Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

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

  1. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    He's in the bay area. Don't know about you, but I don't call being cold and wet and in the fog all the time, "nice weather."
     
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  3. Glp

    Glp Medium Load Member

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    Cold wet and foggy is my favorite weather. Cold >hot
     
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  4. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Eye Be A Konfirmed DESERT RAT!:yes2557::biggrin_25523:
     
  5. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    Did a residential delivery (furniture). As I lowered the pallet, she asked me if her order included the mirror she saw online.

    "Errrr... Your guess is gonna be better than mine. I have no idea what you ordered on the internet".

    God I hate residentials... Yesterday they wanted me to drag a gun safe up three flights of stairs. I was more than happy to tell them " no".

    That's two rants in one.
     
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  6. brsims

    brsims Road Train Member

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    Anybody ordering a gun safe online should be required to take a common sense test before delivery. Those things are danged HEAVY!! Not the delivery guy's job to set where you want it, just to deliver it to the address listed.

    People are chuckleheads.
     
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  7. Flybynight041

    Flybynight041 Medium Load Member

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    That was one of my biggest pet peeves driving for DHL. 500 pound piano? "Oh, we need that in our spare bedroom that's above the garage on the other side of the property"


    Me: "FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!"
     
  8. CenutryClass

    CenutryClass Road Train Member

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    There isn't enough money in the world to make me do local delivery work again. I would rather be homeless if it was the last job in the world. It sucks so bad, words cannot describe.
     
  9. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    It really does depend on the outfit you work for. I was actually pretty happy with my local LTL gig. We didn't do too much residential. We were absolutely prohibited by our company policy from going inside residences, or going up or down stairs. My biggest gripe was retail deliveries. But I seldom got too many of those. They usually went to a bobtail with a lift gate. And I didn't do much of that.
     
  10. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't want to do it again either. If I had to then I'd do it. I'm happy with the new municipal life
     
  11. Flybynight041

    Flybynight041 Medium Load Member

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    I lucked out at my current local gig. We don't do any residential stops. It's all commercial.
     
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