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  1. terryandrene


    Are the MapsFox ads that pop up only on the launch of EO a feature of EO or do I have an external gremlin? These have not occurred on my computer on any other site I visit.
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    Confirm your vehicle's recall status.

    The following NHTSA site will provide your vehicle's recall status:
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    Thank You

    I attended my last Expedite Expo as an expediter or expedite carrier representative this past weekend. My first Expo in 2001 and my last of all 17 Expos will forever be the most memorable for me. I’ll never forget the night my wife Rene’ and I, Lawrence and Debbie were setting up the vendor...
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    Military State Benefits

    State Veteran's Benefits |
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    4 July veterans' meals

    Military Invited to Eat Free at TA and Petro Stopping Centers on Independence Day TA Honoring Veterans, Active Duty and Reservist Military with Meals and Donation Drive to Support Military Families TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers®...
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    Hours-of-Service Proposed Rulemaking

    Changes to the CMV Hours of Service have been discussed for quite a while. Here is a preview of the proposed changes that will be published in the Federal Register on 29 December: Hours-of-Service (HOS) Proposed Rulemaking (December 2010) - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The...
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    So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good-Bye

    How does one sum up an Independent Contractor career in expediting in such a short space? It was May, 1989 when Rene’ and I signed our first lease with Roberts Express. Our first run was a pickup in St Louis with a straight through delivery in Indianapolis. It seemed like we would never arrive...
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    Smart or Stoopid

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    Take a break

    Take a break
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    Garmin update

    I just received the following in an e-mail from Garmin. Makes me feel good after updating a couple of months ago for the same price. Garmin is pleased to announce the new Map Update 2009 for North America. For the most up-to-date maps and navigation on your portable Garmin GPS unit, this is...
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    Trade Publications

    Most, if not all, EO Forum members and lurkers receive one or more trade publications. On Time Media's Expedite Now digest, Landline and Overdrive are popular sources of trucking industry news, activities and article of general interest. But, Did you know that a source for a wide variety of...
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    Dispatch Favoritism

    Dispatch favoritism will always be a topic of discussion as long as there are humans involved in the truck dispatch process. It is known by drivers and by management to have occurred at FedEx Custom Critical in the past. Does favoritism still exist? Many who did not or will not get a run offer...
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    European MB Sprinter competition.

    Our recent visit to Europe was eyeopening from an expediter point of view. The Mercedes Benz Sprinter is the obvious choice of the majority of the light freight hauling community. During several hundred miles of travel in the eastern region of Germany and a bit of Poland, we saw no pickup...
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    Contest for Purple Heart Veterans

    If you received a Purple Heart for wounds sustained in Iraq or Afghanistan, you could be one of eight veterans to win the Veterans of Foreign War's (VFW's) trip to the Daytona International Speedway Pepsi 400 on July 5, 2008. Airfare, luxurious hotel accommodations and a ticket to the race for...
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    Umbrella Weather at MATS

    Wednesday Mar 26Sprinkles Hi: 60° Lo: 46° Chance of light rain showers. High 60F and low 46F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. 30% precipitation chance Thursday Mar 27T-storms Hi: 68° Lo: 53° Chance of thunder with light rain showers. High 68F and low 53F. Winds SW at 15 to 20 mph. 30%...
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    New FCC Dispatch Offer Method

    Many of the recently active FedEx Custom Critical contractors have had a chance to study the details of the new system that will take effect in one dispatch region starting mid-April. Please express your feelings about the new progam in the above poll. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the...
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    Load Opportunities

    This past Monday, FedEx Custom Critical announced a test of a new method of communicating load offers and load opportunities commencing in mid-April. The new system will be tested with surface expedite loads in only one dispatch region, while the rest of the regions will continue with the...
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    Straight Through Delivery

    Changing delivery times from straight through, to next day, or even later, have long been a point of contention among Roberts Express and then FedEx Custom Critical (FCC) drivers. Understanding the reason behind these changes has helped us maintain our sanity and lower the level of frustration...
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    MATS & FedEx Custom Critical

    The following is copied from the FedEx Custom Critical Owner/Operators Extranet Join us at the Mid-America Trucking Show Contractor Breakfast Please join us at the Mid-America Trucking Show, which will be held in Louisville, Ky. March 27-29. We will also be holding our annual Contractor...
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    Welcome to our world

    Welcome to the forum dedicated to the discussion of issues related to, and affecting FedEx Custom Critical (FCC) contractors, drivers and carrier representatives. The first order of business is to remind FCC drives and contractors that our carrier publishes a weekly bulletin in the form of an...