Longest Live Load/Unload? Can u top this?

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

  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    That area is a big pain in the butt. For some stupid reason, trucks are not allowed on I-66 inside the beltway. Yeah that's right, no trucks on an interstate highway.

    US-50 isn't a bad road either, but that's limited to 8 tons gross.
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  3. ship71021

    ship71021 Medium Load Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    riverwood paper co. west monroe,la. 38 hours for a live load of 12 paper rolls.
  4. acw

    acw Bobtail Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Domino Sugar in NO, LA.....18.5 hrs.....wow....that's quite a haul
  5. s373

    s373 Bobtail Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Montgomery County, PA
    Although, I, as a shipper, would also ask for drivers to understand that not all delays are "my" fault. Only the ones where you ticked me off. :biggrin_25523:
  6. skipjack

    skipjack Bobtail Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    arrived at shipper in Lachine Quebec at 0800,and first they said they didn't have any idea what load I was supposed to pick up. I called dm,and the broker called me shortly after that and gave me a new pic number......hung out and watched the freight trains roll by all day{some of that canadian grafitti was actually pretty good} meanwhile,the second shift came in,and I became their problem,but I really wasn't gettin any answers from anyone other than 'just hang tight'
    Finally,I was told that they were in the midst of computer crisis,and would get it sorted out soon. I still really didn't even know what it was i was getting,untill Jacques,the master of the dock told me I was getting an ainjohn.......I wasn't really sure what an ainjohn was,but finally figured it to be an engine. Anyhow,sometime in the middle of the night we loaded that ainjohn,and I figured I would be on my way soon. Well it was 1015 the next morning I was pulling out the gate,for a grand total of 26 hours and fifteen minutes at the shipper
    At the border I was detained another four or so hours,and finally made the crossing into the US. After looking at my paperwork,I found the value of the unit in US dollars to be 1.6 million. Its no wonder they had to be sure all the ducks were in a row
  7. RoamingGnome

    RoamingGnome Medium Load Member

    Dec 1, 2007
    i have to confess i skimed thru it pretty fast but what i did see was unbelievable. no way in hell would i have sat there as long as some of you did. i would have flat out told them to either load / unload the trailer or i was leaving. of course i do cover my butt and call dispatch first and go from there. most of the time if it is something like that then i just drop the trailer and grab an empty and get repowered to another load. of the times this has been done , when i have gone back to the same place later they are always ready for me and get me in/out pretty quick. They will play games with you if you let them. you gotta show them in a respectful manner that you mean business and do it with a smile and always be polite.
  8. wizard4x4

    wizard4x4 Bobtail Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    Wyoming IL.
    Thats one of the good reasons to have your own authority.you can just say goodbye and find another ld.I played that game one to many times and when the ld isnt ready when I got there and they didnt know when I just smiled and said call somebody else.After you get around some of these companies enough you know who to stay away from.
  9. SCAMP

    SCAMP Bobtail Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    on the pot
    Thats what I'm talking about right there...You won one for the good guys!!! Good job!
  10. big bear

    big bear Bobtail Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Midland, MI
    Back in 1990 while driving for my first company, I sat for 3.5 days in Cordele, Ga. waiting for a load of watermelon out in the field. By the end of the 3rd day I asked my boss for a hotel and he reluctantly agreed to pay for one which then was $19.99. No detention pay. None. But I was a rookie, so I thought this was "normal". I've learned a LOT since then.

    -big bear
  11. CountryCharm05

    CountryCharm05 Bobtail Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Piedmont, AL.
    It was being patient and polite that got me 21 cases 4 jugs per case of bleach, from the Clorox Company in GA. I showed up to pick up my load. They had 7 or 8 trucks ahead of me, and they were running behind. The guy there told me it was going to be quite a while before they could get me in a door. I just smiled and told him that would be fine, and said to him be sure and throw some extras on there for me for Christmas. He said he would. Once he was done loading it up, and I signed my bills. I asked him did he throw any extras on there for me, and he said no but hang on and he would get them for me. He drove off on the fork lift, and returned with the 21 cases of bleach. The load was taking me by my house in Alabama for Christmas, so I was able to unload the cases of bleach there. I hate waiting as much as the next guy, but some times it really pays off. I didn't buy bleach for over two years, nor did my mother.
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