Hello Idiots!!! BAX does not pay vendors enough
to attract quality help. Their cartage group pays
for $9.00/hr drivers and that is exactly what BAX
gets. The employment market for drivers is very
lucrative now, and BAX and it's contractors can only afford
the bottom of the heap crap.
You pay for what
you get, and I disagree with your description of the
delivery crews. The biggest problem with the pick up and
delivery staff is constant turn over. Pay is no good, and
these drivers are also subjected to poor treatment from
BAX. If you think BAX's own employee's get the shaft,
you should see how they treat the contracted vendors.
Two prime examples why BAX has to do their own
cartage in several cities now, because there are no
longer vendors who will sign crappy contracts, with a
By the way, don't you think
someone would ever figure out who sees the customer 2000
times a week. YUP, it is the drivers, not the sales, or
customer service staff. Maybe the drivers should be
treated as assets, not asses.
I hope one of those
sleeping bums delivers your next computer to your house.
Treat him well, otherwise he will throw it from the
If you cannot figure this out, this post is actually
in reply to the previous post.
Well lets look at it this way. UPS and FEDEX and
most of the other frieght companys doing well have
figured it out. The only way to guarantee your work is to
control it. You can not control it if you do not employ
it or own it. Go figure.
oh get a grip. ati sucks and everyone but u seems
to understand that.
ati doesn't have any
profits... with 30% reliability for the MAC trips (which is
why ati won't be getting any more of those gravy
train contracts) and 80% reliability in the bax system,
there r no profits.... the pilots have cried themselves
out of a job and the maint department is nothing just
short of a joke.
ati deserves to go under, and
pittson should put them under and look elswhere for
service that they can rely on.
'ATI is just sitting around wanting to do good,
waiting to do good, so just let ATI do their
I claim to be no expert here, and
constructive criticism is what will help to resolve both BAX's
& ATI's issues.
OK, for the sake of discussion.....BAX uses FedEx
for business reasons to make FedEx liable for the
I truly believe that your average JOE investor
would play the name game as such:
important cargo via FedEx to put the liability on
By putting the LIABILITY on FedEx, then BAX is
trusting FedEx to be RELIABLE.
By NOT using BAX's
own fleet, then BAX is showing they don't have faith
in their own fleet, thus admitting that BAX's fleet
Just a thought from average
with a full time job posting positive things, and
to refute facts regarding BAX.
Again - accept
the facts people.
Q3 results are just around
the corner - don't forget, Q3 is the heaviest
shipping season, so improvement over Q2 is expected - bet
the results versus 1999 will be dismal.
Prediction - Pittston as a holding company will be no more
within a year - all pieces will be sold off - some
premium over the current stock price is expected, but
don't forget the coal dust liabilities ........and of
course - BAX state of destruction
In my opinion,
the shareholders and employees should sue the board
and KPMG - what are you waiting for?
- don't bother kritisizin mi gramer and spelling,
caws I downt kaer
p.s. unions are lining up @
BAX & ATI - this could get interesting
Lighten up, guys!! The reason BAX uses some other
carrier to ship their own shipments is so that the other
carrier has the LIABILITY for the shipment! I bet UPS and
FedEx both use someone besides their own fleet for
internal shipments for the same logical business reasons.
The rummor I heard was that a total of 600
employees were going to be let go in the 3rd and 4th
quarter. I was told that over 200 have already lost their
jobs. I also heard that BAX is closing the ocean
opperations thoughout the company.
What i find
interesting is that BAX put out a press release today about
the teamsters press release. Bax claims that ATI only
handles a portion of BAX's lift. In the same press
release BAX states that a another airline (Kitty Hawk)
which filed for bankruptcy had little effect on BAX
Global's ability to provide service.
My point is
this, I was under the impression that between ATI and
Kitty Hawk they handle the bulk of the lift available
to BAX. If ATI does go out on strike can a Kitty
Hawk who is financially in trouble handle the
additional lift since they had to down size their
Hey BAX why are you on the defense on this??? You
can't have it both ways. Whats going on with this
If anyone confirm anything I have heard or share
some new infor on this I would appreciate it.
From what I've heard, BAX has already contracted
some of it's flights with Gemini. For example, the
DC-8 run from Ontario has been combined with the LAX
flight (on a DC-10 with twice the cargo capacity of a
DC-8 for about 1/3 the cost). These kind of business
decisions are a step in the right decision.
more layoffs, I'm sure that we be directly related to
BAX's 3rd and 4th Quarter earnings...which I believe
will be good.