How Many Times Do You ACTUALLY UNLOAD YOURSELF?

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Rick S.'s Comment
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Interesting question that you don't see asked or posted about. Many companies advertise "No Touch Freight" - and with the exception of some dedicated accounts (Dollar General comes to mind, where drivers have to shove entire loads off) most folks bump a dock and get themselves unloaded.

How many folks here have had to drag pallets or hand unload a box - and how often does this end up happening in reality?

Rick

Donna M.'s Comment
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I’ve never touched any freight. Have been asked if I wanted to unload. I guess they ask that before they tell u the lumper fee.

Jeremy's Comment
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I filled in doing some ace hardware loads which were liftgate with electric pallet jack not a bad gig and paid well ive done a couple small yogurt loads by pallet jack that also had light breakdown too also easy and paid really well and one time at walmart i unloaded which sucked and only paid 50$ ive never made that choice again lol

G-Town's Comment
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Walmart Dedicated; by design "never".

Do I "help" on occasion? Yes, I do. Am I supposed to do that? No.

During a store delivery, If a pallet falls over coming-off the trailer, I assist with re-stacking on another pallet because if I don't, it's that much more time I'm at the store. I help in other ways as well...anything to expedite the process.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Twice. Both times was Amazon and it was an insurance reason of entering our property.

One pallet each. Each pallet had 8 boxes. I could have just kicked them off with one shot.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

C T.'s Comment
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About 4 hours a night Monday through Friday lol

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I once had to toss two small boxes into the trailer. It was more time and effort opening and closing the doors. I have helped some with shaky pallets, and restacking pallets that fall. I don't have to do that, it's just in my nature to be helpful. Recently I was told by a customer I had to break down and sort mixed pallets. That is something I will never do again. If I had to bring pallets to the tail, I would. That is where my responsibility ends.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Everyday for my just under 2 years trucking. Between hand unloading doing foodservice, or using an electric pallet jack to unload at stores and downstacking the pallets as need be to fit into walkin coolers if applicable, I've dealt with the unloading every day. I'm lazy though so i try to get stores that it all goes onto the sales floor smile.gif These are both local jobs which more often involve the driving unloading.

Amish country's Comment
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Every single day, sometimes twice! I'll even load it myself on occasion. The trailer does all the work though. I only hook up 2 hoses and move some valves haha

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Junkyard Dog's Comment
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We are 100% no touch... But like Donna said I've been asked if I wanted to do it or hire lumpers... As slow as some of them work I've been tempted...

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