Lost or Damaged Cargo Auctions at Freight Companies?

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  1. jrgade23

    jrgade23 Bobtail Member

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    Hey guys Iam new to the forum here and i was wondering if you guys had any info about the freight and shipping companies and what they do with lost, damaged cargo. do they have auctions? are they open to the public? I am in phoenix and interested in surrounding areas and states!
     
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    Well if it's lost, they try and find it.

    My company has us either throw it away, give it away/donate, bring it back to the shipper, or they find another customer who wants it.

    Depends on what the problem is and what the customer wants.

    I like it when they tell me to throw it away... Usually means I get to fill my fridge if it's edible.
     
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    NYROADIE Heavy Load Member

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    I've been told to "dispose of it" To me that means pack as much in the sleeper as I can and give/trade/sell the rest at the nearest truck stop. I've never had enough to justify finding a local food cupboard.
    years ago we had a Wally-reefer roll over just a little out the gate, they flipped her back right side up and then we ate like pigs for a couple of weeks:biggrin_25519:
     
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    My wifes uncle recently got to keep a case of industrial paper towels, the brown kind. I have 2 rolls in the truck right now.
     
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    The best ones were IBP loads to Mexico. If the forwarder found a case that wasn't labeled in Spanish, they would reject it. IBP didn't want to bother so they would say driver dispose. We had a BBQ once at the Stevens drop yard in Laredo thanks to a rejected 80 lb case of IBP steaks.
     
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    At Chippewa Motor Freight, overages and damage were kept in a cage on the dock until Christmas. Then, they were distributed to employees.
     
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    You can try Cargo Largo. It has been a while since I was there but Google them or Unclaimed freight.
    They had last that I knew of one in Independence Mo. And I think Ohio.
    I went to Independance Mo. Pretty cool it is in "the caves"
    Hope that helps...Good Luck
    I.M. me if you need more info.
     
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    Our company if they can't sell it at a discount to another customer, they will donate it to a food pantry or church. Once I got a case of beef rounds because it had blood on the box and I wasn't going home for two weeks. So I gave it to some Pilot employees.
     
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    I had an entire pallet of Winn-Dixie egg noodles rejected once. My company said I could keep the product and I emptied at their Jax, FL DC. I deadheaded home to central Florida and we had noodles for 2 years afterwards :)
     
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    Roadway / Yellow (YRC) send damaged freight, that the shipper wont take back, to a few sompany owned salvage stores where it is sold in a retail enviornment. The one in Akron Ohio is REX (roadway express) salvage. They have some great deal, if you want to deal with the crazy shoppers.
     
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