Terrible shippers/receivers for reefers

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by Poonok, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    lancaster pa maybe? Was $115 for 6 minutes and 3 pallets, direct customer pick up, told them to keep it

    bozuttos in Cheshire CT gets my vote
     
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  3. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    I am here at Safeway, Tracy, CA now.

    Arrived, and main gate security sent me to the wrong holding lot.

    The secondary guard shack at the wrong lot gave me bad directions to the right holding lot.

    A friendly yard dog helped me get to the right holding lot.

    The right holding lot told me to dock in door 256 and check in by door 410. Thankfully I was looking at door numbers as I was wandering around lost, so I remembered where those numbers were. Door 256 and 410 are on opposite sides of a primary warehouse, about a 1/3 mile each way. If I had done as directed, I would have walked 2/3 mile in the rain after docking. Instead, I stopped at door 410, checked in, then went to door 256.

    In terms of space and backing /parking, it's actually one of the best DC's in CA that I have been to.

    In terms of sheer Charlie Foxtrot madness, they have at least three guard shacks with at least 10 people total doing what any Wal Mart can do with 4 people at one guard shack. And those 10 people are horribly inefficient and clueless about their own facility.
     
  4. dwells40

    dwells40 Light Load Member

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    Please tell us how long you're there! My last time was 7+ hours! Burned my clock down then told to please leave property! No parking for a 10 even though they have the space!
     
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  5. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    My total time there was around three hours. Not good, but not exceptionally bad. Maybe I was lucky.
     
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  6. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Adding food lion in green castle PA to this list, 5 hours for 22 cases
     
  7. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    You were extremely lucky only time I went there I got a 10 hr break in waiting to get a door. Have heard others with same gripes
     
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  8. loose_leafs

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    Lineage in Ft. Worth tried to charge a bunch of us $100 late arrival fees after we stood in line waiting to check in for literally over 2 hours. A bunch of us raised hell, and threatened to just leave (2 guys actually did) so they wised up and waived the fees for the rest of us. I got the broker and my on call dispatcher to call them up and chew them a new one.

    5+ hours after finally getting into a door for a partial load (after the 2 hour plus check in fiasco) and of course I missed my last pick by 15 minutes and had to layover til 10AM the next day. I made it a point to deliver their freight over a day late as well.

    It wasn't the worst as far as wasted time, but the sheer unprofessionalism of their employees was what made it terrible.
     
  9. loose_leafs

    loose_leafs Road Train Member

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    Americold has always been hit or miss depending on location. It's like playing the lottery. I showed up at the one in Darien, WI today 3 hours early and was on the road and gone an hour and a half later.
     
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  10. Turn4

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    I had a multi stop load all of them US foods locations . Stop 1 in W Virginia took so long that was impossible to get to 2nd stop in Ohio which then made me a "work in" and fined me for being late. I was able to do some creative logbook writing to get me to 3rd stop where I spent the next 10 hrs.Fun times
     
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  11. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    So places "fine" you for being late for your appointment time but when you're on time in most cases detention starts after 2 hours? What kind of crap is that? Only in this industry I tell ya.
     
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