Menards

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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I had an interesting change of plans this morning. I had delivered last night to the Menard's DC (should just call it a small town. Place is HUGE) in Eau Claire, WI. Since I was out of hours I crawled to the truckstop not a 1/4 mile away. I woke up this morning to a change of plans. I was now to go back to the Menards DC and pick up a load delivering to their retail store in Germantown, WI. It is awesome to deliver to an actual store. Full parking lots, narrow alleys behind the store, little to no room to maneuver. I am thoroughly enjoying it. After this back to running another load for B&G foods. More people need tacos in Tennessee.

Drive Safe and God Speed.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Full parking lots, narrow alleys behind the store, little to no room to maneuver. .

The exact reason why I will never do dedicated lol I don't have the patience.

Pianoman's Comment
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Full parking lots, narrow alleys behind the store, little to no room to maneuver. .

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The exact reason why I will never do dedicated lol I don't have the patience.

That's one of the very reasons I love dedicated store deliveries! Fun stuff!

Deb R.'s Comment
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Patrick, I love those Menards deliveries! Being a Wisconsin gal who's done lots of home reno, I am very familiar with their stores. You can go shopping while getting unloaded; did you know they have a grocery section? Also, one of my favorite spots to spend the night, line up at the guard shack to be the first one in the morning. Super quiet and clean, just be sure to use the bathroom before the store closes!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bud A.'s Comment
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The two times I've delivered to a Menards store, I waited forever (like three or four hours) for the forklift guys to get me empty. One of those places that make me hate LTL drivers lol.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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