I spent 3 days in California with my trailer sitting in a dock I was at the pilot lol apparently the load I was suppose to take back east wasn't even made when I got there and the company I was with at the time refused to get me another load I made 150 dollars a day just sitting and relaxing
I think I sat for about 8h at a dock at a Kroger DC somewhere in the northeast. Ran out of time by the time they were done unloading me so I had to do a 10 at the dock. That was my first experience with lumpers, haven't had a good one yet.
While I was training, 9 hours at a Walmart DC near Jacksonville FL. How ironic.
Since then never more than 1 hour for live loads at backhauls. And live loads are rare, most of the backhauls are drop and hook , preloaded trailers.
Most of the time for live store unloads no more than 40-45 minutes.
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.
18 hrs sitting in a dock Been out here over 6 years and this happened 2 weeks ago Those hrs don't count couple hrs sitting waiting to be called for dock assignment Had walk up to find out
36 hours for a load of beer at Miller in Trenton Ohio. Made 400 dollars in detention
Once I sat at Old School's hangout in PA for 20 hours waiting for my load to be ready. That should never happen to a flatbedder.
I'll just leave this here for anyone who's suffered a similar fate.
I'm about half smile down the road from the Walmart dc in North Platte, NE. I've been here since 1300 CD-R today, and I can't even check in until 1400 tomorrow. So I'm just staying at the Loves sitting out this heatwave.
I can't remember the exact amount to time but it was long enough to get a 34 in, I was waiting for them to make waffles. and it was supposed to be a preloaded trailer.
3 days at the dock, I mean on the dock fishing...
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This is a first for me. I have been in the dock for 9 hrs. They haven't even started loading me. Nothing like getting paid $20 an hour to take a 10hr. LoL.