Who Says Beer And Cars Don't Mix?

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Greg M.'s Comment
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Saw an interesting situation yesterday.

I drive for Ryder on a dedicated automotive account. When I pulled into the customer yesterday I noticed a very nice looking trailer with extensive graphics for a Canadian craft beer. It got my attention because everything in our yard is always one of just a few different companies trailers. It was hooked up to one of our Canadian O/Os that make the cross border runs for us.

I get inside and the dispatcher made a comment that she was spending her morning trying to figure out how a load of company auto freight ended up on a beer trailer.

It was a relay load so the current driver didn't know anything but apparently the original team could not find a company empty so they just helped themselves to what ever trailer they could find at the drop yard. Dispatch contacted the owners and worked out a plan to get it back where it belongs and agreed to pay some sort of rental fee.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Was that the new type of beer, made from potatoes? Spud Lite?

PJ's Comment
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Oh boy, someone may be looking for a job for that one before its over. Kinda funny though when your not the one involved

Greg M.'s Comment
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Would have gotten real interesting if it that been reported stolen when they went through the border crossing.

Oh boy, someone may be looking for a job for that one before its over. Kinda funny though when your not the one involved

Rainy 's Comment
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We get messages "Do NOT take Yoplait trailers to Chobani as they are competitors" lol

Greg M.'s Comment
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You think that's bad? At my old corporate gig UPS was one of our clients. I made the mistake of using FedEx to overnight something to them. I received some "remedial training" so that I never did that again.

We get messages "Do NOT take Yoplait trailers to Chobani as they are competitors" lol

Rob T.'s Comment
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We get messages "Do NOT take Yoplait trailers to Chobani as they are competitors" lol

Hahahaha. We regularly deliver LTL freight to Fareway grocery stores DC. We've been told to make sure our trailer isn't of our grocery chain or they will not allow us to deliver. Instead we must take our plain trailers. Despite them not getting product from our warehouse it's just the impression it gives to anybody who happens to drive past.

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
Old School's Comment
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We have a dedicated account at Knight for Cummings. All the trucks on that account are required to have Cummings engines.

G-Town's Comment
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We have a dedicated account at Knight for Cummings. All the trucks on that account are required to have Cummings engines.

Interesting. Like Walmart having issues if Swift pulls for Amazon...

However Swift has a Semi-Dedicated manufacturing account in King of Prussia PA ...their primary product is adult diapers. One of their other products is purified, bottled water. Interesting diversification. Plenty of jokes are possible here... “Bruce, you out there?”

Since I’ve never run this account, I’m unsure of any special undergarment requirements.

...I guess it Depends.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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We have a dedicated account at Knight for Cummings. All the trucks on that account are required to have Cummings engines.

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Interesting. Like Walmart having issues if Swift pulls for Amazon...

However Swift has a Semi-Dedicated manufacturing account in King of Prussia PA ...their primary product is adult diapers. One of their other products is purified, bottled water. Interesting diversification. Plenty of jokes are possible here... “Bruce, you out there?”

Since I’ve never run this account, I’m unsure of any special undergarment requirements.

...I guess it Depends.

G-Town, you are a bad influence on guys like me , PackRat and Tractor Man. Your jokes just encourage us! LMAO

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