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

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    Careful. Some companies regard appointed residentials as sacrosanct.
     
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  2. jgarciajr40

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    Oh they do. I just say I called and no one answered :p

    Company pays me too much to driver across town for someone not to be home so I didn't go.

    Plus they can't make me anything I deem "unsafe". I've told a few customer before "I ain't putting this truck in there you'll have to get a senior driver".
     
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  3. Fuelinmyveins

    Fuelinmyveins Medium Load Member

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    Gated community? Load that #### on the straight truck!! Or better yet tell the customer to come to our center and pick that shipment up himself
     
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  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    You guys think that just because you pull a longbox you just get to bump docks all day and not have to do any actual work???o_O

    That only applies to the favorites. Only they get to pick and choose what they feel like doing.
     
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  5. Fuelinmyveins

    Fuelinmyveins Medium Load Member

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    :D:D:D:D

    You have to tell them no sometimes and throw a fit if you have to. Our city dispatch used be a city driver so he understands.

    We have 3 box trucks, so they can put them to work;)
     
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  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Drivers don’t get promoted to management here for that very reason. :biggrin_25513:
     
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  7. Fuelinmyveins

    Fuelinmyveins Medium Load Member

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    Plan on getting into management someday? ;)
     
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  8. Mike2633

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    Back in the olden days before Kenosha, the GFS yard in Chicagoland used to run doubles at night time back to the main warehouse and company headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan for loading.

    This is a Chicagoland transit set, probably early set I would imagine heading back to Grand Rapids with a set of empty trailers for loading. This picture was taken by Mr.Brian, in the very early 2000s.

    Just a little historical trucking factoid.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Fuelinmyveins

    Fuelinmyveins Medium Load Member

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    Volvo like this one are still being used by YRC around here.
     
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  10. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    Same here. No really YRC Brecksville Ohio has 20 year old Volvo’s running in the city. We don’t have anything that old anymore in our warehouses fleet.
     
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