Weirdest Load Ever

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Two pickups in the DFW area.

First pickup was 1 pallet weighing in at 300 pounds. Had just a few boxes and was 1 foot tall.

Temp on BoL - 36

Second pickup was 27 pallets weighing in at 40k. Almost all the way to the back of the trailer.

Temp on BoL - -10

So I spent hours talking with dispatch on what to set the reefer temp to. Dispatch called the customers, management got involved and even called me. They called the consignee and let them know. They decided to put the temp at 28.

I get to my 99 at 0715 and my appointment time was 0800. But I was given the wrong app time. The delivery facility said my appointment is actually at 12. But then he said if I buy a 30$ trailer washout he will unload me right now, if not I can wait until 12.

Interesting day...

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Two pickups in the DFW area.

First pickup was 1 pallet weighing in at 300 pounds. Had just a few boxes and was 1 foot tall.

Temp on BoL - 36

Second pickup was 27 pallets weighing in at 40k. Almost all the way to the back of the trailer.

Temp on BoL - -10

So I spent hours talking with dispatch on what to set the reefer temp to. Dispatch called the customers, management got involved and even called me. They called the consignee and let them know. They decided to put the temp at 28.

I get to my 99 at 0715 and my appointment time was 0800. But I was given the wrong app time. The delivery facility said my appointment is actually at 12. But then he said if I buy a 30$ trailer washout he will unload me right now, if not I can wait until 12.

Interesting day...

Here's one. One pickup in Brooklyn, next pickup in Edison, NJ, off Raritan Exit, next pickup in Dayton, NJ. All pickups were one or two pallets. Delivery in Virginia the next day.

Dave

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Two pickups in the DFW area.

First pickup was 1 pallet weighing in at 300 pounds. Had just a few boxes and was 1 foot tall.

Temp on BoL - 36

Second pickup was 27 pallets weighing in at 40k. Almost all the way to the back of the trailer.

Temp on BoL - -10

So I spent hours talking with dispatch on what to set the reefer temp to. Dispatch called the customers, management got involved and even called me. They called the consignee and let them know. They decided to put the temp at 28.

I get to my 99 at 0715 and my appointment time was 0800. But I was given the wrong app time. The delivery facility said my appointment is actually at 12. But then he said if I buy a 30$ trailer washout he will unload me right now, if not I can wait until 12.

Interesting day...

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Here's one. One pickup in Brooklyn, next pickup in Edison, NJ, off Raritan Exit, next pickup in Dayton, NJ. All pickups were one or two pallets. Delivery in Virginia the next day.

Dave

Haha wow. That's kinda funny. It makes me feel like a local UPS driver when I get those pickups that only have a few boxes. Makes me feel like I'm a UPS driver except I can't drive 90mph like they do.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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Two pickups in the DFW area.

First pickup was 1 pallet weighing in at 300 pounds. Had just a few boxes and was 1 foot tall.

Temp on BoL - 36

Second pickup was 27 pallets weighing in at 40k. Almost all the way to the back of the trailer.

Temp on BoL - -10

So I spent hours talking with dispatch on what to set the reefer temp to. Dispatch called the customers, management got involved and even called me. They called the consignee and let them know. They decided to put the temp at 28.

I get to my 99 at 0715 and my appointment time was 0800. But I was given the wrong app time. The delivery facility said my appointment is actually at 12. But then he said if I buy a 30$ trailer washout he will unload me right now, if not I can wait until 12.

Interesting day...

So, they are shaking you down for $30 in order to get you unloaded early???wtf-2.gif

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Britton R.'s Comment
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Turkey bacon. Weird because bacon isn't turkey. Hahaha

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Two pickups in the DFW area.

First pickup was 1 pallet weighing in at 300 pounds. Had just a few boxes and was 1 foot tall.

Temp on BoL - 36

Second pickup was 27 pallets weighing in at 40k. Almost all the way to the back of the trailer.

Temp on BoL - -10

So I spent hours talking with dispatch on what to set the reefer temp to. Dispatch called the customers, management got involved and even called me. They called the consignee and let them know. They decided to put the temp at 28.

I get to my 99 at 0715 and my appointment time was 0800. But I was given the wrong app time. The delivery facility said my appointment is actually at 12. But then he said if I buy a 30$ trailer washout he will unload me right now, if not I can wait until 12.

Interesting day...

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So, they are shaking you down for $30 in order to get you unloaded early???wtf-2.gif

Yes. He said it to me straight up. "Buy a 30$ washout or well unload you at 1200 which is your app time."

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Woody's Comment
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Yes. He said it to me straight up. "Buy a 30$ washout or well unload you at 1200 which is your app time."

I'm VERY laid back, takes a lot to upset me, but that would do it.

What did you end up doing?

Starcar's Comment
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Well, were it me...if I needed a washout...I would have considered it a great deal...But if I didn't need a washout, and he tried extortion of that type...I would have paid it..cuz time is money...but they woulda been washing out a clean trailer, too.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I gladly paid it because it would save me hours. And it would save me time on my 70 because I wouldn't have to drive to the blue beacon and wait in line for an hour over there. Good deal.

Tracey K.'s Comment
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Smart move! You saved time, fuel, hours and money. Ask him next time you are there for a "Dock Door Discount". $25.00. and next time lunch will be on you.dancing-banana.gif

Turkey Hot Dogs!

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