Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

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

  1. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    Oh yes that reminds me of the school deliveries!!! BOOKS enough said.... In the Bronx NO ONE would help you at all, they would sit around and watch you... Thankfully I never did that in the Bronx. In Westchester and Fairfield counties the custodians were always there to help you asap, all public schools, and 99% all they ask you is to get it into the building with them pushing the pallet.

    Now get this. I delivered to a private catholic school, 1500 pound pallet of cookie dough. First it was real tight getting into the lot. And while Im struggling to get it to the door all the custodians sat there watching. AND it was a PAID inside delivery, so while all the custodians sat there do you want to know who helped me. A mother who volunteers her time, she was depalletizing and helping to stack. now thats BAD

    Just thinking about all this is making my back hurt now... GLAD I went onto line-haul
     
  2. Deadjester

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    books? pfft...i HATED candles...every group in the area was doing some kind of fundraiser selling those ###### things.
     
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  3. rodknocker

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    "How come he gets to go home early? I have more seniority than he does!"
     
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  4. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    Not back at my old terminal where I used to peddle. Everyone would be fighting each other for the extra overtime work. You could decline it if someone else was there. The old timers would normally turn it down, some guys where good and they offer if you want it instead as they really didn't want to do it but not force anyone else to do so if they didn't. I normally did it, extra money in my pocket
     
  5. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    Some of the old timers who occasionally want an extended weekend will offer you their shift if you are hurting for miles. I was called off one night cause there was no work. I SMS'd my coworker and asked him if it was usual for it to be so slow in the summer time. Sure enough, five minutes later my travel agent called me back and said: looks like we got a run for you after all. I looked at my mobile and my coworker sent me an sms saying: "Have fun".
     
  6. Big Don

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    AMEN to hauling candles. Salt City Candles specifically. What a pain!:biggrin_25510:
     
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  7. Deadjester

    Deadjester Light Load Member

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    we got the "yankee candles" :banghead:
     
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  8. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Wonder which is worse, Yankee Candles, or Mormon Candles?:biggrin_2559:
     
  9. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    Who uses candles anymore? Those things are so antiquated. On a side note, it must have been a real shocker for some of you old timers when electric lighting came out :biggrin_25523:
     
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  10. rodknocker

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    I'll let anyone work my schedule when it gets slow. I'm lazy
     
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