Free Food At Terminal

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Mik D.'s Comment
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I am surprised they don't deliver that to a local food bank or homeless shelter.

I wish I had a personal car at terminal , I would have loaded it up a couple times, I’ve used pantries in Knoxville and would like to eventually give something back...

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Got to my home terminal and I see multiple pallets 10 or so, of chef boyardees spaghetti and meatballs, take as much as we want. I got me six cases in my tractor, 12 cans per case.

Was told it came from one of our trailers that caught 🔥, have no idea how, but free food😁😁😁😁😁😁

So ready to eat right out of the can...

Pre-heated?

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Susan D. 's Comment
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One time I had to clean out a trailer someone had dropped at our forklift customer. Was probably 20 5lb bags of grits, 3 cases of the tall canisters of oatmeal , and several cases of Gatorade singles. I put it all in my truck, and when I got home, donated it to a food bank. They were very grateful. I got a receipt for the donation in my company's name and gave it to them.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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When my dad was at Con-Way they slightly damaged a case of Kraft Mac and Cheese the receiver regected all the pallets, so they sent P&D driver with like 6 pallets of Mac and Cheese to the local food Bank and they wouldn't take it since they had been rejected. So they brought it back to the dock and let people take it.

As a side note LTL companies have "clearing houses" where all the rejected and damaged freight goes. OD is in NC you can supposedly get some really good deals.

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

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Most food banks will take donations from private individuals and companies alike. Unfortunately, in this litigious society we live in, companies are hesitant to risk it. There are exceptions, and it varies by locality.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Lol like when I worked at Pepsi as a mechanic in 1990, they asked me to transfer to the bottling plant in Torrance/Carson, after I subbed there 2 days. 1 perk they "thought" snagged me was, we had a double cooler in the parts room. I was told "You can drink as much product you want !" pfffft after a week or so that got old real fast blehhhhh !

Bruce K.'s Comment
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This is not really trucking related, but many years ago I did a job for a large grocery chain that was moving into a new facility. There was a lot of breakage of grocery items during the move in. For example, much of the breakage involved only one jar in an entire case. They would then toss the entire case because it contained broken glass. I asked the manager if my guys could take home the undamaged stuff. He said no. I asked why. He told me that if the company allowed that, people would break things on purpose just so they could take items home for free. Instead, all that good stuff went into the dumpster. I thought that was a sad commentary on our culture of waste.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Bruce i had a similar situation at Sysco. Our warehouse was terrible with breaking stuff so in a meeting I brought up allowing employees to buy the undamaged ones at cost instead of throwing them out so the company didn't take a complete loss on that and was given the same answer you were. People will intentionally break stuff.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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At Con-way they used to allow employees to take or buy stuff that was damaged or rejected but they realized some people damaged it on purpose so they stopped that and started shipped everything out to a store they opened in Kentucky.

Some stuff got destroyed and thrown out, my dad had to take a fire ax to a bunch of new Bosch appliances so nobody could take them.

Rainy 's Comment
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We get free made to order brrakfast every week at our terminals yo eat during our safety meetings. Omelette, french toast, pancakes etc. ;) i am spoiled.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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