Swift Decatur GA

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Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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I should be there by 1200 baring traffic. I've got a pre-planned tcall that's only going to Memphis, I wish they would just let me take it all the way. LOL!

JJ

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Geez, I didn't think it could be worse than you described but this is even worse then Jurupa Valley before they cleaned it up. LOL! Any place I could put my trailer is already blocked by other trailers. I did finally get lucky and find a spot out front though, somebody must have just pulled out. LOL

FYI, Gary is just as bad. I was wondering what was going on. I went to bed and somebody parked two rows of trailers in the Isle right across from the loaded drivers so nobody could get out until the yard guys showed up. LOL!

JJ

Chris M's Comment
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Oh man I know it's horrible! And I'm starting to think all terminals are like this.

I'm at a Walmart DC in Statesboro, GA right now picking up a load. It is going to North Carolina but I'm T-calling it in Richmond, VA. When I saw that, I was extremely confused, since I have to drive through North Carolina to get to Richmond. But then I looked at the delivery date......... 11/13. Almost exactly 2 months from now! So apparently Walmart is loading trailers, and then stacking then anywhere they can right now.

So PSA to all swift drivers - the terminals, at least in the southeast, should be avoided at all costs right now. I would only go into one if I had no other choice.

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.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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There were also no empties at the last two WM DCs I have dropped at. The first one they had me running to 4 different locations before I finally found an mt trailer.

I had to give up the load because I was now exactly 660 miles out and they were only giving me one shift to deliver it. LOL!

JJ

Claudia S.'s Comment
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It is like that on alot of terminals located next to a Wal-Mart D.C. its called the Wal-Mart blitz for the holidays.

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.

G-Town's Comment
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It is like that on alot of terminals located next to a Wal-Mart D.C. its called the Wal-Mart blitz for the holidays.

Not the two DCs I frequent.

The term Blitz is specific to a period of two weeks leading up to Black Friday when full trailers of high-value product like flat screen TVs are stored in the WM store lots in preparation for the rush. I typically run one or two of these type loads during the Holiday period. A great diversion from grocery loads...all drops.

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.

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