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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Hey Rainy you do it and get more money for your spa time! Lol I got to a shipper with a load the was T-Called. They didn't put any load locks on the load and the last pallet had tip over. When I opened the doors I immediately let them know in the shipper office. They told me to go down to the lumper desk and let them know and see if we can either restock or are they going to refuse. So I went down there and got and older lumper and we restocked it together. He said he always gets loads like that from that company. And thanked me for helping him restock it. He had never had a driver help before. But that was the only time I had done that.



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.

PackRat's Comment
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I did three large filing cabinets one time, and made an extra $100 ? for the 15 minutes doing it. I’ve pulled out dunnage and sections of wooden spacers/cribbing while the trailer was being unloaded, too.

Auggie69'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?


Talking to a Wise driver at a Food Lion DC one day. He was commenting on the fact that we had to sort and segregate the skids we were delivering (which sucks).

I asked him if Wise made him offload. He told me they gave him a choice. He could pay the lumpers and get reimbursed or he could offload the entire trailer himself for $9.

I said, "They'll pay you $9hr to offload that whole trailer?"

"Oh, no. They'll pay me $9 TOTAL to offload the entire trailer."

I asked him if he ever did it. The look he gave me was "What the hell do you think?"

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