Strange situation at a receiver the other day

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Commuter69, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Commuter69

    Commuter69 Heavy Load Member

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    So, I am at this receiver with 18 pallets to unload. No big deal, right?

    Except they get everything out and start counting (assuming they need to take their shoes and socks off to count past 10).... and then.....

    They proceed to put 10 of the 18 pallets back on the trailer. WITHOUT TELLING ME UNTIL AFTER they are done(so they have moved the equivalent of 28 pallets), and it wasn't until then that I am told the 10 pallets were loaded with product that they don't carry and it has to go back to the shipper!

    Now, I am already committed to another load and I must leave empty!

    I told them that they were going to unload me and I was not leaving until they were done and I was empty.

    After calling the broker, it was straightened out and they removed the 10 pallets AGAIN (turning the original 18 pallets into the equivalent of 38 by moving 10 pallets 2 additional unnecessary times!)

    Here I am thinking that a wireless, battery powered camera at the door would have prevented this unnecessary work. Does anyone recommend a camera that is:

    Wireless to a phone or tablet via bluetooth with a range of 100'
    Battery powered with a full charge provide enough power for 3 hours(while not in use, it can be charging in the cab)
    Magnetic mounting
     
  2. Snailexpress

    Snailexpress Road Train Member

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    I made one by myself. Camera and transmitter in the box with 3 18650 lithium batteries. AVI signal from receiver connected to my DVR recorder channel.If you confident enough to put some electronics in the box I will link you with parts seller. Won't start advertising here openly. IMG_20200129_024950568[1].jpg
     
  3. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    @Snailexpress !!! :)
    what else interesting you have on your truck ? :)
     
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  4. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    Big brain!
     
  5. Snailexpress

    Snailexpress Road Train Member

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    Thank you for compliment. I think 12 years old boy can do it better
     
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  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    actually necessity is the mother of invention.

    God knows truckers have all the time in the world to think things through without being interrupted. Some really need it. //TEASE....
     
  7. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    wouldn't a mag mounted camera soon end up underneath the forklift wheels?

    accidentally -or on purpose!
     
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  8. Harry Flashman

    Harry Flashman Bobtail Member

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    Were you charged extra lumper fees for all the extra pallet moves?
     
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  9. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    What’s the big deal?
    Called the broker, problem fixed.
     
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  10. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    You had pretty good leverage on the broker to name your own rate to return product to the shipper.
    I had a load rejected because the shipper sent the wrong product. Basically double the rate to take it back.
     
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