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    John Clark 46 Active Expediter Retired Expediter

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    Ryder Integrated Logistics, Ceva and R & L would be his best move. Ryder and Xpo have been in the same bed since that dip :censoredsign: owned NLM. Whats his name, Scott? Or something

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    They were owned by Landstar when XPO bought them. Scott Taylor is the guy that founded them.
    I don't know what drives your opinion about him, but I'd guess he's probably done okay since selling it off.
     
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      Worn Out Manager Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Air Force

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      This thread would be a great place for wikiexpedite. Those who have been in for many years can build a history for others, like

      When did expedite start

      When did vans start

      What company was first

      Who bought whom

      Who were the big 5 years ago

      What happened to them

      When was the best year(s)

      What $$ did it bring

      Just need one old timer to start with a few comments and others can build on it with additional info, like Wikipedia.

      I'm 66 in my third year but am curious about our history



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      John Clark 46 Active Expediter Retired Expediter

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      What drives my opinion ( and its just that, my opinion) I was one of the few that was around soon after Scott started NLM, i was in his office several times and I was fortunate to be one of the few carrier / brokers posting freight on their board on the "never say no" program as a broker back in the day.

      As a carrier me and him went rounds on some issues after he sold out to Landstar and went and hid across the parking lot cherry picking loads from his other company that he owned and gave them directly to the landstar brokerage d when it should of came out for bid to the flatbed carriers that where paying the 3 million dollar insurance premiums for GM and building $60,000 conestoga trailers like I did.

      I admire him dont get me wrong hes a smart guy and he afforded me many opportunities, but he also got greedy and sold out the very people that helped him look great at what he did.

      I met many of great people at NLM that are still around in the industry and I am thankful for that also. But greed is just not what motivates me so my opinion is for good reason.



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      There's info on this forum to answer some of those questions, just gotta dig a bit ....
      Do a search for Roberts Express....
       
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