First Beer Load

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Jamie's Comment
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Well I had an amazing week last week got a lot of miles, even got a lot this week so far. I was just assigned a 1400 mile load, it'll be my first beer load. Anything I should know or expect ?

I've been getting tons of miles ever since I mentioned I prefer to run nights, and been making all my appointment times, delivering early when possible, etc.

Viking's Comment
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In my experience beer loads are ALWAYS heavy.. make sure you scale that puppy before getting to far from the shipper.

Shipper:

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.

Keith A.'s Comment
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Watch your corners. Too much stress and the cases at the bottom of pallets will crumple, then the whole pallet likes to slip loose.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jamie's Comment
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In my experience beer loads are ALWAYS heavy.. make sure you scale that puppy before getting to far from the shipper.

I'm used to heavy loads, this one is 44,000 pounds.

Watch your corners. Too much stress and the cases at the bottom of pallets will crumple, then the whole pallet likes to slip loose.

I'll keep that in mind. I'm required to secure it, I assume the usual load strips will do the job? The work assignment mentioned bringing 3 to 4 load strips.

Shipper:

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jamie's Comment
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In my experience beer loads are ALWAYS heavy.. make sure you scale that puppy before getting to far from the shipper.

But nonetheless, lucky for me there is a loves right down the road I can scale at, they also have a scale on site. But I always scale at a cat scale anyways.

Shipper:

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.

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

Viking's Comment
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In my experience beer loads are ALWAYS heavy.. make sure you scale that puppy before getting to far from the shipper.

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But nonetheless, lucky for me there is a loves right down the road I can scale at, they also have a scale on site. But I always scale at a cat scale anyways.

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Shipper:

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.

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

Keith A.'s Comment
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Jamie, it depends on how it's loaded & who the shipper is. If you don't have load bars already you'll want one or two.

The Anheuser DC in Fort Collins, CO usually centers the last two pallets and gives you black plastic shields to protect the cardboard from load straps

The MillerCoors DC in Golden, CO usually squeezes the last two pallets against the wall and puts an airbag in the middle so reaching the ratchet slots on the wall is a nightmare.

Shipper:

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.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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If the shipper has a scale on site, you WILL scale in. That is determine how much they can put on. They will put as much as they can on. I’ve done Budweiser loads out of Colonial Heights, VA. Very heavy. You scale in so they can determine how much product they can ship

Shipper:

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.

Matthew W.'s Comment
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If the shipper has a scale on site, you WILL scale in. That is determine how much they can put on. They will put as much as they can on. I’ve done Budweiser loads out of Colonial Heights, VA. Very heavy. You scale in so they can determine how much product they can ship

And if they are scaling you like this, make sure you come into their yard FULL of fuel. Otherwise they will load you up and you'll be hitting truck stops left and right on your trip so you don't risk an overweight ticket.

Shipper:

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.

Jamie's Comment
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Jamie, it depends on how it's loaded & who the shipper is. If you don't have load bars already you'll want one or two.

The Anheuser DC in Fort Collins, CO usually centers the last two pallets and gives you black plastic shields to protect the cardboard from load straps

The MillerCoors DC in Golden, CO usually squeezes the last two pallets against the wall and puts an airbag in the middle so reaching the ratchet slots on the wall is a nightmare.

Its from the MillerCoors DC in Fort Worth, TX.

If the shipper has a scale on site, you WILL scale in. That is determine how much they can put on. They will put as much as they can on. I’ve done Budweiser loads out of Colonial Heights, VA. Very heavy. You scale in so they can determine how much product they can ship

Reviews mentioned about being scaled in, but this is a drop and hook according to the work assignment so its already loaded and has been ready for a few days.

Shipper:

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.

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.

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