Kettle Cuisine, Everett WA

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by gekko1323, Oct 8, 2021.

  1. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Medium Load Member

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    After a 2-year hiatus, I just completed my first run (well, ALMOST complete), from Henderson NV to Everett WA. The trip was beautiful, as I had never been through OR, ID and WA. Cabbage Hill was a wonder to behold.

    Now for the bad news: I have been sitting in my truck for over 7 hours waiting to get unloaded here at Kettle Cuisine. Just an advisory for you guys before coming here. Make sure you have your accessorials all spelled out and signed. Especially if you use TQL. A total clown show.

    What really gets my goat is that I had to cancel a backhaul from Selah, loading today, going back home to Henderson, delivering on Monday afternoon. Just 7 miles from my house. I could have taken my sweet time and just taken in some local towns, food and scenery.
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Is this reefer or dry van? What type of place is Kettle Cuisine?

    It's also a blessing in disguise. That's not the ground you really want to cover anyway. There's much better territory.
     
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    gekko1323 Medium Load Member

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    It's a soup place. They bought some of Campbell's locations. I'm in a dry van but the reefers have been waiting all day also.

    I'm all ears about better territory. What do you suggest? Generally speaking, because I don't expect people to divulge what they know.
     
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    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Take your atlas and a pair of scissors.

    Cut off Oregon & Washington, and everything east of The Hudson River.

    Now you have a proper trucking map. Especially for dry van.
     
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    Here is an update for you guys. It is now 3:10 am PCT. I got here at 9:30 in the morning yesterday. So it has been almost 18 hours and I STILL don't have a dock. Please AVOID this place.
     
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    I wanted to give you guys a final update about this load, in case any of you get a delivery to Kettle Cuisine in Everett, WA. I finally got a dock at 0900 the dat after I arrived at the receiver. I was unloaded in less than 30 minutes. So I was at the receiver for exactly 24 hours waiting to get unloaded.
     
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    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Sounds like a classic case of no one making you an appointment.
     
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    That's what it was. The broker lied. But even the guys that DID have appointments were being screwed. One guy got there at 4am for a 10am appointment. He didn't get a dock until about 3pm.
     
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