Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

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

  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    40,727
    160,943
    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    0
    People who do that aren’t worthy of the term “driver”.
     
    Radman and Gearjammin' Penguin Thank this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

    410
    535
    May 15, 2019
    State of Jefferson
    0
    Pallets broken down to sawdust and the freight is damaged to the point it’ll for sure get refused upon delivery?
     
    Radman and misterG Thank this.
  4. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

    410
    535
    May 15, 2019
    State of Jefferson
    0
    Skid is 2k lbs but the pallet is busted so bad you can’t get your pallet-Jack under it whatsoever?
     
  5. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

    410
    535
    May 15, 2019
    State of Jefferson
    0
    This might sound sick, and I am kinda self-sadistic, but I miss P&D. Mostly the pace and the interactions with the few good customers.
     
    Gearjammin' Penguin and Radman Thank this.
  6. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

    1,923
    2,205
    Apr 18, 2011
    0
    Lol. Too much effort to check the paperwork gotta hurry and save that 15 minutes for recliner and TV time.
     
    Texas_hwy_287 and MACK E-6 Thank this.
  7. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

    1,923
    2,205
    Apr 18, 2011
    0
    That’s one of the reasons I left Foodservice having to rely on the dock to load my trailer right. I can see this relating to city p&d you have to rely on the dock. Now on Linehaul I have to rely on my meet driver. I flat out tell them if you bring me crap I hope you packed a overnight bag cause I ain’t taking the trailers. If hazmat or out of compliance(like a serious maintenance issue that you know the driver could of got fixed in yard) I don’t mind going across and laying down. Most meet drivers don’t like doing layovers. Luckily I’ve had good meet drivers.
     
  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    40,727
    160,943
    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    0
    One day last week I had a skid of fertilizer I had to bring back, for no other reason than it was on a 4-stringer pallet that I couldn’t move. And I wasn’t breaking that crap down either.

    To add insult to injury, the dock idiot actually had the nerve to ask WHY I brought it back. I gave the dummy my pallet jack and said “try and move it”.
     
  9. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

    1,935
    4,675
    Feb 18, 2007
    Central AZ
    0
    I love P&D. And I have practically no bad customers--maybe it's just my area?
     
    HiramKingWilliams Thanks this.
  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    40,727
    160,943
    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    0
    I would say so. Territories do vary widely. There’s a reason I chose to run where I do vs. anywhere near Washington DC.
     
    misterG, nmill and Gearjammin' Penguin Thank this.
  11. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

    410
    535
    May 15, 2019
    State of Jefferson
    0
    I was taking a look online, and the only LTL barns near me are FedEx Freight and Oak Harbor Freight Lines. Everyone else is an hour drive away. OHFL looks good except for the pay. It’s about $4/hr lower than the competitors.
     
    misterG, Radman and Texas_hwy_287 Thank this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted