Sitting at the Dock All Day...

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by Ducks, Mar 1, 2014.


    FLATBED Road Train Member

    Waiting on Cranes to arrive and Forklifts stuck in mud has been the norm lately , but at least with that someone is on them to get things done and fast
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  3. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

    Jan 24, 2014

    Yeah...But you can MINIMIZE your percentage down to virtually nothing..HOW??

    For Instance.......

    Pulling a Flatbed I DO NOT.....

    1. Move any Port Loads UNLESS they are 'Legal' and can be loaded with a simple forklift ( Small crates,Sheet steel or a small coil)
    2.Minimal Job -site deliveries..(Only IF they are 'waiting' for me sitting on a lift truck
    3.No farms..No Hay... No 'Used' Construction equipment........the Stuff is rarely ready to Load when you get there

    My main focus and freight I haul are Smaller manufacturing/fabricating shops with little to NO waiting..Also no trucks to wait in line to load

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    I do the same things you listed and have for years , my post was just to point out that you do end up sitting at times REGARDLESS of what you pull and BIG $ loads have hassles as well lately weather related of which customer is billed waiting time.
  5. Edmund

    Edmund Light Load Member

    Aug 8, 2011
    Atlanta Georgia
    Kinda reminds me of Shearwood foods in maple heights Ohio or Miejer DC in Tipp city ohio....Shearwood foods....I was there 6 and a half hours for 4 skids to be unloaded. Miejer..... I was there 9 hours for 2 skids.... United States cold storage is no quickie either
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  6. MadDogrolling

    MadDogrolling Bobtail Member

    May 15, 2014
  7. Cranky Yankee

    Cranky Yankee Cranky old ######

    Jan 31, 2012
    Green Bay Wi
    me too
    best part is taking CA cheese back to WI
    and transforming it into WI cheese

    and it doesnt happen often anymore
    but 2 food service warehouses 2 miles apart in Stockton Ca was 10.5 hours.............sigh
    Last edited: May 15, 2014
  8. Mr.Shifter

    Mr.Shifter Bobtail Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Surprise, Arizona
    Dude can't whistle but boy can he sing........:biggrin_25514::biggrin_25514::biggrin_25514::biggrin_25514::biggrin_25514::biggrin_25514::biggrin_25514:
  9. ChefBrianN

    ChefBrianN Light Load Member

    May 10, 2014
    Michigan and Colorado
    I've never had to wait at a Meijer store or DC. In fact I love Meijer's. It must be my Michigan blood. I pull a lot of loads into Spartan DC in Grand Rapids, MI too. Never wait there either. The longest I've had to be at either is an hour and a half.
  10. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

    Jan 18, 2011
    ^^^^Brian--for whatever reason---there is a MAJOR difference between the Mi Meijer DCs and Oh--maybe contract or outside influence--I do not know.....BUT we have 3 customers who ship to them--and we will not deliver to Tipp City--but take the Mi all the time---in and out.....
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