Just In Time Deliverie

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  1. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    When I was driving I ran a set Inter-company regional weekly and bi-weekly schedule for delivery and pickup’s. It really wasn’t what I’d consider just in time but I guess technically it is. If we ran a day or two behind because of vacation or a personal day it wasn’t a deal.
    Now I’m retired from the truck and run our warehouse with a couple of our other ex drivers. We inspect defect tires for adjustment return and ship defect tires back to the manufactures and receive new tires from all the tire manufacturers.
    Within the last year we’ve been receiving tire loads ( can be up to 800 on a ‘53) that are being dispatched as just in time. It takes 2 to 3 hrs to unload by hand. They roll off. We are here mon-fri 7-6 and get one shipment a week. We don’t set schedule or appointment times for deliveries. Get here anytime between those times and we get it done no worries.
    Mon morning we got a truck waiting for us when I got here at 6:30 am. He said appointment time was 9am and one hr. to unload. He had a pickup appointment for another load at 11am the next day. Grrrrr! No sense.
    We get on it at 7 and while unloading he says he humped his butt from South Carolina and missed out on seeing his wife and kids up in Dallas over the weekend (worried about the riots) to be here monday am. We told him we don’t request delivery times and set appointments. You get here when you get here and we get you unloaded. We know how trucking works. Told him he coulda gone home for family, travelled Monday, delivered Tuesday for all we care. He was devastated.
    Question. How many of you find this to be the case? How many loads do you get dispatched as gotta go, gotta go, just in times and you bust your butt and make miracles happen only to find the receiver is laid back and didn’t ask for nor require it and you could of taken some extra time and a much less stress free way of getting there?
     
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  3. Brandt

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    I see it a lot. The trucking company might get the wrong info or they just want to unload and reload asap. I had load and was at home. Had open appointment till 9pm. Thought I would stay home longer. Trucking company says no, we need you to delivery by 1pm because we have another load for you to pickup the same day.

    I had load two weeks ago trucking company tell me it open appointment. I show up the shipper say the load by appointment. NO Early loading we go by appointment only. 3 hours later they start loading my by their appointment. My trucking company get mad thinks in playing around at shipper for 3 hours. They refused to load trailer we had to sit till money to reload. Because trailer had metal shavings from last load. Had to drive 90 mile to trailer wash out.
     
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    O yea if you call to ck on apt. and they say get here when/ever you are the only truck coming this week, then trucking co. tells you that drivers are not to call and change what time to be there, so you don't catch them in lies?
     
  5. SmallPackage

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    We’ve had ch robinson and xpo call us to let us know a truck is coming and ask for an appointment time. When we tell them “anytime”. They make a huge deal about making sure there is a time. So we just say ok 1:00 pm. but if they get here earlier or later its ok we will accept it. They usually sound like they don’t like that then they will counter offer with a 10am or something. I always say 1:00 is fine and so is 10 am or 3 pm. Lol! Had this happen I think 4 times and everytime they always make sure to mention that the driver will not call and will be there at 1:00. With always late xpo we are still waiting at 4. Lol!
     
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  6. magoo68

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    Ch or xpo do that so they can squeeze some late fee money out of the carrier here and there.
     
  7. buddyd157

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    every load as a company driver for any large carrier i worked for, the loads were "hot" and "had to get there"

    after a while, i learnt to chill out a bit. and if i ever got a service failure?

    i knew how to park the truck and walk away.

    and i did call many customers to either confirm a pick up or delivery, and to ask if i was early like the night before, if i could stay on thier property....i cared less on what my company said.

    but those were the "good old days"

    i dare any company to try and give any driver a service failure remark on his/her file.

    with a lot of companies going out of business, it's the companies that need to watch their "P's & Q's"
     
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    With the ch r shipments it’s been O\O’s. Different ones everytime. With the xpo shipments its been xpo day cab tractor and trailer and same driver in xpo uniform everytime so far. So I don’t know if xpo is transfering to a local unit ( which wouldn’t make sense with a tire load. Empty out 800 units from one trailer and put them in their trailer on a crossdock) or if they got independents to otr their trailers and then have xpo driver do local day cab drop. If they are doing this then they should be charging themselves the late fee. Lol!
    We’ve never seen xpo trucks around here until they built a big warehouse building at I-10 and Foster rd. On east side of San Antonio within this last year. Conway was still around here until xpo’s buyout.
     
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    Thats just that crazy customer service talk again. That is one thing some of the younger guys in the business have lost. It’s always older guys who will still call but one young guy stands out in my mind as exceptional. This kid had called with a daily update to the mile marker. When he got here he comes in and we thought it was Steve Urkel’s twin brother with an old school bowtie. Looking good and polite. Been about 8 years. I wonder how many trucks he owns now cause I think he was going places. Rolling off those tires about killed him but he never complained in our presence eventho we were complaining non stop. Lol!
     
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    Sign me up for 800 right now lol. We unloaded these in Sebring the first week of March, five days later they cancelled the races, load them back up. Thank God for young guys! Think they said they brought 12.5K
     

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    No. No. No! Not now I’m done for the day. Lol!
    In my 25 year career I can honestly say I’ve moved a couple million around for sure.
    The good thing about the race tires is they are 20-25 pounds lighter than a regular passenger tire. Unless of coarse you got to mess with some that were already mounted on the wheels.
     
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