What Is The Longest Wait Time At A Shipper? Not The Consignee!

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I think when I was in mentor training the longest is 5 hours and then the shipper said he didn't have enough product so he canceled the order. Not a "I'm sorry you had to sit there." It I have canceled the order and walked away before my mentor could say anything.

But today, might top that.I brought my MT to JBS in Greeley, Colorado at 1930 or so, 02/22. My appointment time was 0400 on 02/23. It is 0852 local time now and I called the guard shack 15 minutes ago. Plus my DL just said it could be 02/24 @0400 before it's ready. Hey my only problem is there isn't a food store close by. Oh well!


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.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Hope you've got some books / sudoku / crossword puzzles or something! Here's hoping the time passes quickly! =)

PackRat's Comment
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More than a day and a half for me, I think.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I've waited over 24 hours at a shipper a couple of times. The excuse was they had production machinery problems. Also, since I wasn't in a dock, there's no detention pay.


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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Meat loads are the longest. Prime gives us appointment windows and a DDT "Dead Delivery Time" which is the latest it can be loaded. At that point, we start getting paid detention. This is true for JBS, Cargill, National Beef, and Tyson (Trucker You're Sitting Over Night).

The appt can look like 02/23 0100 - 02/24 2359

Always have food and bathroom capabilities on board as some do not have restrooms but porta pots. Some slaughter houses do not kill the "product" until you check in.

After about a year, i stopped getting those long waiting ones and got ones others did not pick up. Therefore my load time was much shorter than it would have been had the original driver picked it up. Now i only get the wait times if my 70 is low and i need a 34 sitting there.

Most times we check in then bobtail to walmart or truckstop or something. They call when the load is ready.

My longest was 40 hours at Ben n Jerrys in VT because the machines broke and they needed to make chunky monkey.


"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Pre-Walmart Dedicated; a weekend.

Now; never more than 2 hours for a live-load backhaul.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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BTW...i got $250 in detention for sitting there and a full 70 to run with. So i was happy to catch up on sleep

Big T's Comment
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Raptor there is a Walmart a few miles west of town and the truckstop has a little diner.

Greeley has become a PITA lately. I used to drop and hook there but lately it has become drop and wait 15 hours to hook.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I did 4 hours waiting on a linehaul load as they needed someone to get their and take a couple pallets off and put on my trailer.

While in training OTR we where told a 1 PM pick up at Kraft, got there around 11 am and was told broker had the wrong time and it wouldn't be ready until 11 PM. So we sat there for 12 hours.


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.


Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Raptor, If you are at a reciever, backed into the dock and waiting, you should be able to drop the trailer and bobtail to the nearest walmart or grocery store on line 5. Just OK it with your DL and the receiver first. Keep it safe out there



"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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