Damage, what do you folk do?

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by tampadedicated, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. tampadedicated

    tampadedicated Light Load Member

    Apr 11, 2017
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    I don’t get damage much, a couple weeks ago I had a case of half gallon milk rejects, and a case of half gallon tea rejects and it’s manageable.

    I kept 1 milk and 2 teas, tossed them in the truck fridge, and gave the rest away.

    Fast forward to yesterday, I delivered yogurt, and Dannon smashed some boxes, so I have some rejects.

    It’s kind of hard to give free #### away surprisingly, so I have 5 cases of yogurt bags and the only thing wrong is the boxes are crushed, but the bagged product is fine.....they came off a pallet that had two boxes smashed flat and they leaked out like a 1970’s porn implant all over the floor, show in center of images.

    This trailer has to be dropped at a customer and I’m grabbing a loaded one, but it needs a washout first obviously, and I was told to do whatever with this ####.......problem is, each box has 4 bags, and I think there’s 5 or 6 cases.....you do the math.....I’ve got 50lbs of bagged vanilla and strawberry yogurt nobody wants that’s perfectly fine....

    My simple solution just because of the volume, is to uncap them and just dump it all on the floor cause it’s getting washed out anyways and I’m next door to BlueB, and then just toss the cardboard and empty bags when I can get to a dumpster........

    What do you guys do when you run across this kind of reject product issue?

    They should have just taken it off and left it off and tossed it in the dumpster on site but passed the buck onto me to deal with.....no big deal, just the volume makes it no so discreet to kick out the arse end in a pile lol

    Another annoying pain in the arse left for drivers to deal with.... View attachment 316268

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  2. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    Can you get a couple other drivers together and have a yogurt eating contest?
  3. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    glasgow ky
    Real truckers don't eat yogurt. Now a roller dog contest might work.
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  4. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    I think every reefer drive has had rejected yogurt at one time or another
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Make a flatbedders day , tell him he did a nice tarp job and offer him free yogurt .
  6. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Medium Load Member

    Sep 24, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    Typically trash gets tossed in a dumpster..

    Depending on the product, food banks are also an option.
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  7. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

    Dec 15, 2018
    Champaign, IL
    Since that has to go through a soft serve machine, you'll be hard pressed to find any place to donate it to. Dairy products make a stench that's hard to get rid of, so if you throw it in a dumpster try not to break the bags. Trailer washout probably wouldn't be your best option as the product will seep into the floor and create a bigger problem down the road.

    Edit: it looks to be an all aluminum floor, but the drain holes might let too much dribble out unless there isn't a line at the Streakin' Beacon.
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  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    I throw everything in a dumpster at any truck stop.
    That's what dumpsters are for. If the product is good, I get on the CB radio and announce, "I'm throwing away 15 cases of yogurt in the dumpster, if anyone wants any, meet me at the dumpster."
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  9. tampadedicated

    tampadedicated Light Load Member

    Apr 11, 2017
    No CB, strictly for my mental health lol....
    I actually had the door open, and a sign that said (FREE, take it all) but it’s still there lol.

    I think the issue is the container type.
    If it was the cups, I’m sure it would get ghost long ago but I just think people don’t want the hassle of a bag, can’t say I blame them and that’s why I’m not interested in them myself.

    I’ll just have to go the dumpster route, thanks for the input.

    Always been curious how others would deal with that issue. I’ve seen pallets of #### being given away, which is very rare anymore so now it’s usually a case of whatever here or there
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  10. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

    Dec 15, 2018
    Champaign, IL
    I've handed out cases of stuff and have been one of the recipients when others have handed out cases.

    What really irks me, though, are the individuals who, upon seeing free stuff, become greedier than is absolutely necessary. There's no way a 400# truck driver is going to eat 3 cases of lettuce. He might try, but my eyes tell me he isn't overly fond of salad. (unless he also met up with a driver handing out gallons of ranch dressing) And there's no way that lettuce is going to stay fresh inside his sleeper.
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