What changes at shipper/receiver would you like to see?

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by Six9GS, Aug 19, 2022.

  1. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

    Dec 3, 2012
    Yuma, AZ
    Pipe dream stuff I know. But, if YOU were updating rules about receiving truckers at a facility, what changes would you want? Here's my list:
    1. Must have restroom facilities available for drivers. No exceptions.
    2. Must be physically configured where drivers do not have to use any portion of a public road to maneuver into a dock.
    3. Must give driver an ETA for completion upon check in.
    4. Must notify driver at a minimum of every 2 hours current status and ETA for completion.
    5. Anytime ETA for completion changes by more than 30 minutes, drivers must be notified of new ETA.
    6. Must have visible signage at all entry points of facility clarifying where truck entrance is located and where driver check in is located.
    7. Must have signage at entry point if lumper services are in use.
    8. Must have staging area parking and do not require driver to park on a public road to check-in or wait at a facility.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2022
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  3. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

    Nov 18, 2014
    Stuck in Limbo
    Just get me in and out in under 2 hours and let us use the bathroom. Knock on wood but I've been on a roll the last few months. Only got stuck for more than 2hrs a couple of times.
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  4. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

    Jul 3, 2020
    No lumpers. Ban them all.
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  5. silverspur

    silverspur Heavy Load Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    Those are good. Also, must let drivers leave the facility at will while truck is being loaded/unloaded.

    No more "come in when you see the green light " nonsense. Customers must call.

    No more using fist/hammer to bang on driver doors.
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  6. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Heavy Load Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    LOWER 48
    Automated. Fire all the humans and hire Flippie the robot. All paperwork transflowed. .
    In and out in an hour.
    Dunkin doughnuts on property.
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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    Tell me where the freights at and keys are in the lift. Ill get it done in under 30 minutes.
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  8. ZhenyaP1991

    ZhenyaP1991 Medium Load Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    Single toilet in a single bathroom is like my heaven. ETA upon completion would be awesome as well. And I wouldn't mind them asking me if I want to help, to get it done faster as well. I like manual labor, I would help out everywhere I could
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