Longest Live Load/Unload? Can u top this?

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by shaken, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Yukon, OK
    A good thread is lie a ripe cheese...
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  2. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

    Oct 21, 2017
    Driving my recliner
    Just to add my 2cents. Run Haz Waste. You’ll end up with a 72hr direct burn. Yup, drop your tank wagon & come back in 72hrs. I’ve done my share of them:(
  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Only 13 years old? Oh good. Some of my stories are three times that age. =) /tease.

    The longest wait ever would be summer of 2001, sitting in Salinas CA at the Americold after being told by three dispatchers to quickly drop everything and load it fast fast fast.

    3 days and nights (Almost 70 hours) of idling, precooling and so on for the two of us in front of their docks. (Married Team) ready to back in at a moments notice. Burned up all of our fuel pretty much. The 1000 plus run did not pay very much for the destroyed week and so on. FFE screwed up badly on that one that day. That was the first time we started talking about McKesson in Memphis. And what it will take to transfer to Little Rock and join another company. The loads offered by them is no wait at all. Drop and hook only and seriously fast unloading, reloading.

    As a reminder, Americold had absolutely no other truck traffic those three days. It was all about our load only. We sit in front of their two docks holding our precool at the bottom of the TK Dane reefer the whole time. It was probably the only time in life that we ever contemplated calling a fuel dealer to deliver locally to our truck some fuel direct. We were that low and the nearest fuel was 30+ minutes away.
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  4. HighwaySuperTramp

    HighwaySuperTramp Medium Load Member

    Feb 8, 2015

    28ish hours. Unloading windows to a construction site in New Haven. 4 guys had to unload 1 window at a time on a zoom boom, and then drive the window 3/4mi to the site where a road hadn't been made yet. Lol
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  5. area28

    area28 Medium Load Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Terminally out of phase
    Longest ... 3.5 days
    Tyson Plant , Iowa
  6. LondRanger

    LondRanger Medium Load Member

    Jun 3, 2018
    My issue isn’t the length of the unload but what happened.

    Docked on time to get unloaded, was told to unhook and park in a specific location and wait to be called back.

    Soon as I parked they started to paint the parking space I was told to park in, couldn’t move until paint was dry causing me to lose my next load which I had to dead head out to make my load after the one I lost.

    Still in talks with broker about getting paid for the detention and loss of load.
  7. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Light Load Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    LOWER 48
    Sitting is the reason I left reefer.
  8. Northeasterner

    Northeasterner Light Load Member

    Apr 1, 2018
    Americold? F#@% those guys!

    18 hours here at an Americold in Pennsylvania. It was ridiculous, I was a company driver so they only gave me like $50 in detention pay *rolls eyes*

    On the bright side there was a diner about three miles away, so I walked there and back a few times to get meals.
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  9. briantmiller137

    briantmiller137 Light Load Member

    May 5, 2010
    Multiple 24+ hour wait times at meat plants, AFTER scheduled time. A couple topped 48 hours.
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