question about getting online packages

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  1. Jamestuc80

    Jamestuc80 Light Load Member

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    didn't know which thread to put, so I never had to deal with this my first 2 years of driving was reginal now I am OTR. I have a terminal that I am always at some point routed to or around the area. I thought about either getting packages sent to PO Box or a UPS store. was wondering what's everyone's else's experience dealing with this.
     
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  3. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    You must tell them to hold all mail and boxes till you get back to store.
     
  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I've been told that there are now some truckstops that have Amazon Lockers in them.
     
  5. gräkken

    gräkken Light Load Member

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    The Amazon locker thing is all I can think of. But you'd have to know you'd be there at the time, good luck planning your wherabouts 3 days from now.
     
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  6. Moose1958

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    I can only speak for myself, but if I were still driving I would limit my Amazon etc purchases until I will be on hometime WITH a backup person that can take the package. I order a Pantry package about 3 times a month. Amazon here is good about delivering on time. Still, I think I would try to sync up these deliveries to my hometime.
     
  7. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    I've had stuff sent to a terminal and I've had stuff sent to a truckstop in the past. I just called ahead and let them know when it was expected and when I was gonna come get it. That has always worked for me
     
  8. Dockbumper

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    I was just going to post the same info. Several months ago I ordered a mattress from Amazon. Had it delivered to my Home Terminal. I called to ask if I could have it delivered there. The answer was " Sure, our drivers do it all the time". I think a lot would depend on the size of the Company. For example, Swift, with + - 25,000 Drivers.....probably not. My Company is about 450 Drivers. Ask at the Terminal.
     
  9. Moose1958

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    That works! Can't argue! Still, I advise caution. Example! Back in Oct, I ordered close to $2,000 worth of things from Amazon. Some of my items were shipped separately and were not re-packaged Amazon just placed shipping tags on the boxes. One such item was a Gigabyte Geforce Video card that with tax was a few bucks over $600 bucks. Amazon shipped it in the original box with the product clearly visible. Anybody that knows how valuable a computer video card is, well let's hope they are honest! I advise caution when having packages forwarded like this. I know a driver who does this as well. The guy he drives for locks the driver packages up in a secure place. Short of this, I would never have a valuable package delivered like that!
     
  10. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Seems like a good perk for companies to attract Drivers.
     
  11. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Every time I order something like that, I check the box saying that it is a gift. Then they package it inside a different box.
     
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