Thursday, March 01, 2007

Allied, Yucaipa Reach Ch. 11 Deal - MSN Money

Associated Press Business News: Allied, Yucaipa Reach Ch. 11 Deal - MSN Money

I wonder if the guys at Yucaipa have ever looked at Allied's fleet of trucks. I think they look different in the yard than they do on the balance sheet. No offense, Allied, but a little Slip Plate goes a long way, especially when you're hauling cars in the northern states with all that salt and sand on the road.

Boydstun has a new website and phone number.

Boydstun announced recently that they have a new toll-free phone number and a new website, including parts catalogs in PDF format (you can download them and store them on your computer or print them out). Sounds like they have a new phone system that can transfer you to whatever department or even location (Portland vs. Jacksonville) that you need.

Toll-Free Customer Service Phone Number

For the first time, customers requiring assistance or general company information can now call Boydstun directly and for free. The new toll-free number connects callers to a central dispatch officer who will route them to the appropriate department. Callers can use this number to speak to the Sales, Warranty or Finance Departments, schedule a repair or order parts, among other requests.

The following is an excerpt of a press-release sent to Car Hauler News:

The number (1-877-437-8952) is answered from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Customers can be connected to either the Portland, Oregon or the Jacksonville, Florida locations. Callers using this toll-free service after hours can leave a message and will be contacted during normal business hours.

What the auto transport industry really needs is one phone number that will take you to the parts department for all trailer manufacturers. Wait a minute-- they already have that... It's called C.F. Bender!

Madison County Record | Cottrell suit settles after blame reassigned

Madison County Record | Cottrell suit settles after blame reassigned: "Wednesday, February 28, 2007"

Will this be the last of these cases? Probably not.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Another bankruptcy in the car hauling industry.

Blue Thunder Auto Transport has filed for bankruptcy. For a list of creditors, you can go to:

Called over here the other day to see how Leonard was doing, and was told he no longer was employed there.