Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by road_runner, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Bill51

    Bill51 Heavy Load Member

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    I'm currently doing Delivery and Pick-up. Not sure how you all do it the other way around. :confused:

    Shippers cheaping out on pallets has really started to annoy me. Used to work for a company that reman-ed pallets (among other things) and (insert bad language) for five bucks more, you could be loading your precious commodity on a pallet whose boards won't break at the slightest bounce from a pothole in the road. It is ridiculous. Had an appliance get rejected because a pallet board failed and the thing tipped over. In saving five bucks, they are going to spend hundreds.
    Wait a minute driver I hear you say. How do we know it wasn't your poor driving?
    Because, all the other pallets with appliances on that load were fine. You could see the exact board that failed and exactly where it cracked and broke.
    Okay, rant over.
     
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  3. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    I saw that very thing today. Super Precision Metal Machining built a crate/pallet that collapsed before it got back to the yard. If these guys could build crates as well as they build metal, they'd save a whole bunch of time, money and hassle in claims.

    But that's none of my business...
     
  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Attention all idiots.

    If you can pick up the skid with one hand, that means it’s made of pine and NOT suitable for heavy product.
     
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  5. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    @McUzi @FLHT @Jay5GS @MACK E-6

    Sorry for the late response. But the key reason why it took me two weeks to get back is because of your responses. 80% of the content of your comments are things that I didn't even consider.

    Long story short, no matter what route I take, I am positive that I could get this guy fired, it would be justifiably so. Especially with this current climate we are in.

    Aside from ending someone's career with the company, there would also be a fallout with his long term friends that pin the tail on me for getting him fired.

    The route Ive decided on is to fall back on the shop steward, let him know the issue, and ensure he communicates that this is a friendly warning in hopes that the guy will realize that I could get him fired and that he will scale back.

    Either way. Thanks for all the advice.

    @MACK E-6 a interpreter in Iraq taught me enough arabic to where I could tell this guy that I placed an improvised explosive device under his truck. It's a good idea but it would probably not be helpful for my situation in the long run
     
  6. nmill

    nmill Bobtail Member

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    This is such a sh-tty situation and all it would/should take is a quick talk to stop his dumb behavior. But dumb people are stubborn most of the time. Hopefully this gets resolved easily without all those headaches.
     
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  7. Texas_hwy_287

    Texas_hwy_287 Road Train Member

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  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    It wouldn’t even have to be that. Just say the moon is made of green cheese and his parents were a wombat and a platypus. He wouldn’t know the difference. :biggrin_25523:
     
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  9. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    A Wompus and a Platybat would throw him for a real loop!
     
  10. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    I think I pissed off someone on the dock. That was a fun 30 minutes of putting all those on.

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  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    What’s the segregation chart say on class 8 and 4.3 and 2.3 all loaded together?
     
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