Receiver refused a load. What is the next?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by NewRoute, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

    Sep 20, 2012
    Just how much is a reefer load worth? That would be A LOT of money coming out of one's paycheck, or two, or several paychecks, that is, if insurance does not cover the reefer load.


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  3. 201

    201 Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Hi NewRoute, you came to the right place, however, you'll get not much sympathy here, saying the driver has bad memories. You simply can't take 3,000 miles in the shorts, because the driver has bad memories. They are offering you a chance to get rid of it, and only a couple hundred miles. Not sure what you expected, or what they tried to teach you in school, but this is trucking, ESPECIALLY produce. I mean, haul tin cans or something you can't kill( unless you run over it). Produce is, by far, the worst. Sorry, this is a great way to learn and I guarantee, you won't do this again. My advice, and I've been to plenty of places I didn't like, get it off the wagon, and move on. You're not going all the way back to Fla. because the driver doesn't want to go to NY. Driver's do it everyday, it's not the end of the world. Good luck.
  4. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

    May 14, 2012
    I was going to say roughly the same thing.
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  5. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Ontario Canada
    F hauling any kind of melons. I will deadhead or put a dry load in there before I haul those.

    Have you contacted your insurance yet? You need to inform them and they will tell you to get a copy of temp tale and a reefer download. You want to help them avoid paying a claim. If the broker says you are buying the load say ok that's fine. Good luck collecting it from my insurance. That usually spins their attitude real fast. Insurance companies do not like to pay out. And if the broker is putting your load payment in jeopardy, that only fuels the case for a fraudulent claim.

    If the deal is to take it to another place, get it in writing (email) and do it. Broker should be willing to pay a bit more for your extra effort. He can't legally deny payment for you fulfilling the contract. You should also let him know you have contacted your insurance and they are closely following it because they don't want to ever pay out. If he tries telling you that you just bought the load, tell him that's fine, good luck collecting on my insurance and since you are going down the dark road and saying I'm buying them, I am keeping them. If it goes this far, you can for sure bet you won't be collecting load payment or ever working for this broker ever again, as well as them likely trying to file a bogus claim on your insurance, and when your insurance denys the claim you will be the lucky recipient of these melons. Now you gotta figure out how to sell them.

    I think I made all my points clear. I've been around that a couple times before. Like I started off with .... F hauling melons!
  6. Milr72

    Milr72 Medium Load Member

    Dec 16, 2011
    S W Missouri
    I once had a load of boxed beef going to a grocery warehouse in New Haven CT, the buyer over bought product and the didn't have room for it in the cooler so they found an excuse to reject the load. Guess where they sent me! Hunt's Point! Did I want to go there? NO! Did I go? Yes! Why? I like getting a paycheck! I was hired to deliver freight, not to be a "commercial tourist" and only go to fun places.
  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    A third choice might be to landfill the melons, the whole load. It will be cheaper than going back to florida with it in fees of disposal.
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  8. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

    Apr 12, 2016
    I was thinking about it, not particularly about these melons but in general. If I got a rejected load on my trailer, my fault or not, and there is an impasse on what to do. Receivers tell you to go to hell, shippers don't want to have anything to do with you and brokers are silent, ignoring you. I finally need to dispose of the load to empty my trailer either at landfill or wherever. Am I going to presented with a bill for the product.? I guess so, but what then? Ignore the bills and wait for some legal proceedings or what? Before I got my authority things like that never bothered me, I could not care less, but now they always sit on my mind, giving me something to think about every time I seal the trailer.
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  9. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    Sioux City,ia
    You couldn't switch loads with another driver?
  10. HopeOverMope

    HopeOverMope Road Train Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Ah, long island? Cross the GW hit the 495 and keep on trucking?

    Its not like he said go deliver it to canal st Manhatton or linden ave brooklyn etc / its long island my gosh
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  11. HopeOverMope

    HopeOverMope Road Train Member

    Feb 25, 2016
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