Are shippers intentionally detaining drivers?

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  1. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Everyone should get out of reefers. (except for those of us that know what we're doing)
     
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  3. 062

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    Waiting at produce sheds is nothing new. I sat for two days in el centro waiting on 2plts of romaine.
    I used to do 5-7 picks between Oxnard and gilroy. 2-6hr wait at each shed, but the bad part was there were no cell phones,so you had to listen for them to call you on the radio.
     
  4. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Medium Load Member

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    There are two rules I live by. First don’t piss off the person preparing your food. Second don’t piss off the people loading your truck. You lose in both those cases, almost every time.
     
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    062 Road Train Member

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    Op have you had the pleasure of sitting in a door waiting for a USDA inspector?
    Nothing like having a 05:00 appointment and they call for a inspection, then tell you the inspector doesn’t come in until 10:00 and they actually show up at 11:00 then 3-4hrs to make a decision.
     
  6. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    I had 1 like that in Oxnard, luckily I got paid detention.
     
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  7. Brettj3876

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    And then take em to hunts point
     
  8. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    The only time i go to a grocery dc i get detention up front on the rate con or the load doesn't happen. Wait til you go to buzzottos in Cheshire CT
     
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  9. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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  10. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Is it normal? Yes it is. It's not right but it's not unusual.
    If you piss them off you'll wait longer.
     
  11. Tall Mike

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    or Keasby, NJ..
     
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