Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

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

  1. Digman943

    Digman943 Medium Load Member

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    Sat at a warehouse for 5.5 hours today for a live unload of a full 53’ trailer. I don’t know how OTR guys deal with that crap.
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    It’s easy when you don’t have maybe 15 other stops to do after that. Also, they have the added ability to just go find somewhere to park and sleep.
     
  4. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    Welcome to the wild, wonderful world of reefer duty....:rolleyes: o_O

    -- L
     
  5. Digman943

    Digman943 Medium Load Member

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    Sure felt like it lol. Told my boss I was about to take an Uber home.
     
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  6. Digman943

    Digman943 Medium Load Member

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    Yea that’s what got the guys in gear. I said you know I’m in a day cab, I cannot sleep out here. I was nice about it and he came out and said we will get you unloaded in 25 minutes. They actually did.
     
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  7. Digman943

    Digman943 Medium Load Member

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    My immediate supervisor was trying to get me to come back but the center manager told me to wait. I guess it’s a big no no to bring back freight before or after a holiday. I had more issues before the warehouse incident but I don’t want to post a novel. Still nice being out an about during the day BS’ing with customers.
     
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  8. Bill51

    Bill51 Road Train Member

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    It is not all crap. Maybe there but not everywhere.

    Heh, can neither confirm nor deny pulling a trailer that looked a lot like this one a recent early morning.
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  9. misterG

    misterG Road Train Member

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    I've started seeing trailers that look suspiciously like this in MN now. At the MME yard in Mounds View. It's got their main dock man Vern all up in arms.
     
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  10. Bill51

    Bill51 Road Train Member

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    MME is 48's. El Swifto is 53's. Don't forget and try to line up the front of the trailer with the one next to it, otherwise the yard fence gets a little workout.
     
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  11. basedinMN_

    basedinMN_ Medium Load Member

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    Last week was a doozy. Tuesday night, pre-loaded MME 53 foot van had a skirt where first 4 brackets holding it on were broken. Swung the whole trailer. Wednesday night had a preloaded set of AAA Cooper pups, leaky brake chamber on one side and leaky hub seal on the other. Swung that whole pup. Thursday night picked up a set of AAA Cooper pups, driver left me with a flat. Called breakdown line, took five hours to get that replaced. Used my 16 hour exemption and a split sleeper. Hassled by Safety department. "Our trucks don't have sleepers." Friday night I'm killing time on the dock waiting for my hours to rebuild due to aforementioned split sleeper. Just a long ### four days. Then last night, pulled four nails out of three trailer tires on three trailers, all AAA Cooper trailers.
     
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