Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

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

  1. sdaniel

    sdaniel Road Train Member

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    Last five or six times I was out there , they had the wash bay shut down .
     
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  3. Naptown

    Naptown Road Train Member

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    Wintertime it's usually shut down. If the temp gets high enough above freezing sometimes they'll open it up for a few hours. Rest of the year, depends on what's broken. It was down forever late summer last year. Ripped the entire floor out and blocked the door to the drive through bay in the shop.

    How often do you make it through Indy?
     
  4. sdaniel

    sdaniel Road Train Member

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    Couple weeks back was out there for 2 weeks. But once every couple of months. Just luck of the draw .
     
  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Yesterday the driver getting loaded next to me was getting the last bit of interline freight put on his trailer. This was a 6’ tall box on a skid roughly 2 feet square.

    He was getting ready to close the door, and I asked what he thought the chances were of that box still standing up by the time he got there. He just looked at it and said “oh well”.

    Putting a strap on must have been too much work even though 2 of them were hanging right next to it. SMDH....:biggrin_25521:
     
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  6. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    I absolutely despise that kind of attitude. I'd have had to really hold myself back from going all Gunny Hartman on his arse: "What is your major malfunction, numbnuts?? You think the ####### Freight Fairy is gonna sit there in the back of your trailer and hold that box up for you?? It's obvious your mother threw the baby away and raised the afterbirth!!!"

    (For some reason, folks are really glad I'm not in a supervisory capacity...)
     
  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I see crap like that, and think to myself this....THIS!!! ....is why flatbed drivers look down on van drivers the way they do.

    An absolutely unacceptable level of laziness. :mad:
     
  8. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    If that bothers you---you would have totally lost your mind back in the day at Big R----their local ltl loading and routing was an OS&D nightmare---lmao
     
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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I wonder how much trouble I’ll get in for making the call to bobtail home after not being able to find a hotel room friday night.
     
  10. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Road Train Member

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    huh? how far did you bobtail?

    do you normally get a hotel room?

    details
     
  11. street beater

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    Im still looking for another flatbeder mack...
     
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