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Steve Marshall's Comment
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So, I arrived early at my receivers today in Kirkwood, NY. My delivery is for 6:00 am Monday morning, but I figured what the heck, Im almost a day early, why not see if they will take me anyway. I arrived at noon. all the employees were just hanging out in the office. Could have been lunch, maybe, but since I was there the guy behind the glass says, yeah, we can take you early, but its gonna cost you a $50.00 early drop off fee. I go back to the truck, send my FM a message. expecting him to say sure, the sooner the better. But he comes back with , no, just deliver it tomorrow morning as scheduled. Go figure. Your peanilized if your late, and now your penalized for being early. O-well, so here I sit in this crappy town. wasting a day away.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Wow, that's crazy.I can't remember anyone ever asking me to pay them to get a load unloaded early.I've had plenty of them refuse to do it, but either they do it or they don't.they never asked for money. Bummer.

crazy rebel's Comment
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So, I arrived early at my receivers today in Kirkwood, NY. My delivery is for 6:00 am Monday morning, but I figured what the heck, Im almost a day early, why not see if they will take me anyway. I arrived at noon. all the employees were just hanging out in the office. Could have been lunch, maybe, but since I was there the guy behind the glass says, yeah, we can take you early, but its gonna cost you a $50.00 early drop off fee. I go back to the truck, send my FM a message. expecting him to say sure, the sooner the better. But he comes back with , no, just deliver it tomorrow morning as scheduled. Go figure. Your peanilized if your late, and now your penalized for being early. O-well, so here I sit in this crappy town. wasting a day away.

some companies have this now ive noticed quite a bit myself knight will actually tell us on our ld info if or not that a company charges a so called early unld fine. so to get around this i call the place im goin and ask can i unld early if i can get there and will i be fined,if not i roll in,ps also ask if ya cant make it early if ya can still keep ur appt time.i say this bc i was there last week the rcvr wanted to change my appt time to 1700 instead of 0200 the next morn.there was no way id have hrs to make the 1700 that meant late appt.so i lept the 0200 appt.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Seems like the shipper/receiver is trying to get every dime they can from us (driver/company).

Such a waste, but that is the way it is today, squeeze every penny you can, and then try for more.

Ernie

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Seems like the shipper/receiver is trying to get every dime they can from us (driver/company).

Such a waste, but that is the way it is today, squeeze every penny you can, and then try for more.

Ernie

These receivers are absolutely selfish when it comes down to it. We should be getting $50 for every time we are early if that's the case. You know like a bonus.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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