Gotta Love Waiting At Shippers!

Topic 25316 | Page 3

Page 3 of 3 Previous Page Go To Page:
Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
member avatar

Picked up a loaded trailer at the Fontana CA dropyard going to Pepsi in Las Vegas. 0900 appointment time and get there at 0800. When I get there there is no one ahead of me at the gatehouse. Check in is a breeze and I'm told to take door 11 once it's empty. Bump the dock a little before 0900 and proceed to wait. And wait some more. Finally after about an hour I feel the tail tell shaking of a forklift. I'm thinking cool, might get out of here and headed off to the next load. Nope! Warehouse folks must have been breaking down each pallet before unloading the next one. It seemed like about every 15 to 30 minutes they'd unload a few then nothing.

After 4.5 hours I get the green light and head to the gatehouse. Head inside and the dude already has a detention sheet started! He gives me the bills and the detention sheet. I'm out of there! Remember the part before where there wasn't anyone waiting when I got there at 0800? Well there is now! Didn't count exact numbers but I'm guess there's a line of 15 or more waiting just to get in. 8 or so on the drive and as many lined up on the street.

Thankfully I still had time to head up north and find parking at the north Vegas loves.

Someone not only dropped a dozen balls but let the monkeys out to chase'm too! Welp, add another place to the poopy list! Have three places on that list and they're all in Nevada! Dakota Packing on Arville st in Vegas, Pepsi on the south side of Vegas and the McCarran NV Wal-Mart DC (7+ hour wait to get unloaded).

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

There will be more to add on that list. The good news for us is that most places aren’t terrible, just a few end up as bad experiences.

Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
member avatar

"Most" of the place I go to are easy to deal with. Some combination of good spacing around the docks and friendly people.

There will be more to add on that list. The good news for us is that most places aren’t terrible, just a few end up as bad experiences.

Page 3 of 3 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Links On TruckingTruth

example: TruckingTruth Homepage

Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview



Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More