Receiver forgot 1 pallet, clean bills

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by MercuryLine, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. Sly Fox

    Sly Fox Road Train Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    It's not the receivers job to note product that's not theirs or not in the bills.

    If it's a multi stop load, do you think they confirm the pallets they're leaving belongs elsewhere? No. They just confirm they got what they wanted and the bills show the correct amounts.

    Only damages and shortages generally get marked. Or case overages that are comingled in the the same pallet they have to breakdown to remove because they didn't order them.

    It's the drivers job to confirm the trailer is ready for the next load. That includes looking inside, sweeping, or washout, etc.

    Also, never let someone else close and latch your doors. It's your responsibility to make sure your truck is safe to go down the road. The risk of an unlatched door is not worth it.

    Secondly, if your truck doesn't have an air suspension guage you should get one. And you'd know there's something still in the trailer. Empty, my truck sits level at 25psi. I've had receivers sit just a few cases on my trailer and my guage goes just above the 25psi line and I know there's something left behind.

    Now since it's SLC, the customer gets to pay for the new drop off, or okays you pitching it in a dumpster. But waiting that long after delivery is going to be an issue. When you let the customer or broker know the load is delivered and empty, they're not expecting a problem later. I'd be pissed, too.
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  3. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    california norte
    I agree, totally ignorant on the part of the driver for not ensuring the trailer was empty and ready for dispatch.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2020
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  4. OTRgeek

    OTRgeek Bobtail Member

    Apr 3, 2020
    Auto oil in a reefer trailer? Who in the heck even writes the federal regs for safe food transport?
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  5. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

    May 18, 2017
    What I would have done depended on my relationship with the broker or receiver. If I was treated good the whole time I would call them up let them know. But if I got a #### rate for the load, pestered everyday on my location, and then given the hurry up and wait at the receiver you #### well know I’m going to find another warehouse and offer them a real nice price.
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  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Reefer companies haul hazmat loads and prefer their drivers have hazmat endorsement.
    I've hauled a bunch of hazmat loads while pulling reefers.
    Some reefer outfits "require" drivers to have hazmat endorsement; some "prefer" they do, and some will pay for hazmat if a driver doesn't have it..
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  7. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

    Mar 21, 2020
    Hell for all you know the hamburger you're enjoying is in the same trailer that once had bodies in it. Just take it for a good washout, show the proof to the next shipper, and get to the docks like everyone else.
  8. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

    May 16, 2012
    Never mind being in the same trailer, how about the source of that (Soylent) burger... o_O

    2022 is just around the corner. ;)

  9. 51.50

    51.50 Heavy Load Member

    Jan 20, 2016
    Salem Oregon
    That happened to me at Supr Valu Tacoma, 5 pallets of paper products. Shipper had me deliver to a freight dock to ship return
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