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Why Can't All DCs Be Like This

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Unholychaos's Comment
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I was forced to start my day at 1400 yesterday, really late compared to when I prefer to start due to my appt being at 1630 about 50m away in Chicago. Was stressing out all day about where I'm going to park at such a late hour. On top of that, I got stuck in traffic partly from a tanker accident on 294 which caused me to be 15m late, a 2 hour lumper unload, a 50m deadhead back the same way to grab a walmart load going to Beaver Dam WI 210m away to be delivered by midnight. I picked up the relay and left the OC at about 2030, 43k lb load with GPS taking the back roads. Ain't no way in hell I'm making it on time.

Anyway, I get here at 0110, 10m after my 0100 ETA, asked the guard if they had overnight parking, I'd been awake since 0900 yesterday; I was exhausted. To my surprise, they did allow overnight parking! The employee entrance road of this DC is a fairly long stretch of road with plenty of room for trucks to park curbside, along with a nice little culdesac (sp) at the end for a turn around spot. Why can't all DCs be like this??? Stressed and tired driver goes to sleep a happy and relaxed driver.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

Eric B.'s Comment
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I work for a Wal-Mart DC out west and we also allow overnight parking and parking in general if your out of hours or just want to get some sleep. It's up to the individual DC's if they allow it or not. Took me over 4 years to convince my DC to get parking for you guys.

MC1371's Comment
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The Costco DC in Morris IL, has a large lot where you can overnight. There is also a Pilot and TA directly across the street. Love that place.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Oh me too MC. I love the restaurant at the TA. R place. The food is awesome there. Lots of parking at the DC or very near.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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You went in at night but there are some absolutely beautiful farms and countryside up there.

There's also a biker bar in down town Beaver Dam called the "Thirsty Beaver". I didn't have time to check in out but I might the next time I roll through, looks like an interesting place. LOL!

JJ

Pete B.'s Comment
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I work for a Wal-Mart DC out west and we also allow overnight parking and parking in general if your out of hours or just want to get some sleep. It's up to the individual DC's if they allow it or not. Took me over 4 years to convince my DC to get parking for you guys.

Eric B, I/we appreciate you, man! When the Walmarts fit into my schedule, I love parking there because I'm usually the only truck, maybe one or two others, and I'm always mindful to call ahead to make sure that I can park there. Once a manager told me that of course I could park there, that it was company policy to allow trucks overnight parking, but I wasn't about to correct her to let her know that some stores actually do not allow it. Didn't want to put any negative ideas into her head. They are usually not far from the interstate , and that's where I do 99% of my shopping anyway. Thanks again brother for looking out for us!

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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