Nursey load..are they bad?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by 3ARTransport, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    After unloading wash it out.
    Then leave the doors open overnight to get
    Rid of the Oder.
    So the next shipper doesn't refuse your
    Trailer because of the smell.
  2. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    I did nursery load in reefer like 14 years ago out of Oregon. I was not a fan of them. They were hand unload. They were plants and trees on plastic container. We always had couple inches of dirt on floor. The trailer washout was like $75. It took the shipper like 24 hours to load the trailer because they pack the plant in the trailer. The driver/ me had to tail gate the load. We had bring plants to back of trailer so the store employee could unload them. That was pain.
  3. 3ARTransport

    3ARTransport Light Load Member

    Feb 6, 2016
    This says no touch, so thats a plus.
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  4. 3ARTransport

    3ARTransport Light Load Member

    Feb 6, 2016
    Potted trees out of Groveland, Fl to Austin Tx
  5. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    Depending on what your next load is going to be. Dirt, dust on the floor, usually all traces are gone after a couple pallet loads. Next load food? Might want a washout. A couple bug bombs are sometimes included with the load, to use after empty. Be sure to get all the spiders out. Some Shipoers might not like that. Seriously. Bugs and Spiders, especially in heat of summer.
  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    We handled nursery loads in Delaware to Iowa which was a series of stores across that state. Spouse took care of the ground people while I risked my fingers in the plant carts.

    Reefer needed a wash when done. But lucky for us it was dropped off at the other end for a empty clean to come out and go back to regular trucking. It would not be the last nursery load though.
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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    So u had to tailgate some plants ? Man o man , i wonder what would happen if some u guys had to do real work. Now if u not getting paid for it then i understand but u should be getting some money for having to unload by hand
  8. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    And at least that much to unload. I helped a guy that had a nursery and helped unload a semi of flowers, took all morning. Biggest problem there was finding people that would help, even at $20/hour cash.
  9. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Where i went they had 3 or 4 people unloading. Then they got in with a leaf blower ( already mentioned in this thread). I was watching and the crap was flying..then a couple mice rolled out an ran off. Those mice just got a free ride from Washington state to Pennsylvania. Most of their ride was on the train.
  10. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Meridian, Mississippi
    Make sure you open the doors for 1 hour every 12 hours to allow the plants to breathe
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