No Tarping Station-No Tarping?

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  1. Jumbo

    Jumbo Road Train Member

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    "The only way your stuff is going to stay dry is either you put the tarp on top like I asked you nicely to do OR you take it off the truck and put it back in the warehouse. Your choice there partner"
     
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  3. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    I never had a problem at most shippers. Except the ports... Then sometimes it had been a hassle...
    The big stuff it seems the more they will help seeing the dollar value of the product
     
  4. MOGLAR

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    The host employer (shipper/reciever) is supposed to have fall protection in place. Even of you are on the trailer doing a 4ft load. OSHA regs are clear on fall protection. Until someone sues these cheap companies wont care if you fall off the load and break your neck.
     
  5. HighwaySuperTramp

    HighwaySuperTramp Medium Load Member

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    Lol
    Mines set to be 104" wide on the inside and 8.4' high.
    If its oversized it can't be loaded everything else fits haha! So it ships.

    One downside to curtains though is in the winter.... like now.... everything is hard, and cold, and packed.... with that...... grrr....

    Yeah anyway. I love my curtains when its nice outside.
     
  6. Gumper

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    I’ve only been to one place with a “tarp station.” Have to learn to fly when you’re everywhere else. One shipper even requires the load tarped, but you can’t do it on their property. Most guys from there have to drive to the truck stop 20 miles down the road to cover the load. I drove about 110 miles until I saw rain clouds. I’ve never been back to that place.
     
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  7. HighwaySuperTramp

    HighwaySuperTramp Medium Load Member

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    When I load everything gets done there or take it off my trailer, even if I didnt run a curtain side. That way they can't blame anything on me. If they don't like it they can go get...

    I even had a Frenchman threaten me with a pipe one day. To move out of his way while I was securing a load of loose piece structure steel. He learnt a valuable lesson that day.
     
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  8. adayrider

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    So your saying that when you load and it's raining, they tell you to go tarp elsewhere?
    If that's the case I wouldn't tarp or he would have to take it off.
     
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  9. Gumper

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    Yes, and they store the product outside.

    I just did a load a few weeks ago. The shipper detained me for 6 hours because the load “wasn’t ready.” Keep in mind this was one of those loads the receiver needed yesterday. They finally loaded me, and had the gall to tell me to move my truck out of their way WHILE I WAS TARPING because they had another truck waiting to load. It took everything I had to not tell them to shove the whole thing. Lucky for them I needed the money.
     
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  10. MrEd

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    Ive had similar stuff happen. I just smile and say "I aint in no hurry. I was 6 hours ago when I got here. But not anymore." And then I just do what I gotta do.
     
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