Why are city drivers always grouchy?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by MACK E-6, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Heavy Load Member

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    When I did fuel hauling, people constantly said “that is dangerous.” It was much safer than P&D. Try taking a huge 3k lb awkwardly shaped skid with a manual pallet-Jack of a liftgate in the rain on a 20 degree slope in a residential neighborhood.
     
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  3. Digman943

    Digman943 Medium Load Member

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    Yea that would suck. I had a 3000 lb tote in the nose the other day at a place that doesn’t have a dock. I went back to the service center and put on the tail with a forklift. I’m not about to kill myself over a piece of freight. If the delivery was further away it would have taken a ride back with my pick ups.
     
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  4. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    I’ve never left home without 50’ of 10k capable strapping...a 7’ heavy chain and couple of meat hooks
    No dock No problem
    No forklift...go get your pick up or whatever
    Always a way to get it to the tail :rolleyes:
     
  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    No driver I know will carry that stuff, because the company sure won’t supply it and they definitely won’t spend their own money.
     
  6. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    Yeah I understand that....and even now working for someone else I still do
    Just kinda like makin life easier
    Kinda like a mechanic buying tools
     
  7. hotrod1653

    hotrod1653 Road Train Member

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    I use our straps to have heavy stuff dragged to the back. The only time it didn’t work was on a big motor. Left it in the front, and it rode with me all day.

    took it to the customer the next day on the tail. Lol
     
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