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Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Haven't been here yet, what can I expect? I need a 90 inspection. How is the shop? Are there any food options or should I stop at Walmart on my way in.

Thanks, JJ

Gladhand's Comment
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If your up for walking about a mile there is a plethora of places to eat at, if not I would definitely do a Walmart visit. To be honest that is one of my least favorite terminals, that when nearby I avoid like the plague. Heard bad things about the shop, but take with grain of salt because drivers complain about everything anyways.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Pianoman's Comment
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Last time I was there was a year ago so things may have changed since K was there, but I didn't mind it. They have a big yard but not a whole lot in the terminal itself. The shop personnel were pretty personable and got the job done, but I did have to wait a little.

Love the new handle! Haha

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Chris M's Comment
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I'm not a fan of this terminal at all. I'm sitting here now taking a 34 hour reset. The yard is absolutely packed right now. Evidently Walmart has paid Swift to use this terminal as an overflow lot.

I've heard that the shop is slow, but I've never put my truck in for anything.

There are a few places that deliver food here, but it's a pretty good hike to walk anywhere for food. It's in the back of an industrial park and sits down in a hole.

Overall, this is quite possibly my least favorite terminal and it's worse when it's this crowded. So good luck lol!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

G-Town's Comment
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Chris wrote:

I'm not a fan of this terminal at all. I'm sitting here now taking a 34 hour reset. The yard is absolutely packed right now. Evidently Walmart has paid Swift to use this terminal as an overflow lot.

I've heard that the shop is slow, but I've never put my truck in for anything.

There are a few places that deliver food here, but it's a pretty good hike to walk anywhere for food. It's in the back of an industrial park and sits down in a hole.

Overall, this is quite possibly my least favorite terminal and it's worse when it's this crowded. So good luck lol!

Swift inspects and repairs Walmart trailers. There is a nearby WM DC. Same thing occurs in Jonestown Pa.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Chris M's Comment
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Chris wrote:

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I'm not a fan of this terminal at all. I'm sitting here now taking a 34 hour reset. The yard is absolutely packed right now. Evidently Walmart has paid Swift to use this terminal as an overflow lot.

I've heard that the shop is slow, but I've never put my truck in for anything.

There are a few places that deliver food here, but it's a pretty good hike to walk anywhere for food. It's in the back of an industrial park and sits down in a hole.

Overall, this is quite possibly my least favorite terminal and it's worse when it's this crowded. So good luck lol!

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Swift inspects and repairs Walmart trailers. There is a nearby WM DC. Same thing occurs in Jonestown Pa.

Yeah this is a different deal tho. The Walmart DC has kicked up production due to the coming holiday season and so this terminal is being used as a staging/overflow lot for Walmart loads. There are trailers parked everywhere. The area that used to have the for lease trucks in front of the fuel island is not full of trailers, the area in the back where the road test trucks and close quarters training usually is is now full of trailers, as well as the are between the shop and the red tagged row of trailers. It's seriously packed full of trailers that are Walmart loads.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

G-Town's Comment
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Chris wrote:

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I'm not a fan of this terminal at all. I'm sitting here now taking a 34 hour reset. The yard is absolutely packed right now. Evidently Walmart has paid Swift to use this terminal as an overflow lot.

I've heard that the shop is slow, but I've never put my truck in for anything.

There are a few places that deliver food here, but it's a pretty good hike to walk anywhere for food. It's in the back of an industrial park and sits down in a hole.

Overall, this is quite possibly my least favorite terminal and it's worse when it's this crowded. So good luck lol!

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Swift inspects and repairs Walmart trailers. There is a nearby WM DC. Same thing occurs in Jonestown Pa.

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Yeah this is a different deal tho. The Walmart DC has kicked up production due to the coming holiday season and so this terminal is being used as a staging/overflow lot for Walmart loads. There are trailers parked everywhere. The area that used to have the for lease trucks in front of the fuel island is not full of trailers, the area in the back where the road test trucks and close quarters training usually is is now full of trailers, as well as the are between the shop and the red tagged row of trailers. It's seriously packed full of trailers that are Walmart loads.

Loads? Or empties? If they have seals on them obviously loads. I'd be shocked if they were loads...because Walmart would not be able to dispatch from a Swift terminal.

Either way, you're right, different. Not what happens at 7030 even during peak season.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Chris M's Comment
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Yeah they are sealed trailers. There are drivers bobtailing out to get empties from other customers in the area. It's a little shocking honestly since I was just here 30 days ago. I couldn't believe it when I got here last night. I would recommend drivers avoid it for the time being if at all possible

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

G-Town's Comment
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Seriously odd. Sounds like maybe there is construction of some sort at the D.C. That's a RPITA for everyone involved.

Roadpilot's Comment
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Memphis was overflowing with trailers as well. My mentor said it was the in preparation for the Walmart surge.

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