Unexpected Benefit Of Getting To My Delivery Early

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Pianoman's Comment
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I don't usually go straight to the shipper/receiver, but instead take a 8 hr sb period or 10 hr reset someplace closeby and then arrive a couple hours early so I don't run out of time. Well, since the receiver I'm at right now has truck parking, I just came straight here and got here like 10-11 hours early. They told me to wait til 8 and come back to see if they have a door. So I'm sittin here in my truck reading TT and this car rolls up and the guy asks me if I want some food. I didn't have any cash but I asked him what he had anyways. Smoked ham and BBQ! They take debit cards too! I wasn't even planning on eating dinner, and now I'm sitting here at the customer eating some of the best smoked ham I've ever had. RANDOM!!

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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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Where is that??? I want to make a delivery!

Pianoman's Comment
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Where is that??? I want to make a delivery!

Haha right?? US Cold Storage in Ft Worth. It's an Americold/McCain shipment. I've gotten several of these.

Last Shadow's Comment
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Shoot hope I make deliveries there too to get some of that good food as well, thanks for the heads up.... Out

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Where is that??? I want to make a delivery!

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Haha right?? US Cold Storage in Ft Worth. It's an Americold/McCain shipment. I've gotten several of these.

Old School's Comment
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There is a place I used to deliver steel to in Alabama where the fork lift driver's first question was "Hey do you like beef jerky?" He then would try to sell you a small zip lock baggy of his homemade jerky. It was good, and every time I'd go there I would witness him selling to the three or four trucks ahead of me and then to me and the guys behind me! I honestly think he was making more money off the beef jerky than he was operating the fork lift! He knew us truck drivers were suckers for a good snack!

Cwc's Comment
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I picked up a load of tomatoes or tomatoe paste somewhere in California and they had a roach coach come in with one of the best burritos I've ever had. Problem was my codriver had one too.... And he's a big boy....with I.B.S... If your not familiar with this unholy dysfunction good for you. The rest of us know it as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Basically his rectum can double as a horn in a brass band or an airhorn on a truck. Never needs to fog for mosquitos around his house. Unfortunately for me I happen to be his housemate for three weeks a month. All this and he eats a burrito. One day while he's asleep and I'm on my thirty, I'm locking the truck rolling the windows up lighting a candle and going inside the truckstop for a shower....

Pianoman's Comment
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I picked up a load of tomatoes or tomatoe paste somewhere in California and they had a roach coach come in with one of the best burritos I've ever had. Problem was my codriver had one too.... And he's a big boy....with I.B.S... If your not familiar with this unholy dysfunction good for you. The rest of us know it as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Basically his rectum can double as a horn in a brass band or an airhorn on a truck. Never needs to fog for mosquitos around his house. Unfortunately for me I happen to be his housemate for three weeks a month. All this and he eats a burrito. One day while he's asleep and I'm on my thirty, I'm locking the truck rolling the windows up lighting a candle and going inside the truckstop for a shower....

Hahaha!! My first trainer was about the same, except he was proud of his stench for some reason. How you could be proud of that is beyond me..

Pianoman's Comment
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There is a place I used to deliver steel to in Alabama where the fork lift driver's first question was "Hey do you like beef jerky?" He then would try to sell you a small zip lock baggy of his homemade jerky. It was good, and every time I'd go there I would witness him selling to the three or four trucks ahead of me and then to me and the guys behind me! I honestly think he was making more money off the beef jerky than he was operating the fork lift! He knew us truck drivers were suckers for a good snack!

Funny story--so the very next day I was picking up a load from the Americold in Dallas in the morning, and this Mexican dude comes through the lot selling breakfast burritos. I'm a sucker for burritos. I flagged him down but he only takes cash, so I go back to my truck. Five minutes later he knocks on my hood and waves me over. I'm confused but go over anyways. He gave me three little burritos and said I didn't have to pay him. What??!!! Little did he know he made my day :)

Chris K.'s Comment
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Terrified i was going to die!! I ate some of the best cold tomato based shrimp on a tortilla from a roach coach at the Houston sysco. Both my trainer and I had cooked in high end restaurants, we were in heaven.

Todd W.'s Comment
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I know out in California in a town called Lockford south of Stockton is a place called The Lockford Sausage Company that has some of the best jerky from the Rockies west.

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