Which freight truckers have the best trucks?
Posted September 30, 2018 09:09:23It’s the year 2075 and America is experiencing a massive pandemic.
Some of the most recognizable names in the transportation industry have their trucks in short supply.
Harbor Freight, the owner of the Harbor Freight Sprayer, announced last week that it is shutting down its trucks for a month.
Its fleet of 2,000 trucks will be used to help clean up the San Francisco Bay area.
A trucker who’s a friend of mine, I would say, has one of the best and most reliable trucks, and I’d say that’s going to be the one to have for awhile.
You’ve got to have one of those.
They’re all good, and they’re all reliable.
The company will be taking a $3 million buyout to buy back the trucks.
We’re really just looking for a quick turnaround, and we’ll have them on our side once we get them back in service.
The move comes on the heels of a nationwide shakeup at Harbor Freights.
The company said it is closing a handful of locations across the country.
But its biggest problems are in California, New Jersey and the Midwest.
In an interview with CNBC, Brian Murphy, president and chief executive of the trucking company, said he is “absolutely committed” to bringing back his trucks to its Northeast and Midwest plants, where it is more profitable to have them.
The fleet of about 10,000 Harbor Freighters has been shut down at six sites across the Northeast and New Jersey.
That includes its San Francisco yard, where the company plans to shut down all of its trucks by 2020.
Harbour Freights has about 2,600 trucks in operation across the region.
The Northeast is its largest market and is home to about 80 percent of its fleet.
In addition, the company operates truck terminals in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and New Hampshire.
In the Midwest, the truckyard is one of three largest operations in the region, with about 9,600 employees, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.