Unable to unload me

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Mototom, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Screw them. They are not the ones that are sitting til Monday to unload. Use Google to get the phone numbers, and you can call receiving and at least get the receiving hours. Myself I would want to confirm MY delivery appointment. Then you could have told your dispatch that you were told that your appointment time was not valid.
     
  2. Mototom

    Mototom Medium Load Member

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    I’ll have to start doing this I guess. I just thought people who sit at a desk and already have to schedule the appointment could take the time and verify it with the customer.
    Too many people have the “not my job” issue when it really IS their job.
     
  3. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    Thats right. We have many ways to communicate these days and it seems like office personal don't use them. Have to look out for yourself. I call sometimes and am polite and try to get answers that I need. Pretty good chance they won't even feel the need to call your company to tell them they spoke with you. Think most no call policies are because of a few "bad apples" or "knuckel heads" call argue and #####.
     
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  4. Judge

    Judge Heavy Load Member

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    Thats to cheap.
    I ask for $240 per day (8-5)then $10/hour from 5-8 per night if they start at 8 or 7 or whatever.
     
  5. Mototom

    Mototom Medium Load Member

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    So I made 200$ for detention. Not great at all
     
  6. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    Ouch. How many days? I'll make $325 a day moving, so even getting $200 is a pay cut, but $200 for what sounded like a few days is ridiculous.
     
  7. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    Find a petro and relax.
    They'll come a day when none of this
    Will bother you.
    You just haven't learned all the tricks yet.

    You work the customers,not the other way around.
    You must be at a mega.
    There the only one's dumb enough to tell
    Drivers they can't call the customers and the
    Drivers are actuality dumb enough to believe it.

    You got a smartphone in your hand,
    Thats all you need.
     
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  8. Mototom

    Mototom Medium Load Member

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    It’s more of an issue of getting #####ed at. Some of the places we deliver are jerk wads.
    A specific hardware store comes to mind. Calling them or backing up to the dock and taking a nap will get you “counseling on customer service”
    Example:
    Driver A has an unload appointment at 5:30am arrives the night before. He sleeps in and over sleeps they won’t wake him up, just call the company. (Even tho they have to put a gladhand lock on) and ask the driver to remain outside.
    But 70% of the time they don’t even get to the store till 8-9am
    I’ve never overslept but my fleet gets enough messages about it to get the point across. And no detention because 4 hours of our time is free.
    But yeah I’m at a 0 common sense mega.

    edit: this place gets ONE truck per day period.
     
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