Damaged Freight Refused

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Unholychaos's Comment
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Yesterday, I made a delivery in Mt Sterling, IL and received a lovely surprise in the back of my trailer. 7 damaged boxes of 12 1lbs bags of Oreo cookie pieces! I was a good boy like usual and filed a cargo claim and followed up with my DBL who told me to stow it in my cab and move on towards my next pick up. I haven't heard anything from claims about it and it's been a good 15-16 hours, so unless something changes, I'll be bringing it home with me.


I've also been able to bring home about 12 boxes of family size honey but cheerios (donated a good amount of them to a local daycare) and 4 boxes of 6 bottles of Loreal weather control hair spray.

What has everyone else been able to keep and take home with them (obviously after doing the right thing and reporting the claim)?

Old School's Comment
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Haha! Oreos are good. I once had about 45,000 pounds of Purple Onions Rejected.

That was a memorable trip. I called my wife to see if she'd like to make some onion soup. She was not amused!


A refrigerated trailer.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I can get you one of these. Fits nicely on the dashboard.



Old School's Comment
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Here's a look at the load of onions that got rejected.


Jason K.'s Comment
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I don't know if the rules were the same 20 years ago, but I can remember my father bringing home boxes of candy.

He hauled for Brach's, so I would get Boston Baked Beans, Lemonheads, grapeheads, Gummy rings, etc...The list goes on. I used to bring small packages to school and sell them to my friends, LOL. I've been a business person since middle school. LMAO!!!!

Diver Driver's Comment
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I've had DOT foods reject a bunch of Oreos, and nutter butters. I was a very popular person for a while.

Had 3 boxes of Cornish game hens get rejected. (The box had a torn corner, but the individual packs were untouched) The receiver said they couldn't accept chicken for donation, but the local food pantry was very happy to pick them up.

The biggest surprise I've had was around last Christmas. I was at my receiver, and the dock worker comes out and gives me my bills. "Merry Christmas" he says, and I pull away. When I get to the back of my truck, there is a whole box of Kit Kat bars waiting for me. They were not on my manifest ,

Then finally, I had a claim on 2 cases of 100 grand bars. My grand daughter LOVED her grand pa on that trip. 😁


Bill of Lading

An accurate record of everything being shipped on a truck, often times used as a checklist during unloading.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Here's a look at the load of onions that got rejected.


Why were the rejected, OS? I'd think that a shipper wouldn't ship bad onions... Then again, I'm a wannabe.


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.

Chris eff's Comment
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Man i would gain weight get all that candy back. Ive gotten Mexican jumping beans. Maybe a case of water and say a car air fresherner and candles too.

PackRat's Comment
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Last year I got three cases of bottled Gatorade and two cases of two pound cans of Crisco. Last month, I got two five pound boxes of A&H carpet fresh for pets. I lost count of all the bottled water.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Just before Christmas I delivered a load of candy. The receiver brought out my bills signed "received in full," but when I pulled away from the dock and went to close my doors there were 12 cases of the big XXL Hershey bars and 3 cases of the movie theater sized Good n Plentys sitting in the back.

Needless to say, I was very popular when I got home.

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