shut down by corporate.

Anonymous said...

It's everywhere at ULA,UFV,ULX,XSj

Anonymous said...

Amazon could be moving into the $350B ocean freight market
Elizabeth Weise, USATODAY 7:09 p.m. EST January 14, 2016
China_shipping

SAN FRANCISCO — After making moves into trucking and air freight, Amazon appears to be turning its thoughts to the sea.

The e-commerce company's Chinese affiliate, Amazon China, has registered with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission to become a licensed ocean freight forwarder.

The filing was spotted Wednesday by Flexport, a San Francisco-based freight forwarder for consumer product makers.

The filing is just the first part of a longer regulatory journey required before Amazon China could actually ship packages. But it's a tantalizing piece of the puzzle as the Seattle company appears to be building out its own delivery service.

In the last two years Amazon has moved into leasing its own trailers and cargo jets, both in the United States and Europe. This appears to be the company's first move into ocean shipping, said Jarrett Streebin, CEO of EasyPost, a shipping and tracking platform for high volume e-commerce companies.


USA TODAY
Amazon quietly builds its own shipping company

The license would allow Amazon China to provide ocean freight delivery to other companies and could mean that Amazon is moving into the $350 billion ocean freight market.

“This means they can provide ocean freight services for other companies. Looks like they are indeed moving quickly into the transportation business,” said John Haber, CEO of Spend Management Experts, a supply chain management consulting firm

The license is for non-asset owners, meaning Amazon doesn’t plan to actually purchase and own ships. Instead, it would allow the company to offer international shipping.

The filing is for Amazon China, formerly the Chinese e-commerce shopping site Joyo.com, which Amazon purchased in 2004. That could mean the company plans to ship goods from China outward.

That makes a lot of sense, said Ryan Petersen, CEO of Flexport, who first noticed the filing on Wednesday.

It would allow Chinese factories to sell directly to U.S. customers through Amazon.

“They won’t need the middle man,” he said.

The loser in all this will be Amazon resellers who buy from China and sell to customers in the United States. “They’re going to be disrupted,” Peterson said.

He doesn’t expect U.S. retailers to make use of Amazon’s shipping capacity, because they won’t want to give Amazon access to too much information about their production and sales.

The new service wouldn't be anything like Prime, with its two day delivery promise.

“You’d be buying directly from a factory in China. The goods could be put in an ocean container and it would take four to five weeks for them to arrive,” he said. The packages would likely be pre-sorted in China and then delivered to U.S. Postal Service for final delivery to customers.

The upside? “It will be almost free, it’s so cheap,” Peterson said.

Anonymous said...

XPO you better take care on dispatch people, last week here in laredo was a big problem between dispatched ( daniel delgado) and whse customer and this is not the first time he has an issue with are customers,and i as a driver have to say I'm sorry for the wey he act.and for make this problem huge (TED GARCIA,AND JJ SALAZAR)they don't know how to fix the problem.

Anonymous said...

XPN,XCW too!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

NEVER SAW THIS COMEING GETING FIRED ON FRIDAY WALKED IN THE OFFICE AND THEN THEY SAID YOUR NO LONGER WITH US HAND OVER YOUR COMPANY CARD YOUR CAR THEN THEY TOLD ME IF I HADE A RIDE HOME WELL I LIVE 60 MILES AWAY I HADE TO WAITE TILL THE SAFTY GUY GOT OFF TO TAKE ME HOME . IT SEEMS THIS COMPANY IS HEARTLESS AND THEY ONLY CARE HOW TO SAVE EVERY PENNY THEY CAN IT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU TO FOM S ARE THE ONES TO GO NEXT THERE WILL BE SUPERVISERS ONLY WELL GUESS ALL SEE YOU AT THE UNPLOMENT LINE ON MONDAY

Anonymous said...

I just don't get you people. I've been warning all of you of what was going to happen with plenty of time to make a change i even warned management that they weren't safe. The last warning i gave was about the pink slip system. How do you people like xpo pink slip system? I also warned all of you that it would start around this time. Now everyone is surprised of what xpo is doing. And it's going to get worse. Well i hope you all enjoy what you all chose.. No future!!!!

Anonymous said...

big meeting in xja Feb 1 city and linehaul dsr mandatory. xja is leased! i think we are going to see this terminal shut down

Anonymous said...

I Miss lean my paycheack is not the same no more free food from the V V T the only thing good at work is when l go to the shiter l get paid for it l hear they are takeing away the coffle to l like seeing the F O M s and supervisers and mangement scared for once hope they get rid off them how does it feel

Anonymous said...

FOM's are gone this is why xpo needs a year to get to us there cleaning management out the they will come after us!! Don't worry FOM's were not far behind

Anonymous said...

Keep us posted xja what happens on monday

Anonymous said...

My friend the problem is #1 they don't have the Guts #2 they don't have the Balls, BUT most of all Everyone is waiting for a Miracle!!! And it's not going to happen not from XPO LOGISTICS!
PEOPLE WAKE UP AND SMALL YOUR FUTURE. PS:OH LET ME GUESS WHEN YOU SEE YOUR HOUSE BURNING DOWN COMPLETELY THAT'S WHEN YOU MAKE A MOVE TO SAVE IT!?? GUESS WHAT MY FRIEND'S IT WILL BE TO LATE THEN. I'VE WARNED YA!!!

Anonymous said...

AT NNC ONE OF OUR WEIGHT INSPECTORS WAS LET GO. I HAVE A FEELING THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING....I ALSO HEARD ANY TERMINALS THAT ARE LEASED WILL BE CLOSING. IF THAT'S TRUE MR JACOBS IS GOING FULL SPEED AHEAD WHAT WILL BE LEFT BY THE SUMMER? WILL MR JACOBS BEGIN WITH ALL TERMINALS HAVING SUB CONTRACT DRIVERS.....AMAZON IS GETTING READY TO PUT A REAL SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR XPO WITH OVERSEAS SHIPPING....OVERSEAS IS MAJOR $$$$ REVENUE FOR ANY LOGISTICS COMPANY...AMAZON IS GETTING READY TO BE A BIG PROBLEM FOR EVERY LTL COMPANY.

Anonymous said...

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
JUST IN FROM XPO.
GOOOOOO!!! UNION NOW!!!

Anonymous said...

Buy the way Management And Supervisors are Sh*******ting Bricks Right Now !!
C-Ya and I wouldn't want to be Ya.

Anonymous said...

Are they closing your Barn xja???

Anonymous said...

What's up at xja????

Anonymous said...

XJA & XHB CLOSING....RE-SHIP CLOSING AT XSB AND XTO......MORE TO FOLLOW>>>>>

Anonymous said...

Start signing cards guys befor it's too late xjo xla xml xdp xau xgh the time is now

Anonymous said...

I also herd there using there lower paid drivers to do our work in Dallas TX is this true? If so its probably too late for us. Thanks a lot NO vote's

Anonymous said...

Even with the closing of terminals and re ships. There is still drivers here at my terminal waiting for a XPO merical!! This is Fucking unbelievable

Anonymous said...

Notice why USB pilling up refer trailers and dry van in yard what's going on counted 25 refer vans plus whole lot of premier long boxes SOMETHING SMELLS IN USB UNION NOW can you say more purchase drivers

Anonymous said...

USB your next !!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm remembering what managements quote was, " this merger is going to be a good thing" but for who?

Anonymous said...

How much are they paying???

Anonymous said...

Definitely not telling us anything except we are gonna switch your bid around again its only February and my jsp bid has been changed 2 times way to go usb management hope they fill up the front with those company cars clean house

Anonymous said...

Good bye XJA ! Good luck with your future who's next???

Anonymous said...

No we are already the low paid drivers, 25.41, they did fire 4 FOS and a FOM. And shutting down LTA and LSH north and east of LDA.

Anonymous said...

Who were the terminals that closed today does anyone know?

Anonymous said...

Ain't no merger!!!

Anonymous said...

GOOD MORNING MR JACOBS WE ARE WONDERING DOWN @ NMF OUR EQUIPMENT TRACTOR-TRAILERS ARE BREAKING DOWN LEFT AND RIGHT BECAUSE OF WARE & TARE OR MAINTENANCE WHATEVER THE REASON MITE BE? WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TRACTORS FOR OUR DSR'S ALREADY BUT STILL THE TRUCKS KEEP BREAKING DOWN OUR MANAGEMENT SENDS IT TO FIX AND THIER FEEDBACK TO THE DSR'S ARE, THE COMPANY IS CUTTING BACK AND THEY DOESN'T WANT TO PAY$$ SO MR JACOBS WE ARE ASKING YOU OTHER TERMINALS ARE GETTING RENTALS WHEN THEY NEED THEM AND FIXING THEM WHEN THEY HAVE TO SO WE ASK SR WHAT'S THE PROBLEM. THE EQUIPMENT TRACTOR-TRAILER ARE BEING UTILIZE IN THE CONDITIONS WHEN THEY WERE PUT OUT OF SERVICE.

Anonymous said...

The problem is he's probably getting ready to shut u guys down he's not going to tell you anything, like they bought the company in secrete

Anonymous said...

Can all u dummy's wake up for once in your stupid life at least try not to act so stupid it's not that hard I realize for years you let Conway do what ever they wanted to you but now it's time to WAKE UP UNION YES !!! Yes you USB = United stupid bastards you know wh you are

Anonymous said...

MY FRIEND WHAT TERMINAL ARE YOU FROM?
#1 I DOUGHT IT VERY MUCH THAT XPO OR IN THIS CASE BRAD JACOBS WILL CLOSE DOWN MIAM AND LET ME TELL YOU WHY. BEFORE HE CLOSES MIA HE WILL CLOSE OUT OF THE 300/TERMINALS 298 TERMINALS ACTUALLY WE ARE MORE PROTECTED THEN ANY OF THE OTHER TERMINALS IF NOT THEN MR JACOBS CAN CLOSE DOWN MIA-NMF, SO WE CAN SEE THE SNITCHES THE BITCHES AND THE KISS ASSES GET WHAT THEY DESERVE! SO I TELL YOU THIS THEY CAN COME AND CLOSE IT DOWN ANYTIME THEY F*****KEN WANT!
PS: UNLESS YOU ARE AFRAID OF LOSING YOUR JOB? OR YOUR IN ONEOF THE TERMINALS THAT WE'RE CLOSED DOWN.I GUESS YOU DIDN'T FOR UNION REPRESENTATION AH TO BAD.

old trucker said...

Our junior FOS was let go last Friday (Jan. 29). They told him when he came to work at noon,then asked him to finish out his shift and work the outbound.We couldn't believe they left him there to close things up by himself (the SCM didn't even hang around). They also told us Monday that they are going to eliminate our longest linehaul run starting March 4. I have a real uneasy feeling about all this.

Anonymous said...

IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME PEOPLE DON'T GET IT NOW XPO IS GOING TO START BY TRAINING DOCK WORKERS THAT WANT TO GET THIER CDL LICENSE SO IN THE END THEY END UP AS OWNER OPERATOR'S LEASING THIER OWN TRUCKS FROM XPO BRILLIANT ISN'T IT??? THESE NEW TRAINEES THINK THEIR GETTING AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE DSR'S WITH THE COMPANY WHAT THERE REALLY GETTING IS A FACTICAL COMPROMISE TO THAT IN THE END AS OWNER OPERATOR'S OR SUBCONTRACTING FOR THEM? NOT AS LTL EMPLOYEE'S BUT THEY WILL FIND OUT IN THE END THEY TRUTH WILL ALWAYS COME OUT.

Anonymous said...

Man oh man....I can't stop laughing at all you Dumb ass kiss asses.. I warned you all of what was coming and you all kept sucking on that xconway titt..Now it has dried up for some of you. Now some of you are saying but they said nothing would change. At least for a Year.. You are all suckerrrrrssss.. But don't worry more still pending.. I hope everyone enjoys that last year that xpo promised you...
XPO Logistics Inc. has closed seven freight terminals in the former Con-way Inc. trucking network, extending cost reductions at the business it acquired last fall.

The shutdowns in what XPO said were remote locations follow the elimination of 190 jobs last week in what the company said were back-office areas of the former Con-way Freight less-than-truckload operation, which sells delivery services on trucks for multiple customers.

“We’re continuing to migrate to a more efficient LTL organization, with better network efficiency and greater utilization of our capacity,” XPO said in a statement. “As part of our planned restructuring, we decided to close seven service centers in remote areas without exiting any markets.

Anonymous said...

Guys in USB we're saying he's a family man he' will do what's best for our family's haha that's why he has been cutting jobs BECAUSE HE ONLY CARES ABOUT HIS FAMILY NOT YOURS STUPID Union yes haha dumb

Anonymous said...

MY FRIEND THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING! BUT NO YOUR RIGHT MY BROTHER ALL THE KISS ASS PEOPLE ARE STILL IN PLAY, BUT HERE IS THE CURVE BALL? THEY THINK THEIR GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER AND THAT'S OK FOR THE TIME BEING WHEN JACOBS COMES IN HE WILL CLEAN HOUSE WITH EVERYONE. JUST A MATTER OF TIME MY FRIEND JUST A MATTER OF TIME.

Anonymous said...

I said this guy is a venture capitalist he is closing small terminals and selling the equipment he's is purposely shrinking the company slowly so he can sell its assets for triple what he paid. People this man is the gimme reaper. He's a lowlife billionaire that does not give a fuck about you or your family. Unionize now!

Anonymous said...

The colors off X P O Black and Red the Devils colors stand up for your self

Anonymous said...

Maybe he was referring to a red headed step child

Anonymous said...

JACOBS IS GIVING A RAISE TO ALL THE TERMINALS AND WHEN HE DOES ALL THE IGNORANT PEOPLE TAKE THE MONEY JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE WILL SO WHEN THE UNION PROTECTION IS OVER HE WILL TAKE ALL OF IT BACK AND MORE, ITS JUST A MATTER OF TIME WHEN HE DOES IT. AND THEN YOU CAN ALL GO AND BEAT YOURSELVES ON THE HEADS KISS YOU ASSES GOODBYE! ITS COMING WAIT AND SEE. OH AND BY THE WAY HERE A SECRET XPO DOESN'T,T WANT YOU TO KNOW LINE HAUL WILL SURLY DISAPPEAR, AND HERE ANOTHER SECRET JACOBS DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW UNTIL YOU SEE IT OR HEAR IT, HE WILL SEE US OUT AGAIN AND GET MORE FOR WHAT HE PAID $$$ C-YA AND I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE YA.

Anonymous said...

Yeah let's unionize and get fucked just like conway northeast did. Let's get screwed over like the people of Wonderbread have. Let let these guys in to reap in dues to fund there sweet lifestyles and when and if we get bought out the run with the cash they have taken you for. Unions were great when no one stood up for the working man. Long hours and hazardous working conditions. Now they are a full of greedy opportunists promising hope and change. Sound familiar? I'm not one of the sheep waiting for the wolves to devour me. I am keeping my head down and charging forward.

Jr said...

For those ignorant anti union who believe union dues go to Union leaders you're wrong the government holds unions accountable on how money is expend.
Union busters keep your head up your ass spreading lies dumb ass

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Anonymous said...

So glad i left xpo had a bad feeling when he bought cw truckload as during the first meeting he had he lied right off the bat and avoided answering important questions