Live Unload Of Car Tires. Uggh!

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Old Roadie's Comment
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I feel your pain. In my younger days I was Service Manager for the Big 10 tire store in Newnan GA. Had to assist unloading the tire truck in the sultry West Georgia summer sun every week. Easily lost 90% of my body fluid through sweating.

Auggie69's Comment
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I could go the rest of my life w/o another one of these. These tires are not on pallets. Stacked in the trailer like sardines in a can. Obviously loaded one by one by hand. Unloaded the same way. Over 4 hours to unload, still waiting for my paperwork. Been here for 5 hours! I don't know why they schedule these for a live unload. Very inefficient use of EVERYBODY'S time!

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Not tires today but 6000lbs of rice. Stripped and repallitized.

What a scam these warehouses have setup. Pay to unload or unload yourself.

The supervisor said, "I don't want to be an ******* but they have to be stacked this certain way". I told him that it didn't bother me. I get paid by the hour. You want me to make little designs, I will.

But you guys that get paid by the mile and DON'T get the lumpers, what a rigged game.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I got to Tyson 12 hours ago for a drop and hook. Not only is the trailer not loaded but they didn't even have the product. I seriously could have delivered yhisnload already. And to top it off...I have been looking at 2 loaded prime trailers for 12 hours ibwas told I couldn't take. Why not just give me that load and let the next driver take mine? Smh

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Pianoman's Comment
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I got to Tyson 12 hours ago for a drop and hook. Not only is the trailer not loaded but they didn't even have the product. I seriously could have delivered yhisnload already. And to top it off...I have been looking at 2 loaded prime trailers for 12 hours ibwas told I couldn't take. Why not just give me that load and let the next driver take mine? Smh

Ahh otr troubles. I haven't had to deal with any of this stuff since I started running dedicated.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I really wouldn't care ifnthey just said "you will get loaded at x time" so I could sleep and set my clock. But they keep tong me the "two hours" line. Smh

Gladhand's Comment
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I got a two stop kmart load. Unloaded box by box.

Tractor Man's Comment
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OK, someome's got to say it: Four hours? That must have been very....nope, can't do it.

Tire-ing???

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Tractor Man's Comment
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Ahh otr troubles. I haven't had to deal with any of this stuff since I started running dedicated.

Thanks Paul!!!! Just rub some salt in those wounds for us.

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OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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Ahh otr troubles. I haven't had to deal with any of this stuff since I started running dedicated.

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Thanks Paul!!!! Just rub some salt in those wounds for us.

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No problem!smile.gif

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bulwinkle J. Moose's Comment
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When I lived in Knoxville, TN back in 1982 "The worlds fair you have to be there " I worked for Manpower as a temp. We got sent to a goodyear to unload a trailer full of tires and put them up on the tire racks. It took a long time. I feel your pain, the driver was able to crash though as we sweated to the oldies , hahaha. Interesting how they put a tire flat on the ground and dropped another out of the trailer onto it which caused it to roll across the shop to the guy that had to lift it up onto the rack. $4.50 per hour was big money back then , not :-(

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