Is working for food delivery really that physically demanding

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  1. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

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    I just left the Tampa Florida area picking up a coke load from auburndale and saw a lot of happy food guys near the Orlando area
     
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  3. ChaoSS

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    No reason to tear your body up doing physical labor. It's hardly the most physically demanding job out there.
     
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  4. FlaSwampRat

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    What did they have you picking up?
    Orlando is the food service capital of the world I think, 3 out of 4 trucks on I-4 are McLane, Sysco, or PFG it seems. I would talk to a lot of those guys when I was doing store delivery and they always seemed happy. Like @ChaoSS said, there is no reason it has to destroy your body. Stretch, lift and move weight properly, take decent care of yourself and you will be okay. Does #### happen? Yes...buy that's everywhere. You could get blood clots in your legs from sitting doing nothing all the time on a line haul or otr...
     
  5. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

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    I was picking up orange juice in Auburndale. I delivered to a McLane I think . It was a food service barn that I delivered to before picking up
     
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    That's what I figured, we run all of the minute maid juice out if that place. I've only ever been there once.
     
  7. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    Lumpers are usually a team, and they are not dealing with steps, or a ramp.
     
  8. TexasKGB

    TexasKGB Light Load Member

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    This is true. At 35, after being in offices for 10 years, I started delivering beer and running receiving for a start up beer distributor. No injuries, got in the best shape of my life. Stretching and decent food, plus more stretching.

    The human body is designed to be worked. It's like any tool. Take care of it and it produces. Let it sit and things start snapping.
     
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    I lasted for 17 years at Sysco, wear and tear destroyed my back and joints. The loads are even more ridiculous since I had to give up foodservice work 5 years ago.I had to have a rotator cuff surgery, followed by a spinal fusion a year later. Was not able work for 3 years due to recovery time. I would go LTL or UPS since they have been hiring off the street like crazy for a few years.
     
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  10. Big8John

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    I work in food delivery. I’ve canceled my gym membership if that tells you anything. I work my butt off. Best get in shape before going to work in food delivery lol. I unload a 48 foot by myself with a two wheeler and ramp. Usually around 1200 to 1400 cases. I’m in the process of looking for something a bit easier and not so labor intensive. I think the planning of these routes and loads could be better. We have a high turnover because managers don’t seem to know what they are doing at our DC.
     
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  11. Russian Rabbit

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    you crazy
     
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