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Old 03-25-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Labor Dispute-Forest River Delivery Drivers?

I am hearing that there is a Labor dispute with the Delivery Drivers at Forest River. This is evidently causing delays of new TTs to the Dealers. I ordered mine on Feb 13 2010. Spoke to the Dealer today and was told that the Labor dispute is causing a 2-3 week delay in the delivery .

Is anyone else hearing this?
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:27 PM   #2
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Go figure... Given that a few million American families need a job, this shouldn't take long to work out.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:40 PM   #3
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TulsaSteve,
Agree-hopefully it is an unfounded rumor......
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:47 PM   #4
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Wow, I hope this is a rumor as well. Just put an order in last Saturday.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:51 PM   #5
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Might be Dealer BS. I will add to the thread as I get updates. I am not sure if Forest River, or the "Drivers" are union or not.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:35 PM   #6
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Talked to my dealer on Monday and was told the same thing, kinda. I was told that with the slow sales last year there wasn't as many drivers this year and that they were trying to hire there own. My trailer is ready but no one to deliver it. I live in Calgary Alberta otherwise i would offer to pick it up myself, if aloud to, but the 2100 or so miles is a little too far.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:13 AM   #7
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To my knowledge FR does not employ drivers but the dealers contract to a separate company to do it. The drivers who brought out our Georgetown worked for a contract transportation company. He also said he usually delivers 5ers and trailers and was not at all informed about motorhomes or their systems. I knew much more than he did about how things worked. No big deal for me.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:00 AM   #8
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This is most likely a rumor.
I was told, by two different drivers, that they are independent and get paid per mile.
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:29 AM   #9
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My Dad actually just started delivering RV's recently. He is wholly independent, but I don't know the company that hired him. He has delivered for a couple of manufacturers around Elkhart and Goshen. They may have their own drivers, but there are also independents (or hired out contract drivers).
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Most of the units delivered to dealers in our area are independent contractors.
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